Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Luke Clancy discovers how Opera North changed the meaning of the word ‘Leeds’.

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Culture File listens to former Irish dancer Colin Dunne and his (radio mic-equipped) shoes.

Friday, November 25, 2011

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How did a British avant garde composer and founder of the Scratch Orchestra, Cornelius Cardew, become a fan of Father Murphy and the Croppy Boy?

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Some of the original members of composer Cornelius Cardew’s remarkable 1970s ensemble, The Scratch Orchestra, talk about the group’s founder.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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With the chatter about the Best Doc Oscar shortlist centring on the absence of Senna, we focus again on one that justly made the cut: Pina.

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Its no crazier than a credit default swap spread! Aisling Kelliher onBitcoin, the p2p currency anyone can create on their home PC.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Pots on the barricades? Confrontational ceramics from 1960s “Ceramic Funk” to contemporary Irish makers, with Prof Judith Schwartz.

Monday, November 21, 2011

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If nobody has time to read any more, where are we finding time to write all the web’s “fan fiction”? John Sutherland on the online novel. (part 2 of 2)

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Falling behind on your readings? Prof John Sutherland estimates there are around 12,000 new novels each year. So which ones to read? (part 1 of 2)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Culture File learns to tell its Tssk-Tssk-Tssk from its Ti-Ti-Ti with Irish beatboxer, White Noise.

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Heard any good oaks lately? We listen in to the soundworld of an Irish cabinetmaker, with Presidential chair creator, John Lee.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Can the arrival of the “troika” be a source of joy? Yes, if the troika is Austrian string fusion trio, Netnakisum.

Monday, November 14, 2011

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The Art of Dying at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, with art historian, Philip Cottrell,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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The end of the world as we know it - but in a good way. CorkBrazilian-Indian fusion duo, Bangsambra, explain the significance of 2012

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Luke Clancy reviews “Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman” - Turner Prize-winning potter Grayson Perry’s shot curating at the British Museum.

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The unexpected impact of Stravinsky on Scandinavian pop music with Ane Brun

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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A little history of the V for Vendetta mask with digital academic, Aisling Kelliher.

Friday, November 4, 2011

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The author of “The Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life” tells about his project for Galway’s Tulca festival.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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How hard is it to write an academic study of the highly secretive Church of Scientology? We ask Prof Hugh Urban, who has done just that.

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Wade into the Atlantic soundworld of Skellig Michael while walking through the streets of your favourite metropolis (or country lane!). Simply download the podcast version of Skelligs Calling and you’ll have in your iPod (or similar device) all the lighthouse keepers, poets, boatmen, gusts, swells, auks and words - that fill the isle with noises… 

A radio documentary by Kevin Brew, Luke Clancy and Chris Watson, for RTE Radio1 and made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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Choreographer Rosemary Lee takes us through the autumnal squares of Bloomsbury for her latest work, SquareDance.

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Ódhrán Ó’Casaide tells Culture File about the twisted threads of Ireland’s classical and folk traditions.