New Podcast Project – This is Where We Live

 

 

This is Where We Live is an audio podcast and transmedia series exploring what it takes to shape great places to live and how Dublin is facing up to its future. A story of housing and homelessness, of living and waiting, and of challenges and solutions. thisiswherewelive.ie

 

In the series we’ll explore the challenges facing Dublin, starting with housing and homelessness, and we’ll look outside Ireland to see how other European cities are coping, from Vienna to Glasgow, from Amsterdam to Lisbon. You’ll hear from people in the know, policy-makers and academics, and from citizens renting, buying and living in the city. And from those dreaming of a home beyond a hotel room, a bed and breakfast house, a hostel or a tent.

 

 

Along the way we’ll share our stories, our photographs and our interviews, both on and off the street, like this our first little visit to Marino, the iconic ‘garden city’ that Dublin City built in the 1920s and 30s, providing homes, and gardens, for the over-crowded inner city tenements.
 

If you’d like to be a part of this ongoing journey, consider becoming a supporter on Patreon.

 

Podcasts available on all major podcast apps including: Anchor, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts & Stitcher

 

New Episode of The Family of Things: Episode 15 – Frank Berry

Helen Shaw’s guest in this episode of The Family of Things is film-maker Frank Berry whose work tells stories of social realism in often tough suburbs from the documentary film ‘Ballymun Lullaby’ at the time of the tearing down of the Ballymun Towers to dramas like ‘I Used to Live Here’, touching on youth mental health and suicide.

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The Family of Things: Episode 14 – Tony Bates

In this episode of The Family of Things Helen Shaw’s guest is the psychologist and author Dr Tony Bates. Tony founded Jigsaw the National Agency for Youth Mental Health, after a long career in clinical psychology.  His new book ‘Breaking the Heart Open‘ has just been published and the podcast was recorded as he began writing it. 

In this episode of The Family of Things Helen Shaw’s guest is the psychologist and author Dr Tony Bates. Tony founded Headstrong, (now Jigsaw),  the National Agency for Youth Mental Health, after a long career in clinical psychology.

He was the co-editor of Vision for Change, the mental health strategic review in 2006 and that work motivated him to create an NGO with a mission to provide mental health resources for young people. Jigsaw now has 13 centres across Ireland and has become a critical part of support services for young people in Ireland.

Tony is also credited as one of the people who brought the practice of mindfulness to Ireland following his own experience at the buddhist retreat centre in Plum Village, France with the spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. He is the author of Coming Through Depression, a Mindful Approach to Recovery’

Listen back  via soundcloud or  iTunes and  Anchor.

Explore all our podcasts in a new Soundcloud channel

 SOUNDCLOUD PODCASTING CHANNEL BRINGS ALL OUR  PROJECTS TOGETHER 

Explore Athena Media podcasts on our new Soundcloud channel, with over 200 uploads, from standalone radio documentaries to full podcast series.  There’s something for every listener.

BRIGHT SPARKS:


Bright Sparks is an Athena Media production asking what happens when we enable bright people to follow their curiosity and solve the worlds problems. This 8 part series follows TCD physicist Dr. Shane Bergin as he talks to leading researchers and scientists in Ireland and uncovering why our small island is leading globally in many scientific fields.

CITIZENS:LOCKOUT 1913-2013:


A six part documentary series narrating the events that led to the landmark labour versus capital conflict in Dublin in 1913, exploring the leaders on both sides and questioning the legacy of Lockout 1913 for Ireland today.

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE:


Death of an Empire is a 5 part radio series exploring twenty years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union led by Seamus Martin, former Moscow correspondent of The Irish Times, and exploring what made the Soviet Union, what lead to its collapse and what its like inside modern Russia today.

JOYCE’S DUBLIN:


This audio podcast series showcases James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ from his collection ‘Dubliners’ and explores themes within the story drawing on scholarly research and connecting it with the archive collections in UCD, the National Library and the National Archives.

New Pantisocracy Podcasts

NEW PANTISOCRACY PODCASTS FROM CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S DAY BROADCASTS

 

Soundtrack your Christmas Dinner and New Year’s Day recovery with our podcasts of Pantisocracy on RTÉ Radio 1.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY PODCAST


In a special Christmas Day edition of Pantisocracy the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss, the unofficial ‘Queen’ of Ireland, hosts a gathering exploring how we draw upon the traditions of being Irish, in language, music, song, poetry and dance to re-imagine anew ourselves and our place in the world.

Her guests in this festive edition are singer and actor Lisa Lambe, Hot House Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí, former Riverdance star Colin Dunne, musician Seán Mac Erlaine and the poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
The programme features performances by Lisa Lambe, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Seán Mac Erlaine and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.

LISTEN TO THE PANTISOCRACY CHRISTMAS PODCAST:



 

NEW YEAR’S DAY PODCAST


In a special New Year’s Day edition of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss looks towards a new year with guests; singers Luka Bloom, Aoife Scott and Steve Wall, paralympian athlete Niamh McCarthy and Syrian human rights advocate Razan Ibraheem.
 

The episode features Luka Bloom performing ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ and Aoife Scott performing the Bruce Coburn classic ‘Wondering where the lions are’. Steve Wall, actor and frontman of The Stunning, sings his song “Mama’s Going Back to Bed” and shares stories of his new movie about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker while Razan Ibraheem talks of her experience helping Syrian war refugees find a home in Ireland.

LISTEN TO THE PANTISOCRACY NEW YEAR’S PODCAST:

 
 

WATCH THE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM THESE SEASONAL EPISODES

New Audio and Video Podcasts for Seasonal Pantisocracy shows

COSY UP WITH PANTI BLISS THIS WINTER WITH NEW EPISODES OF PANTISOCRACY ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY

Soundtrack your Christmas Dinner and New Year’s Day recovery with our upcoming episodes of Pantisocracy on RTÉ Radio 1.

 

Christmas Day 4-5pm

In a special Christmas Day edition of Pantisocracy the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss, the unofficial ‘Queen’ of Ireland, hosts a gathering exploring how we draw upon the traditions of being Irish, in language, music, song, poetry and dance to re-imagine anew ourselves and our place in the world.
 

Her guests in this festive edition are singer and actor Lisa Lambe, Hot House Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí, former Riverdance star Colin Dunne, musician Seán Mac Erlaine and the poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
The programme features performances by Lisa Lambe, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Seán Mac Erlaine and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.


 

New Year’s Day 2-3pm

In a special New Year’s Day edition of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss looks towards a new year with guests; singers Luka Bloom, Aoife Scott and Steve Wall, paralympian athlete Niamh McCarthy and Syrian human rights advocate Razan Ibraheem.

This January 1st 2018, Luka Bloom performs ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ and Aoife Scott performs the Bruce Coburn classic ‘Wondering where the lions are’. Steve Wall, actor and frontman of The Stunning, sings his song “Mama’s Going Back to Bed” and shares stories of his new movie about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker while Razan Ibraheem talks of her experience helping Syrian war refugees find a home in Ireland.


 
 
 

WATCH THE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM THESE SEASONAL EPISODES

 


 

 
 

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

 
 
 

Vocal Chords – In Conversation with Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard 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

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