Exploring issues relating to the Troubles, legacy and approaches to understanding the past.
Episode 12 - Writing Short Stories / Reading of No One Leaves (September 1986)
A bit of chat about the impetus behind me writing short stories and a reading of No One Leaves (September 1986)
Two fellas, a Metallica gig, Belfast 1986. What could go wrong?
*This was originally recorded on 8 April 2020.
Episode 11 - Twitter, Researching Loyalism / The Eve of Revolution & The Quiet Ones
I thought that rather than leave this podcast stagnant during the Covid-19 crisis I would migrate some of the commentary, observations and spoken word versions of short stories I wrote last summer about loyalism in the early 1970s over here*
In this episode of the podcast I talk about Twitter, researching loyalism and read from
-The Eve of Revolution (1973)
-The Quiet Ones (July 1972)
The short stories can all be found at gmulvenna.wordpress.com
*This was originally recorded on 11 April 2020.
Episode 10 - Operation Knife Edge – Part I (1976) - Spoken Word
Another spoken word version of one of the short stories I worked on during the summer. This is based loosely on an actual undercover operation staged by the RUC's 'C' Division in an attempt to catch the Shankill Butchers.
See also Part I
Episode 9 - The Small Hours (August 1972) - Spoken Word
A spoken word version of a piece of fictional catharsis from the early Troubles.
Episode 8 - Operation Knife Edge – Part II – Peter Gordon’s Story (October 1976) - Spoken Word
I decided to do a reading of one of my short stories which I wrote during the summer. Hope you enjoy it.
Operation Knife Edge – Part II – Peter Gordon’s Story (October 1976)
Episode 7 - Gay Troubles with Jeff Dudgeon
In this episode I chat to Jeffrey Dudgeon MBE about the gay experience of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Jeff is famous for having brought a case to Strasbourg which led to the decriminalization of homosexuality in NI. He is also the editor of Roger Casement's 'Black Diaries' and most recently wrote a short book about Montgomery Hyde. He was involved in the foundation of Cara / Friend in the mid-1970s and was, until recently, an Ulster Unionist Councillor for the Balmoral DEA in Belfast.
Ruefrex - The Ruah
Ruefrex - The Sources and the Energies