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    Thursday 18th December

    1001 Culture Files: Eric Whitacre's Cyber Choir

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    1001 Culture Files: : L'amour

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    Wednesday 17th December

    Culture File: Fitness Tracking

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    1001 Culture Files: Jack Dohery's Pots

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity. Each day this week, we'll have a Culture File at 5.40 and another one again 6.40.

    Tuesday 16th December

    1001 Culture Files - Van Morrison's Belfast

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity

    1001 Culture Files: Music in Berlin

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity.

    Monday 15th December

    1001 Culture Files: Virtual Netherworlds

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity.

    1001 Culture Files: The Caretaker

    All this week Culture File we're celebrating 'One Thousand and One Nights of Culture File' with a double helping of some the most popular episodes of our daily epistle from the world of contemporary creativity.

    Friday 12th December

    Culture File: The Wexford Carols Renewed

    Luke Clancy talks to Caitriona O'Leary about her new CD, a contemporary take on The Wexford Carols featuring Tom Jones among others.

    Thursday 11th December

    Culture File: 2014 A Cultural Review

    Luke Clancy, Rachel Ní Chuinn, & Eoghan Nolan on 2014, via a 93 year old's take on death, Grand Budapest Hotel & Episodic Narrative Addicts.

    Wednesday 10th December

    Culture File: 2014 Highlights

    Musician, Rachel ni Chuinn and advertising eminence, Eoghan Nolan assemble to discuss what culture they consumed this year, and how.

    Tuesday 9th December

    Culture File: Batik in Londan

    Batik and the tangled colonial stories of textiles, in Brixton Market, London SW9

    Monday 8th December

    Culture File: Voice Box

    Beating the tambourine at Voice Box, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art's own special brand of short talks event.

    Friday 5th December

    Culture File: The East London Renaissance

    Oom Pah Pah and the East London Renaissance, with dragstar turned local historian, Jonny Woo.

    Thursday 4th December

    Culture File: Music and Anglo-Saxon Poetry

    Scottish viola-player turned composer, Sally Beamish, on turning Anglo-Saxon poetry into music.

    Wednesday 3rd December

    Culture File: Outsider Comedy

    Weird comes in from the cold with US comics Tim and Eric, but they're just part of a long history of outsider comedy, says Gareth Stack.

    Tuesday 2nd December

    Culture File: Design, Desire & Responsibility

    Can you work ethically when stoking human desire is one of your everyday tasks? Jeremy Till on design, desire & responsibility. (Part 2 of 2)

    Monday 1st December

    Culture File: Scarcity - Inevitable Fact or Avoidable Consequence

    Is scarcity a fact of life on earth, or as carefully constructed as a seasonal drought of Frozen dolls? Jeremy Till on lack and its malcontents.

    Friday 28th November

    Culture File - Silences Part 4

    In the final part of our series on silence, Amanda Coogan on the scarce silences of her childhood.

    Thursday 27th November

    Culture File - The Most Beautiful Place in London?

    Is Pret A Manger the most beautiful place in London? Novelist and art newspaper creator, Tom McCarthy makes a case. (Part 2 of 2)

    Wednesday 26th November

    Culture File - Where is the Real London?

    Where is the real London? More like, is London real, we discover when Booker nominated novelist, Tom McCarthy invites us to meet him at Pret A Manger. (part 1 of 2)

    Tuesday 25th November

    Culture File: St. Mel's Cathedral Remade

    Up from the ashe of the fire-ravaged St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford springs craftsmanship on a medieval scale.

    Monday 24th November

    Culture File: Culwick Choral Society

    Mother and son choristers, Elizabeth and Donal McCormack, introduce Ireland's oldest, continuously singing choir, The Culwick Choral Society - which has been singing on Thursday for over a century.

    Friday 21st November

    Culture File: SARCy Silence

    Are we looking for silence in all the wrong places? Gareth Stack expands his collection of silences at Belfast's SARC (part 3 of 4)

    Thursday 20th November

    Culture File: Poetryfilm

    Poetryfilm: the genre where words & images do what the MBA in your life calls leveraging each other's strengths.

    Wednesday 19th November

    Culture File: RIAM War Requiem

    Conductor, James Cavanagh, on the Royal Irish Academy of Music's long march on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

    Tuesday 18th November

    Culture File - War Requiem

    Conductor, James Cavanagh, on the Royal Irish Academy of Music's long march on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

    Monday 17th November

    Culture File - Atom Tick

    Experimental comedy duo, James Moran and Stephane Hanly, aim to remove any pressure on audiences to laugh in their 'Arthouse comedy' show, Atom Tick.

