Dave Mac’s Local Legend

Latest Episodes from Dave Mac’s Local Legend

2nd of Jun 2023
Brian talks about the comedians that are playing City Limits
Brain spoke ahead of Australian Steve Hughes playing at City Limits last Saturday, other comics playing in the coming months including Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) from Fr Ted on June 10th. Local talent will also be playing at City Limits, in the form of Kerryman Bernard Casey and Leesider Chris Kent. It’s not all about comedy as City Limits will have giant screens and will be Rugby mad for the Rugby World Cup, all building up to their 30th anniversary next year. For a full listing of events visit: Home – City Limits Comedy Club (thecomedyclub.ie)  

1st of Jun 2023
Joya talks about the festival taking place on the June bank holiday weekend
Joya talks about the many events taking place as part of the Cork Harbour Festival, which is happening during the bank holiday weekend right through to June 11th.  Within the Festival there is a flagship event Ocean To City, which starts in Crosshaven at 11.30 am. Other events taking place in the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world include. Evening Rib Tours, Wildlife Coastline Tour, Wheel Of A Powerboat Tour, A Stand Up Paddle Tour, Ireland’s Funnest Family and many more… For a full list of events visit: Cork Harbour Festival | 2 – 11 June 2023  

31st of May 2023
Robert and his team at Caseys Furniture are preparing for the Cork City Marathon
Over 25 team members at Casey’s Furniture are psyching themselves up to particate in this year’s Cork City Marathon next Sunday , in the 10k and Half Marathon . Rising much needed funds for the Rainbow Club in Mahon, with a target of €5,000. Which will help those in need of Autism Support Services. To donate to this great cause visit: The Rainbow Club Cork (caseys.ie)

30th of May 2023
Jack talks their upcoming documentary Cluiche As Baile
Jack and his twin brother Cian have produced a documentary for TG4 called Cluiche As Baile – The Away Game. It focuses on GAA clubs in unusual parts of the world. Looking at both Natives and the Irish Community in various European Cities, and their love for the sport. One of those clubs is in North Spain, a club with strong Celtic Connections called Fillos De Breogan – The Sons Of Brogan. Catch the documentary now at: TG4 Television | TG4 Player | Irish TV | Irish Language TV | Gaeilge | Súil Eile Or watch it live next Thursday at 9.30 Check out the Desmond Brothers website at: Desmond Bros | Film & TV Production Company

17th of May 2023
Mary talks about their Compostable Apron
Mary O’Riordan from Millstreet and Lisa O’Riordan from Macroom have teamed up to try and make the medical industry more sustainable with their Company HaPPE (Health, Agriculture, P.P.E). It’s all part of the Bord na Móna Accelerate Green Programme They’ve produced an innovative idea to reduce plastics in health care, with the invention of a compostable single use slash apron. There’s about 50 million of these used every year, which equates to approximately 500 tons of plastic. The apron is composable in 8 weeks, rather than spending 50 years in a landfill which your normal plastic apron would be there for. The concept came about from a combination of Mary’s 18 years of working in the health sector and in infectious diseases, along with her cousin Lisa’s business mind, and with Mary’s brother bringing their attention to an apron used in agriculture. They then went about seeing if they could use something similar for the health service.

16th of May 2023
Sophie talks about the many events coming to the everyman in the coming months
Since its foundation, the historic venue has seen many acts take to the stage including Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant has played there twice. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, and Conversations After Sex by Mark O’Halloran took place on May 16th. The nights following on from this will have the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour and Emma Doran’s “Mad Isn’t It” being shown. The Everyman are also involved with 5 productions at the Cork Midsummer Festival, such as Gina Moxley at the Crawford Art Gallery, Rough Magic with their show Free Falling. Also being staged is King, Magic of Motown, Radio Gaga, Chris Kent as well as Leonard Cohan and Garth Brooks tribute acts. On top of all these there’s Harry Potter and Buffy The Vampire Slayer parody shows. For a list of events visit: What’s On at The Everyman | Summer Season (everymancork.com)

