New Podcast – Vocal Chords – In Conversation with Linda Buckley

Iarla Ó Lionáird shares an in depth conversation with composer Linda Buckley for Vocal Chords: In Conversation for RTÉ lyric fm as part of this multi award winning series. The full documentary was broadcast Sunday December 3rd 2017.

 
 

The full programme is now available to stream/download:
 

 
And is also available as a podcast via iTunes/RSS


 

In this 14th instalment of Vocal Chords, Iarla’s guest in this episode is the Cork born composer Linda Buckley whose work explores and uses the human voice. Linda comes from a family of 9 from the Old Head of Kinsale and grew up in a traditional music environment before studying music at UCC and Trinity College Dublin.

 

Linda Buckley is a composer/performer based in Dublin/Kinsale who has written extensively for orchestra, and has a particular interest in merging her classical training with the worlds of post punk, folk and ambient electronica. Her work has been described as “fantastically brutal, reminiscent of the glitch music of acts such as Autechre” (Liam Cagney, Composing the Island) and “engaging with an area of experience that new music is generally shy of, which, simplified and reduced to a single word, I’d call ecstasy” (Bob Gilmore, Journal of Music).

 

Music for theatre includes work by Enda Walsh (Bedbound) and film by Pat Collins (Living in a Coded Land) and Tadhg O’Sullivan (Solas Céad Bliain). Awards include a Fulbright scholarship to NYU and the Frankfurt Visual Music Award 2011 (Silk Chroma).

 

Recent and upcoming collaborations include work with Mmoths, arrangements from This Mortal Coil, remixes for Augustus and John, as well as performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Icebreaker, Joby Burgess, Ensemble Mise-En and Crash Ensemble. Linda also lectures on the renowned Music and Media Technologies programme at Trinity College Dublin.

 

She is now an international artist of considerable reputation and her music has been performed by the Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Orkest de Ereprijs, Janus Trio, Rothko Trio, University of York Javanese Gamelan, and featured at international festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival.

 

She is herself a fine singer and her work, like her recent show at the Kilkenny Arts Festival – Antartica in collaboration with the uilleann piper David Power, features her vocal and electronic composition. In this episode Iarla explores Linda’s work and talks about their own collaboration Ó Íochtar Mara which was performed by Crash Ensemble at the Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival in Cork. From January 2018 Linda will take up a new post as Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow.

 

Vocal Chords – Iarla Ó Lionáird and Linda Buckley In Conversation – Trailer

 

 

Vocal Chords – Iarla Ó Lionáird and Linda Buckley In Conversation. The story behind their work together.

 

 
 

Music performances featured in this episode:

Revelavit Linda Buckley
Alice Cocteau Twins
The Sensual World Kate Bush
Song of the Siren Annette and Linda Buckley
Corpus Christi Irene and Linda Buckley
Do you remember the planets? Linda Buckley
Torann Crash Ensemble
O Pastor Animarum Hildegard von Bingen
Eriu Linda Buckley
An Lacha Bacach Eilis Ní Shuilleabháin
Siúl a Rún Linda Buckley
Draíocht na Nollag Pro Cathedral Girls’ Choir
Haunt The Relay Project
Revelavit Ergodos
Beloved on the Earth RTE Philharmonic Choir and National Symphony Orchestra
Íochtar Mara Iarla O Lionaird and the Vanbrugh String Quartet
Fridur Isabelle O Connell
Heckla Crash Ensemble
Numarimur Linda Buckley
Water Sugarcubes
Hoppipolla Sigur Ros
Drink all your Passion Michelle O Rourke
Haunt The Relay Project
Antartcia at Night Linda Buckley and David Power
Jump Kate Ellis
Chiyo BBC Symphony Orchestra
Fall Approaches Ruthless Jabiru Chamber Orchestra
Haza RTE Contempo Quartet
Ekstasis Linda Buckley and Joby Burgess

 
  

lindabuckley.org for more about Linda and her work.

 

vocalchords.ie for more on the series

 
 
 

Podcasting Training Workshop – March 4th 2018 – Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Want to learn how to dream up and make your own audio podcast?

Then join us on Sunday March 4th for a podcasting skills workshop designed to get you telling audio stories online.

 

Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it’s the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We’ve been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.

Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyWilde Stories and Vocal Chords.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4 and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop.

It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

The Athena Media team delivering this workshop is Helen Shaw, John Howard and Pearse Ó Caoimh.
Their work won Gold at the New York Radio Festival this year (the 5th Gold NY Award for the company) and was recognised once again for digital innovation at the Celtic Media Awards.