    Friday 14th November

    Culture File: Sound & Silence

    What we talk about when we talk about hearing, as well as some defining of features of the thing we call silence, with Dr Fiona Newell, of TCD’s Institute of Neuroscience. (Silences part 2)

    Thursday 13th November

    Culture File: The House of Diehl

    Philosopher-turned fashion designer, Roman Milišic, on his couture-to-children's books empire of invention, The House of Diehl.

    Wednesday 12th November

    Culture File: Irish mezzo-soprano, Rachel Kelly

    Irish mezzo-soprano, Rachel Kelly, on life as a young singer with The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.

    Tuesday 11th November

    Culture File - Leonard Elschenbroich

    Cellist, Leonard Elschenbroich on music, tears and some useful tricks with clingfilm.

    Monday 10th November

    Culture File - Mark Wallinger

    Wearing a bear suit & owning a racehorse are just two activities designated art by Turner-prize winning Essex boy, Mark Wallinger.

    Friday 7th November

    Culture File - Silence 1 Kevin Barry

    In the first part of a Culture File series on silence, writer Kevin Barry talks about quiet and writing.

    Thursday 6th November

    Culture File - Sound Symbolism and Taste

    Sound symbolism: what the name of a food can tell you about eating it, with linguist and computer scientist, Dan Jurafsky.

    Wednesday 5th November

    Culture File - Ketchup

    The long and starry voyage of 'ketchup' to the menus of the Western World, according to linguist, Dan Jurafsky.

    Tuesday 4th November

    Culture File: Shopping in Mayfair for Persian Delights

    A shopping trip into the Persian heartlands of Mayfair, with the linguist and foodie, Dan Jurafsky.

    Monday 3rd November

    Culture File: Food linguistics

    Applying science (linguistics to be precise) to your restaurant menu Dan Jurafsky on what he's learned about food, culture & language by going a la carte.

    Friday 31st October

    Culture File: Cello Songs with Vyvienne Long

    For Halloween, Vyvienne Long settles in by the crackling log fire, nibble on some Barnbrack and treats us to nothing scarier than a Beatles covers.

    Thursday 30th October

    Culture File: Casting Humans in Plaster

    Fainting, and other hazards of casting humans in plaster, at the studio of Skibbereen artist, Ian Wright.

    Wednesday 29th October

    Culture File:

    Wexford Festival percussionist and collector, Noel Eccles, takes a mallet to his ever growing arsenal of things that go bang, boom and tinkle.

    Tuesday 28th October

    Culture File - Music from Baroque to Wiggy

    From Baroque and early music to the wiggiest, freest jazz and improv, no music is out of bounds for husband and wife duo, Homburger/Guy.

    Friday 24th October

    Culture File: Foraging for Mushrooms

    In search of some Boletus edulis, or even a few Agaricus campestris, with the mushroom hunters of Ballyhoura woods.

    Thursday 23rd October

    Culture File: Greek instrument maker

    Handmade Greek instrument maker, Marcos Ekonimides, on the economics -- and the religion of --maintaining a millennia old craft.

    Wednesday 22nd October

    Culture File: Silent Night At Wexford Festival Opera

    Is the 21st century the 'American opera' century? Yes, according to WFO's Silent Night conductor, Michael Christie.

    Tuesday 21st October

    Culture File: Wexford Festival Opera

    WFO's David Agler, on how the special furrow that Wexford carved out - rediscovering lost operatic gems - has started to become crowded.

    Monday 20th October

    Culture File: Wexford Festival Opera

    Wexford Festival Opera's AD, David Agler, on a seasonal, locavore joy to equal the advent of ceps amongst sodden leaves.

    Friday 17th October

    Culture File - Sean Lynch Buile Suibhne

    Sean Lynch's latest show, For The Birds, brings the myth of Buile Suibhne (and a cow and her calf) into the gallery.

    Wednesday 15th October

    Culture File: Stone Carvers and Car Crushing

    Crushing Sean Fitzpatrick's beamer & John Ruskin's taste for Irish stone carving, in part 2 of our interview with artist, Sean Lynch.

    Tuesday 14th October

    Culture File - DeLorean- Sean Lynch

    Exploring the many afterlives of the Delorean DMC12, with Ireland's representative at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Sean Lynch.

    Monday 13th October

    Culture File - Music in Tallaght Hospital

    The arts program at Tallaght Hospital regularly stages musical encounters, but also commissions new music exploring illness, such as Stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.

    Friday 10th October

    Culture File: Bob Marley as Gaeilge

    Liam O'Maonlai and friends sings the songs of Bob Marley....as Gaeilge, in Amhráin Na Saoirse.

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