The Culture File Weekly (Summer Repeat): Silence & Sleep
The search for sleep and the quest for silence, with poet and author, Jane Brox, and artist, Michelle Doyle
The Culture File Weekly (Summer Repeat): The Culture File Debate At Farmleigh
For RTÉ lyric fm's 20th Birthday celebration Culture File invited a panel of guests -- composers Jane O'Leary, and Garrett Sholdice, traditional and world musician Emer Mayock & singer and educator, Michelle O’Rourke -- to talk about the life of music-makers in contemporary Ireland.
The Culture File Weekly (Summer Remix): Peter Whelan & The IBO's HIP
Peter Whelan, artistic director of Irish Baroque Orchestra, on the surprisingly long history of Historically Informed Performance, and his own researches into the music of 17th and 18th century Dublin, which bring back into the light lost musicians, such as Johann Kusser and Matthew Dubourg
The Culture File Weekly 250719: GIAF2019, Kitchen Power, Eoghan Nolan
What we can learn about thinking from the Antiques Road Show, the voices of rural electrification in Castlebar, the voices of Irish opera in Galway, and a breakneck speed tour of Galway International Art Festival essentials.
Culture File 'Likes': Alan Meredith
Architect and furniture maker, Alan Meredith favourite things.
Culture File: How To Build An Invisible Concert Hall
For their 'Klassik am Odeonsplatz' outdoor concert series this year in Munich, the BRSO tried some new technology
Culture File 'Likes': Karen Power
The Cork composer and sound artists shares some of her favourite tv, music and tastes and smells
Culture File: How To Build An Invisible Concert Hall
For their Klassik am Odeonsplatz outdoor concert series this year in Munich, the BRSO tried some new technology
Culture File: Nature Unplugged
Bavarian artist, Franziska Agrawal's practice regularly crosses from industrial design, ice sculpture and even yoga projects
Culture File: El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale
Remapping the art world with the late curator, Okwui Enwezor's farewell show at the Haus der Kunst, Munich
Culture File: Remaking The Piano
You might say David Klavins has reinvented the wheel or built a better mousetrap...if he wasn't a piano-maker
The Culture File Weekly: Football, football, football (and some furniture)
A football forward edition this time, with contributions from the artists, writers, academic and critics who took part in the Art of Football conference in Dublin. Plus, the love of oak, with architecture-turned woodturner, Alan Meredith.
Culture File 'Likes': Gavin Fahey
Artist/street football evangelist, Gavin Fahy on his favourite listening, reading, watching, tasting & smelling
Culture File: The Turning World of Alan Meredith
Alan Meredith brings his architectural studies into the world of wood turning at his Mountmellick studio
Culture File: Football and The Lived Experience of Time
What we think about when we think about football, according to football philosopher, Simon Critchley
Culture File: A Beautiful Game?
Soccerdemic, Ridvan Askin on the relationship between beauty and soccer
Culture File: Football and The Philosophy of Play
Dutch philosopher, Nathanja Van Den Heuvel on sport as a space of unexploited possibilities for human flourishing
The Culture File Weekly 050719: Gavin Fahy, Mary Goggin, Eoghan Nolan
This weekly, the Dublin artists who work under the title, UEFA, and combine their art practice with football; the almost unsurvivable wild life of Irish American actor and writer, Mary Goggin and Eoghan Nolan's Slightly Unreasonable Point of View on slogans.
Culture File 'Likes': Eva Richardson McCrea
Favoured words, images, tastes and smells from the Dublin artist, Eva Richardson McCrea
Culture File: Heroin, Hooking And (Much Later) Happiness
The long, strange road to recovery is retraced in Irish American actor & writer, Mary Goggin's one-woman show
Culture File: The Art of Football
A Dublin collective working under the name, UEFA, is exploring the social possibilities of Association Football
Culture File: The Story of Vegetarianism So far...
Ian McDonald on his now complete epic audio history of people who don't eat animals
Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point View 1.3
Eoghan Nolan on the rowdy virtues of a good slogan.
The Culture File Weekly 280619: Dreamcycles, Michael Dervan, Eric Luke, Christine Jones and Emmet Kirwan
This weekly, is Irish opera enjoying a boom? One-at-a-time theatre in the streets of Cork City, how to photography Bob Marley's dreads, Dreamcycles with the sound of the urban landscape of late capitalism.
Culture File 'Likes': Frank Sweeney
Artist, composer and sound designer, Frank Sweeney tips his hat to Shoplifters, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Michael O'Shea and Kimchi
Culture File: Dreamcycles
Artist and musician, Jennifer Moore on conjuring the unphotographable of contemporary Dublin and its spaces.