15th of May 2023
Aoibhie talks about STAMP Festival 2023 – May 19th -21st
Aoibhie talks about the 2023 STAMP Festival, which is taking place in the Counting House (former Beamish and Crawford House). It’s a festival aimed at encouraging creativity, with workshops, demos, screenings, exhibitions. Its open to all ages for those who are looking to gain an insight into Cork’s cultural vibrancy. For more info visit: https://sample-studios.com/events/stamp-festival-is-back-this-may-19-21/

12th of May 2023
Ronan’s/RM Hyde’s new single “Chasing Angels” is out now
Ronan now known as RM Hyde is a 24 year old Singer Songwriter, who’s single Chasing Angels was recorded in Wavefield Recordings in West Cork. It’s part of Ronan’s EP, which is heavily influenced by the likes of the Artic Monkeys and Blues music. To hear more of his music visit: RM Hyde | Spotify

11th of May 2023
David chats about his podcast now available on Spotify
David is doing a podcast with Eoghan Hennessy and Mike Carey, which as the name Suggests is All Music . Its format is a casual interview with a musician and some of their music thrown in for good measure. It’s recorded on location in Knockadoon in East Cork. Musicians featured include Dinny Quirke, Joe Collins, James Fleming, James Walsh, Conor O’Brien, Jason Perry and Melanie de la Cour . Check out the podcast series at: https://open.spotify.com/show/4seAT0p7HGQrG7tz4TXkNT

9th of May 2023
Kate Ryan chats about what it’s like to be Blas na hEireann Producers Champion 2023
Kate who is originally from Bristol but moved to Cork in 2005 because of love, is a Food writer and founder of Flavour.ie. She is also Blas Na hEireann Producers Champion 2023. This is awarded to those who support the best in Irish Independently produced Food. Flavour.ie was originally set up as a food blog aimed at supporting local food producers, following this she went on to write for the Echo and Examiner. While continuing to support local Chefs, Farmers and Growers any way she could. If you would like to enter the Blas Na Eireann awards 2023 visit: Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards – Food Producers Ireland Check out Kate’s blog at: flavour.ie Welcome

8th of May 2023
Paddy has over 300 videos archived at “ The Pursuit of Roy Keane”
Paddy and Dave reflect on the many stories of Roy Keane. As well as how important it was to Corkonians and Rockmount A.F.C fans to have a Corkman making his debut with Nottingham Forest at Anfield, thanks to their manager Brian Clough.   To see all the videos Paddy has archived visit: https://www.youtube.com/@keano1971

4th of May 2023
Cork Midsummer Festival takes place from 14th-25th of June
There will be 30 events that make up this year’s Midsummer Festival, including and International events, Island of Foam ,a beach in the Millennium Hall, the Midsummer Parade as well as events for established artists and emerging artists. The festival will have Theatre, Opera, Dance, Circus, Music, Visual Arts, Performance Arts, Street Arts. With fun for all ages. For a full programme list of events visit: What’s On | Cork Midsummer Festival | 14 – 25 June 2023

5th of May 2023
Sinead shot a Physiological Thriller “Lamb” in Youghal
Sinead shot her film Lamb on location in Youghal with funding from Screen Ireland, it’s a tense Psychological Thriller starring Aoife Duffin and Éanna Hardwicke. It’s been shortlisted for an IFTA for best short film, at this Sunday’s ceremony. The plot is simple, It tells the story of a stranger walking into someone’s home, and the interaction between the homeowner and the stranger. You can view the film at the Fastnet and Beara Film Festivals. To see where future screenings of the film are taking place in Cork visit: https://www.instagram.com/lamb_thefilm/?hl=en

2nd of May 2023
Peter brought his one man play to his hometown of Youghal
Youghal native Peter brought his one man show Patrick McCabe’s show “ Country and Irish” to Youghal last night. Peter acted in the likes Coronation Street, Fair City and Love/Hate, he has also starred in the West End and the National Theatre of Great Britain. The show started off as a radio play and was produced with the assistance of Andrew Flynn. It tells the story of Donie Burris who is a man at the end of his rope. It will also be in Aghada tonight get your tickets now at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/country-irish-by-patrick-mccabe-tickets-547730756437

