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Edward Lane – Cork Troubadour
Edward talks up his single “We Will Find A Way”
24-year-old Edward from Cobh talks about where his love of music came from, and his interest in playing the guitar. He has been playing the guitar since he was 6. Edward would be very heavily influenced by the likes of Mumford and Sons, Gavin James, and Ed Sheeran. We played his single – We Will Find A Way
Julianne Crowley - Cash Machine winner
Julianne spoke to us after winning €42,087,81
Julianne from Crookstown literally couldn’t believe that she had just won the Red FM Cash Machine, The news came through when she was looking after her grandchild after getting their nails done. Julie-Ann also spoke to Neil this morning.
Don’t miss your chance to win a chunk of money every day simply stay listening to Cork’s RedFM for more
Ciara Lynch – Douglas/Rochestown Educate Together
Ciara and her team win the gold UNICEF Children’s rights award
The children at Educate Together were working hard for the past 3 years in the build up to claim this prestigious award. There were several important guests visiting the school forest to celebrate with its students, including the Lord Mayor and the head of UNICEF. Tasks carried out included picking up litter in the Douglas area and taking care of the local environment, creating a board game on children’s rights and supporting children who are refugees. Red FM was also on site to pay tribute to their achievements.
Lisa Donovan – General Manager Down Syndrome Centre Cork
Lisa on ‘Challenge 21’ a key fundraiser for the Cork Down Syndrome Centre
Lisa Donovan spoke with Dave on World Down Syndrome Day. The centre is fully reliant on public funding, as they receive zero support from the government. With a large amount of the funds going towards early intervention and parental support. Also, funds come from fundraising events like challenge 21 which is taking place on (Father’s Day) June 18th,. The concept is that you aim to get a sponsorship of 21 euros from 21 people. However, if you register before April 30th, you can be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Hotel Stay in Ireland. The walk goes from Haulbowline to Páirc Uí Chaoimh, with a family fun day near the finishing line.
Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/challenge-21-tickets-540921479707
Leah Lordan- Student at St Brogan’s College Bandon
Leah talks about the BT Young Scientist Bootcamp
Leah spoke to us from the BT Young Scientist boot camp which took place in UCD yesterday and runs for 4 days.
The idea is to give students the skillset to turn their BT Young Scientist projects into viable a business plan.
Leah and her fellow participants were split into groups where she was examining the difference between
Local Honey and Manuka Honey, which are imported from New Zealand.
The aim is to see how they can market the local honey to sell better than the imported product.
The St Brogan’s students were at the Young Scientist and were shortlisted to attend the event because of the business aspect of their project.
Brett Sutherland – The Cork Renegades Baseball Club
Brett spoke about Cork Renegades’ participation in the Cork Paddy’s day parade
Brett Sutherland is the Co-Founder and President of the Cork Renegades, which is a newly established baseball club in Cork. Brett set up the club coinciding with the birth of his son Ozzy. Boasting members from the Americas, Eastern Europe, Africa, and everywhere in-between, the team consists of beginners and players with decades of experience, all excited to join the Baseball Ireland B-League for the 2023 season.
For more information on Cork Renegades visit: https://www.corkrenegades.com/
Eimear James - Plan Be Studio
Eimear talks about Plan Be’s Participation in the Patrick’s Day Parade
Eimear is a member/teacher at Plan Be Studios which is owned by Megan Blyth.
It was set up in 2017 and offers both accelerated programme dance classes and open dance classes for students aged 3+,
as well as weekly adult classes open to all.
It is the dance school’s first time taking part in the Parade. With 14 members taking part and dancing in this year’s parade.
Find out more about Plan Be studios at: https://www.facebook.com/PlanBeMovementStudio/
Wiktor Owczarek - Ireland's first Polish Scout Group
Wiktor and the Scouts will be marching in this year’s Patrick’s day festival
The Polish Scout Group which was formed in 2010 was the first Polish Scout Group in Ireland.Its 20 members have marched in the parade every year since its formation. At the Parade the Polish Scout Group will be dressed in official uniforms of the Polish Scouting Association and the Polish Community will be represented by members of the Polish Library (it’s where the group is based)who will be dressed in traditional costumes and weaving traditional Polish Flags.
Dóirin Sheehan- The Bodhrán Bookills
Dóirin talks up the group’s involvement in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade
The Bodhrán Bookills is comprised of 5th and 6th class boys in St. Joseph’s National School in the Mardyke, there are 50 members with 42 participating in the St Patrick’s day parade this year.
The Bodhrán Bookills have been in existence since the 1990s and have performed for Queen Elizabeth, King Charles, and the Queen Consort Camilla.
They all play the bodhrán and compose their own compositions.
Lyra on new single ‘You’ & DWTS podcast & the importance of Irish Music Month
Lyra on new single ‘You’ & DWTS podcast & the importance of Irish Music Month
Lyra stopped by to speak with Dave as part of Irish Music Month. She also came to promote her new single “You”. It’s a track that steers clear of your stereotypical breakup song. You, is actually about getting together with someone.
She also spoke about her upcoming performance on Dancing With The Stars, as well as her role in the Dancing With The Stars podcast.
We find out if Lyra has any ambitions to take part in next year’s series.
PJ Kirby of I’m Grand Mam podcast
PJ is hosting a ‘Géilí’ @ the LGBTQ+ club event hosted by Mother at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Festival Thurs 16th
On opening night, Thursday 16th March, Cultúr Club will see St. Patrick’s Festival and LGBTQ+ Club promoters, Mother collaborate once again on the eve of the world’s largest celebration of Irish culture for one big party in Dublin. On the Mainstage at the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, Cultúr Club will host the first ever LGBTQ+ ‘Géilí’ led by the fabulous Cork podcaster PJ Kirby, of the I’m Grand Mam podcast.
Apart from organizing events, PJ is one half of the podcast pioneers with the “I’m Grand Mam Podcast”. He discusses the podcast’s appeal along with the appeal of their accent to the London demographic.
For more information visit: https://stpatricksfestival.ie/events/festival-quarter/mother-presents-culture-club
Or check out I’m Grand Man at: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/im-grand-mam/id1453420004
Lea Heart Irish Musician
Lea spoke to us en route to the Choice Music Awards and in praise of Irish Music Month
Lea Heart spoke to us the day before her attendance at the music choice awards and told us the back story to her new song Don’t Tell me
She opens for Mimi Webb at the Marquee this summer.
Her new single Don’t Tell Me is out now.
Hear more of her music now at: Lea Heart – YouTube
Aimée – Most played Irish Female Artist in 2022
Irish Musician Aimée spoke to us on International Women’s day
Aimée spoke to Dave on International Women’s day, about recording a cover of Hallelujah in a lift with a few of the ladies that make up Irish women in harmony.
She is also the most played Irish female artist on Irish radio in 2022, with her new single Nobody Else.
