Reverberations is a new six part series starting on RTÉ Radio One Extra on Monday 9th October at 6pm.

Six of Ireland’s foremost poets and spoken word artists speak about their work, and perform a poem inspired by a particular soundscape in a unique location.

Episode 1 features Abby Oliveira.  Abby is a performance poet/writer/performer based in Derry. She has performed poetry throughout the UK and Ireland since 2006, and has been a solo performer since 2012. She has performed at countless events and festivals, including at Lingo festival, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Dublin Book festival. She recently won the inaugural Lingo fest poetry slam which saw her go on to support Damien Dempsey at the London Irish Centre in 2014, she has also supported artists such as Scroobius Pip, Hollie McNish and Saul Williams. She was the 2014 and 15 Lingo festival (Dublin) poetry slam champion.

The poem 'Patience' was newly composed for the 'Reverberations' series. It charts the journey from being overwhelmed with frustration and on the brink to coming back to a place of peace and patience. It was recorded on location at Ness woods and waterfall on the outskirts of Derry city. Abby also discusses her entry into poetry, her performance style and how the woods is a place of refuge for her in the programme.

Upcoming episodes of Reverberations include the poets Dave Lordan, Órfhlaith Foyle, Paul Casey, Sarah Clancy and John Cummins.

The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.

Reverberations was produced by Alan Meaney.


Alan Meaney is an independent radio producer, based in Galway, specialising in dramas, documentaries and short features.  His work has been aired on RTE, Newstalk, Resonance FM and on various community and regional stations.

His radio dramas have been nominated for 7 European Radio Drama Awards – Grand Prix Nova (Bucharest), UK International Radio Drama Festival (Canterbury) and Horspeilsommer (Leipzig).  Heads Up - a series on positive mental health was the winner of a CRAOL Award in 2016.

His upcoming work includes a radio drama for Newstalk and a series on podcasts for RTE.

See www.alanmeaney.ie for more details.



BROADCAST TIMES: Reverberations will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio One Extra at 6pm on Monday 9th October and every following Monday for 5 weeks.

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