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Georgie’s Vision, first ever documentary on Mrs. WB Yeats broadcast

“Georgie’s Vision”, the documentary I have been toiling on all summer – since the end of April – getting the creme de la creme of the George Yeats world on board, was broadcast on RTE Lyric FM on Friday September 30th at 7pm.  Hooray!  Mella Travers of The Dark Room photographic studio kindly hosted a candle-lit live listening event, with subject-specific incense and wine.  Thanks to Mella!  It was a gorgeous, low-key evening.

 

Louis Haugh & Mella Travers of The Dark Room hosting "Georgie's Vision" live listening event

Louis Haugh & Mella Travers of The Dark Room hosting “Georgie’s Vision” live listening event

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We listened on the Radio Mella listens to in the Dark Room while developing pictures

Some of the Listeners: Patrick Doyle, Mella Travers, Louis Haugh

Some of the Listeners: Patrick Doyle, Mella Travers, Louis Haugh

 

You get the picture – light a few candles, light a fire, pour yourself a nice cup of tea or glass of wine, put your feet up, and listen back to “Georgie’s Vision” about the most extraordinary Mrs. WB Yeats, by clicking (or copying and pasting), here:

 

https://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/the-lyric-feature/programmes/2016/0930/820627-the-lyric-feature-friday-30-september-2016/?clipid=2296535#2296535

 

We all know about Maud Gonne, but have you ever heard of George, aka Mrs. WB Yeats? Tune in to “Georgie’s Vision”, to learn more about this extraordinary but self-effacing genius who was the catalyst for her husband’s greatest poetry, yet said “thank-you for leaving me out”. Featuring Professor Margaret Mills Harper, official biographer Ann Saddlemyer, grand-daughter and harpist Caitriona Yeats, Benedictine Monk Mark Patrick Hederman, poet John Montague, Olwen Fouere (George’s voices), Ingrid Craigie, David Heap, Pat Laffan (WBY), Ali White, and Victoria Mary Clarke.  A Deirdre Mulrooney production for RTE Lyric FM with the support of BAI Sound and Vision Scheme.