Culture File: La La Live!
Oscar-winning La La Land-composer, Justin Hurwitz, on his trilogy of musical movies with director, Damien Chazelle
The Culture File Weekly: Match and Fuse, Spliced, Alannah Hopkin, Alan James Burns
This weekly, a cave Portrane in North Co. Dublin is trying to trying to tell us something, writer, Alannah Hopkin is observing island life, spoilt hurler, Timmy Creed, in performing a play about loving and hating the game, and we enter the world of not-necessarily-jazz at Match and Fuse.
Culture File Likes: The Mae Trio
The Australian folksters share their current likes, including Liane Moriarty and the smell of eucalyptus trees
Culture File: Match & Fuse Festival of Brand New Music
Dublin hosts the festival that creates new acts by matching and fusing the best of Irish and European improvisers
Culture File: Closely Observed Islands
Ex-photojournalist and art critic, Alannah Hopkin's new collection of short stories explores Irish island life
Culture File: Timmy Creed's Spliced
Timmy Creed's play, Spliced, explores the demands and rewards sport places on those who offer it their youth
The Culture File Weekly No. 1
The program returns with a special WOMAD edition, featuring sounds from the festival of global music and culture
Culture File: Entirely Hollow Aside from the Dark
What do caves think about, when they’re alone? A new cave-based sound installation makes a guess
Culture File: Elizabeth Magill
Elizabeth shares her current cultural highlights.
Culture File: Mamadou Diabate and his talking balaphon
The percussion language of Sambla people with its greatest practitioner, balafon master, Mamadou Diabate.
Culture File: Xaos Theories
The music of Xaos melds the most ancient sounds of Greece with vintage synthesisers in search of the future
Culture File: Hannah Peel's Brass Voyages
Armagh-born electronic composer, Hannah Peel, hits the stage at WOMAD 2017 with a 29-strong colliery brass band
Culture File: Turning residents to dissidents with Benjamin Zephaniah
Voter competence testing and other post-Brexit fixes from poet and occasional reggae star, Benjamin Zephaniah
Culture File: The Future of Craft
Richard Ocejo on where 'whole animal butchery' fits into the revival of 'craft' jobs
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
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
Culture File: The Legend of Farinet
Legendary counterfeiter, Joseph-Samuel Farinet, was known to his fans as 'The Robin Hood of the Alps'
Culture File: Tag Beckett's Soul/Sole
Killiney artist, Tag Beckett, brings his latest set of painted inquisitions to The Blue Room, Dublin
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Culture File: Polocrosse in the Blood
Mayoman, Tony O’Donnell, on discovering he suffers from the epigenetic condition known as “horses in the blood”
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)
Culture File: Masters of Craft
Why has 'craft' become the adjective of choice whenever somebody is trying to sell us something? (Part 1)
Culture File: WTF's Absolute Beginners
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot theatre company's latest show explores attitudes and anxieties of Generation Xanax
Culture File: Live at O’Bheal
Poet, Maria McManus, on her collaborative experiments to find fresh ways of putting words into public spaces
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.
Culture File: Dael Orlandersmith's Long Strange Trip.
'Forever' tells the story one woman's journey from 1970s Harlem, to Paris' most artistic cemetery
Culture File: The Many Media of composer, Jonathan Nangle
Soldering, shopping, knitting, 3D printing and other arts of composer, Jonathan Nangle's work.
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.
Culture File: Camille Norment
Camille is an Oslo based artist and musician who is currently representing Norway at the Venice Biennale.
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
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.
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.
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.
Culture File: List Cultures
The political and poetic things that happen when we present a number of connected items consecutively
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
Culture File: Helene Bøksle Sets Sail
Norwegian pop singer, Helene Bøksle, is exploring the place where traditional Irish and Norwegian musics meet
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
Culture File: Waking The Plough
Have the opportunities of Irish women in theatre improved since the days of Ria Mooney's Rosie Redmond?
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
Culture File: 'White African Power'
Tanzania Albinism Collective of Ukerewe island and producer, Ian Brennan, have created a unique musical collab.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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