While the media parrots the mantra that “we are where we are”, episode six helps explain how we got here and what we can do about it. Author and historian Conor McCabe provides a crash-course in the causes of the crash, while Jedward offer their hair-raising take on Irish history (via Cutbacks.ie). A packed show […]
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Episode 5 sees Dean Scurry and Aoifa Kenny introduce a razor-sharp snapshot of contemporary Ireland. The government’s free labour scheme gets a sound satirical kicking, while animator Dave Quinn, the sharp-tongued mastermind behind the wildly popular Cutbacks.ie videos, drops in to showcase his work.
There’s also a live performance by hotly-tipped singer/songwriter Garry O’Brien, and a […]
[Special post by David Lacey]
The groups Nun Attax, Five Go Down To The Sea? and Beethoven were formed around the musical partnership of singer Finbarr Donnelly and guitarist Ricky Dineen. All three groups have received considerable coverage in the past decade with the radio documentary/podcast ‘Get That Monster Off The Stage’ and Mark McAvoy’s ‘Cork […]
What a thing for a country to do to people - to take away who they are.” (Peter Sheridan, playwright, 2005)
In 2004 the author and academic Helena Sheehan wrote that for the first five years of RTE’s flagship soap opera, Glenroe, nobody worked for a wage. She also noted that in its other soap, Fair […]
Video from Captain Moonlight.
Last year I came across a collection of around 200 tapes of oral history interviews conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s by the North Inner City Folklore Project.
I started to digitize the recordings and I’m about half-way through them at this stage. I had to put the process on hold during the […]
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A higher resolution version is available here.
Inlay of album available here and here.