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25th of May 2022
Danny Coronas Chats Live Ahead of RedFM Listeners Gig in Cypress Avenue
Ahead of an intimate Red FM listener only gig at Cypress Avenue with The Coronas, lead singer Danny O’Reilly spoke with Dave Mac ahead of their kick start to Live At The Marquee Friday and revealed its now a sold out show…

24th of May 2022
Tadgh Hickey – Cork Comedian
Describing his political videos as marmite to the general public, Tadgh Hickey chats to Dave about his new show – In One Eye, Out the Other. The show is him telling the story of his problem with alcohol through the main character in the show Fergal. It will be coming to The Everyman on June 2nd-3rd. On the 2nd of June, Tadgh will also be doing a post show discussion with James Leonard of The Two Norries. Tickets available at: IN ONE EYE, OUT THE OTHER | The Everyman Cork | 2– 3 JUN 2022

20th of May 2022
24th May 2022
Kieran from The Love Buzz chatted to us ahead of his gig at Mike the Pies, but more importantly on the eve of the band’s performance in Cyprus Avenue. He spoke about his influences and we also heard the band’s new single “Wild One” To hear music from The Love Buzz visit: Spotify – The Love Buzz

24th of May 2022
Pat Speight on performing at Soft Nights Festival Dunderry Park, Co. Meath
Pat from Cork’s northside explains how he got into story telling and about the Soft Nights Festival in Dunderry Park, Co. Meath that happens on the June bank holiday weekend. The event is a diverse festival with something for everyone including : Yoga for Kids, Music from musicians such as Lisa O’Neill and Kila, Astronomy Talks, Bat Walks and Active Imagination Workshops. Pat will be telling stories from a hobbit hole something that pleases him greatly…

17th of May 2022
Kieran talks to Dave about the many historical elements to Cobh
There are many story’s about Cobh that make the history books including not only the Titanic but also the Lusitania,and the major role that Cobh played during the war of independence. It was one of very few towns to rep the rewards of British Imperialism in Ireland from an economic point of view. With the harbour being used for troops going out to numerous wars. Kieran’s tour is 2 hours long starting in Cobh Heritage Centre. It visits 16 different sites throughout Cobh or Queenstown as it was formally known as. For more information on booking a tour visit: http://cobhrebelwalkingtours.ie/

16th of May 2022
Damien chats about the launching of Ireland’s First LGBT+ Business Network
Damien chats about last week’s launch of a new business network for the LGBT+ community. With headquarters based in Cork. It’s a non profit organisation for individuals who identify as LGBT. Last week they went through their itinerary for the year and explained what the network is all about, while also getting the chance to mingle with like minded people. With approximately 140 invited guests showing up on the night. This was all ahead of the 2022 Cork Pride Festival and Cork’s Red FM are proud media sponsors. Some of the benefits to being part of the network include: – An opportunity to network and build professional relationships -Broaden career opportunities -Educate yourself on workplace topics and become a more inclusive colleague For more information about the network visit: https://corkpride.com/

10th of May 2022
Marcia on rewards of being a Foster Carer ahead of online info evening Weds 18th on fostering.ie
Having a 19 year old daughter of her own with Down Syndrome. Marcia decided to put her experience of caring for children with learning difficulties to use by fostering a child with learning difficulties 8 years ago. Next Wednesday May 18th there is an online seminar for anyone interested in being a Foster Carer for children with disabilities. Information on this can be found at:  https://www.tusla.ie/services/alternative-care/foster-care/  

11th of May 2022
Dave from Rubyhorse – A night in Cork Opera House in aid of Irish Red Cross Ukraine appeal
Dave from the Cork band Rubyhorse talks about a special concert in aid of the Irish Red Cross Ukraine appeal.The event is taking place this Friday 13th of May at 8pm. To a sold out crowd. It’s the first time in 18 years the four lads from Rubyhorse have performed live together. Also participating on the night are; The White Horse Guitar Club, Karen Underwood, Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir and The White Horse Gospel Choir, along with MC Colm O’Sullivan from RedFM. It promises to be a great night out while also showing solidarity through song for the people suffering unimaginably in Ukraine. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Red Cross to provide much needed help to refugees fleeing the war. A side from the Artists taking part a large portion of the organising was down to David Gaffney.

