Season 3 (2018) Episode 8

Season 3 Episode 8
‘Borders’

 
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‘Borders’ guests: David Honeyford, Rita Duffy, Steafán Hanvey, Host Panti Bliss, Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister)


 
Panti Bliss is looking due North is this episode of the show and her guests Rita Duffy, Steafán Hanvey, David Honeyford and Saint Sister (aka Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre)
 
In this episode of the ‘cabaret of conversations’ Panti Bliss explores borders, both physical and psychological – what divides us and what brings us together? And can art be more powerful than politics in mapping and crossing borders?
 

The Panti Monologue 'Borders' – Pantisocracy S3 E8 from Athena Media on Vimeo.

 

 

Broadcast:
August 21st 2018 22.00 – 23.00 on RTÉ Radio 1

 
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Panti’s parlour guests


 
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Saint Sister performing


 

Saint Sister 'The Mater' – Pantisocracy S3 E8 ‘Borders’ from Athena Media on Vimeo.

 

 
In this ‘cabaret of conversations’ Panti Bliss explores borders, both physical and psychological – what divides us and what brings us together? And can art be more powerful than politics in mapping and crossing borders? Guests are the visual artist Rita Duffy and musician/writer Steafán Hanvey both from Northern Ireland although Hanvey is now settled in Finland.
 

Steafán Hanvey 'Secret and Lies' – Pantisocracy S3 E8 ‘Borders’ from Athena Media on Vimeo.

 


 
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Rita Duffy and Panti


 
With them is Gemma Doherty, from Derry, and Morgan MacIntyre, from Belfast, the two halves of the musical duo Saint Sister who share their experience of life on both sides of the Irish border.
 
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Steafán Hanvey with Panti


 

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The photo taken by Steafán Hanvey’s father Bobbie in the Divis Flats, which inspired the poem “Late Developer”- Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College, Courtesy of the Trustees of Boston College


 

Steafán Hanvey 'Late Developer' – Pantisocracy S3 E8 ‘Borders’ from Athena Media on Vimeo.

 


 
Bobbie and Steafán Hanvey’s collaborative photo-poetry book ‘Reconstructions: The Troubles in Photographs and Words’ is released October 2018.
 
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David Honeyford and Panti


 
In the conversation too is David Honeyford, son of a Presbyterian minister, who has crossed the green and orange lines of Co Antrim to fall in love with GAA and the cuplá focal.
 

 
 
Saint Sister perform their songs ‘Causing Trouble’ and a new release, ‘The Mater’, from their first album out this October.
 

Saint Sister 'Causing Trouble' – Pantisocracy S3 E8 ‘Borders’ from Athena Media on Vimeo.

 

 
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Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty of Saint Sister with Panti