Mountain to Sea Podcast

Welcome to Mountains to Sea Podcast page. If you missed some of our events this year you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened.

Here you can browse the complete collection of podcasts in the series. Each one may be played on the page, or downloaded and saved. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Michael Harding and Tommy Tiernan
08 September 2013

Humour, reflection and musings on life from two of Ireland’s most honest voices. Michael Harding has recently published his memoir Staring at Lakes which is a beautiful rumination on his sometimes difficult journey through life and ultimately finding a sense of peace. Tommy Tiernan is one of Ireland’s most passionate and successful comedians. This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Sunday September 8th 2013.

Writing for Televison with writers from The Fall, The Bridge and Spooks
08 September 2013

Enjoy our podcast of this event which explores excellence in contemporary writing for television. Allan Cubitt is best known for The Fall which attracted massive audiences earlier this year. Hans Rosenfeldt is the creator and main writer of The Bridge and Ben Richards has written Spooks and The Tunnel. They speak candidly about the realities of the TV industry and the different paths they took to become writers. Chaired by Rachel Flanagan This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Sunday September 8th 2013

Maurice Riordan and Anne Vegter
08 September 2013

Maurice Riordan is a renowned poet and Professor of Poetry at Sheffield University and his latest collection is The Water Stealer. He is joined by Anne Vegter, poet, prose writer and author of children’s books. She is the current Poet Laureate of Holland. Introduced by Nell Regan. This podcast was recorded in County Hall on Sunday September 8th 2013

Strong/Shine Poetry Award Reading
08 September 2013

The annual Strong/Shine poetry award is presented to the best first collection by an Irish or English poet published in the previous year. This event features readings from the shortlisted poets Eleanor Hooker for The Shadow Owner’s Companion, Mary Noonan for The Fado House, Rebecca O’Connor for We’ll Sing Blackbird and Michelle O’Sullivan for The Blue End of Stars. Congratulations to Michelle O’Sullivan who was awarded the Strong/Shine Poetry Award this year. This podcast was recorded in The Kingston Hotel on Sunday September 8th 2013

John Balaban
07 September 2013

John Balaban is a poet, novelist, translator and expert in Vietnamese Literature. He was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and went on to develop a close affinity with the country. His memoir Remembering Heaven’s Face – a Story of Rescue in Wartime Vietnam is a key text of this period. His published poetry volumes include After Our War and Locusts on the Edge of Summer. He is currently poet in residence at North Carolina State University. Chaired by Paul Perry. This podcast was recorded in the Maritime Museum on Saturday September 7th.