Off the back of her success last year, Amy has several live performances planned this year such as at Rock Against Homelessness in aid of Focus Ireland,
Sea Sessions in Donegal, and a free Red FM listeners party in Cyprus Avenue at the end of April.
We heard her new single Hurt Like Hell which will be released in English and Swedish.
Find out more about more music at Aimee | Official Site (aimeemusicofficial.com)
Eoin French – Talos
Eoin spoke to Dave ahead of their performance at the Mitchelstown Caves
Talos played an intimate gig in front of an audience of 80-100 people. It’s their 3rd time playing in the venue.
It coincided with the launch of the Galaxy s23, in the cave.
Free transport was provided to and from the gig, with drink and grab and go food bags on site.
One lucky person also got the opportunity to win the new Galaxy s23.
To hear music from Talos visit: https://www.thisistalos.com/
Claire Loy – Actress
Claire on “Daughter Of God” at Granary Theatre
Claire spoke to Dave ahead of a dress rehearsal of Rodrick Forde’s play Daughter Of God, which is coming to the Granary Theatre, March 8th – March 11th. The show is produced by Donal Gallagher It tells the tale of three sisters trapped in a dystopian nightmare, with Claire playing the mother of the 3 girls.
It’s a dark show with elements of comedy. Get your tickets at https:
Gerald Ahern – Cork Musician
Gerald on the concept of ‘Grand Theft Audio’ the concert
Gerald Ahern talks about an event titled Grand Theft Audio, which will allow members of the public to tune into the various soundtracks from Grand Theft Auto.
It’s in the form of a radio where you can flick through the music at your own pleasure, from station to station. It’s also very much a visual experience with the game itself being displayed on a giant screen.
Gemma Hayes – Baltimore based Musician
Gemma is playing in St John’s in Monkstown in April
Gemma who is originally a native of Ballyporeen Co. Tipperary, but now living in Baltimore talks to Dave about Pirates, Dancing for Ronald Reagan, and raising Cork kids who can also choose to support Tipp in the championship! As well as her upcoming gig in St. John’s in Monkstown Saturday April 1st. We also gave her single “Happy Sad” a quick spin.
For more information on the gig visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gemma-hayes-plus-support-naimee-coleman-tickets-538080943587
David Haskett - Ballincollig Powdermills Voluntary Committee
David chats to Dave about his participation in the.IE Digital Town Awards
David talks about the time he was walking around the park in Ballincollig and came across the old gunpowder buildings and got thinking about how more people need to know about the historical significance of it. He then went on to put a Powdermills Voluntary Committee together. To discover the story behind one of the largest gunpowder mills in the British Isles for many years, covering an area of 130 Acres they collectively developed an app which can be downloaded for free here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ballincollig.powdermills&hl=en_IE&gl=US&pli=1
As a result, they won a .IE Digital Town Award. Entries for this year’s awards are now open. If you’re interested visit: About .IE Digital Town Awards – .IE (weare.ie)
Craig Harrington – Athletic Development Officer at MTU Cork
Craig on BHAA 5k race at MTU
On Sunday, March 5th BHAA (Business House Athletics in Cork for 40 years) held a 5K race at MTU Cork with €1 from every entry going towards the Turkish Branch of UNICEF and clothes donations for the people of Haiti.
Reggie - Blackrock Road
Reggie is back gigging in the Northside
Reggie is back in the Everyman with tips for social climbing, in his show “Reggie’s Guide To Social Climbing”.
Advice given will include dating, pronunciation, and fashion. There may even be a song or two thrown in.
The show runs from March 8th- March 19th
All are welcome
For more information visit: REGGIE’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL CLIMBING | THE EVERYMAN, CORK | 8–19 MAR 2023 (everymancork.com)
Shilane Giles - UCC Dance Captain
Shilane talks about a dance off happening at Cork Opera House
This year UCC hosted the national Intervarsity dance competition at Cork Opera House. This large-scale event is held once a year and features over 500 dancers from 11 colleges across Ireland competing. This is a student run show, solely organised by a committee of UCC dance students. We have hired over 10 dance judges who are renowned for their career in different styles from Irish to hip hop to jazz. This will be the first proper intervarsity’s held since 2020 due to the pandemic. Various styles of dance will be on display including Hip-Hop, Irish Dance, Contemporary, and Jazz. It kicks off at 10 am through to 6.30- 7 pm.
Chris Kent - Cork Comedian
Chris talks about his upcoming comedy gigs in Cork
Chris Kent of the 3 By The Lee podcast stops by to chat with Dave, ahead of his Live recorded show at City Limits which is sold out.
But you can catch him in Ballycotton on Wednesday night in the Alter Egos Comedy Club and also on Thursday Chris will be playing the White Horse Comedy Club in Ballincollig, with support from Carrie Sully and Vittorio Angelone.
For more information on Chris Kent visit: https://chriskentcomedy.com/live/
Brendan Canty - First Cut Film Festival
Brendan Canty talks up Youghal’s 14th First Cut Film Festival
Brendan, whose production credits include Hozier’s-Take Me To Church Video, chats about the up and coming 14th annual First Cut Film Festival. It’s taking place in Youghal’s Regal Cinema and the Mall Arts Centre. 200 films will be screened from March 7th -11th.
The age range of participants is from 12-25. They will have their films screened, be able to attend workshops as well as get the opportunity to receive a €5,000 bursary as part of the best music video award.
For more information on the film festival visit: https://firstcutfilmfestival.com/
Cork Musician Jack O'Rourke
Jack talks up the Cork Proms Series at Cork Opera House in April
Tuesday 21st saw the launch of the Cork Proms Series in Cork Opera House.
It’s a 5 night event taking place throughout the start of April.
Jack will be paying tribute to the Beatles, he’ll be joined on the night by Wallis Bird and Emma Nash, they will also be accompanied by the Cork Opera House Orchestra.
Other shows on display will feature the music of Beethoven and music from Broadway.
For more information on the Cork Prom Series visit: Recommended show list: Cork Opera House
Martin Fenton - Karen Fenton Memorial
Martin on a memorial fundraising run for his sister Karen
The Karen Fenton Memorial 5k run is taking place on April 23rd, at 12.30 pm.
It’s a tribute and fundraising event in aid of 43 year old Karen who sadly lost her battle with ovarian cancer in April of 2017. The first memorial event happened 12 months later.
The aim of the memorial run is to raise much needed funds for those who are battling ovarian cancer as well as for research into the illness.
It’s also an opportunity for members of the public to “Run To Remember” their loved ones.
To sign up for the event in association with St Finbarrs FC visit: https://karenfenton.ie/index.html
Jack Desmond of Desmond Bros Media on Fresh Film Fest
Jack Desmond On How Important Fresh Film Festival was for him and his brother
Jack and his twin Cian are Desmond Bros Media, which is a Film and TV company.
