Just back from a visit to Dublin.  We were recording more artists for inclusion here on podcasts.ie.  On Thursday the 18th we had the great pleasure of meeting and recording with Singer Songwriter Thom Moore at his home in Dublin.  Thom gave us a fantastic interview about his work and performed some of the songs that have made him a one of Ireland’s most cherished songwriters.  Thom, originally from California, via Lebanon and Russia, made Ireland his home in the 1970’s and his songs have been covered by many of Ireland’s well known performers. 

After our session with Thom we were warmed even more with a visit to the Augustinian Order in Ballyboden and a recording session with Poet Padraig J Daly.   Padraig read some of his poems for us and spoke about his poetry in conversation with Jho Harris. 

On Friday the 19th of February we had a tour of The Irish Writers Centre in Parnell Square, with its Chairman Author Jack Harte.  Jack has his own page here on podcasts.ie and it was a wonderful experience to see the centre and we were blown away by the resources offered through the writers centre to our up and coming and established writers.  We documented the visit for you, with an interview and guided tour.

On Friday afternoon we were delighted to meet with Poet Celia De Fréine – Celia writes extensively in the Irish Language and it was a pleasure to hear her read her work for us – she was extremely generous and it was very interesting to hear the translations of her work in English. 

All of these ‘On the Road’ recordings will be available for you to listen to on podcasts.ie in coming weeks.  In the meantime we would like to welcome Singer Songwriter Donnacha Toomey to our featured musicians section and we are sure you will enjoy his unplugged performances on that page.

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