I interviewed the great Scottish traditional and folk singer Alasdair Roberts.
Some Sound Art based on the sounds of the bathroom.
Professor Mick Moloney is an acclaimed musician, folklorist, musicologist, teacher, arts presenter and advocate. As part of the Arts in Action series in NUIG and in association with The Moore Institute, he gave a fascinating lecture on story of the evolution of Old Time American, Country and Bluegrass Music and tap dance. I spoke to Mick about what a musicologist does, his love of music and teaching, his awards and future projects.
I was lucky enough to interview the erudite, entertaining and excellent Scroobius Pip ahead of his Speech Development tour landing in Galway on November 22nd in Roisin Dubh. You can listen to it on Feed Me Weird Things.
The Driftwood Manor are a very fine psychedelic folk band from Athlone. I spoke to them in studio and they played 3 tunes.
I am lucky enough to be one of the judges in the second year of The Dead Albatross Music Awards.
The community-spirited, DIY carnival of sound returns for its second year, following the success of last year’s award.
Designed to run alongside The Mercury Prize, Dead Albatross promises to showcase an honest, real, and exciting cross-section of the huge variety of music created within the UK and Ireland over the past year.
The selected 25 albums for the shortlist that we feel paint a beautiful picture of the UK music scene as we know it, and in this show I pick my top 10 and also speak to Kamikaze, who established the awards and Dolly Dolly, one of the nominees.
Brian Kelly from So Cow had a chat with me in studio and played a few tunes.
I have been a Will Oldham fan for nearly 20 years. With his new album ‘Singers Grave a Sea of Tongues’ coming out, I was lucky enough to get a European exclusive interview with him.
The lads from Squarehead came into the studio to have a chat to me and to play a few tunes.
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