As teens, the Timoleague lads had films screened at the Fresh Film Festival.
Their creative juices started to flow when they were required to carry out a history project in 6th class, then when they went to secondary school they discovered a large number of their peers had an interest in acting.
Jack gives his top tips for producing a film and explains that it’s the type of thing that anyone can do. He also chats about the social aspect of film production as regards networking at film festivals such as the Fresh Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival.
To submit your film to the Fresh Film Festival visit: Fresh Film | Encouraging young Filmmakers & Empowering them as artists
Check out Desmond Brother’s Media at: Desmond Bros | Film & TV Production Company
Julie O’Sullivan from Ballydehob on Les SalAmandas
Julie talks about Les SalAmandas debut album & life in West Cork
Julie of Les SalAmandas spoke to Dave, from Ballydehob on the release of their new album. Julie spent time in London she then went on and studied in Cork City while also working in Ballydehob at weekends.
Les SalAmandas is made up of Julie and her mate Colyne who she decided to form the band while working together in Budds Bar in Ballydehob.
We played their new single Gold from the album Now Is The time.
To hear more from them visit: Les SalAmandas | Facebook
Ray Cuddihy/Wingnut - Puppeteer & all-round Cork legend
Ray talks of his role in the Dream Factory Musical @Everyman Theatre this weekend with The Lords of Strut
Ray of the ‘Home School Hub’ chats to Dave about his up-and-coming role in the Lords Of Strut Musical – Dream Factory @Everyman Theatre Sat 18 & Sun 19
The show will feature Puppeteers like Ray, singers, dancers, circus acts, and acrobatics as well as an input from GMC (Gary McCarthy).
It’s all put together while shining a spotlight on the climate crisis in a comedy style show which is a family friendly event for 8+.
For more information visit: DREAM FACTORY | THE EVERYMAN, CORK | 18–19 FEB 2023 (everymancork.com)
Graham White - Freezer Room On New Cork Music Venue
Live at St. John’s Church Monkstown kicks off
Graham spoke to Dave ahead of Jack O’Rourke’s gig at St. John’s in Monkstown Saturday 18th. In collaboration with Pat Kiernan ex of Corcadorca theatre company, Graham of the band Freezer Room saw an opportunity and has taken it. Jack O’Rourke performs to a sold-out crowd, with support from All The Queen’s Horses, it’s the first of more gigs to come in the old and beautifully appointed church.
For a full list of events visit: Live music event in St. John’s Church Monkstown Ireland (liveatstjohns.com)
Hayley Ryan - Love Island Impressionist/ Saturday Breakfast Presenter
Hayley stopped by to give her opinions on the new Love Island Contestants
Hayley Ryan does impressions of Love Island contestants on top of Presenting with Red FM and Playing Intermediate Camogie with Cork and her club Blackrock.
She gave her thoughts on this year’s contestants, and we even heard a few of her interpretations of them.
You can catch Hayley every Saturday on RedFM from 7 am.
James on "CSN Live 'N' Gigging" at Coughlans Douglas Street
James on “CSN Live ‘N’ Gigging” at Coughlans Douglas Street
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa’s Live ‘N’ Gigging music series returned to Coughlan’s on Douglas Street recently, ahead of the night Dave caught up with James
Acts performing on the night include Indie-Folk bands Mono-Poly (James’ band), Finnscéalta, and Good Vibrations. Hard Rock groups Volatile, Rage Against The Machine cover band Rory Against The Machine, and Funk/Rock group Black Lagoon.
Next up it’s Triskle Arts Centre keep an eve on their Facebook page below
To keep up to date with CSN Live and Gigging visit: CSN Live ‘N’ Gigging | Cork | Facebook
Emer O'Brien - CBS Mitchelstown Parent's Council
Emer talks about a CBS OsKaRs Fundraiser
Eimear talks to Dave about a fundraising event happening this Saturday at Mitchelstown Leisure Centre. It’s a Movie Gala Night run by the CBS Secondary School Parents Council.
On the night you’ll get to see 6 short films based on scenes from famous TV Shows or Movies, in an Oscar Style Ceremony. Which were pre-recorded just before Christmas, with a local cast and the use of locations within the vicinity of Mitchelstown.
With the assistance of Kevin Rowe Entertainment, these top-quality films were shot. Such as Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, Sister Act, Braveheart, and The Field.
For more information on the event visit: CBS OsKaRs Fundraiser – Mitchelstown CBS (cbsmitchelstown.ie)
Check out more of Kevin’s work at:
Charity & Creative Fundraising Event Management Dublin Ireland (kevinroweevents.ie)
Sophie Motley- Artistic Director at the Everyman Theatre
Sophie picks the gems from the Spring season launch @Everyman Cork
Sophie stopped by to chat about some of the numerous and varying events coming to the everyman for spring.
This season sees the return of Reggie from Blackrock Road with his “Guide To Social Climbing”, Folk Musician Eddi Reader of Fairground Attraction, and Comedy from the likes of Sara Pascoe, Jason Byrne, and Neil Delamere.
Also coming to the everyman is an Adele Tribute Act, Opera Music as well as plenty of Family Fun events from the likes of the Dream Factory featuring Lords of Strut of Britain’s Got Talent Fame.
If that wasn’t enough!
There’s also a great variety of contemporary drama from both National and Local Playwrights, and a Fawlty Towers Dining Experience.
For a full listing of events visit: What’s On at The Everyman | NOW LAUNCHED (everymancork.com)
Shawn Uyosa - Stand-up Comedian
Shawn is the Comedy Cavern Comedian of the year
Shawn spoke to Dave on the back of being crowned the Comedy Cavern Comedian of the year.
After being crowned the King of the Comedy Cavern Shawn made his way back to the Royal County via Dublin.
Shawn’s comedy varies from pre-prepared to off-the-cuff.
Other participants in the contest were…
Michael Roche, Mark Maloney, Daniel Lucas, Coleman Hayes, and James Moran
Karl Spain - Comedian
Karl Spain “Well What Did You Expect? Tour” City Limits Fri 03rd Feb
Not for the first time, Karl spoke on Red FM, and he tells all about his previous experience.
This Friday Karl will be returning to Cork, taking to the stage in the City Limits Comedy Club.
He also spoke about online dating, the pro-choice movement, and having pineapple on a pizza.
Get your tickets now at Karl Spain Plus Guests – City Limits Comedy Club (thecomedyclub.ie)
President of the MTU Cork Students Union - Isobel Kavanagh
Isobel spoke to us at the start of Rag Week 2023
As part of MTU Cork Rag Week 2023, there’ll be a number of events taking place throughout the week, including a Roadshow with Colm O’Sullivan and the Red Patrollers on campus this Wednesday. With plenty of fun and prizes to be had on the day.