28th of Apr 2023
Padraig on Cork Based band Bowden’s new single
With roots in Cork, Kerry, and Tipperary, Bowden are influenced by the likes of Radiohead and Villagers as they met at a Villagers concert. You can hear those influences through the band’s music. Bowden were in the running for supporting Aimée as part of the Red FM Sessions and were shortlisted, but unfortunately didn’t quite get selected. We played their new single “Peel”. Here more about Bowden’s music now at: Bowden (@BOWDENband) / Twitter

26th of Apr 2023
Aoife talks about two Louth men travelling 50 miles carrying 60 pounds across West Cork this May weekend
Two Louth men Henry (Aoife’s boyfriend) and his best friend Stephen are travelling a distance of 50 miles carrying 60 pounds in memory of Aoife’s late brother Ricky, who sadly lost a 6 year battle with Cancer last October. Aoife from Dunmanway/Enniskeane goes to college in Dundalk. Their journey begins at midnight on Friday with the aim of arriving 18 hours later in Skibbereen, they will be starting at Dunnes in Bishopstown passing through Innishannon, Bandon, Enniskeane, Dunmanway and Drimoleague. All in aid of Aoibheanns Pink Tie, who are a children’s charity helping families going through difficult times. All support along the route is welcome. You can donate by going to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-50-60-challenge

27th of Apr 2023
Riverstick based Clara Cooney returns to Red FM for a 2nd series
Clara has a farm of fresh produce, along with a deli, catering company and does private cheffing. She returns for another series of podcasts discussing food. The first of the 6 episodes sees Clara talk with the owner of Valleyview Farm. The Farm is run by Jason and his wife Helga Bryan. Valleyview Farm is local to Clara in Riverstick, they provide fresh seasonal veg as well as free range eggs from 1500 free range chickens. Check out the podcast now at RedFM.ie    

25th of Apr 2023
Darian made it to the final with her song “Love Ain’t As Cool”
Darian spoke ahead of the ‘New Local Hero’ final in The Academy Dublin. Part of Irish Music Month, run across 25 different Irish radio stations in association with Hotpress Magazine and the IBI, Darian is one of 6 shortlisted artists in line to win a €10,000 bursary. Darian talks about the build up to the event in the Academy, as well as about how herself and the other shortlisted artists took part in a photo shot and received mentoring from industry professionals and musicians. Thanks to Darian for representing Cork and Red FM at the final of this years search for a ‘New Local Hero’ Hear more of Darian’s music at; https://open.spotify.com/artist/0QVc8W1pLLmDPCxzgCybcp  

25th of Apr 2023
Craig on a sports day for kids with Physical Disability at Mardyke Thurs 27th
As part of its diversity and inclusion strategy a new initiative by Cork Sports Partnership has seen them team up with the Primary Schools Sports Committee to run an event at the Mardyke on April 27th which will be for children in mainstream schools who have a physical disability. This is the first of its kind and next year will see both events taking place on the same day demonstrating true and full inclusion within primary school sports events. The event on Thursday will see children from schools all across Cork take part in races for wheelchairs, visual impairment, hearing impairment, power chairs, cerebral palsy, Congenital Scoliosis, spina bifida, Olliers Disease with roughly 10 races happening on the day. Races will be sprint style races between 60 metres and 100 meters. It’s a free event that is open to the public. It will be kicking off at 10.30 am.

24th of Apr 2023
Julianne talks about the Art Sale in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation
This Wednesday at the Incognito Art Sale you can view thousands of original postcard sized Artwork. Which you can purchase for €65 each and you will only find out who the Artist is after you buy. One of those Artists with works on display is Julianne from Buttevant. Her main speciality is figurative Art, primarily Children. Other Cork artists involved are Georgie O’Mahony, Hillary Noonan, Peter Buckley, Claire O’Reilly, Carla Trindle and Ruthie Ashenhurst.  Previous contributors to Incognito include Bob Geldof, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, LYRA and Tommy Tiernan. It’s all in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. You can register your interest in purchasing the various paintings before the event now at: https://www.incognito.ie/ To see more of Julianne’s work visit: https://www.julianneguinee.com/

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