Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


Thursday 15th March

Culture File: Lillias Mitchell's Golden Fleece

The Golden Fleece Award, and other legacies of sculptor and textile artist, Helen Lillias Mitchell.

Wednesday 14th March

Culture File: Colleen Cosmo Murphy's Classic Album Sundays

Unrepentant vinyl fetishishims, as we spend an afternoon with Colleen Cosmo Murphy

Tuesday 13th March

Culture File: The Fadgies

The travails of 'an Irish-speaking colony in 19th-century Belfast' in the bilingual theatre show, The Fadgies.

Monday 12th March

Culture File: Esosa Ighodaro's latests

Performer and linguist, Esosa, celebrates her new editions: an album and a new baby.

Friday 9th March

The Culture File Weekly: March 9th

This weekly...Tim Moton, Borders & Landless

Culture File 'Likes': Sara Baume

Novelist, Sara Baume, shares some of the things she's been enjoying on the long winter evenings.

Thursday 8th March

Culture File: Landless

Irish traditional vocal group, Landless on the churches, tunnels and other spaces of their debut album, Bleaching Bones

Wednesday 7th March

Culture File: Being Ecological with Timothy Morton (part 2 of 2)

Eco-philosopher, Timothy Morton, on why playing music can show us how to think ecologically.

Tuesday 6th March

Culture File: Being Ecological with Timothy Morton (part 1 of 2)

Philosopher, Tim Morton, introduces his controversial and sometimes flummoxing thinking on the future of Earth

Monday 5th March

Culture File: Borders and Outposts

An international gathering of academics at Cork's Glucksman gallery explores border worries around the world.

Friday 2nd March

Culture File 'Likes': Alexandra Conlon & Emily Fox

The acting-producing duo behind Peep, Alexandra Conlon and Emily Fox, share with us their consuming habits.

The Culture File Weekly: March 2nd

This weekly...Rhiannon Giddens' Great American Songbook

Wednesday 28th February

Culture File: Marcos Economides Calling

The philosophy of building instruments for Greek music, with Athen-based luthier, Marcos Economides

Tuesday 27th February

Culture File: New Music Dubliners No 2 - Ryan McAdams

Julliard-trained, New York-based conductor, Ryan McAdams on how he fell for Irish new music.

Monday 26th February

Culture File: New Music Dubliners: Garth Knox

Bringing his avant-garde sensibility and his ancient instrument to the New Music Dublin festival is Garth Knox

Friday 23rd February

The Culture File Weekly: February 23rd

This weekly Scent in China, Hanging Baskets in Sirius and L’Italiana in Algeri.

Culture File 'Likes': Paul Duane

Paul Duane, director of #ADIFF doc, While You Live, Shine, shares some of the culture he's clicked 'like' on.

Thursday 22nd February

Culture File: L’Italiana in Blackwater

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival singers sample acoustics in Dromore Yard, a new festival venue in a restored farm

Wednesday 21st February

Culture File: How's China Smelling? (Part 2 of 2)

In China, consumers are turning towards a new gamut of sweet flavours, according to scent expert, Yvonne Hockey.

Tuesday 20th February

Culture File: How's China Smelling

Yvonne Hockey, of fragrance and flavour company, Givaudan, on rethinking scent for the Chinese market.

Monday 19th February

Culture File: Meadhbh O'Connor's Earth

Meadhbh O'Connor's horticultural sculptures, Biospheres, offer an alternative language of contemporary art.

Friday 16th February

The Culture File Weekly: February 16th

The best of Culture File featuring Grace Dyas, Alexandra Conlon & Emily Fox and Johann Johannsson

Culture File 'Likes': Eileen Hutton

Environmental artist, Eileen Hutton, shares her culture file 'likes' - from Ali Smith to Iron & Wine.

Thursday 15th February

Culture File: Peep

Solidarity isn’t always easy for the duelling duo in UK writer, Jodi Gray's new play, Peep.

Wednesday 14th February

Culture File: Corey Yeo's Brainwatching

Singapore-based marketing expert, Corey Yeo, has been working on betters ways to chart people's reactions to tastes and smells.

Tuesday 13th February

Culture File: Grace Dyas' We Don't Know What's Buried Here

The latest from Dublin company, TheatreCLUB, evokes a very Irish history of scandals, reports and inertia.

Monday 12th February

Culture File: Johann Johannsson (Extended Interview)

The sad news has come from Berlin of the death of the most fascinating of popular composers, Johann Johannsson.

