Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Culture File: C60 & C90s Still Recording!

C60 and C90 lover Phillip Marshall, on the enduring attractions of wow and flutter for his cassette-only record label, the Tapeworm.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Culture File Weekly No 15

The Culture File Weekly this time goes to Castledermot in search of the sound of wood, turning on the lathe of Emmet Kane, to Camden Town with the vaguest of hopes of finding an alternative to end-stage capitalism, with comedian, Liam Williams and to Leitrim for the lowdown on lattes, bus routes and The Heart Sutr, with writer, Michael Harding.

Culture File: The Dodeca Cycle

Ed Devane takes us for a ride on the Dodeca Cycle, a 12-player instrument cum time machine asking fundamental questions about making music.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Culture File: The Liberating Scent of the '70s

"Liberating and patronising at the same time" says Odette Toilette of 70s superscent, Charlie, in the latest stage on our journey through perfume.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Culture File: Comedian, Liam Williams

Comedian, Liam Williams, on his show Capitalism and the almost equally powerful attractions of revolution and apathy. --

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Culture File: Woodturner, Emmet Kane (P2)

Woodturner Emmet Kane find inspiration in the ancient stones of a churchyard in Castledermot. (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Culture File - Emmet Kane Wood Turner

Emmet Kane, helps us capture the sound of holm oak on the lathe, and other treasures of the woodturners craft.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 14

This week printmaking, turntablism and the not-so-secret ingredient of some of the worlds most "effective" perfumes, as we visit the studio of artist, Daniel Lipstein, put the needle 'pon the record with DJ Yoda and take our latest sniff of the scents of the 20th century with perfume historian, Odette Toilet.

Culture File: Michael Harding on The Field

Actor, playwright and columnist, Michael Harding's rulings on lattes, water rights, bus routes and The Field.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Culture File: Odette Toilette - Patchouli v. Chanel

The progressive power of patchouli v. the persistence of Chanel, as Odette Toilette's history of the scents of the 20th Century meets the counterculture.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Starlings in West Cork

Starlings in West Cork farmyard with cars passing.

Starlings in West Cork

Starlings in West Cork farmyard with cars passing.

Culture File: Newspapers in a Virtual Age

Brand whisperer, Eoghan Nolan, on how newspaper brands are dealing with a new world in the latest in our series, What We Talk About When We Talk About Brands.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Culture File - DJ Yoda

A career in cut 'n' paste, with the guru of British turntablism, DJ Yoda.

Culture File: Daniel Lipstein, printmaker

Printmaker, Daniel Lipstein on his family history, as well as Rembrandt, Degas and the arts of aquatint and bite.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Culture File: Daniel Lipstein, Artist

A bathtub, some acorns, a printing press and a theory of everything: the special world of artist, Daniel Lipstein.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Culture File Weekly No. 13

This week we divide our time between discovering what vocalist, Jennifer Walshe does when it comes to singing emojis in Brian Irvine's 13 Vices, and hearing some very familiar words on love, loss and what’s left behind, with Tess Gallagher, poet, muse and window to Raymond Carver.

Culture File: The Scents of the Twentieth Century Contd.

Like a waft of hyacinth from the municipal flower display, Odette Toilette, returns to continue her journey into the scents of the twentieth century.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Culture File - Hank Shocklee

Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Podcasts: Luke McManus meets his teenage hero, hiphop grandmaster, Public Enemy's Hank Shocklee

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Culture File - 13 Vices

How should a soprano sing a crying-face emoji? Brian Irvine & Jennifer Walsh's on their classical-jazz-improv chamber opera, 13 Vices

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Culture File Weekly No 12

This week: we are spend time with banjo hero, Rhiannon Giddens, who been researching some of the lost histories of Black musician in the united states; have a cup of tea in Pearse Street fire station to hear about the degrees of gusto with which fires were quenched by the Dublin Fire Brigade in 20th century Dublin, and take opera to the streets.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Great American Feminist Songbook

Rhiannon Giddens on uncovering a feminist version of the "Great American Songbook".

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Culture File: The History of the Banjo with Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens on the lost history of black music in the American, the Minstrelsy and the special place of her favourite instrument: the banjo.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Culture File: Irish Opera in Edinburgh

Wide Open Opera's Fergus Sheil on casual opera users, and his Edinburgh Festival opera collaboration with Enda Walsh.

Culture File: Composing for Computer Games

Game music maestro, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, on the evolution of a new stage for composers.