Vocal Chords – In Conversation with Glen Hansard


Glen is in conversation with fellow singer Iarla Ó Lionáird about his life and work in song in this documentary for RTÉ lyric fm as part of this multi award winning series. The full documentary was broadcast at 6pm on October 29th 2017.

 
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Glen Hansard’s vocal journey began as a young teenager busking on the streets of Dublin but it has taken him to some of the biggest arenas in the world and an academy award for best song in the film ‘Once’. That film was inspired by Glen’s own busking life and he also got to play the lead role.

His film work began in ‘The Commitments’ while he was fronting his band ‘The Frames’ and since then he has worked with his idols Bob Dylan, and the late Leonard Cohen, as well as sharing a stage with international performers like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Glen talks with Iarla of a life dedicated to music and shares a song ‘Didn’t He Ramble’ written after the death of his father.
 


The full programme is now available to stream:
 

 
And is also available as a podcast via iTunes/RSS


 

Vocal Chords : Iarla Ó Lionáird in Conversation with Glen Hansard -Glen Hansard Performing ‘Didn’t He Ramble’

 

 

Vocal Chords – Iarla Ó Lionáird and Glen Hansard In Conversation on Glen’s early influences

 

 

Glen Hansard in Conversation with Iarla Ó Lionáird is an Athena Media production for RTÉ made with the support of the BAI.

http://www.iarla.com/ for more about Iarla

http://glenhansardmusic.com/ for more about Glen

 
 

Podcasting Training Workshop – November 18th – Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Want to learn how to dream up and make your own audio podcast?

Then join us on Saturday November 18th for a podcasting skills workshop designed to get you telling audio stories online.

 

Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it’s the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We’ve been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.

Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyWilde Stories and Vocal Chords.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4 and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop.

It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

The Athena Media team delivering this workshop is Helen Shaw, John Howard and Pearse Ó Caoimh.
Their work won Gold at the New York Radio Festival this year (the 5th Gold NY Award for the company) and was recognised once again for digital innovation at the Celtic Media Awards.

Pantisocracy Season 1 and 2 now available as podcasts

New Pantisocracy season released as podcasts

The new season of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss, is now available as podcasts. The new shows feature artists including Duke Special, Cáit O’Riordan, Julie Feeney, Eleanor McEvoy and Emmet Kirwan and were broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 across the Summer. The Pantisocracy website now has both Season 1 and Season 2 online with links to lots of additional content and information.

Pantisocracy is an Athena Media production
the producer is Helen Shaw and the audio editor is Pearse Ó Caoimh.

New Vocal Chords Podcast – Iarla Ó Lionáird meets sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

Iarla Ó Lionáird meets sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, two of Ireland’s most respected traditional singers, and shares a conversation of family, song and language with them; from the stories of their father, the singer and folk song collector Aodh Ó Domhnaill, and his sister, the blind singer Neilí Ni Domhnaill, natives of Rann na Feirste, Donegal, to their own roots in the Meath Gaeltacht.

In this segment from the upcoming documentary feature Iarla talks to the sisters about that journey back to Donegal when they were children, to what they see as their spiritual home, and how their Dad would tip them sixpence for the first sighting of Errigal. In the piece you hear the song Níl sé ina lá that the sisters learnt as girls from their Aunt Neilí and recorded by them on the album Idir an Dá Sholas.

The full episode was broadcast on May 5th on RTÉ Lyric fm.

From their first band Skara Brae, with their late brother Micheal, the sisters share their work together and separately, Triona in the ground-breaking Bothy Band and Maighread in her acclaimed solo work. They sing together for Iarla a song once sung by their late Aunty Neili and collected by Maighread’s husband and traditional music devotee, Cathal Goan.

Listen back to the episode in full


Vocal Chords is an Athena Media production for RTE Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the TV licence fee.

The producer is Helen Shaw, The audio editor is Pearse Ó Caoimh.

The digital editor (behind our website and podcasts) is John Howard.

www.vocalchords.ie

Photo image by Helen Shaw – all rights in Vocal Chords, recordings and images, rests with Athena Media Ltd. www.athenamedia.ie

iarla.com for more about Iarla Ó Lionáird

 

Vocal Chords In Conversation with Peggy Seeger – available as podcast/stream

In a new instalment of Vocal ChordsIarla Ó Lionáird meets folk singer Peggy Seeger at her home in Oxford to explore her life’s journey in song and song composition. Peggy talks of her childhood growing up under the influence of her older half brother Peter Seeger and in a home where legendary singers like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie would visit to meet her parents, song collectors and composers Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger.

