Sue Lawley's castaway is Oxford Professor of Poetry Seamus Heaney.
This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is Seamus Heaney, a Catholic Ulsterman who has been acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats. He was recently elected Oxford Professor of Poetry, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his idyllic rural childhood as the eldest of nine children, his transition to university life and the sources of his poetic inspiration.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Quartet No 13 in B Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Ulysses by James Joyce
Luxury: Doc Marten boots
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130
Orchestra: Alban Berg Quartet
- Beethoven: The Late Spring Quartets.
An Buinnean Bui
- Come All Ye Gallant Irishmen.
My Aunt Jane
- The Singer's House.
The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
O Lord Give Thy Holy Spirit
- The English Anthem.
- MacGowran Speaking Beckett.
Nocturne No 1 in E Flat Major
- John Field Nocturnes.
Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout'
Soloist: Elisabeth Leonskaja
- Piano Quintet 'The Trout'.
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
- Favourite Songs.
Ulysses - James Joyce
Doc Marten boots
|Interviewed Guest||Seamus Heaney|
- Sun 19 Nov 1989 12:15
- Fri 24 Nov 1989 09:05
- Sun 26 Aug 1990 12:15