Season 3 (2018) Episode 8
Season 3 Episode 8
‘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?
Listen to the extended podcast mix of the radio show:
August 21st 2018 22.00 – 23.00 on RTÉ Radio 1
Panti’s parlour guests
Saint Sister performing
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.
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.
Steafán Hanvey with Panti
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
Bobbie and Steafán Hanvey’s collaborative photo-poetry book ‘Reconstructions: The Troubles in Photographs and Words’ is released October 2018.
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.