Archive for category showcase Showcase No. 17

In our latest Irish podcasting showcase, we have more Irish writers and performers for you to enjoy although our theme is not entirely Irish this month.  We have three poems for you as John F Deane reads ‘Canticle’, Celia De Freine reads ‘No Mans Land’ both in English and in Irish, Mark Roper reads ‘Firelight’.  Our music comes from NoCrows and Johnny Duhan as well as a performance from ‘The Messiah’  and we delve into The Writer’s Passage with Tommy Sands.


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This months Podcasting showcase features 5 great Irish writers and we pay a quick visit to one of our most popular in-house productions.  Our spoken word pieces lean towards creatures.  David Metcalf reads ‘The Diet of Worms’ from his book ‘Plough Music’ which looks at all aspects of ploughing in rural Ireland and Edward Denniston reads his poem’ Platypus’ from his first collection of Poetry ‘ The Point of Singing’ while Hazel Mc Intyre reads a story from her second book ‘Echoes of Another Time’. On the music side of things we have 2 great pieces as Josh Johnston performs ‘Peace’ from his most recent album ‘The Shape of Things’ and Ursula Connolly sings ‘ All I want’ from her album ‘Picture of Myself’ and for good measure we pay a visit to The Calendar Road as Sinead shares a recipe for Sloe Gin.  We do hope you enjoy this programme which offers just a hint of the 180 plus podcasts available free on

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Showcase No. 15

We bring you car’s, black widows, aunties, grannies and angels in our latest Podcast Showcase featuring the best of Irish writers of Music, poetry and prose.  Pauline Fayne reads from her latest collection ‘Mowing in The Dark’ as she reads ‘ The Granny’ and ‘Angel’  While Pat Flynn was The Garda Superintendent at the time of the Tom Nevin murder recounts his arrival on the scene from his book ‘Catherine and Friends’ (Liberties Press)  while our music is provided by Tony Reidy with a song called ‘Renault 4’ (pictured) and from his album ‘ The Note that Lingers On’ Colum Sands gives us an exclusive rendition of  ‘ Going Down To The Well With Maggie’

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Showcase No. 14

More great Irish writers gather for another podcasting showcase.  This month we visit that famous school with Alice TaylorGer Reidy reads from Drifting Under The Moon while Carmel Gunning, Pete Courtney and Ben Sands provide the music and we make a first visit to our series Mayo’s Heritage with Tony Reidy in Westport’s Octagon; as always your host is Jho Harris

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Showcase 13

Your Irish writers showcase podcast reaches No 13 already and we will  look on the bright side by mentioning that it IS lucky for some, particulalry those who like music and poetry.  In this edition there is poetry from 2 collections released in June by Alan Murphy and Noel Duffy.  Music from 2 iconic Irish songs as Johnny Duhan talks about and performs Don’t give up till its over and Mick Hanly brings us behind a story associated with his song Past The Point of Rescue before giving us an exclusive unplugged performance and we head off then to Cappoquin in County Waterford for an excerpt from Thomas Mc Carthy’s trip through The Gardens of Remembrance which he recorded for our series The Writers Passage.

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Showcase No. 12

 Welcome to Episode 12 of ourIrish writers showcase series.  On this episode you can enjoy A reading from Vincent Caprani as he extolls the virtues of Bray in County Wicklow from his book “A View From The Dart”,  Michele Ann Kelly performas “Lost in Paris”  Thom Moore sings “The Scholar” (The train from Sligo)  while Macdara Galvin performs “James Connolly” a song written and made famous by his late father Patrick Glavin.  More readings from Kate Kerrigan from “Recipes for a Perfect Marraige” and we have poetry from Padriag J Daly reading his poem “Complaint”. 

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Showcase No. 11

Irish writers of poetry and song come together as usual to bring us our Podcasts Showcase No. 11.  Recent recordings have enabled us to compile the tastiest showcase to date.  This edition sees Colum Sands sing about “Fresh Bread being baked, Grace Wells recites poetry about “Aşure” being made, Ben Sands visits a cafe for “Coffee and Cheesecake” while Michael Patwell reads his poem called “Ginger Bread Cafe” and after whetting your appetite with all those goodies, for Bealtaine, we have a reminder from Charlie Mc Gettigan that advancing years do come with artistic aplomb with a song called “Valentine”


Showcase No. 10

Our 10th Irish podcasting showcase brings music from County Leitrim with Ursula Connolly and from County Down with Tommy Sands with poetry from Waterford born Padraig J Daly and a reading by Mayo born Ann Chambers’ from her biography “Eleanor: Duchess of Desmond”.  Almost but not quite the four corners of Ireland.  This 30 minute podcast, as is the case with all of showcases is designed to give you an insight into over 150 exclusive interviews, readings and performances available free from  Your host as always is Jho Harris

Showcase No.9:Celebrations and Rememberance

Our Irish podcasting showcase service for March 2011 sees us feature music by NoCrows and Michael Flately, poetry by Patrick Galvin and Noel Monahan and with respect to The Paddy Moran Commemoration Programme,his niece May Moran reads his last letter to his parents as featured in her book “Executed for Ireland: The Paddy Moran Story.  In our own way we celebrate Seacthain Na Geilge with an oh so brief visit to The Calendar Road as we make our way towards Lá le Pádraig but it is a few days away yet and we will have plenty more podcasts for you before then.

Showcase Show No 8

On episode 8 of our showcase podcasting service, we bring you a reading from Anne Chambers as she reads from her biography, “Granuaile: Grace O’ Malley ~ Ireland’s Pirate Queen” now 30 years on and on its 7th edition.  We take the January trip along The Calendar Road as Sinead McClure searches for early signs of spring and we have music with unplugged and exclusive performances of “Atlantic” by from Josh Johnston and “Cavan Girl” by Thom Moore.  As always your host is Jho Harris