Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


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.

Friday 12th January

The Culture File Weekly: 12/01/18

This weekly, settling into the Donegal winter with painter, Ann Quinn, a snatch of the sound that UNESCO recently agreed forms part of the world's most valuable heritage, and new friends for delicate watercolours that comprise the Vaughan Bequest currently on show at The National Gallery, Dublin.

Culture File 'Likes': Sean McKeon

Uilleann piper, Sean McKeon, shares some of the tv, books, podcasts and music he's been clicking like on recently.

Thursday 11th January

Culture File: Good Morning Mr Naessens

Artist, Niall Naessens, on making work to hang alongside Turner's watercolours at the National Gallery of Ireland

Wednesday 10th January

Culture File: Piping for Humanity

Uilleann piper, Sean McKeon, knows well why piping has been added to UNESCO's tally of vital human heritage.

Tuesday 9th January

Culture File: Donegal Painter, Ann Quinn (part 2)

In her rural studio, Anne Quinn is preparing work for a Dublin show later in the year.

Monday 8th January

Culture File: Donegal Painter, Ann Quinn (part 1)

Anne Quinn on the mysterious impetus to paint she finds everywhere from heirloom bibles to waterlogged pastures

Friday 5th January

The Culture File Weekly (The Year of Clicking 'Like')

A year's worth of guests share the sounds and images, tastes and smells that they've been spending their spare time consuming.

Friday 29th December

The Culture File Weekly (50 Years of EBU Concert Exchanges)

In November, 1967, Hans Keller, a Viennese refugee who fled to London, created the first of now regular radio concert exchanges from halls around Europe. Luke Clancy travels to Geneva to meet the team that makes these broadcasts happen, and hears some of their ultimate concert choices.

Friday 22nd December

Culture File Weekly (2017 Journeys: The Burren, Roma History, Han Bennink, Sneakercon)

The penultimate edition of the Culture File Weekly for 2017 prepares for the journey into 2018, by revisiting some of the places we have found ourselves in 2017, from the contemplating the ancient flora of The Burren, to the copping sneakers in Earl's Court.

Culture File 'Likes': Anne Quinn

The Donegal painter shares her own Culture File 'Likes' - which run from Chuck Berry to Vivaldi

Thursday 21st December

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: 1968

The drummer who laid down the beat for Dutch free jazz in the 1960s, remembers life at a musical ground zero.

Wednesday 20th December

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Sneakercon

A US caravan of sneaker-dealers, “ShoeTube' stars, brand-hypers and footwear fanatics arrives in Europe.

Tuesday 19th December

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Brno

A a history of discrimination, mistrust, and persecution in Brno’s Museum of Roma Culture.

Monday 18th December

Culture File's 2017's Journeys: The Burren

Environmentalist and writer, Gordon Darcy, uses paint to speak about the things that science can't quite grasp.

Friday 15th December

The Culture File Weekly 151217 (Radio Concerts, Non Alcoholic Craft Beer and Mead)

This weekly: the 50th birthday of Europe-wide concert exchanges; non-alcoholic craft beers of East London; and the mead revival in Kinsale

Culture File 'Likes': Valerie Pakenham

Maria Edgeworth's latest editor shares her own Culture File Likes.

Thursday 14th December

Culture File: Reaching Craft Beer Nirvana

East London's Nirvana Brewery is possibly the world's first entirely low and non-alcoholic brewery.

Wednesday 13th December

Culture File: The Sweet Taste of Norse Mythology

Blood mixed with honey was the base for an ancient Norse recipe for mead. Kinsale Mead tweaks things a bit...

Tuesday 12th December

Culture File: Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller (part 2)

Was the radiophobe Benjamin Britten the right choice to conduct the first concert of a new broadcast paradigm?

Monday 11th December

Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller

The dream of a Viennese refugee in London to unite Europe's concert halls, celebrates its 50th birthday.

Friday 8th December

The Culture File Weekly 081217 (Maria Edgeworth And Her Town)

This weekly, a special edition leads us to Edgeworthstown and environs, in search of the spaces and stories of pioneering and bestselling Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth, whose base in the Co Longford town became a 19th century literary hub

Culture File 'Likes': Lian Bell

Theatre artist and activist, Lian Bell, on some of the things that she's be streaming, downloading and savouring this week

Thursday 7th December

Culture File: Bill Fontana's 50 Years of Sound Sculpture

Some rather cryptic words from Marcel Duchamp helped the young Bill Fontana first understand his own work.

Wednesday 6th December

Culture File: Ancient Juice

Michele Sartori of Acetaia Giusti leads a tasting of precious black dots of aged balsamic vinegar

Tuesday 5th December

Culture File: #Mariastown

On the trail of Maria Edgeworth, in Tullynally Castle, home of Ms Edgeworth's latest editor

Monday 4th December

Culture File: Mariastown

Local historian, Matt Farrell, leads us through pioneering Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth’s Co Longford home

Friday 1st December

The Culture File Weekly 011217 (Lian Bell, Jonathan Swift, Anne Cleary, Dreamgun)

This weekly, we discover a better mental health facility that Bedlam with the help of Dean Swift, watch 13 (or fewer) dots in the form of a conductor with Anne Cleary, join the Millennial sport of blockbuster movie spoofing with Dreamgun, and speculate, with Lian Bell, on the role of theatre design in the industry's current season of reckonings.

