I’m thrilled that two radio dramas that I produced ‘Fairies Only Wear Wings‘ and ‘The Prime of Johnny Broody‘ have been shortlisted for the 2017 UK International Radio Drama Festival. It is taking place in Herne Bay in Kent from the 20th-25th February. They were both written and directed by Jason Gill. Both were funded by the BAI under the Sound & Vision scheme.
CRAOL Award 2016
I’m delighted that Heads Up is the winner of CRAOL Awards 2016 – Distinction in the category of Commissioned Programming.
Myself and co-producer/presenter Mary Owens worked hard on the programme for Flirt FM and it was an important programme to make in terms of provding support and encouraging positive mental helath for students in Galway.
It is great to be recognised and we couldn’t have done it with out the help of presenter/sound engineer Eoghan Holland, reporters Blue Hanley and Paul Corcoran and the many different contributors and artists on the show. The programme was made possible with the support of the BAI’s Sound & Vision funding scheme.
The judges said about the series:
‘Heads Up focuses on mental health to a specific, but crucial, sector of our population – students. It is often assumed that students are having a great time without considering the social pressures that they may be under and that may be getting the better of them. Heads Up provides media insight and support to this problem. It is a courageous and informative programme.’
Thanks to Syntone, a French website dedicated to radiophonic art for including Sound Conversations in it’s list of podcasts and programmes focusing on sound and listening to check out. It is a great privilage to be included with programmes by Amanda Robles and Audrey Ginstet, Thomas Baumgartner and probably my favourite podcast at the moment – Tim Hinman’s Sound Matters.
RTÉjr recently won Radio Station of the Year at the Celtic Media Awards. I’m extremely proud to have been part of the team.
I am so happy that Three For A Girl Four For A Boy has been shortlisted for another audio drama festival – Leipziger Hörspielsommer in Leipzig Germany. It is an annual open-air event, located in one of Leipzig’s beautiful city parks. It sounds absolutely lovely and it is great that our little magpies will be there.
I’m thrilled that Three For A Girl Four For A Boy has been shortlisted for the Grand Prix Nova Radio Drama Festival in Bucharest 2015. Myself and writer/director Marisa O Mahony are honoured to be in such company as RTE Drama on One, BBC Radio Drama and Radio New Zealand amongst others. Winners will announced on June 6th 2015.