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The Poet and the Piper

The Poet and the Piper

I was expressing an interest in uilleann pipes and complained that the pipes are not well known and appreciated in Australia. They certainly are much admired in this house now. Continue reading

Visiting Seamus Heaney Country

Visiting Seamus Heaney Country

A Poetry Scholar’s Tribute, and an Alert, by Chris Watson On a recent visit to Ireland, coming through County Derry, I visited Home Place, which is described as ‘a major new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, dedicated to the legacy of Seamus Heaney’.  Heaney’s poetry is often built on memories of childhood family and … Continue reading