Other highlights include; Bingo, a Fun Fair, and a Hypnotist.
On the back of the College claiming University status they’re getting a big expansion in terms of a student chill-out zone and a Sports Complex which is set to open this week.
The aim of the event is to raise funds for charity each year, this year the chosen charity is the Eating Disorder Centre Cork.
Rob O'Halloran - Musician/ Music Video Producer
Rob talks up his new track
Mint videos is Rob’s video production company, and he’s now taken it upon himself to try and produce a video for his single “We Are The Sun”. It’s combining his interest in music having played in different bands, along with his passion for creating music videos. Last month the stop-go animation video for his single – What Do You Want – was released.
We Are The Sun is off of Rob’s 4-track EP, it tells of how people are guilty of comparing themselves and their lives to others.
Check out Rob’s music at Rob O’Halloran on Amazon Music Unlimited
Or see his various video projects at Robert O’Halloran – Mint Video Productions – Videography Cork (mint-video.com)
Joanne Collins - Balcony TV Cork
Joanne talks about the new three part podcast- The Rise and Fall of Balcony TV
BalconyTV is a cultural phenomenon that has been syndicated to 100 cities around the world, it’s brokered million dollar deals, clocked up hundreds of millions of international viewers, and is now owned by one of the largest record companies in the world. Joanne produced Balcony TV Cork. It was the longest running of them all. Started in Dublin in 2006, the brainchild of Stephen O’Regan, Tom Millett, and Pauline Freeman. Put together by Mark Graham (King Kong Company) a new three part podcast tells the story of the Rise and Fall of Balcony TV. During her time with Balcony TV, Joanne aired musicians like; Fred, Mick Flannery, Frankie Gavin (De Dannan), Declan Sinnott, Jimmy Crowley, Jack O’Rourke, and John Spillane from the top of the Big Wheel. As well as plenty of others throughout various hotels and restaurant balconies all over the City.
The podcast goes live on February 1st at: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-irish-music-industry-podcast/id1451423030
Hanna - Hanna's Bees
Hanna talks bees and her part on the Changemakers podcast series
Hanna, who is a Swedish native but has made Cork home for the last 20 years, talks about what it’s been like making honey from the comfort of her own home.
She also has a number of hives across the City and County.
Her passion for beekeeping came about originally from having an interest in growing fruit and veg in her garden. In order to grow the fruit and veg Hanna needed pollinators, this is when bees entered the equation.
Hanna features in the Change Makers series today and is part of a Green Revolution in the Red Rebel Rebel County.
Listen to the Change Makers podcast now at: Change Makers – Red FM
Or find out more about Hanna’s Bees at Home – Hanna’s Bees (hannasbees.ie)
John Creedon - Broadcaster/ Author
We hear John’s telling of the opening story in his latest book
John recently contributed to the History Matters podcast with Dave to discuss his latest book An Irish Folklore Treasury as well as the various stories in the book. One of which tells the story of how his Dad knew someone that was around at the time of the famine, and his recollection of it.
Hear the full interview at: https://d21uc2jkdtk9j5.cloudfront.net/podcast/john-creedon-on-an-irish-folklore-treasury-and-his-interest-in-placenames-history-language-and-lore
Brian McCarthy – Cork Rooftop Farm
Brian talks about the rooftop farm & RedFM’s Change Makers environmental podcast series
Brian chats to Dave about the Cork Rooftop Farm, a city centre based rooftop farm that grow their own fresh produce which is distributed in the downstairs shop on Cornmarket Street. There are also plans in the pipeline to build both an Education Centre and a Restaurant. Brian also goes on to discuss the importance of food sustainability. His project kick start’s RedFM’s environmental podcast series Changemakers shining a light on Cork businesses putting sustainability and environmental responsibility at the heart of what they do. To hear this Changemakers conversation in full go to redfm.ie and see what you can do to join the green revolution in the red rebel county. RedFM’s Changemakers series is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee
John Creedon - Broadcaster/ Author Cork Legend
John on the story behind his latest book An Irish Folklore Treasury
John recently contributed to the History Matters podcast with Dave to discuss his latest book An Irish Folklore Treasury as well as the various stories in the book. John tells us how the concept for the book came about as well as the importance of keeping the tradition of Irishness and Folklore alive, despite the Normans’ best efforts to wipe it out.
Hear the full interview at: https://d21uc2jkdtk9j5.cloudfront.net/podcast/john-creedon-on-an-irish-folklore-treasury-and-his-interest-in-placenames-history-language-and-lore
Sinead Quinlan- Comedian/ Cork's Red FM Presenter
Sinead talks about her new podcast series with her fellow Cork stand-ups
Sinead stopped by to plug both the fact that she is taking over Red Hits for the next few weeks and is also contributing to the Three By The Lee Podcast alongside Cornelius Patrick O’Sullivan and Chris Kent. It goes out every Thursday.
They will be covering topics such as…
The fact that comedians don’t wear watches
Online parking discs
Warning it contains audio of a Sensitive Nature.
Listen to Three By The Lee wherever you get your podcasts or at Three By The Lee – Red FM
Valerie Mulcahy Multi All Ireland Winning Cork GAA Legend
Valerie explains her 6-part ‘Hear Me Roar’ series on RedFM’s Big Red Bench Sport Show
Speaking to Dave about her numerous sporting achievements, Valerie will be producing a segment for the Big Red Bench – Hear Me Roar.
She will interview well-known and respected sports stars in all disciplines in Cork and further afield.
The first episode aired on Sunday 15th of January, and it saw Valerie interview former pro golfer Lisa McGuire.
Also contributing were the likes of former Ireland Hockey player Nikki Daly and Rower Sanita Pušpure.
Catch Valerie every Sunday now: The Big Red Bench – Red FM
Elaine Doyle contributor to the changemakers Climate series on Red FM
Elaine Doyle contributor to the changemakers Climate series on Red FM
Elaine, who lives in Mallow and is involved with Clean Coasts, spoke to Dave Mac about what the environmental education branch of An Taisce is responsible for which includes sub-branches such as Clean Coasts.
They’re tasked with cleaning up the coasts, and working with Blue Flags, Green Schools, and Green Schools Travel.
They were the driving force behind a recent campaign called Think Before You Flush. Their mantra is that you should only be flushing the 3 P’s (Pee, Poo, and Paper) down the toilet.
On top of that you are being encouraged to think about what you pour down the sink including fats and greases which are a big No No. Instead, leave it cool and put it in the bin or in industrial composting.
Aside from doing your bit at home Clean Coasts is asking members of the public to carry out a 2-minute beach clean. It’s a small gesture that can make a big difference.
