Posts Tagged Sligo

Showcase Episode 5

 Our Irish writers showcase programme No 5 including music from Sligo based band NoCrows 3rd Album NoCrows on The Moon which has just been released as well as Donegal born, now living in County Leitrim Charlie Mc Gettigan talking about and performing a verse from his song Bailieboro And Me about a man he know from the County Cavan Town and from West Cork two ladies read for you from their works based on personal experiences, Alice Taylor from her novel  The Village and Rosemary Canavan from her poem Truckers Moll.  All this in one self contained slice of Irish podcasting presented by Jho Harris designed to give a flavour from the 120 plus free audio podcasts available to listen now or download for later

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Podcast Plans November 2010

It is incredible to think that we are into November already and we’re busy podcasting away for you so we have plenty more free audio podcasts planned for you this month.  Tomorrow we will be bringing you a new page from NoCrows.  The band based in Sligo have just released their third album NoCrows On The Moon and staying in Sligo we have a reading from Jack Harte’s latest book Unravelling The Spiral about the work of Sculptor Fred Conlon which is due for launch at The Irish Writers Centre on Saturday, still from Sligo we will have short readings from all 3 of John Mulligan’s books and from The Cailleach of Sligo by Michael Roberts , from Cork Alice Taylor will be reading from her novel The Village and from Kilkenny Claire Nolan will be reading from her book based on the life of Alice Kytler The Stone.  We continue to record and edit our series of special podcasts based on 10 Irish books The Writers Passage which we will be uploading later in the month. We also have several other writers coming your way and of course new Showcase shows The Documentary on One from the RTE show’s archive and as always the month will come to an end with another edition of  The Calendar Road

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New Writer and new performance podcast


We are delighted to welcome Sligo based musician and singer Carmel Gunning to this week. Carmel is a Fleadh Cheoil winner in tin whistle and Director of The Carmel Gunning International International Summer School Festival of Irish music, song and dance (formerly The Queen Maeve International Summer School) Also new this week is a performance podcast by Cork Based poet, novelist, playwrite and songwriter Patrick Galvin. In these early recordings Patrick recites “The Mad Woman of Cork”  and the latest edition of  The Artbeat Archive  (programme 21) celebrates Bealtaine with a replay of a 2004 recording from the Art Health Programme for Older People in Saint Anne’s in Sligo  We are off to Castlebar on Monday to record 2 pieces for our People and Places section and we are constantly organising with writers from all over Ireland to come on and share their thoughts and their work with us, so expect the podcasts to keep coming.

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