Easter is a time of hope and renewal, and this is a special two-hour segment of A Celtic Sojourn, assembled with that theme in mind and particularly amid the coronavirus crisis. We need some salve for our anxiety and uncertainty at this time, and I have carefully chosen music, songs, and poetry to bring just that.

During the program, I talk with Charlie Sennott from The GroundTruth Project, about similarities in the three Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism - and the critical holidays each celebrates at this time of year: Easter, Passover, and the upcoming Ramadan.

Poetry has always been important in my life. It helps me make sense of the present, and to keep perspective on things. For this program, I have chosen some poems from Thomas Hardy, Wendell Berry, Emily Dickinson, Paula Meehan, and Gerald Stein,

If you have a question about any aspect of the program, don't hesitate to get in touch by sending an email to celtic@wgbh.org.

Much of the music used in this program appears in a specially assembled playlist for Easter I curated this time last year. You can access it here.