Oh how I love Greenbelt.
I presented the Something Understood programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning on the theme of the Irish seanfhocail 'It is in the shelter of each other that the people live" - "ar scáth a chéile a mhaireanns na daoine".
It was produced by the wonderful Rachel Hooper from Falling Tree. The audio and an outline of all the songs played and excerpts read is gathered on the BBC Something Understoodwebpage too, for about another week.
What's the word for not having a word for something? Links to the wonderful 100 days project of Anjana Lyer. For 100 days, she is putting up an art piece about a word that has no direct translation into English. The project, named "Found in Translation" can be found here.
I did a short programme for Holy Thursday for BBC Radio Ulster. There are a few reflection pieces on the gospels, some music from Oláfur Arlands, Taizé and Lisa Gerrard (do, do, do listen to the magnificence of Lisa Gerrard's piece), and some poetry from Micheal O'Siadhail and Mark Jarman.
Metaphysical Speculations, courtesy of The Importance of Being Earnest, (Oscar Wilde, 1845).