In this episode of the 'cabaret of conversations' host Panti Bliss is joined by Belfast writer Wendy Erskine, author of an acclaimed new collection of stories from a fractured 'post-peace’ Northern Ireland and filmmaker Sinead O’Shea, whose documentary A Mother Brings her Son to Be Shot highlights some of those fractures in the underbelly of Derry suburbs. Listen in full above.

With them is Dean Van Nguyen, an emerging voice on Irish culture, whose father came to Ireland as a Vietnamese refugee in the 1970s and David Joyce, a lawyer and Irish traveller activist, whose father reluctantly ‘settled’ when David was in his late teens. 

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Offering music and insight is the singer and performer Lux Alma, whose new work takes a female focus on Irish mythology.

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(NB: This episode was recorded before the tragic shooting of Lyra McKee.)

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