Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Culture File: Foraging for Mushrooms

In search of some Boletus edulis, or even a few Agaricus campestris, with the mushroom hunters of Ballyhoura woods.

Culture File - Music from Baroque to Wiggy

From Baroque and early music to the wiggiest, freest jazz and improv, no music is out of bounds for husband and wife duo, Homburger/Guy.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Culture File: Wexford Festival Opera

Wexford Festival Opera's AD, David Agler, on a seasonal, locavore joy to equal the advent of ceps amongst sodden leaves.

Culture File: Wexford Festival Opera

WFO's David Agler, on how the special furrow that Wexford carved out - rediscovering lost operatic gems - has started to become crowded.

Culture File: Greek instrument maker

Handmade Greek instrument maker, Marcos Ekonimides, on the economics -- and the religion of --maintaining a millennia old craft.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Culture File: Silent Night At Wexford Festival Opera

Is the 21st century the "American opera" century? Yes, according to WFO's Silent Night conductor, Michael Christie.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Culture File - Sean Lynch Buile Suibhne

Sean Lynch's latest show, For The Birds, brings the myth of Buile Suibhne (and a cow and her calf) into the gallery.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Culture File: Stone Carvers and Car Crushing

Crushing Sean Fitzpatrick's beamer & John Ruskin's taste for Irish stone carving, in part 2 of our interview with artist, Sean Lynch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Culture File - DeLorean- Sean Lynch

Exploring the many afterlives of the Delorean DMC12, with Ireland's representative at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Sean Lynch.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Culture File - Music in Tallaght Hospital

The arts program at Tallaght Hospital regularly stages musical encounters, but also commissions new music exploring illness, such as Stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Culture File: Bob Marley as Gaeilge

Liam O'Maonlai and friends sings the songs of Bob Gaeilge, in Amhráin Na Saoirse.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Culture File: Ensemble Eriu

Some describe Ensemble Ériu as a Minimalist jazz-trad septet. But that's just the sort of thing some people would do.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Culture File: Harry Clarke in Ballinrobe

Among the lilacs, the greens, the scarlets & the deep, deep blues of Harry Clarke’s stained glass at St Mary’s Church in Ballinrobe.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Culture File: Limerick Electronic Music Festival

If you felt the earth move last weekend, it could be down to the sub-bass activities of Limerick "beats" music festival, Prima Volta.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Culture File - George Fleeton

Apple Genius Bar v. Così fan tutte: evolving standards of genius, with Mozart commentator, George Fleeton.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Culture File: Branding in Terrorism

The growing importance of branding in terrorism, with author and counter-terrorism analyst, Artur Beifuss.

Culture File: Designing Against Extremism

Could areas such as graphic design, branding & even performance art produce new ways of combating extremism?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Culture File: Comedy Podcasts

There is no downside for comedians starting podcasts. Or is there? Gearoid Farrelly on the world of the laughcast. (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Culture File - Podcasting Comic

Irish comic, Gearoid Farrelly, on the exploding world of the comedian podcast.