To find out more about how you can play your part visit: Homepage – Clean Coasts
Kevin Twomey/Chester the Jester- I'm Grand Mam Podcast/Actor in Sleeping Beauty Panto
Kevin talks up the Sleeping Beauty Panto in Cork Opera House
Kevin chats about how it has been for him to star in the Sleeping Beauty Panto at Cork Opera House, as Chester the Jester. It’s running until Sunday 22nd of January.
He also chats about the huge effort involved in trying to get a show of that scale up and running both on stage and behind the scenes.
Aside from this, there are bits of fun, off-the-cuff devilment, and laughter throughout the show.
Tickets are limited but still available at The Sleeping Beauty Panto 2022 – Live: Cork Opera House
Listen to Kevin’s Podcast: I’m Grand Mam on Apple Podcasts
Kevin Twomey- I'm Grand Mam Podcast
Kevin talks up his podcast- I’m Grand Mam
Kevin made the move to London in 2014 to learn musical theatre, with his friend PJ who is also from Cork and is involved in Theatre. The two decided they wanted to get involved in a creative project together.
They were ahead of the curve in terms of producing podcasts for the Irish market, this was pre covid in 2019 when they came up with an episode every 2nd week.
During the lockdown, it gained traction. With Paul Mescal among their famous fans. He reached out to the lads looking to feature on the podcast. This further helped with the reach of the podcast.
Listen to Kevin’s Podcast: I’m Grand Mam on Apple Podcasts
Ruth Brosnan /t.Ruth - Cork Musician
Ruth tells us about her latest musical journey
t.Ruth is currently recording new music which will take you on a journey of self discovery. The highs and lows of life,overcoming the various challenges and growing inner confidence. Her music is something that we can all relate to.
Listen to t.Ruth’s music now at:
t.RUTH | music for your station playlist — iPluggers
Darren O'Connor – Glow by Cork City Council: A Cork Christmas Celebration
Darren will show you how to create an eco-friendly festive table
GLOW has expanded this year & a series of free eco festive workshops have being taking place at GLOW at TEST SITE which is located on Kyle Quay by Cornmaket Street. This weekend a host of Christmas decoration workshops such as how to make pop up Christmas cards, how to make fresh wreaths and Darren O’Connor on how to make table centres using fresh foliage will take place. All workshops are free.
On Sunday at 1230pm Aoife Claffey will show you how to make napkins using recycled fabrics and festive patterns.
GLOW @Bishop Lucey Park is fully booked for this weekend but there is still availability on the Ferris Wheel.
See glowcork.ie to book tickets for the Ferris Wheel and for details of the eco workshops at GLOW @TEST SITE on Kry’s Quay.
Shane O'Mahony - Cork Simon Community
Shane and Cork Simon Community are relying on your generosity this Christmas
Shane has been working with Cork Simon Community for 11 years.Starting off as a full-time volunteer, then progressing to doing casual work on their relief panel,following this Shane ended up getting a permanent position.
Shane is tasked with developing care plans, referrals to mental health and addiction services as well as access to housing for service users.
It’s also about having compassion towards users and being aware of past traumas that the users may have gone through.
At present the most challenging aspect is residential care and they are relying on the generosity of the public to help their users.
You can donate now at: Cork Simon Community
Fiona O'Regan - Teacher at Scoil Chlochair Mhuire Carrigtwohill
Fiona chats ahead of the visit of Red FM to the School on Friday
Fiona chats to Fiona from National School,Scoil Chlochair Mhuire in Carrigtwohill ahead of the Red Patrollers surprise visit to the school on Friday.
It’s sure to be a day of Festive Fun and Games with a visit from Santa.
James Keegan - Mono-Poly
James talks up CSN Live ‘n’ Gigging at White Horse Weds 14th
James is a CSN Music Management and Sound student,his band Mono-Poly are involved in CSN Live ‘n’ Gigging in the White Horse in Ballincollig on Wednesday. Along with numerous other acts such as…
Fionnán Barrett, Black Lagoon, Tweezerz, Shane Reilly, Spare Parts, Mino Mars and of course Mono-Poly.
Doors are at 7.30 pm, get tickets now at: CSN Live ‘n’ Gigging @ The White Horse Tickets, Wed 14 Dec 2022 at 19:30 | Eventbrite
Elvera Butler ‘Downtown Kampus 1977-81’
Elvera Butler on U2 at The Arcadia
The Arcadia was run by Thurles native Elvera Butler and her partner Andy Foster and was one of the few places in Cork city that would host punk bands. Butler had been the entertainments officer at University College Cork, and so the venue became known as the ‘Downtown Kampus’. The punk scene that developed in the late at the Arc was an important turning point for emerging Cork punk music; until then live music in the city had consisted mostly of Blues and pub rock bands. According to Mean Features guitarist Liam Heffernan, “the [emerging post-punk] scene was amazing….there was nothing else really in late Seventies and early Eighties Cork. Heavy industry was whacked. Elvera Butler brought some fantastic music to Cork. That woke us all up.”
Here Elvera discusses when U2 first played in the Arcadia as a support act to XTC in October 1978 to a crowd of over 1000 people.
They then came back a 2nd time to support the Only Ones in May of 1979. Other gigs included them playing on a level footing to DC9 and alongside their close friends the Virgin Prunes. Then they progressed to having a headlining gig with acts such as Nun Attax as a support act.
Check the full chat in the Cork History Matters podcast on Redfm.ie
Laura O'Mahony - Red FM Presenter/Actor/Comedian
Laura talks about the Improv Panto at Cork Opera House
Red Breakfast’s Laura O’Mahony talks about this year’s Improv Panto which is returning this Friday to Cork Opera House. The Adult only panto is making a welcome return after two years.
Also making up the cast are Dominic MacHale, Cornelius Patrick O’Sullivan, the brains behind the operation Laura Harte and Declan Wolfe from Studio Wolfe.
Grab your tickets now before it’s too late at: The Improv Panto 2022 – Over 18s – Live : Cork Opera House
Stephen Butterly- Aware
Stephen is encouraging people to Dash, Dance or Prance
Aware is responsible for caring and treating people with depression and bipolar disorder. In the form of support services, a support line as well as a range of education programmes.
Stephen is encouraging people to Dash,Dance or Prance for Aware on December 9-11th.
It’s a nationwide 5k event, you are encouraged to share pictures of the event to social media. You will also receive a medal which doubles as a Christmas tree ornament for your troubles.
To register for the event visit: Depression Support & Education Services – Aware
Kelly Mellerick - My Lovely Horse Rescue
Kelly is encouraging members of the public to “Adopt Don’t Shop This Christmas”
My Lovely Horse Rescue is aimed at helping ALL animals. Their mantra is to “Adopt Don’t Shop This Christmas” when it comes to family pets. This is on the back of an influx of pets being brought back into rescue centres post covid.
