Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


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?

Wednesday 10th May

Culture File: Green Sleeves

From sermons-on-vinyl to kosmic celtic wigouts, at a new show of Irish album sleeves at the National Print Museum

Tuesday 9th May

Culture File: The Accidental Publisher (Part 2)

Michael O'Brien on creating a new Irish children's literature while fighting off the global publishing sharks

Monday 8th May

Culture File: The Accidental Publisher

Michael O'Brien, founder of the O'Brien Press, on starting an Irish publishing industry - and keeping it alive

Friday 5th May

Culture File: Obrigado Portugal

Celebrating the language and culture that links Portugal to Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde and beyond, with Juliana Menezes.

Thursday 4th May

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist's Cookbook

Ethnomusicologist, Sean Williams, on the rich connections between recipes and tunes; rice-cooking and music-making.

Wednesday 3rd May

Culture File: Tea and Java

Linguist and ethnomusicologist, Sean Williams, on the 'old way' in the songs of Ireland and Java.

Tuesday 2nd May

Culture File: Proofing Trump

Linguist, ethnomusicologist and gastromusicologist, Sean Williams, on the grammatic fragility of No. 45

Friday 28th April

Culture File: Is This The Best Bar In The World?

The tiny bar in the Czech city of Brno that elevates mixed drinks to what you might call art. Or perhaps, therapy

Thursday 27th April

Culture File: Ball Alley Banshees and Drive In Bingo

Back inside artist, Michael Fortune's grain silo for tales of car-based bingo & other contemporary folk happenings

Wednesday 26th April

Culture File: Songs from The Silo

A grain silo salvaged by folklorist, Michael Fortune, has a new life as a performance space for traditional song

Tuesday 25th April

Culture File: Enter Stage Left

The theatre philosophy of Brecht is at the centre of Enter Stage Left, a new show at Cork's Glucksman Gallery

Monday 24th April

Culture File: Bringing up Zomben

The couple behind a new comic book set in the post-multipocalypse era, on crying, collaboration and zombies

Friday 21st April

Culture File: The Right To Repair

Aisling Kelliher on the latest skirmishes between the tinkerers and the makers of increasingly fix-hostile tech

Thursday 20th April

Culture File: Odette at the Osmotheque

Scent correspondent, Odette Toilette, sniffs her way through forty years of classic perfumes

Wednesday 19th April

Culture File: History Through The Wringer

Austin O’Sullivan on one of the 20th century’s most influential inventions – the washing machine

Tuesday 18th April

Culture File: Farming Then

Austin O’Sullivan built the Irish Agricultural Museum from a collection of farm equipment he began in the 1970s

Friday 7th April

Culture File: Bitter Herbs and Blessed Eggs

Restaurateur, Giorgio Casari, on some persistent Easter traditions of his home town in Northern Italy

Thursday 6th April

Culture File: Mssrs Levin and Levin, artistes

Actor-playwright, Aideen Wylde, calls her new play, Levin and Levin, an ode to displaced children across the world

Wednesday 5th April

Culture File: Salts of the World with Katie Kim

Katie Kim on 'going classical,' her latest album, Salt, and the distinctive taste of Hawaiian Red Clay salt

Tuesday 4th April

Culture File: Watching The Watchers with Big Brother Watch UK

Renata Samson of Big Brother Watch UK, is keeping an eye on who shares your data

Monday 3rd April

Culture File: Literally the most popular artist in the world

Rated by museum admittances to her shows, Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini wins 2016

Friday 31st March

Culture File: Xyrena's scent memories

Love the chlorinated smell of a water ride? Dig the choco whiff of nutella? Killian Wells has the perfume for you

Thursday 30th March

Culture File: The Dancer's Journey

Rebeca Mateos Morante's dancing days lead from the Latin phase of Madonna to the philosophy of Jacques Lacan

Wednesday 29th March

Culture File: Finding Máirtín Ó Cadhain...in Prague

Radvan Markus is a rather singular creature: a Czech gaeilgeoir and translator of Irish literature

Tuesday 28th March

Culture File: Nick Zollicker, Smell Detective

Real life smell scientist, Avery Gilbert, has created a fictional sleuth specialising in fragrant mysteries

Monday 27th March

Culture File: The Eternal Light of Harry Clarke

Among the lilacs, greens, scarlets and deep, deep blues of Harry Clarke’s stained glass in St Mary's, Ballinrobe

Friday 24th March

Culture File: Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot

Artist, Libby Heaney’s online love experiment, Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot, set a Lawrencian chatbot loose on Tinder

Thursday 23rd March

Culture File: What is it with organs and dictators?

Opera director, Michael Sturminger mediates on pipes and power in Call Me God, his collab with John Malkovich

Wednesday 22nd March

Culture File: Confetti Falling in the Rain

Colette Cassidy and Nigel Clark on their first set of original soon-to-be-standards written by the pair

Tuesday 21st March

Culture File: Live at King John's Castle

Medievalist, Catherine Swift, talks to Culture File about viking Limerick, the surnames of old Limerick and what we know about the origins and uses of King John's Castle

Monday 20th March

Culture File: Manga, it's not just for kids y'know...

Katsushika Hokusai and the 19th century roots of Japanese graphic storytelling

Thursday 16th March

Culture File: The Darkness Is Gaining On Bela Tarr

The world's greatest living filmmaker, Bela Tarr, on film, philosophy and the fading of the light

Wednesday 15th March

Culture File: View from the Corner Office

Gazing into the future of the Elbphilharmonie, with the director of Hamburg's new hall, Christoph Lieben-Seutter

Tuesday 14th March

Culture File: The Elbphilharmonie Opens

Six years late and ten times over-budget, Hamburg's new concert hall, The Elbphilharmonie, is ready for action

Monday 13th March

Culture File: St Pauli Street Arts

Hamburg's St Pauli district (crest: the skull and crossbones) sees itself as the heart of alternative Hamburg

Friday 10th March

Culture File: Choice Prize winners, Rusangano Family

Shannon-based rap trio and Choice Music Prize-winners, Rusangano Family, on soul, the real and the fake

Thursday 9th March

Culture File: Birds of Olympus Fly South

Spud, from Wicklow psychedelic pop band, Birds of Olympus, prepares for a trip to SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas

Wednesday 8th March

Culture File: The Palette of Prehistory

At UCC, Maria McNamara has been investigating the evolution of colour in animals through deep time

Tuesday 7th March

Culture File: The Biology of Making

A petri dish of international artists and academics interested the natural world meetup at Make 2017

Monday 6th March

Culture File: In a Leafscape

Painter, Jess Shepherd, leads us into her 'botanical dystopia' with the help of sound artist, Hoodlum Priest

Friday 3rd March

Culture File: Culture as a Weapon (Part 2/2)

Nato Thompson on the hijacking of social justice issues by massive brands & his favourite resistance strategies

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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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