Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    Weekdays, 4 - 7pm


    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 Gaeilge, in Amhráin Na Saoirse.

    Thursday 9th October

    Culture File: Ensemble Eriu

    Some describe Ensemble Ériu as a Minimalist jazz-trad septet. But that's just the sort of thing some people would do.

    Wednesday 8th October

    Culture File: Harry Clarke in Ballinrobe

    Among the lilacs, the greens, the scarlets & the deep, deep blues of Harry Clarke’s stained glass at St Mary’s Church in Ballinrobe.

    Tuesday 7th October

    Culture File: Limerick Electronic Music Festival

    If you felt the earth move last weekend, it could be down to the sub-bass activities of Limerick 'beats' music festival, Prima Volta.

    Monday 6th October

    Culture File - George Fleeton

    Apple Genius Bar v. Così fan tutte: evolving standards of genius, with Mozart commentator, George Fleeton.

    Friday 3rd October

    Culture File: Designing Against Extremism

    Could areas such as graphic design, branding & even performance art produce new ways of combating extremism?

    Thursday 2nd October

    Culture File: Branding in Terrorism

    The growing importance of branding in terrorism, with author and counter-terrorism analyst, Artur Beifuss.

    Wednesday 1st October

    Culture File: Comedy Podcasts

    There is no downside for comedians starting podcasts. Or is there? Gearoid Farrelly on the world of the laughcast. (Part 2 of 2)

    Tuesday 30th September

    Culture File - Podcasting Comic

    Irish comic, Gearoid Farrelly, on the exploding world of the comedian podcast.

    Monday 29th September

    Culture File - Tim Crouch

    Tim Crouch examines the fine print on the contract between audience and performer at the theatre.

    Friday 26th September

    Culture File - Arts to Business

    What's behind the recent demise of many of Dublin's independent art spaces?

    Thursday 25th September

    Culture File: Tiki Pop

    Tiki Pop writer and curator, Sven Kirsten, on Don the Beachcomber and his rival Vic the Trader - once kings of the tiki scene.

    Wednesday 24th September

    Culture File - Tiki Pop

    “America Imagines Its Own Polynesian Paradise” in new book and an exhibition of the 20th century style urban archeologist, Sven Kirsten, calls Tiki Pop.

    Tuesday 23rd September

    Culture Night: Data Driven Artefacts

    Feel the homicide rate with CIT's Trevor Hogan, whose 'data driven artefacts' make data you can touch.

    Monday 22nd September

    Culture File: Dublin's Swastika Laundry

    Dublin's Swastika Laundry (by way of Heinrich Boll and Charles Manson) as Luke McManus continues his search for Nazi branding gold.

    Friday 19th September

    Culture File: Infamous Branding

    Luke McManus to investigate the enduring power to communicate of some of history’s most infamous branding.

    Thursday 18th September

    Culture File: Emer McBride's Words on Stage

    Eimear McBride’s syntactically promiscuous, but steadfastly prizewinning debut novel has defeated many. But not Corn Exchange Theatre Co.

    Wednesday 17th September

    Culture File: Resonances - Sound and Glass

    Vibrating to the ancient mystery of the Solfeggio frequencies, in Resonance, a sound and glass show at The National Craft Gallery.

    Tuesday 16th September

    Culture File - De Snob your Coffee

    James Hoffman, author of The World Atlas of Coffee, on de-snobbing snobby coffee.

    Monday 15th September

    Culture File- Mr. Men in Edinburgh

    Comedian, Conor O’Toole on the Edinburgh Freestival and his Trans-friendly take on Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men.

    Thursday 11th September

    Culture File: Open Source Aran Sweater

    'Open Source Aran Sweater' is a project to create an archive of Aran knitting as part of the global initiative, Cut, Make, Do.

    Wednesday 10th September

    Culture File: Collating the IT Information Collectors

    Do you know where your data is? Aisling Kelliher on data collection, inference engines and good old fashioned cookies.

    Tuesday 9th September

    Culture File - The Company

    Dublin Fringe Festival kingpins, The Company, reboot Aeschylus The Oresteia as a nightmare of social anxiety.