Culture File 'Likes': Maureen O'Connor

UCC's Maureen O'Connor shares some of the things she's been clicking like on this week.

Thursday 30th November

Culture File: Dean Swift at 350

Prof Jim Lucey on pamphleteer, priest and, of course, micro-loan pioneer, Jonathan Swift

Wednesday 29th November

Culture File: #LianBell

Activist theatre artist, Lian Bell, on Amplify Women and the struggle to end harassment in the cultural industries

Tuesday 28th November

Culture File: Anne Cleary's Rattle

Cleary | Connolly's Anne Cleary on tracking the movements of Simon Rattle while overcoming the fear of being simple

Monday 27th November

Culture File: Dreamgun's Box Office Demolitions

Dreamgun’s Heber Hanly on the comedy sketch troupe's live takedowns of film such as Titanic, Terminator & Die Hard

Friday 24th November

The Culture File Weekly 24.11.17 (Ban Bam, Maureen O'Hara's Dior coat, Tim Robinson's Ecofeminism and Melissa Ellis' hunts)

This Weekly, we're in Durrow, County Laois, trying on a fur to which we otherwise strongly object, sizing up gender equality in improvised music, checking into Marsh's Library, Dublin, and listening carefully while Maureen O'Connor explains how Ecofeminism helps us understand that we are but assemblages of different kinds of being.

Culture File 'Likes': Aoife Concannon

Ban Bam Festival founder, Aoife Concannon, on her favourite podcasts, movies...and compact cassettes.

Thursday 23rd November

Culture File: Mellissa Odd Stories

From the Dead Zoo to underwater off Dalkey, and the shelves of Marsh's Library, Melissa Ellis hunts inspiration.

Wednesday 22nd November

Culture File: A New Home for Maureen O'Hara's Fur Coat

In Durrow, County Laois, Philip Sheppard, transitioner of objects, is at work in the family auction house...

Tuesday 21st November

Culture File: Tim Robinson's Ecofeminism

We can re-learn to understand the world through Connemara-based artist, Tim Robinson's work, says Maureen O’Connor

Monday 20th November

Culture File: #wakingtheimprovisers

A new festival, Ban Bam, highlights female musicians playing jazz, improvised and experimental music.

Friday 17th November

The Culture File Weekly 17.11.17 (Veronika Harcsa, Louis Scully, Niamh Barry, Dave Flynn's Memory Orchestra)

This weekly, we're in North Co. Dublin to glimpse the glowing art of sculptor, Niamh Barry, we visit the big studio in Donnybrook with the RTE NSO and the Memory Orchestra, meet nightlife kingpin, Louis Scully, and hear some extended vocal technique from Hungarian jazznik, Veronika Harcsa.

Culture File 'Likes': Veronika Harcsa

Hungarian vocalist, Veronika Harcsa, on some of the things she's (mentally) clicked like on recently.

Thursday 16th November

Culture File: Live From Studio 1 with the Memory Orchestra

Composer, Dave Flynn and fiddler, Niamh Varian-Barry bring a collection of replica bronze age horns to Donnybrook

Wednesday 15th November

Culture File: Discotekken with Louis Scully

DJ, music promoter (and potential Dublin Night Mayor) Louis Scully's musical kingdom

Tuesday 14th November

Culture File: Veronika Harcsa Voices her Concern

Hungarian vocalist, Veronika Harcsa, on using the voice to escape from our digital sound prison

Monday 13th November

Culture File: Ancient Lights

Amid the fruit-growing fields of North Co. Dublin, artist Niamh Barry and her team blend ancient and contemporary tech

Friday 10th November

The Culture File Weekly, 10.11.17 James Turrell's Berlin chapel, Brandon Labelle's sound worlds, Lucy Wright's Digital Folk Project, Pavel

This weekly, we process from a graveyard in Mitte where American artist James Turrell has been hacking the sunset, to the sound worlds of Brandon Labelle, the Mudcat Cafe with Lucy Wright of the Digital Folk Project, and the organ loft with Czech console master, Pavel Kohout.

Culture File Likes: Louis Scully

The Dublin DJ and Discotekken music promoter shares some of things with which he likes to fill his eyes, ears and belly

Thursday 9th November

Culture File: Brandon Labelle's Minor Acoustics

Listening might be an effective way to help us approach our global crisis, speculates sound artist and theorist, Brandon Labelle

Wednesday 8th November

Culture File: James Turrell Lichtinstallation Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof

Sunset in Berlin sees the coming to life of James Turrell's lightwork in a Mitte cemetery

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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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