Salute from the Banderol: The Selected Writings of Sam Hanna Bell

Salute from the Banderol: The Selected Writings of Sam Hanna Bell

By: Fergus H. Bell (editor)Hardback

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Author, journalist and broadcaster Sam Hanna Bell fought tirelessly to establish, promote and protect the unique cultural and literary identity of Northern Ireland. As a legendary radio broadcaster working alongside luminaries such as Louis MacNeice and Paul Muldoon, Bell recognised the need to broadcast local material to local people. He pioneered the production of grassroots features programmes for BBC Northern Ireland, collecting and broadcasting fast-vanishing folklore and folk music from remote country areas. He also penned hundreds of articles on a wide range of local topics, including regional customs and traditions; myths and legends; notable characters and personalities; the theatre; writing and writers; and politics and religion. Including newspaper and magazine articles, radio play scripts and treatments, and previously unpublished diary entries, personal correspondence and photographs, this beautifully produced hardback affirms Bell's importance in the creative and cultural life of Northern Ireland. This book is published to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Sam Hanna Bell.

About Author

FERGUS BELL - the son of Sam Hanna Bell and his wife, Mildred - was born in Belfast in 1948 . He practises as a solicitor in Newry, County Down.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780856408397
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780856408397
  • ISBN10: 0856408395

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