Programme Archive

Jinx Lennon Interview
The always provocative and wonderful Jinx Lennon plays in Monroes in Galway on April 12th.  I spoke to him ahead of the gig.  An exclusive new track is included at the end.
Silas House Interview
I spoke to Silas House as part of NUIG’s Arts In Action about Jean Ritchie, the ‘mother of folk’, her legacy, connections to Ireland and her influences on Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.
Alasdair Roberts Interview
I interviewed the great Scottish traditional and folk singer Alasdair Roberts.
Professor Mick Moloney Interview
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 …
The Driftwood Manor Interview & Session
The Driftwood Manor are a very fine psychedelic folk band from Athlone.  I spoke to them in studio and they played 3 tunes.
So Cow Interview & Session
Brian Kelly from So Cow had a chat with me in studio and played a few tunes.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Interview
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.
Squarehead Interview and Session
The lads from Squarehead came into the studio to have a chat to me and to play a few tunes.    
Jaki Liebezeit Interview
One of the finest drummers ever, Can’s Jaki Leibezeit talks about his early drumming influences, Can’s recording methods and lives shows, their spilt in 1979 and his more recent collaborations with Burnt Friedman and Drums Off Chaos.
Oh Boland Interview & Session
Local noiseniks Oh Boland came into the Flirt Fm studios to chat to me about Tuam, their pre-stage rituals and their upcoming split EP on Popical Island.