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Meet all our On Home Ground guests

Best Boy Grip

Songwriter Eoin Callaghan is Best Boy Grip , a songwriter from Derry City.

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Bernard O’Donoghue

Leading Heaney critic, Poet and Oxford academic Bernard O'Donoghue was born in Cullen, Co Cork in 1945. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, where he taught Medieval English and Modern Irish Poetry. He has published six collections of poetry, including Gunpowder, winner of the 1995 Whitbread Prize for Poetry, and Farmers Cross (2011). His Selected Poems was published by Faber in 2008. He has published a verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Penguin Classics 2006), and is currently translating Piers Plowman for Faber.

Brian Irvine

Composer Brian was born in Belfast. His huge body of work reflects an obsessive love of music creation in all its forms and includes operas, orchestral works, large-scales scores, multi-media installations, dance works ans well as ensemble solo, and chamber pieces. His music has been preformed and commissioned by many international artists and organisations. Much of his output has involved collaborations with artists from a diverse range of disciplines.

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Brian McGilloway

Crime Fiction Writer Brian McGilloway is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels featuring Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black. He was born in Derry in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College, where he was Head of English. 
In 2014, Brian won BBC NI's Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay, Little Emperors. He is Writer-In-Residence with BBC NI Drama.

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Bríd Brennan

Actress Belfast-born actress Bríd Brennan has wide career in cinema, television and theatre, well known for works such as 'Upstairs Downstairs', 'Dr Who', 'Dancing At Lughnasa' or 'Shadow dancer'. Her work has been recognised with several awards as the IFTA Best Actress 2013 for 'Shadow Dancer' and the Broadway Tony Award 1992 for 'Dancing at Lughnasa'.