Presented by Luke Clancy, Lighthouse Stories is a compendium of memories of Irish Lighthouse Keepers, with sound recordings and sound design by world renowned recordist, Chris Watson. From stormy seas at Fastnet Rock to dazzling visions of nature at Inishtrahull; from the writings of the Lightkeeper poet, DJ O’Sullivan, to the workings of the paraffin light, as explained by Lighthouse Keeper, Gerald Butler.
In the first edition - ‘Dawn to Dusk’ – we re-live the Lightkeeper’s day - in sound, with recordings by Chris Watson.
In the second edition - ‘Danger at Sea – we explore just some of the instances when Lighthouse Keepers faced tumultuous seas and made life-saving dashes, and decisions. Luke Clancy tells the story of the destruction of the Lighthouse at Calf Rock in 1881.
This edition of Lighthouse Stories explores how the lighthouse has moved the imagination. Melissa Murray re-reads 'To The Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf.
Lighthouse Families. . Ray and Eileen Wickham describe living as a family at various stations but especially the Hook Head, where the children slept under the lighthouse beam every
Taking a deeper look at the poetry of Lighthouse Keeper, DJ O'Sullivan in the company of his sons, Donal and Eugene O'Sullivan (also former lighthouse Keepers)
Producer: Kevin Brew.
Research: Sharon Whooley of Harvest Films
Sound Supervision: Damian Chennells
First broadcast: RTÉ Radio 1 15 Oct to 22 Nov 2015
Type: MPEG 1.0 Layer 3 - 128 kbps mp3 – 44 khz - Joint Stereo
Duration: 5 X 27 minute episodes
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