Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club
Oct27

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches of Kilkenny and the Hell Fire Club, Dublin The Story of Alice Kipler, The Witch of Kilkenny. The Hell Fire Club Dublin The Hell Fire Club on Mont Pelier Hill casts a foreboding presence over the south Dublin suburbs. It was originally built as a hunting lodge by William “the Speaker” Connolly, politician and land owner, in or around 1725. It is reported that the stone used to build the lodge was...

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Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear Scéine
Dec27

Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear Scéine

Siofra Kilroy interviews local Irish composer Joe Thoma of Kenmare, County Kerry on the South West coast of Ireland. Thoma has created a musical innovation in the form of ‘Inbhear Sceine’ about the Milesian invasion of Ireland and the subsequent wars with the Tuatha De Danaan around 2000 BC. Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear...

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Merry Christmas from Chicago’s Jimmy Keane and Dennis Cahill!
Dec24

Merry Christmas from Chicago’s Jimmy Keane and Dennis Cahill!

Accordionist Jimmy Keane is our Male Musician of the Decade here on LI, and his pal, Dennis Cahill is one half of the iconic Hayes/Cahill duette, and a member of of the popular, Gloaming. Well, here they are sending you a special Christmas musical moment, including “The Horse Keanes, a hornpipe Jimmy wrote some time ago in honor of his late Dad. This is the real Irish music. Nothing fancy here or any big video number. Just two...

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Podcast: Dublin’s Smallest Pub, The Dawson Lounge.
Nov25

Podcast: Dublin’s Smallest Pub, The Dawson Lounge.

LiveIreland: Pubs An edited highlight of our program Pub Culture, David Tallon talks to Ron Black about Dublin`s smallest pub The Dawson Lounge.   Podcast: Dublin’s Smallest Pub, The Dawson...

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History of the GAA
Nov12

History of the GAA

Shane Keogh is our commentator, and brings us the behind the scenes story of many of Ireland’s ancient and traditional sports games. The programme also visits the GAA ,(Gaelic Athletic Association) to find out how these sports are surviving today. Producer: Rory...

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Podcast: The Brazen Head Pub
Nov10

Podcast: The Brazen Head Pub

Established in 1198 The Brazen Head is Ireland’s oldest pub with a rich history with regulars like Robert Emmet and Charles Stewart Parnel. David Tallon talks to Thomas Barr....

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Podcast: Bunratty Castle
Nov05

Podcast: Bunratty Castle

Shane Smyth and Aoileann Nic Ginnea present a magazine programme on interesting aspects of Irish life, culture & music. In this edited highlight Eric Murphy calls to Irelands famous Bunratty castle Producer: Peter...

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Podcast: The Uilleann Pipes
Nov03

Podcast: The Uilleann Pipes

Imelda Deegan samples the sounds of some early Irish instruments and finds some stories concerning their origin. This program focuses on the making of The Bodhran, Harp and Uilleann Pipes. Producer: Aoileann Nic...

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