If you’re interested in adopting a pet visit: mylovelyhorserescue.com – WELCOME
Declan Lucey - Rubyhorse
Declan on co-writing a Christmas song about the cost-of-living crisis
Declan from Rubyhorse spoke with Dave about the band’s up coming gig in St Lukes and a Christmas song he has co-written that tackles the cost of living crisis. It’s been recorded & released by The Derelict Debits. All proceeds go to homeless charities in the UK and Ireland.
Hear the song now at: https://open.spotify.com/track/3rhd2Mwkn4xnNbWDZkr5Ls?si=ff4aef2a9949446d
Get tickets to the St Lukes gig; Rubyhorse & The White Horse Gospel Choir (uticket.ie)
Sean Layton - Ivy's Attic Jewellery
Sean tells of how this new thriving Cork business came to be
Sean chats with Dave about how lockdown has created more opportunities for him having moved home from London. Both Sean and his sister Jane were living in their family home. They were both looking for employment and Jane bought 2nd hand Jewellery. Sean then took it upon himself to post pictures of the Jewellery on Instagram. Taking advantage of the fact that most people would be at home and online.
The business has taken off to such an extent that they are now selling in the Marina Market, we also have number of vouchers for Ivy’s Attic Jewellery to give away throughout the weekend.
Check out Ivy’s Attic at: Ivys Attic Jewellery | Affordable, Quality, Contemporary Jewellery
Ivy’s Attic Jewellery (@ivysatticjewellery) • Instagram photos and videos
Corneluis O'Sullivan - Cork CoCo Comedy Club at The Roundy
Corneluis talks up Coco Comedy Awards night in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs
The CoCo Comedy Club is located upstairs in the Roundy in Daunt Square.
We hear about some of the impressive stats behind the Coco Comedy Club.
A club which hosts a variety of comedians such as emerging talent on a Thursday, local talent on a Friday and a national headliner will be playing on the Saturday (someone who is established within the industry)
This weekend sees the CoCo Comedy Awards Ceremony, with proceeds going to Autism Assistance Dogs.
Tickets available at: CoCo Comedy Club: Charity Comedy Special Tickets, Sat 3 Dec 2022 at 20:30 | Eventbrite
Audrey Lehane Cork Santa Cycle 2022
Audrey on Cork Santa Cycle for Marymount this Sunday
This Saturday in Goldbergs at 7.30 pm sees the return of the Santa Cycle.
It is hoped that upwards of 500 Santa’s will be cycling through the City in the 6th event of its kind.
With the aim of spreading festival cheer while also raising much needed funds for a number of charities. It’s a 30 minute cycle and members of the public are encouraged to turn out to support the event.
This is off the back of a fundraising initiative in the Marina Market, where they sold raffle tickets and Christmas themed Azure Jewellery. With proceeds going to Marymount.
Audrey is involved in the planning along with Rory Walsh and Connie Wiseman.
If you wish to take part in the Santa Cycle you can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cork-santa-cycle-tickets-435706498867
Where you’ll be provided with a Santa costume and lights for your bike.
Damien chats ahead of Virgin media E sports battle in Turner's Cross
Damien Delaney ex pro footballer and Irish international now commentator
Damien spoke to us ahead to Virgin Media’s “Gamers Are Athletes Too” in Turner’s Cross. Damien is Co-Commentator at the event alongside side former Manchester United player Darron Gibson. It will see David Meyler and Stephanie Roche take on Ireland’s top E Footballers Tyrone Ryan and Ciaran Walsh AKA Team Wild.
You can catch the battle live on twitch at 5pm tomorrow.
Rebecca Meagher – Netherlands based Cork Musician
Rebecca talks up new track “I’ll Be Alright” ft Stillbe
Cork singer Rebecca spoke to Dave about her love of the dance scene in Cork and being approached by Fish Go Deep to sing on a few of their tracks. As well as her travels to London to pursue music and the Netherlands where she settled down to have kids and work in software for 15 years. Only in the last year has Rebecca got back into creating music.
I’ll Be Alright is one of the two tracks Rebecca produced in the last year.
Hear Rebecca now at:
Former Irish Footballer David Meyler
Former Irish Footballer David Meyler talks to Dave about the event that’s happening in Turner Cross next Tuesday.
Barbra McDonagh of Insight Insurance talks about Donate A Dinner that’s happening this Christmas.
Songstress Marguerite O’Connor
Songstress Marguerite O’Connor speaks to Dave about her gig with Cork Harbour Cruises. She will be providing the entertainment on the evening for the Christmas cruises this year – listen in to Dave Macs Drive to win a Christmas party for you and a few mates.
Trish Harris from Cork Harbour Cruises
Trish Harris from Cork Harbour Cruises talks to Dave about the Christmas parties they are hosting – listen in to Dave Macs Drive to win a Christmas party for you and a few mates.
Liam Daly – Lead Singer Of Little Known
Liam Daly – lead singer of band Little Known talks to Dave Mac about their brand new single Listen and their gig in Fred Zeppelins.
Caoimhe Barry Tutor in The Cabin Knocknaheeny
Caoimhe Barry speaks to Dave about the Cabin in Knocknaheeny and her as a tutor. Also talks about the 10 years of Music Generation in Cork – with a concert in The Everyman on Monday 21st
Comedian Chris Kent
Comedian Chris Kent talks about his brand new gig as an MC in the Comedy Club in the White Horse in Ballincollig and the event happening in The Bróg on Wednesday 23rd of November at 7pm. Win tickets here on Corks RedFM.
Programme Co-Ordinator of Cork Science Festival Mervyn Horgan
Programme Co-Ordinator of Cork Science Festival Mervyn Horgan talks about events that are happening for Cork Science Week 2022
Singer Myles Gaffney
Myles Gaffney talks about his brand new album Soldier On with the leading single of the same name – also his gig on in The Cork Arts Theatre November 12th
Christian McCallum – AKA The Belly Man
Christian McCallum – AKA The Belly Man speaks about The Cork International Film Festival and the film The Harder They Come.
Fiona Clarke – Festival Director of The Cork International Film Festival
Fiona Clarke talks about the Cork International Film Festival ahead of the opening and the movies that are to come throughout including the Irish film Aisha.
Cork Santa Cycle 2022
Connie Wiseman speaks to Dave Mac about The Cork Santa Cycle 2022 happening on Sunday 4th of December with all proceeds from the event donated to Marymount Hospice.
Comedy Cavern Coughlans
Christopher O’ Leary chats to Dave about The Comedy Cavern in Coughlans on Douglas Street offering up Cork’s finest comics and where they run free gigs on Tuesdays.
He talks about a show on in The Comedy Cavern on Saturday 12th of November Kiri Pritchard-McLean – Home Truths.
Comedian Andrew Ryan
Comedian Andrew Ryan talks about bringing his new show to the Everyman Theatre Saturday November 5th.
