Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM Show 88: March 27 2013

Great show this week, looking at the world’s of theatre, film and music. Thanks to my guests, Mark O’Brien, Director of ‘Waiting for Elvis’, which runs at the Axis Theatre in Ballymun, Triona Brick from Freshly Squeezed Film Festival and to Brian Gallagher from SOnance HOtel.

Here’s what happened:
1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads
2. Treetop Flyers: Change Will Come
3. Chat with Triona Brick, Media Manager of Freshly Squeezed Film Festival.
4. Spring Offensive: No Assets
5. Chat with Mark O’Brien, director of ‘Waiting For Elvis’
6. Fairchild Republic: Arcadia
7. Chat with Brian Gallagher of SOnance HOtel
8. SOnance HOtel: I’m Not Here
9. Chat with Brian Gallagher of SOnance HOtel (Part 2)
10. SOnance HOtel: Sub-Dude
11. The Spikes: Move To Mars
12. Liza Flume: Poisin (Daithi Remix)
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Enjoy the podcast! don’t forget you can listen to the full show again on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.

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Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM Show 87: March 20 2013

Firstly, thank you all for listening this week, especially since I coughed and spluttered my way through. Thanks also to my guests this week, Aidan Cuffe, editor of Goldenplec who chatted with me about Coast to Coat: Tea and Toast, and Eoin Hally from Superblondes who are releasing their single ‘Kill Some Time’.

Here’s the lowdown on what happened:
1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick
2. Tieranniesaur: DIYSCO
3. Little Green Cars: Harper Lee
4. Billy Bragg: Handyman Blues
5. Balthazar: The Oldest of Sisters
6. Chat with Aidan Cuffe, editor of Goldenplec, about Coast to Coast: Tea and Toast
7. Elaine Mai: IOU
8. Kodaline: High Hopes
9. Cat Dowling: Come On
10. Chat with Eoin Hally of Superblondes
11. Superblondes: Kill Some Time
12. Semi Precious Weapons: Aviation High
13. Alunageorge: Attracting Flies
14. Bastille: Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix)
15. Willy Moon: My Girl (Hostage Remix)Culture Cafe 87

Thanks for listening, don’t forget you can listen to the full show again on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.

Culture Cafe Show 86: March 13 2013

Seeing as it’s the week where we all go green, I thought it was a good idea to focus on some Irish music. Thanks to my guests, Marlene from The Hard Ground, Gary from TheGManWorld.com and Ed from Vickers Vimy.

Here’s the lowdown:
1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads
2. The Hot Sprockets: Soul Brother
3. The Spikes: Specialist
4. Chat with Marlene Enright of The Hard Ground
5. The Hard Ground: Bad Faith
6. Chat with Gary Meyler of TheGManWorld.com
7. Trumpets of Jericjo: Uh!
8. Chat with Gary Meyler of TheGManWorld.com (Part 2)
9. Protobaby: Microchip
10. Chat with Ed Drea from Vickers Vimy
11. Vickers Vimy: Days are getting better
12. Stephen James Smith and Enda Reilly: Mise Eire/I am Ireland

Culture Cafe 86Thanks for listening, don’t forget you can listen to the full show again on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM: Show 85

Hello!, so yesterday’s show wasn’t broadcast as planned and to you the listeners and to my guests who had given up their time, I apologize. As the show is prerecorded, this was out of my hands.

The show will be broadcast on Sunday night at 9pm. Thanks to my guests, Sean Hawkey, Marika Hackman and Pearse McGloughlin and Enda Reilly of Urchin Collective. Also Urchin Collective have a gig tomorrow night March 8 in Bewley’s in Grafton St, listen to the podcast and head down to the gig.

