Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


Thursday 27th July

Culture File: The Limitless World of Aoife Dunne

Post-internet artist, Aoife Dunne, brings her digital army of electric blue fright-wigged dancers home to Blanchardstown

Wednesday 26th July

Culture File: Vanilla Reaches The Indian Ocean

How a 12-year old slave labourer invented a quick, and dependable method to pollinate vanilla plants by hand

Tuesday 25th July

Culture File: The Legend of Farinet

Legendary counterfeiter, Joseph-Samuel Farinet, was known to his fans as 'The Robin Hood of the Alps'

Monday 24th July

Culture File: Tag Beckett's Soul/Sole

Killiney artist, Tag Beckett, brings his latest set of painted inquisitions to The Blue Room, Dublin

Friday 21st July

Culture File: Prohibition and the Death of Craft

Masters of Craft author, Richard Ocejo, on the role of Prohibition in the US of shaping the world of 2017

Thursday 20th July

Culture File: Academic Flying: The Plane Truth

Despite the environmental toll each year 1000s of academics fly 1000s of miles to conferences. Time for a rethink?

Wednesday 19th July

Culture File: The Elbphilharmonie of the Heart

Maxime Le Calvet has been hanging out at legendary Hamburg club, The Golden Pudel, studying the venue's atmosphere

Tuesday 18th July

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist and the Machine Gun (Part 2)

Prof Samuel Araujo is using the special powers of ethnomusicology on the favelas of Rio

Monday 17th July

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist and the Machine Gun

In Culture File's first visit to the ICTM's 70th anniversary meeting, a samba rehearsal is interrupted by gunfire

Friday 14th July

Culture File: Aux Armes etc.

On Bastille Day, poet and fan of the l'Hexagone, Michael O'Loughlin, gives his vision of what makes France France

Thursday 13th July

Culture File: Polocrosse in the Blood

Mayoman, Tony O’Donnell, on discovering he suffers from the epigenetic condition known as “horses in the blood”

Wednesday 12th July

Culture File: The Rise of Omnivorous Taste

Richard Ocejo on how bartenders, butchers and brewers create the tastes of the contemporary urban life (Masters of Craft Part 2)

Tuesday 11th July

Culture File: Masters of Craft

Why has 'craft' become the adjective of choice whenever somebody is trying to sell us something? (Part 1)

Monday 10th July

Culture File: WTF's Absolute Beginners

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot theatre company's latest show explores attitudes and anxieties of Generation Xanax

Friday 7th July

Culture File: Live at O’Bheal

Poet, Maria McManus, on her collaborative experiments to find fresh ways of putting words into public spaces

Thursday 6th July

Culture File: Dael Orlandersmith's Long Strange Trip (Part 2)

Orlandersmith's Until The Flood was written in response to the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Wednesday 5th July

Culture File: Dael Orlandersmith's Long Strange Trip.

'Forever' tells the story one woman's journey from 1970s Harlem, to Paris' most artistic cemetery

Tuesday 4th July

Culture File: The Many Media of composer, Jonathan Nangle

Soldering, shopping, knitting, 3D printing and other arts of composer, Jonathan Nangle's work.

Monday 3rd July

Culture File: Origami Excellence

It'll teach you maths and clear you mind. Oh, and Portlaoise might soon be a world centre for it... Origami.

Friday 30th June

Culture File: Camille Norment

Camille is an Oslo based artist and musician who is currently representing Norway at the Venice Biennale.

Thursday 29th June

Culture File: The Chewing Gum Man's Illuminated World

The Chewing Gum Man is a street artist who paints on the countless dropped gobs of gum on London's pavements

Tuesday 27th June

Culture File: Paul G Smyth's Moving Piano

Paul G Smyth, prepares for the latest in his 20-year long series of free improvised solo piano performances.

Monday 26th June

Culture File: The Play That Goes Right To Broadway

Super-farce, The Play That goes wrong began life above London pub and now boast JJ Abrams as a co-producer.

Friday 23rd June

Culture File: A List of Good and Bad Lists

The list was an essential tool both for the Nazis and, later, Michel Foucault, explains listademic Liam Cole Young.