9th of May 2022
MTU Cork School of Music label CSM Sounds release new EP ‘Find Me Here’
MTU Cork School of Music are delighted to announce ‘Find Me Here’ a new EP, released under the CSM Sounds record label on Thursday 28th of April. The five track EP consists of original works and traditional pieces created and performed by students at MTU Cork School of Music and recorded in their top of the range Recording Suite on site. Spanning and even breaking boundaries across genres, ‘Find Me Here’ includes works from; Angela Moynihan, Colm O’Brien, Darian O’Shea, Julianne Quirke and Macdara Ó Faoláin. ‘Find Me Here’ released digitally on all streaming platforms. 1.You Got Me by Darian O Shea 2.These Days by Julianne Quirke aka Julia-Maria 3.It Just Couldn’t be Him by Colm O’Brien 4.Anyone But Me by Angela Moynihan aka Angie 5.Dursey Sound/Glenbeg Lake/The Sunny Hills of Beara arr. and perf. by Macdara Ó Faoláin To listen to Find Me Here in full visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_m2Y6PB9xCqjyGDvSGazz5vAT7T-f6f5KE

3rd of May 2022
Mark Talks About Fundraising for Kacper Kozlwski
Kacper who has recently turn 14 was in remission from cancer, but unfortunately it has returned. He’s now waiting on his 5th surgery. So Mark and Dots Tobin teamed up and are to do a walk from Youghal to Midleton ( where Kacper was playing hurling up until 18 months ago) it’s distance of 27km. They will be joined by Kacper for the start and ending of the walk. Also Mark will be carrying out the walk in a firefighter uniform with an oxygen tank on his back. The walk is taking place this Saturday from Perks at 9 am. Mark is inviting everyone to join in! You can donate to the event by visiting: Fundraiser by David Tobin : Help Kacper and his family (gofundme.com) Or find out more about the event at: Midleton community rallies for brave teen fighting cancer with fundraising event (echolive.ie)

29th of Apr 2022
Stephanie chatted to Dave ahead of her show at St. Luke’s
Stephanie chatted to Dave ahead of her show in St. Luke’s. In order to prepare for the show Stephanie needed to sacrifice her ticket to see Ed Sheeran. Along with that she has a six month old toddler to look after. She also discussed how her songs connect with her on a more emotional level now because of that fact that she has a kid. To hear more of Stephanie’s Music visit : Stephanie Rainey Music – Stephanie Rainey Or listen to the Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10 am -2 pm on Cork’s Red FM.

28th of Apr 2022
Martin on insta account dedicated to his very special son “My Champion Charlie”
Six year old Charlie is a massive fan of Ed Sheeran. However at the age of two it was thought that he may have trouble with his speech. Move forward four years and he is fully able to speak and sing. Martin believes that from listening Ed Sheeran’s music it helped Charlie develop his speech. Having said that, there are some songs by Ed that he is less in favour of as Charlie last year has been diagnosed with autism. Meaning that the more emotional songs can be overwhelming for him. An example would be the song “The Joker And The Queen”. Martin is hoping that Charlie will get to meet his hero or at least get the message about Charlie to Ed. Lets make it happen by heading over to Instagram and tagging Ed: https://www.instagram.com/mychampioncharlie/?hl=en

25th of Apr 2022
Joe talks about the fundraising event in aid of the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal
Joe talks about an event happening in Cork Opera House on Friday 13th of May,all in aid of the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. Joe and The White Horse Guitar Club will be playing along with a number of other musicians, the organising committee include Dave Gaffney and Decky Lucey of Rubyhorse who are on the bill, along with The White Horse Guitar Club, Karen Underwood, Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir and The White Horse Gospel Choir. It’s all kicking off with Citadel a choir made up of refugees living in Cork. It’s a great opportunity for both a night out and to support a worthy cause. Tickets are €25. Purchase them now at: https://www.corkoperahouse.ie/en-GB/categories/all%20events