So, here’s a peek at what you should have heard / will hear on Sunday night:
1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads
2. The Spikes: Specialist
3. Chat with Sean Hawkey about his exhibition ‘Cotton on to Fair Trade’
4. Kiernan McMullen: Intermission
5. Chat with Marika Hackman about her new mini album ‘That Iron Taste’
6. Marika Hackman: Retina Television
7. Chat with Marika Hackman
8. Marika Hackman: Cannibal
9. Chat with Enda Reilly and Pearse McGloughlin of Urchin Collective
10. Pearse McGloughlin: Bright Star
11. Solar Taxi: Parcels
12. Bastille: Pompeii
13. Reid: Wake

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Thanks for your patience, this was out of my control. Don’t forget you can listen to previous shows on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM 27/02/2013: Show 84

84 shows on RTE 2XM, where does time go? This week is a music orienated show with chats with Maurice from Cork band, The Vincent(s), Drogheda’s The Enemies and all the way from Sweden, Linnea Olsson who is playing in The Workman’s Club in Dublin on March 2nd.

Here’s what went down:
1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads
2. Class Az with Funzo: Here I Am
3. Chat with Maurice from The Vincent(s)
4. The Vincent(s): Asked her to Dance
5. Chat with Ronan and Johnny from The Enemies (Part 1)
6. The Enemies: Perfect Stranger
7. Chat with Ronan and Johnny from The Enemies (Part 2)
8. The Enemies: Sustain
9. Chat with Linnea Olsson: (Part 1)
10. Linnea Olsson: Dinosaur
11. Chat with Linnea Olsson: (Part 2)
12. Linnea Olsson: All 4 U
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Thanks for listening, don’t forget you can listen to the full show again on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM: Leszek Wolnik – 10 Weeks

10week_bannerThis is the second of this week’s podcasts. I decided that this deserved a full unedited piece in its own right, aside from the radio show.

The two exhibitions which are currently running in The Copperhouse Gallery compliment each other beautifully. Emma Campbell’s ‘When they put out their hands like scales’, is a photographic exhibition which deals with the plight of women who have had to travel to the UK from Ireland for abortions. Running in conjunction with that is ’10 Weeks’ by Leszek Wolnik, this is centred around the moulds used to make the ’10 weeks’ pin used as a pro life symbol. The exhibition also has a multimedia element to it with visitors about to write their thoughts and also leave audio clips of their experiences and the experiences of their friends.

Culture Cafe isn’t a political show, I don’t want it to be. I chose to look at these exhibitions because through art, they look at the journeys women make and continue to make, the loneliness of that time and it gives those affected, themselves or their friends a chance to express these feelings, through writing or audio, as themselves or anonymously. This podcast includes an audio piece submitted by Deirdre McGing.

Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM 20/2/2013: Show 83

This week’s show is literally full to the brim. I chatted with Emily Elphinstone about the Collaborations Festival, James from Manchester band Delphic and I also spoke to Leszek Wolnik about two exhibitions running in The Copperhouse Gallery in Dublin. 10 Weeks and ‘When they put out their hands like scales’ both deal with plight of women who have traveled to the UK from Ireland for abortions. I’ve decided that I should include that in a podcast of it’s own, you’ll find it here.

In this podcast, you’ll hear me chat to Emily and to James, here’s the full list of what happened:

1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads
2. Chat with Emily Elphinstone about Collaborations Festival
3. Delpic: Baiya
4. Chat with James from Delphic (Part 1)
5. Delphic: Memo
6. Chat with James from Delphic (Part 2)
7. Delphic: Atlas
8. Audio Piece Submitted by Deirdre McGing to 10 Weeks
9. Chat with Leszek Wolnik (Part 1) about 10 Weeks and Emma Campbell’s When the put their hands out like scales.
10. Ani DiFranco: Amendment
11. Chat with Leszek Wolnik (Part 2)

Culture Cafe 83I really hope you enjoyed this week’s show, personally I’m not sure there’s anywhere else I’d be able to put together such a diverse show as this. It’s days like today, I have to thank RTE 2XM for the platform they have given me.

Thanks for listening, don’t forget you can listen to the full show again on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.