Arts House, with Harry Keaney, Sunday Dec 1st, 2019

In this Sunday’s programme, we’ll talk about dance and music, and the Rainbow Ballroom in Glenfarne in Leitrim that’s celebrating 85 years.

We’ll also talk about poetry and specifically Yeats, and some very special news this week from the Yeats Society in Sligo.

And we also have arts news.

But first on our show . . . we go to the beautiful Sligo seaside village of Strandhill where, on Wednesday evening last, a new book entitled ‘Strandhill, An Illustrated History’ was launched in the Sligo Airport Terminal Building there. The lady who has painstakingly put this book together is Peigín Doyle, author, journalist and PR consultant. Peigín tells us how this beautiful book with its many previously unseen photos, came to be published. And, of course, we reflect on the history of Strandhill and what old photographs can tell us about our past . . . and indeed about ourselves.

That’s Arts House on Ocean FM, Sunday evening, 8pm.