 

Listen back to the episode in full

 

 

Peggy met, and later married folk singer and writer Ewan MacColl, and she shares her experience of working with Ewan from the late 1950s until his death in the late 1980s. Since then Peggy has continued to write and perform and she now works with her musician sons Neill and Calum and she is now in a civil partnership with Irene Pyper Scott, a Northern Irish singer she first met in 1964 in Belfast.

 

For more about the making of the episode check out our LinkedIn Blog – “Meeting Peggy”.

peggyseeger.com for more about Peggy Seeger

iarla.com for more about Iarla Ó Lionáird

 

New Edition of Vocal Chords – featuring Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

Iarla Ó Lionáird meets sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, two of Ireland’s most respected traditional singers,

and shares a conversation of family, song and language with them; from the stories of their father, the singer and folk song collector Aodh Ó Domhnaill, and his sister, the blind singer Neilí Ni Domhnaill, natives of Rann na Feirste, Donegal, to their own roots in the Meath Gaeltacht.

In this segment from the upcoming documentary feature Iarla talks to the sisters about that journey back to Donegal when they were children, to what they see as their spiritual home, and how their Dad would tip them sixpence for the first sighting of Errigal. In the piece you hear the song Níl sé ina lá that the sisters learnt as girls from their Aunt Neilí and recorded by them on the album Idir an Dá Sholas.

The full episode will be broadcast at 7pm on May 5th on RTÉ Lyric fm.

This feature documentary, in the award winning Vocal Chords series, is a unique insight into a family whose work has played a profound part in preserving the traditional culture and soundscape of Ireland and gives an intimate portrait of sisters, and singers, who share a deep and instinctive bond in song and life.

From their first band Skara Brae, with their late brother Micheal, the sisters share their work together and separately, Tríona in the ground-breaking Bothy Band and Maighread in her acclaimed solo work. They sing together for Iarla a song once sung by their late Aunty Neili and collected by Maighread’s husband and traditional music devotee, Cathal Goan.

Vocal Chords is an Athena Media production for RTÉ Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the TV licence fee.

The producer is Helen Shaw, The audio editor is Pearse Ó Caoimh. The digital editor is John Howard.

Photo image by Helen Shaw – all rights in Vocal Chords, recordings and images, rests with Athena Media Ltd. athenamedia.ie

The Family of Things – Episode 13: Peter Gallagher

 

Stream Episode 13 with Peter Gallagher in full:

Helen Shaw’s guest in this edition of the The Family of Things podcast is Irish scientist and astro physicist Professor Peter Gallagher.

Peter Gallagher leads solar physics and space weather research at Trinity College Dublin. Gallagher researches the Sun, in particular solar storms and their impact on Earth. He is Director of the Rosse Solar Terrestrial Observatory at Birr Castle and leads the Irish LOFAR radio telescope project. Gallagher says he was always fascinated by how things work when he was a small boy, even taking the television apart to see what made it work but was a lack lustre student at school.

He took physics and mathematics at UCD before his PhD in solar physics at Queen’s University Belfast. At UCD he met and married fellow scientist Emma Teeling who now heads the bat lab at UCD and is an internationally acclaimed geneticist. Gallagher spent six years in the US including working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

His cutting edge work at Birr Castle connects Ireland’s space research history with its future since the 3rd Earl of Rosse in 1845 constructed the biggest telescope in the world – Leviathan – and identified the whirl pool galaxy.

www.tcd.ie/Physics/people/Peter.Gallagher

Pantisocracy Episode 6 available as Podcast

In Episode 6 of Pantisocracy (aired during a Halloween daytime slot of 2pm, Monday October 31st), Panti’s guests in her chamber in this show were novelist John Boyne, (author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam University College Cork, Sligo based Illustrator Annie West, singer Hozier and the actor and singer Bronagh Gallagher. Bronagh offers a song to the cabaret with a performance of ‘Hand on My Heart’ and Hozier sings his song ‘To Be Alone’.


Subscribe / Listen to the extended Director’s Cut of Pantisocracy Episode 6

As ever, more information and additional content is available at pantisocracy.ie.
We’re also delighted to be able to announce that Episode 7 of #Pantisocracy will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 6pm! Panti’s monologue might be elevated to the status of our very own Queen’s Speech. Full details of the episode’s guests will be confirmed shortly so stay tuned.

 


 
 

Hozier performing ‘To Be Alone’ from Pantisocracy – Episode 6 from Athena Media on Vimeo.