A Pilot’s Honour Radio Drama on Newstalk 106-108FM

A Pilot’s Honour

In this gripping and haunting radio thriller, a US fighter pilot almost killed in Iraq finds unexpected love on Ireland’s wild western shore.

Captain Bob Conway’s soul is broken, just like his body was in Iraq. In the effort to rebuild himself, he travels to Galway in Ireland, where he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young student. But Bob and Mary’s lives are still being shaped by the past and by powers thousands of miles away. Those powers will compel them to face each other’s secrets, leaving Conway with a terrible choice: can the pilot save his honour, can he hold on to his soul?

Producer Alan Meaney and writer/director Jason Gill fashion a tale of political intrigue and love among the ruins left behind by 21st Century wars: ‘A Pilot’s Honour.’

‘A Pilot’s Honour’ will be broadcast on Newstalk 106-108FM on Sunday August 20th 2017 at 8am, with repeat broadcast on Saturday August 26th at 10pm. Listen live on www.newstalk.com

Podcast available at www.newstalk.com/documentaryonnewstalk after the broadcast.

Written and directed by Jason Gill.
Produced, recorded and edited by Alan Meaney.

Bob Conway played by Joe Steiner
Mary Lacey played by Martina Dolan
Seamus Lacey played by Martin Kelleher
Agent played byRonan Flynn

The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee

The Prime of Johnny Broody on Midlands 103

A dark Irish comedy of greed, lust and sandwich making. Johnny Broody has two spirits watching over him, as he cares for his dying mother. His impending fortune causes many attempts to sway him in the small fictional village of Caherdaniel.

On a windswept Irish bog positioned somewhere in the afterlife, two Irish ghosts meet to narrate the story of Johnny Broody’s prime.
Johnny is a teetotal bachelor in his fifties who has spent most of his life caring for his mother, the bitter and entirely villainous Bridie. His life up to now has been cloistered and empty of incident – and most of the neighbours think he’s a bit of an eejit – but Bridie is finally about to cast off her mortal coil, and Johnny is about to come into quite a bit of money.

Johnny’s imminent affluence attracts the attention of a host of greedy neighbours, including the local Senator, who also happens to be the uncle of a girl Johnny jilted – at the fearsome Bridie’s insistence – thirty years ago. The situation is also complicated by the arrival of Johnny’s younger brother, Billy, desperate for a slice of the cake now that the old girl is finally on the way out.
Johnny isn’t quite as gormless as his neighbours assume, and he has a plan to escape – but will it be enough?

This programme is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.

The Prime of Johnny Broody written and directed by Jason Gill.  Produced, recorded and edited by Alan Meaney Listen on Midlands 103 at 7pm on Tuesday 20th December 2016. Listen live on Midlands 103, www.midlands103.com/radioplayer/ and http://tunein.com/radio/Midlands-103-1035-s80566/

Sound Conversations every week on RTÉ Radio One Extra


I’m very pleased that Sound Conversations, which I made with La Cosa Preziosa will air every Wednesday at 17.45 and 23.45 on RTÉ Radio One Extra   starting on Wednesday December 16th.  It was funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.  It will follow the same line up as previous airings on Flirt FM:

Episode 1 – Kevin Brew

Kevin Brew from RTE Radio Drama on One. He has produced for Radio 1’s Rattlebag and The Arts Show while making series such as Sound Stories, Mixtape, and Sound Stories Live.

Kevin Brew http://bit.ly/1HvHJlb

Episode 2 – Bernard Clarke

Bernard Clarke, award winning sound artist and presenter of RTE Lyric FM’s Nova programme. Bernard takes us behind the scenes of Lyric FM & discusses his creative journey.

Bernard Clarke http://bit.ly/1L3nHAD

Episode 3 – Liv O’Donoghue

Liv O’Donoghue, choreographer and performer whose work has been presented widely throughout Europe including the UK, Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Italy, Austria and Norway.

Liv O’Donoghue http://www.livodonoghue.com/

Episode 4 – Steve Fanagan

Steve Fanagan, musician and award winning sound designer, editor and re-recording mixer, based at Ardmore Sound and Screenscene.

Steve Fanagan http://www.stevefanagan.com/

Episode 5 – Ronan Kelly

Ronan Kelly; radio producer and feature-maker, of RTÉ’s much loved ‘Doc on One’. He takes us to The Grand Canal in Dublin and discusses his work.

Ronan Kelly www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2009/0605/…


Episode 6 – Marta Toropow

Marta Toropow; gifted sound healer and teacher who has been working in Sound Healing for over eight years. She explains the healing properties of particular frequencies.

Marta Toropow www.sound-healing.ie/?id=144

Episode 7 – Tony Langlois

Tony Langlois; lecturer in media, sound artist and musicologist. He spoke to us on the steps of the famous Church of St. Anne’s (with the Shandon Bells) church in Cork.

