Poetry and Music

The program for August 23, 2014, featured musical settings of poems.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Seamus HeaneyLiam O’Flynn The Given Note / Port na bPúcai The Poet & the Piper (Claddagh)
Lillis Ó Laoire & John-Carlos Perea Cumha Olowan (Song of Exile) Bridge Across the Blue (Word & Violin)
Cathie Ryan The Yellow Bittern (an Bunnan Bui; Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Gunna / Thomas MacDonagh) The Music of What Happens (Shanachie)
Solas Vanished Like the Snow (François Villon / Sydney Carter) Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers (Shanachie)
New Set
W.B. Yeats The Song of the Old Mother The Poems of W.B. Yeats (Spoken Arts)
Van Morrison Before the World Was Made (W.B. Yeats) Now and in the Time to Come (Grapevine)
Joseph Sobol Tom the Lunatic (W.B. Yeats) In the Deep Heart’s Core, Volume 2: Cast a Cold Eye (Kiltartan Road Music)
Kyle Alden The Valley of the Black Pig (W.B. Yeats) Songs from Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade (s/p)
Music Under Announcements
Lee Murdock Star of the County Down Wordless (Depot)
Jack Hardy The Nameless One The Nameless One (Prime)
Susan McKeown The Nameless One (James Clarence Mangan) Singing in the Dark (Hibernian Music)
New Set
Robert Graves Reduced Sentence The Green-Sailed Vessel (Claddagh)
Jay Ansill A Love Story (Robert Graves) A Lost World (BCN)
Maria del Mar Bonet El País Secret (Robert Graves / Lucia Graves / Jay Ansill) Terra Secreta (Picap)
Jay Ansill (Priscilla Herdman) The Far Side of Your Moon (Robert Graves) A Lost World (BCN)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Carrie Newcomer A Permeable Life (PBS)
Carrie Newcomer Bare to the Bone Bare to the Bone (Philo)
Colin Farish The House Dog’s Grave (Robinson Jeffers) The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Night (Stillwater Sound)
New Set
W.S. Merwin Late Spring (host reads)
W.S. Merwin Antique Sounds (online source)
Jami Sieber & Kim Rosen Before the Beginning (Rainer Maria Rilke) Only Breathe (Out Front Music)
Meryl Streep, Robert Benford Lepley, and the New York Voices You Darkness, That I Come From (Rainer Maria Rilke) Ancient Tower (rereleased as Visions Within) (EarthBeat!)
New Set
Colin Farish Return, Natural Music (Robinson Jeffers) The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Night (Stillwater Sound)
Martha Redbone Roots Project The Fly (William Blake) The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake (Blackfeet Productions)
Kelly Mulhollan In Memory of William Yeats, Part III (W.H. Auden) Never-Ending Conversation (Termite Tracs)
New Set
Robin Williamson The World (Henry Vaughan) The Seed-at-Zero (ECM)
Colin Farish Doors to Peace (Robinson Jeffers) The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Night (Stillwater Sound)
Jami Sieber The Moon Inside (faded) Unspoken (Lush Mechanique Music)