Culture File: Johann Johannsson

The sad news has come from Berlin of the death of the most fascinating of popular composers, Johann Johannsson.

Friday 9th February

The Culture File Weekly: February 9th

Luke Clancy presents the best of this weeks Culture File

Culture File 'Likes': Henry Adam Svec

The scholar and performer, Henry Adam Svec, on his taste for Mindhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen and Old Spice.

Thursday 8th February

Culture File: Luca Turin's New Universe of Perfume

Perfume critic and biophysicist, Luca Turin, the new map of the perfume universe.

Wednesday 7th February

Culture File: Rubin Kodheli's New World of Cello

Rubin Kodheli is bringing together Bartok, Stravinsky and Hendrix in his cello music - just don't call it crossover

Tuesday 6th February

Culture File: Pip Thornton's poem.py

Pip Thornton's art plugs works of literature - say Wordsworth's 'Daffodils' - into Google's AdWords system.

Monday 5th February

Culture File: The Future of Funerals

A cortege of academics gathers in Trinity Long Room Hub to discuss evolving ideas of fond farewells.

Friday 2nd February

The Culture File Weekly: Spill Simmer Falter Wither...Translate?

Culture File Weekly looks at Sara Baume's debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither which has been translated into languages from Danish to Japanese, from Turkish to Dutch.

Culture File 'Likes': Farah Elle

Libyan-Irish singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, shares some of the things she been listening to, tasting and smelling.

Thursday 1st February

Culture File: Spill Simmer Falter Wither Translate

Cork novelist, Sara Baume and her Czech language translator, Alice Hyrmanová McElveen, on the secrets of their collaboration

Wednesday 31st January

Culture File: Tactical Media and the American Folk Revival (part 2)

Why the image of Bob Dylan meant so much to Steve Jobs & how the Occupy movement revived the hootenanny. Sort of.

Tuesday 30th January

Culture File: Tactical Media and the Folk Revival

Uncovering the US folk revival's surprising celebration of the possibilities in all sorts of media technologies.

Monday 29th January

Culture File: Paul Duane's Greek 101

One of big pleasure of Paul Duane's While You Live, Shine is its handy Greek vocab cheatsheet for loss and longing

Friday 26th January

The Culture File Weekly: January 26th

This weekly, the artist who works collaboratively with the wildlife around her Kildare studio, perfume critic, Chandler Burr, on decoding 'arthouse' perfumer, Etat Libre D'Orange, singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, on sneaking Arabic sounds into Irish pop, and Turkish literary critic, Meltem Gürle on why it's all downhill once we reach the age of 5.

Culture File 'Likes': Niall Naessens

Artist Niall Naessens shares some of the films, music and foods he's been enjoying.

Thursday 25th January

Culture File: The Art of Etat Libre D'Orange

Perfume pioneer, Etienne de Swardt and perfume critic, Chandler Burr, on the importance of storytelling in scent

Wednesday 24th January

Culture File: Eileen Hutton's Non-Human Collabs

Working collaboratively with honeybees and songbirds is central to Eileen Hutton environmental art.

Tuesday 23rd January

Culture File: Coming of Age in Dublin and Istanbul

Dublin-based, Istanbul-born, Meltem Gürle, on surprise connections between the Irish and Turkish bildungsroman

Monday 22nd January

Culture File: Farah Elle's Phrygian Mode

Farah Elle on blending a pop sensibility with the traditional sounds, poetry and modes of her Libyan heritage.

Friday 19th January

Culture File 'Likes': Aphra Kerr

Games and technology researcher, Aphra Kerr, shares some of the things on which she's been clicking 'like'

The Culture File Weekly 190118: Slow Computing Special

Do you use your phone or does it use you? We explore our internet-connected technologies and the world of 'datafication', with guests including UCSF's Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist and expert in addiction and Lindsay Ems, who studies the Amish often highly nuanced attitudes technology.

Thursday 18th January

Culture File: Slow Computing - What We Can Learn from the Amish

Lindsay Ems studies of US Amish communities uncover a surprisingly nuanced attitude to technological change.

Wednesday 17th January

Culture File: Slow Computing - Prof Stefania Milan

Academics around Europe are researching resistance to what they sees as the increasing datafication of our world

Tuesday 16th January

Culture File: Slow Computing Week - Prof Robert Lustig's

How the tech industry has helped us to confuse happiness and pleasure - and made a killing in the process, with Prof Robert Lustig.

Monday 15th January

Culture File: What is Slow Computing?

Slow Computing Week kicks off with the organisers of a recent Slow Computing event at Maynooth University.

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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin


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