Thursday, March 30, 2006

Broken Glass & Moonshine

Strong dramatic feel to this weeks show, which will be featuring

-Interview with Anthony McAuliffe, director of the Jim Nolan play 'Moonshine', which is currently playing at St. Johns Theatre, Listowel
-Review by Keith O'Rahilly of the 'Kings of the Kilburn High Road', by the Listowel players, which played at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale last weekend
-Interview with Chris Sanford, who will be acting in the Irish premiere of the Arthur Miller play, 'Broken Glass', which plays at the Impact Theatre, Limerick, from April 4-8th

May also be doing a feature on the World Fleadh Festival Launch at the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion, so make sure to tune in this Friday at 6. Hope to have a few more audio files up on this site during the week, and while I'm at it, i'd just like to say a big thanks to everyone who's left a comment on the site, a lot of positive feedback, and also comments that should stimulate more debate on this site in the future.

Photos of Eileen Nevin and Chris Sandford taken in rehersals for Broken Glass at Impact Theatre

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Remembering Michael Hartnett

Hope ye all enjoyed last weekend. Good response to last weeks Patricks day show, particularly the item on the set-dancing weekend from Rathkeale, hope to have it accessible as an audio file in the near future. Thanks to all who supported the car boot sale in Newcastlewest last Sunday, day was a great success and next one coming up on April 16th. On this weeks show we'll be featuring

-A feature on the St. Patrick's day parade in Abbeyfeale, one of many successful parades held around the county
-The main feature on the show will be the item on the new publication launched in Mary I last week, 'Remembering Michael Hartnett', a book celebrating the life of the famed West Limerick Poet. Interviews with various contributors to the book including Rosaleen Liston, Róisin ni Ghairbi & Gabriel Fitzmaurice
-Locally recorded music from DJ Murphys bar Abbeyfeale, featuring local group Drops of Brandy and various guests

We may also be having features on the upcoming dreammakers project at Daghda Space and also the upcoming visit of the cinemobile to Abbeyfeale. Only one way to find out, and that's to tune into Éagsúil on West Limerick 102 this Friday evening at 6.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sherlock Holmes & Set Dancing

Apologies to listeners who tuned in last week hoping to hear an interview with Jenny MacMahon that didn't materialise, there was a genuine mix up, and as I said last Friday, these are the things that can happen on live radio. Headed down to the boatclub last Saturday to see the group, good gig, quite impressive as a live group, really enjoyed the funky instrumental stuff. Hopefully we'll see more of Delorean Suite in the near future.
On to this weeks show, and as you can probably garner from the slightly surreal title, there's a bit of a mix for this St. Patrick's Day show, which will be featuring

-An interview with Vicky O'Sullivan, owner of Newcastlewest BookStore, who will give a brieSharon Shea Bossardf preview of the upcoming book launch by Sharon Shea Bossard, Irish-American author of the novel 'Finding my Irish'
-An interview with veteran west end actor Roger Llewellyn, who is starring in the one man play, 'Sherlock Holmes-The Last Act', which plays at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, next Monday, March 20th
-A feature on the West Limerick Dancing Club weekend, held in the Rathkeale House Hotel from March 3-5th (Great array of accents in this piece!)
-Interviews with teachers and students from the Vocational School, Abbeyfeale who are involved with the make-a-book project
-Feedback on the Athea Drama groups production of the John B. Keane play 'Moll', which played at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale last weekend
-A surprise music piece

Hope you enjoy it. Good news from the station is that the studios at Rathkeale are up and running with a target of up to 25% of programming to come from there in the near future. Work is commencing in the Abbeyfeale studios at present. Anyway, I'll take the chance to wish ye all a happy St. Patrick's day, support the nearest parade to you, and once the daytime festivities are over make sure to tune in at 6.00 to West Limerick 102.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

EVA, The Kings of Kilburn High Road, Delorean Suite & Lovers at Versailles

Good mix of drama, music & art on this weeks show, which will be featuring

-An interview with Limerick City Arts Officer Sheila Deegan, who will be giving an overview of the 30th Exihibition of Visual Arts (EV+A) in Limerick
-An interview with renowned Athea actor Oliver McGrath, who will be playing in the Listowel Players production of the Jimmy Murphy play, 'The Kings of Kilburn High Road', which plays in St. Johns in Listowel and the Glórach Theatre in Abbeyfeale this month
-An interview with Jenny MacMahon, lead singer with Limerick group Delorean Suite, who will be playing this weekend at the Limerick Boat Club
-An interview with Karen Fitzgibbon, who will be playing in the quarry players production of the Bernard Farrell play, 'Lovers at Versailles', back in the Belltable next week due to popular demand

So make sure to tune in this Friday evening at 6.00 to your not for profit community radio station West Limerick 102FM. Hope you enjoy the show.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Audio 4: Niamh Bowen and AmerWreka's JD Lewis

More audio clips from some recent shows. The first piece is Limerick based actress and writer Niamh Bowen talking about her new work 'Up from our knees' which had a rehearsed reading at the unfringed festival in Limerick. The clip includes some excerpts from the work. 10 minutes long , 13 mbs. Download/hear it here.
The second piece is an interview with AmerWreka director JD Lewis. Looking at the site traffic over the last few weeks, I know that a number of visitors are arriving here to find out more about the play and quite a few have downloaded the last AmerWreka item. So enjoy this interview 9 minutes long 12mbs. Download/hear it here.
As always with the audio items your feedback is particularly welcome, just click on the comments link below. Thanks

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Pat MacAulliffe, Set Dancing & the Kerry Drama Festival

Just a quick response to some of the comments posted. Regarding Live Streaming, I think the main issue preventing West Limerick 102FM from going live on the internet is to do with copyright law relating to music, which would make the whole exercise prohibitive to do. There are hopes, however, to post up some of the talk programmes each week, editing out the music if necessary. Watch this space for future developments.
As regards the parade in Abbeyfeale, I don't think there should be any trouble barring the Orange Order making a surprise appearance (strange things have happened in the town, but I think that would be just a little too surreal) Who knows, maybe the riots in Dublin will spark off dissaffected youth in Abbeyfeale or other West Limerick towns. Or maybe not. At the moment, the main worry for locals involved in the parade will be to come up with imaginative ideas to match the superb street theatre group, Mendana, from Knocknagoshel. They really stood out in what was an excellent parade last year.
Anyway, time to get off the soapbox and on to this weeks show, which will be featuring

-An interview with Sean Lynch, MA, who recently gave a lecture in Listowel Library on the legendary Listowel plasterer/decorator/artist, Pat MacCaullife, whose work still graces buildings in Listowel and Abbeyfeale
-An interview with Ann Curtin of the West Limerick Set Dancing Club, who this weekend will be holding their 14th Annual Workshop in Rathkeale House Hotel
-Feedback from the Ardagh Drama group's production of 'The Field'
-Interview with Jerome Stack who will be talking about the upcoming Kerry Drama Festival

We also may be featuring feedback from the various workshops that took place in the Vocational School, Abbeyfeale last week. So make sure to tune in to éagsúil this Friday evening at 6.00, and if you miss anything, there's a repeat show for early risers on Saturday morning at 8.00.