Since it was launched in 2006, Poetry Aloud has grown into a national phenomenon, involving around 2000 students in hundreds of second-level schools around the whole island of Ireland. Students stand up in front of judges and audiences and perform poems which they have learned by heart, their performances judged on clarity and their ability to communicate emotion and meaning. Poetry Aloud captures the highs and lows of the 2018 annual schools’ poetry-speaking competition.
Producer: Claire Cunningham
Sound supervision: Tinpot Productions
A Rockfinch Production (Ireland) for RTÉ lyric fm, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 6th January, 6pm-7pm