    Monday 8th September

    Culture File - 26 mixes for Geocache

    A radical approach to audience building: hide cassettes of experimental music at locations in rural England for anyone with a GPS device to track down.

    Friday 5th September

    Culture File: IYO's Rape of Lucretia

    Conductor, Stephen Barlow, on the acid colours of Benjamin Britten’s grim, The Rape of Lucretia, which tours in a new production from IYO.

    Thursday 4th September

    Culture File:

    Grassy acres of gurning dancers, TEDy pep talks & cava bars? Expect none of that at Enniskillen Beckett Festival.

    Wednesday 3rd September

    Culture File - Svetlana Rudenko

    Synesthesia, the politics of contemporary Ukraine and the legacy of John Field, with Wicklow-based pianist, Svetlana Rudenko.

    Tuesday 2nd September

    Culture File - The moth and Butterfly

    Culture File brings its “storynet” (aka microphone) to Galway storytelling club, Moth and Butterfly, to meet instigator, Órla McGovern.

    Monday 1st September

    Culture File - The Gillie of Lough Mask

    The underwater landscape of Lough Mask and the fish that hide there, with gillie Michael Harnesse.

    Friday 1st August

    Culture File - Handball Alley Art

    In recent years there has been a great deal more contemporary art in handball alleys, than handball. Photographer, Kenneth O’Halloran isn't about to buck the trend.

    Thursday 31st July

    Culture File: Performance Psychology

    Fight, flight and the concert pianist, with performance psychologist, Jaime Diaz.

    Wednesday 30th July

    Culture File: Popical Island Music Collective

    The bliss of having your own venue, as enjoyed by Dublin musical collective, Popical Island.

    Tuesday 29th July

    Culture File: The Golden Section

    The ancient glint of the golden section in music and painting, with artist, Maurice Quillinan.

    Monday 28th July

    Culture File: Rehearsed Readings with Druid

    “A space to do our thinking out loud…with an audience,” is how Druid’s Thomas Conway describes the company’s program of rehearsed readings.

    Friday 25th July

    Culture File: Crowdfunding Books

    The power of the hive with Alys Fowler, whose next apicultural love letter of a book is being crowdfunded via internet publisher, Unbound.

    Thursday 24th July

    Culture File: Sewing Computers

    Artist-engineer, Nora O Murchú, is using LilyPad to teach young girls to sew computers. Because that’s a thing.

    Wednesday 23rd July

    Culture File -

    IMMA celebrates the work of Tropicália artist, Hélio Oiticica, with a participatory festival of food and fun. Artist, Fiona Hallinan, walks the garden with us.

    Tuesday 22nd July

    Culture File - The Three Body Problem

    Artist, Isabel Nolan, guides us through the speculative world of her work 'The Three Body Problem' - a story about an imaginary planet lit by three suns

    Monday 21st July

    Culture File- Isobel Nolan - The Weakened Eye of Day

    Irish artist, Isabel Nolan, on her solo show at IMMA, the Thomas Hardy inspired, The Weakened Eye of Day.

    Friday 18th July

    Culture File- Branar

    Is it simple? Is it magical? Is it beautiful? Testing new children's theatre with Galway company, Branar.

    Thursday 17th July

    Culture File - Cold Brew

    If you think your latte takes too faffing long now, wait till you get a shot of 12-hour brewed 'cold press' joe.

    Wednesday 16th July

    Culture File - Christine Tobin Sings Leonard Cohen

    Christine Tobin on what might attract 'a jazzer' to simple, shiny Leonard Cohen gems such as Susanne and Famous Blue Raincoat.

    Tuesday 15th July

    Culture File - Blue Teapot

    ID is the latest from Galway’s Blue Teapot, a company that works with people with a disability to produce theatre with unique perspectives.

    Monday 14th July

    Culture File - Ballyturk

    Mikel Murfi, who stars alongside Cillian Murphy in Ballyturk, on the real meaning of 'secret theatre'.

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