Kiely: Once banned, now celebrated

Ben Kiely's seductive, hypnotic voice is seldom heard these days.

26th March, 2005

Ben Kiely's seductive, hypnotic voice is seldom heard these days.

For many years, it soothingly flowed from that gallimaufry of uneven talents, radio's Sunday Miscellany, but it is a voice that could turn from honey to bitter aloes.

“Have you ever seen Ben angry?” John Montague asked, answering his own question with a shudder on Roger Hudson's film Wordweaver: The Legend of Benedict Kiely (RTE 1).

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