Culture File: I Shot The Sherrif (But I Swear I Used An SLR)
Photographer, Eric Luke on one hard-won frame captured in Dalymount Park, Dublin, July 1980
Culture File: The Rise of Irish Opera
Music critic and columnist, Michael Dervan on Walshe, Barry, Dennehy & other composers of the Irish opera boom
Culture File: Theatre For One
One of the biggest hits of this year's Cork Midsummer Festival also had its smallest audiences...
The Culture File Weekly 210619: The Blunden Twins, Wildeblood, Ivitation to Wander, Bosca Beatha
This weekly, sauna philosophy in the Wicklow hills, the power of Penguin via Peter Wildeblood's prison memoir, the residues of Castle Blunden head off to their new homes, and composer, Karen Power takes us on a global sonic wander...
Culture File 'Likes': Eamonn Quinn
Louth Contemporary Music Society's artistic director, Eamonn Quinn shares some of his favourite sites, sounds, tastes and smells.
Culture File: Wildeblood Remembered, and imagined
A 1950s Penguin edition of the pioneering gay memoir, Against The Law, continues to inspire bibliophile, Leo Lucas
Culture File: An Invitation to Wander into Sound
Composer, Karen Power & collaborators, including soprano Michelle O'Rourke, make you an offer you shouldn't refuse
Culture File: Shirley Fitzpatrick's Bosca Beatha
Shirley Fitzpatrick calls the moveable sauna she built with her own two hands 'the box of life'
Culture File: The Residues of Castle Blunden
The Blunden Twins are stoically overseeing a sale of cherished childhood objects from their childhood home.
Culture File Weekly 140619: Frank Bowling, Nazis at the Bauhaus, Eoghan Nolan, Hoe Street Central Bank
This weekly, the belated vindication of the painter, Frank Bowling, the belated vilification of the Bauhaus, Eoghan Nolan on the neat trick of having ideas, and in Walthamstow, London, two artists commit the ultimate bank job
Culture File 'Likes': Kathryn Milligan
Art historian and Walter Osborne scholar, Kathryn Milligan shares some moments from her cultural life
Culture File: Frank Bowling's Moment
Celebrating Frank Bowling, a painter whose time has finally come -while he's still around to enjoy it!
Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point View 1.2
In his latest epistle to the clueless, Eoghan Nolan has some ideas on ideas
Cuture File: Hoe Street Central Bank
Artist/filmmaker team, Hilary Powell & Dan Edelstyn are creating art and abolishing debt in a disused London bank
Culture File: Why Celebrate The Bauhaus?
Some inconvenient truths about the Bauhaus and the Nazis, with NCAD's David Crowley.
The Culture File Weekly 070619
This weekly...untangling the lives and art of the 'Irish' painters, John Lavery & Walter Osborne; the even more tangled lives of guitarists, John Williams and Andres Segovia. And, take your ears to Open Ear festival of experimental sound on Sherkin Island.
Culture File 'Likes': Des Keogh
Actor, Des Keogh, on his favourite sights, sounds, tastes and smells
Culture File: Open Ear #4
'Everybody here is doing something experimental,' says co-programmer, Vicky Langan at Sherkin's Open Ear fest
Culture File: Segovia v Williams: The Rematch
Guitarist, Michael O'Toole on how Andrés Segovia and John Williams helped create the instrument we know today
Culture File: The Summer of Lavborne
A season of Walter Osborne and John Lavery at Limerick's Hunt Museum untangles the threaded lives of the painters
The Culture File Weekly 300519: Shannon Mattern, Christopher Frayling, Clare Sands & COnal Creedon, Ballydehob Arts Museum.
This weekly, we are in Ballydehob, remembering the Summer of Love, or thereabouts, onwards into the 'datafied dreamworld' of 5G as decoded by Shannon Mattern, Christopher Frayling makes a case for learning through art, and we descend to a rare basement in Cork that is the recording studio of Clare Sands
Culture File 'Likes': Patrick Rafter
Fiddler/violinist and T-bone aficionado, Patrick Rafter dishes on his favourite media, tastes and smells
Culture File: Learning Through Art
Art education needs to emphasise on what Herbert Read called 'learning through art' says Prof Christopher Frayling
Culture File: Does 5G Feature A Pause Button?
Shannon Mattern, of New York's New School, has been studying the 'datafied dreamworld' of 5G mobile internet tech.
Culture File: Subterranean Homesick Blues
In a rare basement underneath Cork, songwriter Clare Sands has been collaborating with local writer, Conal Creedon
Culture File: From The Flowerhouse to Ballydehob Arts Museum
Brian Lalor, founder of Ballydehob Arts Museum, is making a home for West Cork's material culture of the late 60s.
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