Thursday, January 26, 2006

John B. Keane, Darren Maher & AmerWreckA

This weeks show on the Friday 27th January will have a strong dramatic feel to it. That's because the line up will be doing features on shows from Kilmallock to Askeaton and Listowel to Limerick. The line up will be as follows

-Interview with the Cast of the play the 'Ebony Bird'. Written by Kilworth playwright Michael Lovett, it plays at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock on the 3-4 February.
-Feedback from the John B Keane musical in Listowel, including a few clips of the music that was played on the night.
-Interview with Limerick based actor, writer, graphics artist, Darren Maher, whose new drama, 'Magnum Hopeless' will be playing at the Impact Theatre next week as part of the Unfringed Festival
-Interview with J.D. Lewis, writer director of AmerWreckA which is playing this week at the Belltable as part of the Unfringed festival, as well as interviews with some of the cast
-Interview with Jeannette Madigan, director of the Panto 'Three Cheers for Deel Primary' that plays in Askeaton this weekend

Pretty diverse schedule, even if drama is the dominating feature, so turn off the TV and tune in to West Limerick 102 this Friday evening at 6.00. Hope you enjoy the show.

(both images from play AmerWreckA)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Line up for 20/01/06

Hope everyone who tuned in enjoyed lasts weeks show and will make a special effort to make at least one event that will be occuring during the Unfringed festival in Limerick. The diversity of plays and other creative happenings in the schedule is fantastic and should be supported. Anyway, on to this weeks show. From time to time the shedule may change on the Friday due to unforseen circumstances, but at present the line up for this Fridays shows is as follows.
Jon Kenny who appears in the Island Theatre production of Under Milk Wood

-Interview with Jon Kenny, best known for his comic partnership with Pat Shortt as one half of the dUnbelievables. Now a solo artist in his own right, he is at present starring with Myles Breen in the Island production of the Dylan Thomas Play 'Under Milk Wood' which plays at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock from Thursday 19th -Saturday 21st January.
-Interview with the West Limerick Writing Group, a group of local writers who came together last year.
-Feature on 'John B. Keane, the Musical', playing at St. Johns Theatre, Listowel from the 18th-24th January.

So make sure you tune in this Friday Evening at 6.00 for Éagsúil.

Audio Archive

Here is some of the items covered on previous shows available here as high quality mp3.
First piece is a full show featuring the coffee and cream band which happened at Impact Theatre Company last August. Interviews with musicians and live tracks from the night included. The band has recently changed its name to Melting Pot. This show is 25 minutes long (36mbs).
Second Piece is an interview with musician Graham Conway of DeLorean Suite whereLimerick band DeLorean Suite he explains how they have used new technology to build their own home recording studio.
Third Piece is an interview with Limerick Photographer Paul McCarthy where he talks about his latest project which was documenting outdoor handball alleys around Ireland.

I will be adding to this over the next while so if there is any item from last year that you would like to hear again, leave a comment below and I will try my best to dig it out and make it available.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Éagsúil January 2006

The 6th January 2006 saw Eagsúil, the arts and culture show on West Limerick 102 begin a new time slot at 6.00, with the show also being extended to an hour, having previously run at half an hour. The first show of the new year was a general review of some of the highlights of the show from 2005, including interviews with Paul MacCarthy on his fascinating photographic project on handball alleys, as well as features from the Cúisle international poetry festival, Listowel Writers week and Éigse Michael Harnett. (hear the Paul McCarthy interview here - mp3 format)

This weeks show, on Friday 13th January, the 35th since the show began last May, will feature
-Interview with Billy Keane, co-author with Moss Keane of Rucks, Mauls & Gaelic Footballs, recently promoted in Newcastlewest Book Store
-Interview with Rachael Holstead, classical musician from the Corca Dhuibhne region, who has been asked by the Tom Crean society to compose a musical piec Photographer: Claire Riou Copyright Rachel Holstead 2002e in honour of the legendary explorer, and who will be travelling to the antartic to record sounds for the piece
-Preview of the Unfringed theatre festival that will be running at the Belltable in January and February
-Possible one or two other items (Make sure to tune in to find out what they are! 101.4 in the Abbeyfeale area, 101.6 Estuary and 102.2 Newcastlewest and to the East of it, good chance of getting in the car if you can't get it in the house)

Photographer: Claire Riou Copyright Rachel Holstead 2002