Bull Island Haiku, documentary

Claire Cunningham’s radio documentary based on my Bull Island Haiku was broadcast on Ireland’s Lyric FM on Sunday 4th October. The programme is now available as part of the RTÉ Lyric Fm Feature Podcast series, or directly in mp3 format at https://bit.ly/30BjIIv. A short introduction to the programme was also published on RTÉ’s Culture website […]

Audio: The Pre-Electric Picnic

THE CANCELLATION of this year’s Electric Picnic means the highlight of many people’s autumn calendar – and a huge source of income for so many in Stradbally, Co. Laois, and beyond – has been lost for another year. Perhaps it’s been online all the time, but by an odd coincidence I was directed just now […]

Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cabra, 1980

Punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees’ legendary gig in a local cinema in Cabra, north Dublin in 1980 is the subject – or part of it, at least – of my contribution to Sunday Miscellany’s 50th, a half-centenary celebration of the radio show that has long been an Irish institution. The recording made at Dublin’s […]