Tony Langlois http://tonylanglois.ie/

Episode 8 – Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan; poet, educator and author He spoke to us in a very busy Temple Bar and Meeting House square, where he performs a poem.

Dave Lordan: http://bogmanscannon.com/my-work-as-a…

Episode 9 – Roisin Coyle

Roisin Coyle; visual artist. She spoke to us at the Long Walk in Galway about how sound has become increasingly important in her work.

Roisin Coyle www.roisincoyle.com/

Episode 10 – Garret Farrell

Garret Farrell; sound re-recording mixer. He spoke to us in the spare room in his house in Dublin about his career path and the differences in mixing a short and a feature film.

Garret Farrell www.screenscene.ie/people/garret-farr…

Episode 11 – Softday

Softday; sound artists Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernstrom. They chat in one of their ‘bunkers’ in a cafe in Limerick about over 15 years of collaboration and their various projects.

Softday: http://www.softday.ie/

Episode 12 – Brendan Rehill

Brendan Rehill: audio engineer and sound artist. He brings us to the grounds of Trinity College to escape the bustle of the city and to chat about his technical and creative work.

Brendan Rehill: http://www.brendanrehill.com/

Episode 13 – Mairead O’Connor

Mairead O’Connor: radio producer. We walk around People’s Park in Limerick City and discuss her move from education to radio and her award winning work with Grey Heron Media.

Mairead O’Connor: http://greyheron.ie/

Episode 14 – Colin J. Morris

Colin J Morris: composer and audio engineer. We met him at his studio in Greystones, where he discussed composing music for film and TV, field recording and parenthood.

Colin Morris: http://www.colinjmorris.com

Episode 15 – Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

David Stalling & Anthony Kelly: Sound artists. In The Royal Marine Hotel, we discussed the nature of collaboration, how sound creativity can be inspired by childhood, and more.

Anthony & David: http://www.radiossilent.org/


Shortlisted for Grand Prix Nova

I’m delighted to announce that two radio dramas that I produced and edited – The Killing of Sheila Price and An Unexpected Nightingale have been shortlisted for the Grand Prix Nova International Radio Drama Festival in Bucharest, Romania.  The Killing of Sheila Price was made for Athlone Community Radio and supported under the BAI’s Sound & Vision scheme.  It was written and directed by Jason Gill.  An Unexpected Nightingale was an independent production by myself and also funded under the BAI’s Sound & Vision scheme.  It was written and directed by Martin Kelleher.  You can listen to both on the Projects page.

The Poet’s Corner

This programme was made with the support of the BAI’s Sound & Vision Funding Scheme.

‘The Poet’s Corner’ is a series of fifteen short ten minute slots on Athlone Community Radio’s ‘For Arts Sake’ Programme. Fifteen different local poets will perform their works and will speak with the presenter about their style, influences and experiences in poetry.

Broadcast every Wednesday between 6 – 7pm on Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm and online www.athlonecommunityradio.ie

Producer/Presenter – Alan Meaney
Sound Engineer – Heidar Al Hashimi
Editor – Joseph Kelly
Music – Terry Donovan

Thanks to Paula Healy for the artwork.

The lineup for the series is as follows:

Carmel Feeney – May 22nd
Eugene McGivern – May 29th
Linda Jo Quinn – June 5th
Jinny Fallon – June 12th
Jason Gill – June 19th
Claire Lydon – June 26th
Alex Jocher – July 3rd
Shane McLaughlin – July 10th
Aoife Doolan – July 17th
Ursula Ledwidth – July 24th
Seamus McKenna – July 31st
Catherine Ivers – August 7th
Noreen O’Rourke – August 14th
Amanda Gunning – August 21st
Helga Rasfeldmings – August 28th

I’m With The Band


Currently in pre-production.  I’m With The Band documents the work of Athlone band Bite The Killer Cat, from the songwriting process to the release of their first CD. In addition to interviews regarding the band’s background, influences and future plans, the series covers some of the many aspects of being in an original band, such as recording, performing, shooting a music video, and the preparation involved in releasing original material. Produced by Alan Meaney.  Presenter, sound engineer and editing by Amanda Gunning.  This programme is funded with the support of the BAI’s Sound & Vision funding scheme.

Check out Bite The Killer Cat’s website http://www.bitethekillercat.com/

The Poet’s Corner

Currently in pre-production.  The Poet’s Corner’ is a series of fifteen short ten minute slots on Athlone Community Radio’s ‘For Arts Sake’ Programme. Fifteen different local poets will perform one to two of their works and will speak with the presenter about their style, influences and experiences in poetry.  Produced and presented by Alan Meaney.  Featuring poets from Making Space, Athlone Castle Writer’s Group and local individuals.  This programme is funded with the support of the BAI’s Sound & Vision funding scheme.