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Latest Episodes from Dave Mac’s Local Legend


20th of Jan 2022
Kaia Purcell chats about her time representing Cork City at Miss Ireland
22 year old French and Spanish Graduate Kaia Purcell has been crowned Miss Cork City, and recently represented Cork in the Miss Ireland contest. As a result of the pandemic it was a longer experience for Kaia then the competition would normally run for. Starting in 2020 with Miss Cork. Then progressing to the semi- final and final of Miss Ireland. Entries for the 2022 competition are being accepted at: Miss Ireland (miss-ireland.ie) Or download the Miss Ireland App.

18th of Jan 2022
Paul Casey talks up his new single slipstream
Under the recommendation of Christian from MAKO DC and formally Cyclefly, Dave chats to Paul who has been playing guitar since the age of 16 doing covers and since the pandemic he found the space and time to write his own material, including his new single slipstream. For more information about Paul’s music visit: https://twitter.com/paulmacasey

17th of Jan 2022
More on Ireland’s First Rock Festival
Author & publisher Roz Crowley on her book Macroom Mountain Dew, Ireland’s first outdoor music festival in Macroom in the late 70s,available at Waterstones, Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street and online. Roz chats about how the idea for the festival came about as well as the established artists in attendance. Hear the full chat here https://d21uc2jkdtk9j5.cloudfront.net/shows/dave-macs-cork-history-matters/

14th of Jan 2022
Cathy and Dave talk up their award winning Cinemile Podcast
Award-winning movie podcast, where Married couple Dave and Cathy podcast their walk home from the movies. As featured in The Observer, The Guardian, Le BBC & now they are Local Legends on Dave Mac’s Drive too! thecinemile.com for more.

13th of Jan 2022
Micheal set up an initiative to clean his local park in Farranree
Micheal was sick of bringing his kids to the local park in Farranree and looking at how much of a mess it was, as well as the hazards such as broken glass and shredded metal from Coke cans. So he put up an advert using the hashtag Civic Pride North Side and he is encouraging the public to be part of the solution rather than the problem by bringing any cleaning equipment they have to Pophams Field and helping out this Saturday from 11am.

11th of Jan 2022
Roz Crowley’s book tells of Ireland’s first outdoor music festival in Macroom
In advance of a forthcoming Cork History Matters podcast Dave Mac here complies a sample of the conversation he had with author & publisher Roz Crowley whose book Macroom Mountain Dew, available at Waterstones, Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street and online, tells the tale of Ireland’s first outdoor music festival in Macroom in the late 70s. The Mountain Dew festival first featured Marianne Faithful in a dome borrowed from the Rose of Tralee committee and then by Cork’s very own local hero, the international rock superstar that was Rory Gallagher. Other acts to feature include Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, The Chieftains, Paul Brady, Horslips, Paul Young, The Dubliners, and many more.

10th of Jan 2022
Katie Jane is back on RedFM weeknights from 7 with the hottest newest freshest music first
The Kerry native is back fresh from a festive climb up Carrauntoohil and is ready to present you with music, chat and banter weeknights from 7.

16th of Dec 2021
Writer & producer Gary Wade on Cork shot short dropping on YouTube New Years day
The trailer for Gary’s film has already received 2,500 views. It’s a 35 min comedy flick that members of society who have dyslexia or anxiety should be able to connect with. Gary who has a background in teaching got inspiration from the film when he noticed that not every student has the same needs. To see the film premiere visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcsHjb6moY0    

13th of Dec 2021
Miki Barlok- Chats about his new clothing brand Gnarly Peaks
Miki from Slovakia who originally is a qualified architect decided to move discipline to fashion photography and partly in PR and commercial. He mentions the crossover in terms of composition and the fact that he had always been playing around with cameras since he was about 9. A side from this he has decided to launch his own clothing brand after seeing a niche in the Irish market, called Gnarly Peaks which is a specifically for thermal wear. To buy your mountaineering clothing visit: https://www.gnarlypeaks.com/

6th of Dec 2021
Sinéad O’Keeffe talks up Red Friday
With the return of spectators Sinéad chats about this year’s Cork club championships. Including the Senior division footballers of St.Finbarr’s claiming victory over Clonakilty and in the Hurling Midleton beating Glen Rovers. Throughout December there’s a new initiative in place called Red Friday. Dave will be giving away Cork GAA club season tickets for 2022. As Cork’s RedFM are proud sponsors of the Hurling Leagues. To see what other types of packages they have available visit : https://gaacork.ie/2021/12/03/redfridaywithcorkgaa/

3rd of Dec 2021
Stephanie Rainey chats parenting and her cover of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’
Stephanie Rainey’s cover of the Christmas classic Last Christmas which was ironically recorded Last Christmas really began to take off, and started getting close to 250,000 streams. It has now been added to a spotify playlist. Despite having another addition to her family Stephanie still plans to produce plenty of great music in the coming year. To hear her rendition of Last Christmas visit: Spotify – Last Christmas

