Pantisocracy Monday 24 July 2017
Panti Bliss hosts a late night cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland.
In this series, the Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss invites a diverse gathering of intriguing, high profile and articulate guests into her parlour to chat about their life’s journey and share stories. From singers to scientists, athletes to actors, writers to rebels - all are citizens of the Pantisocracy where Panti herself holds court in a wry and incisive programme combining talk, song and performance. A cabaret for the times we live in, Pantisocracy is a society of equals.
Pantisocracy is an Athena Media Production for RTÉ Radio 1. www.pantisocracy.ie #pantisocracy.
Pantisocracy, Monday 24th July
Panti Bliss is back with a new season of her cabaret of conversations. In this first episode she's talking home and identity with guests wordsmith Stephen James Smith and musicians Farah Elle, Cáit Ó Riordan and Fiachna Ó Braonáin. Stephen, a performance poet from Tallaght, shares his word 'Dublin You Are' - a hymn to his home town warts and all, while Farah Elle, a young Libyan Irish singer and songwriter performs her song 'Silk' with its unique sounds of both countries. Ex Pogues bassist Cáit Ó Riordan talks of moving between New York and Dublin and her new work playing bass with award winning poet Paul Muldoon while Hothouse Flowers Fiachna Ó Braonáin explains why Paris is his second home. Both Cáit and Fiachna perform together reuniting their former band life in PreNup named because everyone in the band was at that stage going through a divorce!
From left: Stephen James Smith, Panti Bliss, Farrah Elle, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Cáit Ó Riordan
Farrah Elle performing her song 'Silk'
Cáit O'Riordan & Fiachna Ó Braonáín
Fiachna Ó Braonáin performing his song 'Firefighter'
Pantisocracy, Monday 24th JUly
With guests , Cáit Ó Riordan, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Farah Elle, & Stephen James Smith.