Thomas O’Donovan from West Cork has blown up on TikTok over the past year with more than 6 million views and 42K followers. He has built a following on Spotify of 12K monthly listeners and gotten over 200K streams. He speaks to Dave about his new single Far Away that is released on Friday November 4th.
Sam Beamish - Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle
Sam talks about the 11th annual Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle
The 11th annual Fort 2 Fort charity cycle is taking place on Saturday 29th of October. Registration for the event is still open online until 1pm on Friday 28th of October. Or alternatively you can register at the Raddison Blu Hotel from 4.30- 8 pm also on the Friday, the final chance to register is at Crosshaven Soccer between 8 and 9 am.
The event is raising money for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, four Cork City and County Lions Clubs, and Camden Fort Meagher Restoration. Red Breakfast presenter and Olympian Rob Heffernen is a proud supporter of the event and he also opened it.
The event goes from Crosshaven Soccer Club to Camden Fort Meagher. With 4 different routes to choose from.
For more information on the event visit: Save the date for Fort2Fort 2022 – Mercy Hospital Foundation
Jan Foster- Fundraiser with the Jack and Jill Foundation
Jan talks up Jack and Jill’s Up the Hill Challenge
Jan is after partaking in the Jack and Jill Up the Hill Challenge, to gather much needed funds for the organisation.
Even though the event is supposed to take place in November Jan climbed Carrauntoohil as the appropriate conditions are not guaranteed.
You can either gather funds by registering online and giving €18 which will provide an hour of nursing care or getting sponsorship is another option.
Jack and Jill are a Childrens Foundation raising money for sick kids.
It’s something that is personal to Jan and her Husband. From having had to deal with them back in 2020.
If you are interested in supporting the Jack and Gill foundation visit: #UpTheHill2022 – The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation
Colm O'Connor - Re-use Republic
Colm chats about a Re-Use showcase event at IRD Duhallow
In association with Cork County Council, Re-use Republic took place in the IRD (Irish Rural Development) Duhallow headquarters in Newmarket Tuesday 25th from 2-7pm. It involved exhibits, workshops in recycling furniture and also Trisha of Trisha’s Transformation will be wrapping up proceedings on how not to waste food.
The event is all about showing local businesses how to start being green friendly.
For more information on Re-use Republic visit: Reuse Republic Event 2022 Tickets, Tue 25 Oct 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite
Ruby Ivy - Musician
Ruby Ivy Red FM representative for Irish Music Month last year
Out of the 5 acts shortlisted Ruby was winner and became the Red FM representative of Irish Music Month.
London based Ruby is now back with a new single “Precious”. Which is a R&B style tune.
To hear more of Ruby’s Music visit: Ruby Ivy on Apple Music
Steve From Kodaline
Steve from Kodaline spoke from Poland on new acoustic album and their big Cork gig Summer 23
Steve was kind enough to give us some of his time while the Kodaline lads and himself were on tour in Poland. The tour is aimed at promoting there new album Our Roots Run Deep.
Which is an acoustic live album of the bands songs to date.
It was recorded in the Olympia and is out now: https://goldendiscs.ie/collections/our-roots-run-deep-kodaline
Kodaline will be playing in Musgrave Park on Friday 23rd of June: https://mcd.ie/kodaline-announce-performance-at-musgrave-park-cork/
Paul Moore - Rebel Chilli
Paul talks about winning two silver awards in the Blas na hÉireann awards
Paul Moore and the team at Rebel Chilli are one of many businesses across Cork City and County to pick up awards at
Blas na hÉireann 2022 .
Rebel Chilli won silver awards for their Korean BBQ and Siracha sauce.
On top of winning an award 8 years ago when Rebel Chilli was founded, Paul was fresh out of college and producing the products from his mother’s kitchen.
To avail of Red Chilli’s products visit: https://www.facebook.com/rebelchilli/
Julie Jay - Comedian
Julie Jay on her show “Opps, This Is Toxic”
Julie Jay chats to Dave ahead of her run at the Everyman at 8 pm tonight.
Where she will be wearing red latex and will be draped in a plastic snake.
Comedian Tommy Tiernan is a big supporter of hers, so much so that she has opened for him on his “Paddy Crazyhorse” tour
The show is a dark comedy love letter to Britney Spears, it starts in the 90s and goes through to the noughties.
Anne Twomey - Shandon Area History group
Anne talks of the book, documentary and subjects of “Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times”
Anne talks about the significant but lesser known role Cork women played in the struggle for Irish independence and the book produced on 5 of such women – “Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times” – the MacSwiney sisters, Muriel MacSwiney, widow of Terence, and the Wallace sisters. Now a Frameworks films documentary recently screened as part of Indie Cork 2022.
You can listen back to the full interview at: Dave Mac’s Cork History Matters – Red FM
Clodagh Ryan - Board Bia Graduate Programme
Clodagh from Montenotte speaks about promoting Irish Food and Drink Stateside
Clodagh who is originally from Montenotte but has relocated to Park Avenue in New York City is part of a Board Bia Graduate Programme that are responsible for marketing Irish Food and Drink in the US.
It is a two-year role which the French and commerce graduate is undertaking. She moved over in July 2021 in a pre-covid like NYC.
Clodagh talks about the Food and Drink that the Irish are renowned for such as Kerrygold and Jameson.
Mary-Lou McCarthy Summerhill North Actress/Playwright
Mary- Lou on “Dead Letter Office” a theatre piece for young people at Graffiti Theatre
Mary- Lou from Summerhill North brings ‘The Dead Letter Office’ to Graffiti Theatre Blackpool
The show opens on Wednesday 19th of October in the Graffiti Theatre until Saturday the 22nd of October.
Elizabeth is a dead letter detective and knows everything there is to know about lost post. She loves her job… but people don’t send letters anymore. Days before the closure of her beloved Dead Letter Office, a mysterious package arrives.
Its target Audience is primarily for school kids from 9 years of age and it’s 60 mins in duration.
Also part of the cast is Curtis-Lee Ashqar.
For more information visit: THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE | GRAFFITI THEATRE, CORK | 19–22 OCT 2022 (everymancork.com)
Actress/Musician Fiona McGarry from Fair Hill
Fiona discusses her role in feature film Holy Island
Fiona chats about Holy Island a film that premiered in last year’s Cork International Film Festival currently screening at Triskel Arts Centre. Directed by Robert Manson; it’s set in a port town where the two main characters are trapped and it follows their mission to get a ferry ticket for a way out of the mysterious town.
In the black and white, suspense, experimental feature film Fiona’s role has 3 different personas.
If this has wet your appetite you can catch it at Triskel Arts Centre until Thursday October 20th: Holy Island | Triskel Arts Centre
Tony from Cobh band The Burma
Tony discusses the bands long awaited debut Album
The Burma is made of Tony O Donovan (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Peter Piggott (Lead Guitar, Synths and Backing Vocals) and Cian Doherty (Drummer and Percussionist).