23rd of Nov 2021
Éadaoin O’Donoghue on her new play ” Hail to the great wave”
Corcadorca Theatre Company have just celebrated their 30th Anniversary and are now full steam ahead with Éadaoin O’Donoghue’s new play, Hail to the Great Wave! which is open at CTDC (Corcadorca Theatre Development Centre) in Triskel nightly (except Sunday) at 8pm until Saturday, December 4th. Hail to the Great Wave! is a dark, sweet, comedy about a couple surviving during the apocalypse. Ironically, it was first scheduled for production in Spring 2020 and was put on hold as a result of the covid pandemic. This is a play that looks at the heroism of ordinary people, the insanity of the times we live in, and the necessity of hope…and teabags. Playwright and actor, Éadaoin says, “it is a strange time to make theatre. Antigen tests, masks, rehearsing in a room with other people again, but still being very careful. There’s a sense of precarity and fragility. It’s also the exact time we need theatre.” Starring Éadaoin and Moe Dunford, directed by Pat Kiernan, with set design by Owen Boss, lighting design by Aedín Cosgrove and costumes by Valentina Gambardella, Hail to the Great Wave! For more info visit: https://triskelartscentre.ie/events/hail-to-the-great-wav

22nd of Nov 2021
Bill talks about the ultimate outdoor winter experience in Cork this year – The Alpine Skate Trail at Fota
Brought to you by the creators & operators of Cork On Ice (since 2007) and iceskating.ie. Skaye through the woodlands of Fota on a brand new skating experience, the first of its kind in Ireland.

1st of Nov 2021
Fiona Clark on the 66th Cork International Film Festival in cinemas & online from Friday 5th
In cinemas and online from Friday 5th to Sun 21st, the 66th Cork international film festival runs for a full 17 days and is safe & fully Covid compliant. With documentary’s, features and short films from Cork Ireland & around the world. Including: Disco Pigs, Road runner, Clueless, Boiling Point and Big. There’s also a trail of discovery around the City available.   You can now download  the app for free and purchase your tickets at: https://corkfilmfest.org/the-66th-cork-international-film-festival-2021/download-the-myciff-app/

26th of Oct 2021
Aaron on visiting the world’s most haunted school here in Cork
Fear Park is a scare event held every October. We are a live immersive walk through horror maze. Coláiste Éamann Rís – formally known as Deer Park CBC – hold a scare house every Halloween, as a family friendly community based night of spooky scary fun. This is the biggest fundraising event in the schools calendar. All proceeds of the night go straight back into the school so between students, parents, staff and volunteers it’s a spooky night to remember. The event happens this Friday the 29th of October. To book your tickets on Eventbrite visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/fearpark-2021-tickets-185009547537?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

22nd of Oct 2021
Damien Dempsey & Director Ross Killeen on music documentary ‘Love Yourself Today’
Part documentary, part concert film, Love Yourself Today is an emotive celebration of modern spirituality and the power of music to heal, it centres around the music of Irish singer songwriter Damien Dempsey but also turns the lens onto his fans. Every Christmas in Dublin, the crowds gather for Damo’s Christmas gig at Vicar Street. For many, these shows have become a cathartic ritual, a safe space where emotions can be laid bare. Through the prism of the concert, we meet Dempsey and three members of the audience. We hear their stories, unravel their grief and find the light in the darkness through communal art. With themes of addiction, loss but also hope and positivity, Dempsey’s music often reflects his fans’ pain, alleviates their anguish and ultimately provides peace as they ‘sing all their cares away’.   The film is in cinemas from Friday 5th of November. https://motherland.ie/film/love-yourself-today-official-trailer

21st of Oct 2021
Rachel chats about how her piano playing videos that went viral during lockdown
Rachel started posting videos during the first lockdown of her playing songs on the piano such as; Tiësto’s Adagio for Strings with the man himself re-sharing the video. Along with Mark McCabe’s Maniac 2000 which Mark also reposted. Other fans include Brian O’Driscoll, Jenny Green and Jerry Cinnamon.   Rachel has an opening spot at Block Rockin” Beats in Cork Opera House this Sunday. For tickets visit: Block Rockin’ Beats Live with Today Fms Dec Pierce and guests – Over 18s – Live : Cork Opera House

15th of Oct 2021
Gavin James on the release of his single – Greatest hit
Gavin chats about the video for the song which has a comedic element to it. Which suits the fun sound of the single. The third album is something that he wanted to be unique to the first two while still maintaining the songwriter vibe. To hear more of Gavin’s music visit: https://shop.gavinjamesmusic.com/

14th of Oct 2021
Colette Lewis chats about how skills the elderly have can be useful in modern society in her new podcast
The Arts and Ageing podcast was launched last week. It’s an 8 part series with a new episode released every Monday. It was an initiative originally funded by the Arts Council and initiated by Cork City Council. The podcast looks at creative ways at engaging with the elderly. Including a part called local know- how, where older members of the public talk about skills they have and how they are still relevant in modern society. Like for example Kevin Jones’s skill of knitting fishing nets.   If this has wet your appetite visit: https://open.spotify.com/show/5poyW4Xgjpc0Gf7IaIDW1C

11th of Oct 2021
Sandy chats about the Cork Public Participation Network who have seats to fill on Cork County Council
The network is voluntary and works at a community level across the County and represents over 1000 groups. With the aim of giving a voice to these community groups. The organisation dates back to 2014 when town councils were scrapped. The PPN then stepped in with 31 groups across the Country. In Cork there’s one for the City and one for the County. Any community can join for free and gain access to free training which is designed for community groups in relation to: Social Media, GDPR, Fundraising and how to access funding. The are 3 types of groups in the network: Environmental, Social inclusion and General Community groups.   If you our someone in your group would like to fill one of 37 seats available on the committee visit: Cork County PPN – Public Participation Network


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