22nd of Apr 2022
Joe talks about the welcome return of Ballydehob Jazz Festival
Having organised the event virtually over the last number of years Joe and his team are delighted to welcome back the Ballydehob Jazz Festival, which takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend. With a something to please everyone including music from Karen Underwood, a free Music Trail, The Bones of Ballydehob New Orleans Jazz Parade and Ticketed Concerts. All of which is community driven.   Get your tickets now at:Ballydehob Jazz Festival – Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland

19th of Apr 2022
Cónal on day 1 of the 18th Cork World Book Fest
The 18th edition of Cork World Book Fest is a celebration of new and familiar voices and of our wonderful cultural city. The events take place in Cork City Library, Triskel Arts Centre, St. Peter’s and Fitzgerald’s Park. Featuring writers the world over including Jan Carson, Jose Maria Gallego, Catherine Prasifka, Edel Coffey, Martin Veiga, Nithy Kasa, Keith Payne and more in a series of readings, workshops, translations, illustration and family friendly events during Teen Day at the library on Wednesday 21st. Angelus to Angelus! Is a 6-hour marathon – Cover to Cover – reading by Cónal Creedon of Pancho and Lefty Ride Again, a collection of award-winning short fiction from this year’s One City One Book. For more information on World Book Fest visit: Cork World Book Fest

14th of Apr 2022
Sophie chats about the Misneach Project which is based in the Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeney
Fresh from appearing on the Neil Prendeville show Sophie chats about Misneach, which is a project carried out in the Kabin Studio. They have recorded a track along with the assistance of GMC called “Pressure” it’s about Women feeling under pressure to buy into the Materialistic Lifestyle for Social Media purposes and the fact that by doing so they aren’t being true to who they really are. Those involved in the production of Pressure were: Rosaleen, Chloe, Cara, Charmaine, Róisín, Katelynne and of course Sophie.

12th of Apr 2022
Cian and his team at The Down Syndrome Centre of Ireland are looking for volunteers to take part in “Challenge 21” on June 19th
The Down Syndrome Centre Ireland are looking for your help with some much needed funding. They’re asking that you take part in challenge 21 which is a Jog, walk or Running event. It’s a distance of 21K from Haulbowline to Páirc Uí Chaoimh. With our very own Rob Heffernan proud to be the Event ambassador. To sign up or donate visit: Challenge 21 Tickets, Sun 19 Jun 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

11th of Apr 2022
Waterford Singer/Songwriter Moncrieff (Warm)
Moncrieff chatted with Dave from his home studio in North-West London. He also talks having his first no 1 single with Warm, co-written by Wild Youth’s Conor O ‘Donohoe. Get your tickets for his Cyprus Avenue gig now: https://www.cyprusavenue.ie/gigs/moncrieff-11131171

12th of Apr 2022
Tony spoke to us ahead of The Burma’s Live performance of tracks such as “Don’t Believe Your Dreams ” which is out now
Tony spoke with Dave the other night ahead of a live performance which was streamed online. Which coincided with the release of their new track Don’t Believe Your Dreams. The Burma is made up of Tony, Peter and Cian. They have a new album coming out towards the end of the year also. To hear more of the bands music visit: The Burma | Irish Indie Band | Official Website | Cork, Ireland (theburmamusic.com)

7th of Apr 2022
The couple chat about winning 15k towards their wedding
Frances and Maurice won First Dance in association with Michelle the Jewellers, Best Menswear and Cinderella’s Closet. The track they have chose for their first dance was “I want to break free” by Queen. In doing so they have won 15k towards their wedding in Garryvoe Hotel on November 19th. All done whilst trying to arrange a mortgage with the bank. Congrats to the happy couple!

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