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16th of Mar 2023
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/

15th of Mar 2023
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/

14th of Mar 2023
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.

13th of Mar 2023
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.

10th of Mar 2023
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.  

9th of Mar 2023
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  

8th of Mar 2023
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)  

9th of Mar 2023
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  

7th of Mar 2023
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/

7th of Mar 2023
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: //www.ucc.ie/en/fmt/theatre/news/daughter-of-god-in-granary-theatre.html

2nd of Mar 2023
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

3rd of Mar 2023
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.

1st of Mar 2023
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)

28th of Feb 2023
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.

28th of Feb 2023
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 16+ For more information visit: REGGIE’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL CLIMBING | THE EVERYMAN, CORK | 8–19 MAR 2023 (everymancork.com)

27th of Feb 2023
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.

27th of Feb 2023
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/

22nd of Feb 2023
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

23rd of Feb 2023
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/

21st of Feb 2023
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

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