Friday, October 13, 2006

Pat O'Connor, Kerry Media Network, Listowel Film Club, the Women and more

Quick recap on the previous weeks programmes

On September 22nd we featured interviews with
-Famed Newcastlewest writer Dr. Patrick O'Connor spoke about his new publication, 'Seeing through Counties; Geography and Identity in Ireland', an ambitious new book charting the development of the county system in the county
-Clare based artist Thomas De Lohery, who spoke about his upcoming exhibition at Friars Gate, Kilmallock that payed tribute to the late Limerick actor Richard Harris
-Feedback from the play 'Outlying Islands'

On September 29th the show featured interviews with
-Ciaran Gleeson of the classic cinema, Listowel on the relaunch of the Film Club
-Tralee man Rory Kirby, who recently set up the Kerry Media Network (KYM), a voluntary organisation aiming to link all facets of filmmaking in Kerry
-The show also featured highlights from Éigse Michael Hartnett, including footage from the Abbeyfeale Drama Group, an impromptu performance from Cora Fenton and music from the legendary Cork singer Jimmy Crowley

The show on October 6th had a strong theatrical theme running through it, featuring as it did interviews with
-Darren Maher of Impact Theatre, who spoke about their take on the Stephen King story, Misery
-David Heap (Donal Maher in Fair City) who talked about his role in the Galloglass Theatre Production of the play 'Way to Heaven', that was playing at Friars Gate
-Ciarda Tobin, director of the Teaspach production of the Clare Luce Booth play, 'The Women'
-Feedback from the Richard Harris exhibition at Friars Gate

And on to this Fridays show which featured interviews with
-Limerick City Arts Officer Sheila Deegan who spoke about the upcoming Cuisle Poetry Festival in Limerick
-John Reidy, who waxed lyrical about the famed Sliabh Luachra musician Patrick O'Keefe, for whom a festival is held in his honour in Castleisland from the 27-30th October
-Paul Tarpey, who spoke about both his and Claire Gilmour's work in the upcoming exhibition entitled 'Hidden', opening this Friday at Thinkk Creative space on Cecil Street
-Feedback from the film club in Listowel, where last night the film 'Paradise Now' was shown. A film that explored the journey of two young Palestinian men sent on a suicide bombing mission to Tel Aviv, one of the most powerful films I have seen in a long time
-A feature on the Austrian artistic group Medea. Based in Linz, artists from this group travelled to Ireland in September and I met and spoke to two of the artists, Christina and Astride

That just about wraps it up, great news is that West Limerick 102FM can now be listened to live on the Internet, and we've received positive feedback from both Canada and the USA. Make sure if you're from the Abbeyfeale or Foynes/Shannagolden/Robertstown areas, to tune in Sunday week (Oct 22nd) for the senior football county final.