Despite having released numerous EP’s Tony and his band The Burma are only now after releasing their debut album “Sucker for Stars”. They Play Sea Church, Ballycotton Friday Oct 21st
We heard the Burma’s new single “Hard to Say”.
To hear more of their music visit: The Burma | Irish Indie Band | Official Website | Cork, Ireland (theburmamusic.com)
John Creedon – Broadcaster, Writer & Proud Corkman
John Creedon discusses his new chart-topping book “A Treasury of Irish Folklore”
In this people’s history of Ireland, John Creedon introduces a fascinating collection of stories from the Schools’ Collection. This treasure trove of old stories, ways and wisdom, which could have been lost for ever, was collected by schoolchildren as part of a nationwide project set up in the 1930s to preserve Irish folklore.
Published here for the first time, this ‘best of’ selection includes chapters on ghost stories, agriculture, forgotten trades, schooling and pastimes. The result is an incredible arc of folk history that tells us about ourselves and how we lived long ago.
Pick up a copy of John’s book at: An Irish Folklore Treasury | Pre-Order At Eason (easons.com)
Timothy McGrath - Chairperson of the UCC Enactus Society
Timothy talks about UCC representing Ireland in the Enactus World Cup
The Enactus society is a global network of Student Entrepeneur’s who want to make a difference to society or the sustainable development programme. UCC recently saw off 10 other Universities, winning a competition that involves presenting projects on various topical issues every year. The winner in terms of having impact and innovation with their presentation will go on to represent Ireland on the international stage.
The projects Timothy and his team presented this year were Ceangal which involves working with Women in Direct Provision allowing them to create their own products such as candles and lip balm. With stalls in UCC at the start of each month, they’re also in Mahon Farmer’s Market.
The second project is ReFrame which is making micro transport from recycled plastic.
The Enactus World Cup is happening in Puerto Rica at the end of the month.
Best of luck to Timothy and his team!
Tom Kiernan West Cork Athleisure Active wear company Gym Grow Gain
Tom on a ‘Think Pink’ Breast Cancer Coffee morning at Dean Hotel
Tom and his partner Stephanie set up their Athleisure Active Wear Clothing company “Gym Grow Gain” during covid. They are giving back to some of their female clients by hosting a coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland in the Dean Hotel in Cork City on Monday, 17 October from 10.30am – 12pm.
For more information on the event visit: Gym Grow Gain coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland Tickets, Mon 17 Oct 2022 at 10:30 | Eventbrite
Damien Sreenan - The Other 3 Amigos Podcast
Damien on getting silver at Irish Podcast Awards & City’s promotion as Champs
Damien from the 3 Amigos is in high spirits after Cork City gained promotion to the Premier Division on the back of their 0-0 draw against Wexford. With a little help from our friends in Athlone. Damien talks about all the drama that unfolded last Friday in the Cross.
Damien and his Co-Hosts Declan McCormack and Wayne Mullins chat about the ups and downs of Cork City on and off the pitch in this award-winning podcast.
The team picked up silver in the Irish podcast awards.
To hear the lads podcast visit: The Other 3 Amigos Podcast on Apple Podcasts
John O'Shea - Journalist and Cork City fanatic
John talks ahead of the launch of his book ” Cork City- Game Of My Life”
John who has been a die hard Cork City fan from an early age has been given the opportunity to release a book in association with Hero Books.
He got to interview his Hero’s such as: John Caulfield, Dave Barry, Johnny Dunleavey, Liam Kearney, Sean McGuire and Neal Horgan.
They recall a game that stands out for them and why.
There’s interviews with 30 Cork City legends past and present.
The official launch will take place in Waterstones in Patrick Street on October 19th at 6.30 pm. With a number of players in attendance with Ruairi O’Hagan of The Big Red Bench as MC on the night.
Pick up your copy of the book now at: https://www.waterstones.
Danny O'Rielly - The Coronas
Danny on The Coronas 7th studio album ‘Time Stopped’
The new album features the single “If You Let Me” which can be heard at the end of the interview.
For more information on The Coronas visit: The Coronas
Maura Lennon - Fundraising Director with The Hope Foundation
Maura talks about The Hope Foundation’s latest Fundraising initiative
Cork’s Lyra live in studio talking new song ‘29 Box’
Lyra stopped by to chat ahead of her trip to the Gossies on Sunday where she has been nominated for Music Artist of the year. She is back touring all around the country to a sold out crowd, including in Cyprus Avenue on October 28th.
This is on the back of performing at Electric Picnic and Indiependence Festival where she performed an Adele cover with Mark Feehily from Westlife.
Hear more of Lyra’s music at: Lyra Singer | The Official Website Of Lyra
Reggie, Blackrock Road
Enjoy An Evening With Reggie at The Everyman
The Everyman is so excited to welcome the return of An Evening with Reggie, alongside a bunch of the best theatre artists that Cork and Ireland have to offer, taking to the stage. Literally…Reggie is back on the North Side. Reggie himself shared some thoughts “I adored being up on stage in the Everyman – there’s a decent gap between yourself and the people in the front row, so there was zero chance of catching the Norrie flu. My wife asked me if I got stage fright and I said not a chance Marjorie, sure you’re up nice and high and there is nothing I enjoy more than talking down to people. On top of that, the audiences were well able to laugh at themselves, which is very important, particularly when you’re from Kilmallock.” Reggie enthralled his audience in The Everyman earlier this year and is delighted to be back on stage to spread the love.
For tickets to An Evening With Reggie visit: What’s On at The Everyman | NOW LAUNCHED (everymancork.com)
Clare Sands - Cork Musician
Clare chats about her new single “Keep The Flame Burning”
Clare talks up her new single “Keep The Flame Burning” ahead of the recent release of her self- titled album.
The album (a mix of Irish and English) explores Gaelic tradition and the power of Women, and her love of all things Irish.
Featured on the album are fellow musicians: Susan O’Neill, Fiachna Ó Braonáin (The Hothouse Flowers) and Steve Cooney.
Clare, accompanied by Manchán Magan, played St Luke’s over the weekend and for more dates see Official Website | Clare Sands | Irish Fiddler & Bilingual Singer – Fearless Fiddler & Bilingual Singer
William Hammond - Director of the 43rd Cork Folk Festival
William on Cork Folk Festival highlights
The Cork Folk Festival is underway through to Sunday October 2nd with over 50 events taking place throughout the Festival. Some of the many artists taking part include Mary Black, Matt Molloy and Sean Keane of the Chieftains, Thomas McCarthy, and Jimmy Crowley. As well that there will be a performance by two great bands in Fitzgerald’s Park.
To see what acts take your fancy visit: PROGRAMME & TICKETS 2022 | Cork Folk Festival – Cork, Ireland 29th Sept-2nd October 2022