Thursday 22nd June

Culture File: List Cultures

The political and poetic things that happen when we present a number of connected items consecutively

Wednesday 21st June

Culture File: Pátio da Cerveja, Lisboa

A super-strong beer known as 'wheat wine' (one of the world's oldest beer types) is enjoying a revival in Portugal

Tuesday 20th June

Culture File: Helene Bøksle Sets Sail

Norwegian pop singer, Helene Bøksle, is exploring the place where traditional Irish and Norwegian musics meet

Monday 19th June

Culture File: Smarter Than The City

What sort of human does the city want? Prof Gillian Rose on learning from the advertising surrounding Smart Cities

Friday 16th June

Culture File: Waking The Plough

Have the opportunities of Irish women in theatre improved since the days of Ria Mooney's Rosie Redmond?

Thursday 15th June

Culture File: 1st Annual Culture File World Tapas Day Tapas-Off: Spain v Ireland

His excellency, Jose Maria Rodriguez-Coso and chef, Kevin Thornton, 'compete' in a World Tapas Day tapas-off

Wednesday 14th June

Culture File: 'White African Power'

Tanzania Albinism Collective of Ukerewe island and producer, Ian Brennan, have created a unique musical collab.

Tuesday 13th June

Culture File: Not World Music

Ian Brennan's work in conflict resolution lead him to discover and record the musics of the despised and excluded

Monday 12th June

Culture File: Collecting Squelches at Moog Sound Lab

Chicks on Speed's Melissa Logan, goes hunting for crunchy synth goodness at the Moog Sound Lab

Friday 9th June

Culture File: Moon and Flowers in Wicklow Garden

Harold Clarke's garden (which now features a concert hall) grew from dream of a Wicklow cottage, with some roses

Thursday 8th June

Culture File: Post-Trad? Is that a thing?

Ensemble Ériu's Neil O'Lochlain, explores the outer limits of Irish music with his new trio, Cuar

Wednesday 7th June

Culture File: The Toil of Susanne R Day

The theatre of Cork suffragist and writer, Susanne R Day, is re-imagined by Painted Bird theatre company

Tuesday 6th June

Culture File: (Gong) Bath Night

At a gong bath, we dim the lights and discover if the sound of shimmering metal can sooth a troubled world

Friday 2nd June

Culture File: Live from Studio 1

Luke Clancy presents Culture File live from Studio 1 as part of the Summer Sounds Concert with Classic Drive and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Arantxa Lopez.

Thursday 1st June

Culture File: Ambulance Speed to Sherkin Island

Dublin electronic music duo, Ambulance, reunite for this year's Open Ear Festival on Sherkin Island

Wednesday 31st May

Culture File: Sakha Threads

Sakha, Saydyy Kuo and Glaswegian, Oscar, met and married following an eye-opening musical experience at WOMAD

Monday 29th May

Culture File: Sister Vikings

Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland, Else Berit Eikeland, on vikings, polar exploration and other histories we share

Thursday 25th May

Culture File: Pat Moylan's Business

From running a Dublin theatre to tooling up international productions, Pat Moylan knows the business of shows.

Wednesday 24th May

Culture File: Artangel's New Spaces

Artangel co-founder, James Lingwood, on art, space and his latest venture - into the digital.

Tuesday 23rd May

Culture File: Bomi Odufunade's Mission

Bomi Odufunade, of world's first art advisory for African art, works to repatriate looted works of African art

Monday 22nd May

Culture File: What Am I Working On?

Curators visiting this weekend's ARCOLisboa from Johannesburg, Medellin and Paris look to their future programs

Friday 19th May

Culture File: The Joy of Pizza

Pizza purists, Giorgio Casari and Lucio Paduano, on the battle to preserve Italian pizza culture

Thursday 18th May

Culture File: Príbeh Romu

Words and music from the world's first and only museum of Roma culture, in Brno in the Czech Republic

Wednesday 17th May

Culture File: Please Stand For The 45th And Final President Of The United States Is President Donald Trump the target of the satire boom

Is President Donald Trump the target of the satire boom he has inspired, or its intended audience?

Tuesday 16th May

Culture File: Maguy Marin's Singspiele

Choreographer, Maguy Marin based her show, Singspiele, on a series of head shots plucked semi-randomly from the internet

Monday 15th May

Culture File: Katerina's Voyage

Linguist and singer, Katerina Garcia, sets off on a journey through Bohemian, Castilian, Catalan and Irish song

Friday 12th May

Culture File: Catalonia in Music

A mini-break in Catalonia, with Tordrá, Casals and The Catalan Chamber Orchestra's conductor, Joan Pàmies

Thursday 11th May

Culture File: Reimagining Daniel

Is Daniel O'Donnell a pioneering artist with an instinctive grasp of the realities of end phase capitalism?

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Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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