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

Colum McCann and Sean McCann
07 September 2013

Acclaimed Irish author, Colum McCann, published his eighth novel TransAtlantic earlier this year. It is a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined. A profound meditation on history and identity, it was long listed for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Colum’s father Sean is a distinguished author and former journalist. Father and son discuss their craft with engaging humour and palpable emotion. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson. The podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 7th September 2013.

Michael Longley and Jane Yeh
07 September 2013

Michael Longley has published nine poetry collections and his most recent work A Hundred Doors won the 2011 Irish Times Poetry Award. In 2001 he won the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and he has been the recipient of the Hawthorn prize and the T.S Eliot Prize. Jane Yeh is an American poet whose latest collection The Ninjas was published in 2012. She currently teaches creative writing in Kingston University, London This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday September 7th 2013

Roddy Doyle
07 September 2013

Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s best loved writers and he returns to the memorable character of Jimmy Rabbitte for his new novel The Guts. Jimmy was of course the band manager in The Commitments and we now encounter him aged 47, married with four kids but suffering from bowel cancer. Told with his trademark verve it’s a warm hearted and often hilarious examination of being male and middle aged! Chaired by Fiach MacConghail This podcast was recorded in the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday September 7th 2013

Patrick Ness in Conversation with the Festival's Teen Curators
07 September 2013

This was a unique event - by teens for teens. Hugely successful author Patrick Ness is interviewed by our Teen Curators Aaron Williams, Sinéad Gallagher and Olivia Coughlan about a whole range of issues, including his new novel More Than This. Patrick Ness is the author of the best selling and critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy and the prize winning novel, A Monster Calls. He has won every major prize in children’s fiction, including the Carnegie Prize. This podcast was recorded in County Hall on Saturday September 7th 2013.

New Voices at County Hall
07 September 2013

A panel of industry experts discuss the difficult business of getting a first book published. What makes an agent or a publisher sit up and take notice of a debut writer? Is it voice, character or plot? How long does it take for a new author to get published? What are agents and publishers looking for? These questions and more are discussed by children’s authors Sarah Moore Fitzgerald and Sheila Agnew, literary agent and editor Caroline Walsh, writer and sales director for Bloomsbury, Phil Earle, and Children’s Books Ireland director and former managing editor at Little Island, Elaina O’Neill. This podcast was recorded in County Hall on Saturday September 7th 2013