Culture File: Rewilding The Festival
Artist and builder, Christy Collard is experimenting with green-build approaches to creating the temporary music cities that spring up each summer
The Culture File Weekly 181019: Up In The Air Edition
This Weekly, we scan the sky for the secrets that the common crane once shared with humanity, according to conservationist Lorcan O'Toole; we visit Emily Aoibheann's aerial performance skills; and input the coordinates for Tatooine, in the company of Cork-born artist George Bolster, who's been observing the search for extraterrestrial life at SETI.
Culture File 'Likes': Rachael Lavelle
Composer, singer and ice water enthusiast, Rachel Lavelle shares some of the music, film, books, food and scents that are bringing her joy
Culture File: Cranespotting
Conservationist, Lorcan O'Toole on the lost, and occasionally stolen wisdom of the once-common crane
Culture File: Undoing Extinction in Donegal
Golden Eagle Trust's Lorcan O’Toole on the hidden reasons, cultural and occasionally mythological, that we've been glad to see the back of some species
Culture File: Secrets of Tatooine
Cork-born artist, George Bolster, has spent recent years observing the search for extraterrestrial life at SETI
Culture File: Emily Aoibheann
Dublin Aerialist, Emily Aoibheann shows blend choreography, performance art and circus skills into a theatrical language that is all her own
The Culture File Weekly 101019: Da´irine Ni´ Mheadhra; Aidan Foley, Eoghan Nolan; Tom Joyce
Da´irine Ni´ Mheadhra kickstarts the Irish Art Song repertoire; blacksmith-artist-philosopher, Tom Joyce spies the universe in an atom of iron; Aidan Foley explains what mastering can do for a song, and Eoghan Nolan taps his foot impatiently as he awaits the delivery of our promised jetpacks
Culture File 'Likes': Aljosa Smolic
TCD-based academic and VR explorer, Prof Aljosa Smolic on some of the sounds, sights and smells to which he's partial
Culture File: Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge
Da´irine Ni´ Mheadhra's latest project adds 50 new entries to the once-sparse repertoire of Art Song in the Irish language
Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point of View 1.7
Brand Wrangler, Eoghan Nolan on the disappointingly late arrival of our promised future utopia
Culture File: Mastering With The Master
From Gospel to Chimurenga, and from Christy Moore to My Bloody Valentine, master audio engineer, Aidan Foley has tweaked 'em all
Culture File: Come on You Iron!
Sculptor and blacksmith Tom Joyce on the deep relationship between iron, the cosmos, and the human condition
The Culture File Weekly 041019: Femme Fatale, Kaleidoscope, Spare Room, The Haircut
In Cork the Spare Room project hosts art and activism in a previously loved bank; in Dublin, a decade of classical music club night, Kaleidoscope; Wayne Jordan's show for younger audiences, The Haircut, and a hotel room containing Nico and Valerie Solanas in Polly Wiseman's Femme Fatale
Culture File 'Likes': Sean Carpio
The cherished music, film, books and scents of Galway Jazz Festival performer and member of the band, Bog Bodies, Sean Carpio
Culture File: The Nasty Leader and his Coiffure
Director, Wayne Jordan and composer, Tom Lane, team up for a contemporary musical take on the story of Labhraidh Loingseach
Culture File: Polly Wiseman's Femme Fatale
Actor and playwright, Polly Wiseman's speculative drama, Femme Fatale, creates an imaginary meeting between Nico and would-be Warhol assassin, Valerie Solanas
Culture File: KaleidoTEN
Is the closure of small Dublin venues making musical innovations like the now a decade old classical club night, Kalediscope, ever harder?
Culture File: Property Matters
The decline of the high street bank has been something of a boon for activist art, most recently with the opening of Spare Room project in Cork
The Culture File Weekly 270919: Rachael Lavelle, Rachel Grimes, Rachel's
It's an all Rachels affair this weekly, even if one of them is a Rachael, songwriter, Rachael Lavelle. The Dubliner introduces us to the place of cold water immersion in musical composition, while Kentucky pianist and composer, Rachel Grimes talks about her opera The Way Forth and pondering if it was indeed a good idea to call her band, Rachel's...
Culture File 'Likes': Rachel Andrews
To close our week of Rachels, Culture File's resident Rachel correspondent, Rachel Andrews shares some of the film, tv, and literary Rachels in she's been enjoying.
Culture File: Rachel's Way Forth (Part 2 of 2)
Exploring the United States' violent past in a debut opera from pianist and composer, Rachel Grimes
Culture File: Rachel's Rachel (Part 1 of 2)
Rachel Grimes, mainstay of the pioneering band, Rachel's, on creating a live score for an ominously resonant Weimar-era silent film
Culture File: Rachael Lavelle Takes A Dip
The Wim 'The Iceman' Hoff method of musical composition, with Dublin composer and singer, Rachael Lavelle
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Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point of View 1.6
Brand Wrangler @brandartillery, Eoghan Nolan on the implications of naming names @RTElyricfm @lyriclorcan
The Culture File Weekly 200919: The Dock on Culture Night; Contemporary Horror's Victorian roots; Pat Egan
Gothic specialist, Dr Ailise Bulfin's guide to how Victorian literature still shapes our 21st-century understanding of the world, the man with his name above the shop for nearly 50 years of Irish music history, as well as The Arignaramus and everything else Carrick-on-Shannon's The Dock arts centre offered up for Culture Night.
Culture File 'Likes': David Tobin
Irish-Iranian violinist, David Tobin, shares some of his favourite reading, listening, watching, eating and smelling...
Culture File: Culture Night in Carrick-on-Shannon
A taste of what you can expect if you plan to spend @CultureNight 2019 in Carrick O'Shannon. Other Irish towns and villages are also available...
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Culture File: The Threatened Child (Part 2)
How horror tropes of the Victorians persist at the 21st-century box office.
Culture File: The Threatened Child
The child in peril is a staple of Nordic drama and Netflix boxsets, but why? Dr Ailise Bulfin looks to 19th-century literature for some answers...
Culture File: Pat Egan, Sound seller
Concert promoter, Pat Egan on Marley, money and 'a few tickets for the lads'
The Culture File Weekly 130919: Mariele Neudescker, David Tobin, IoD, AR Beckett
This weekly, fiddling and football in the life of prodigy, David Tobin, German artist, Mariele Neudescketr's icy worldview, the artist group staging a dowsing revival, and Samuel Beckett gets fitted with some Augmented Reality glasses.
Culture File 'Likes': Sorcha O'Brien
Academic and curator, Dr Sorcha O'Brien shares some of her favourite things
Culture File: Doncaster Rovers' Loss Is Daniel Barenboim's Gain
If it wasn't for the violin, Irish-Iranian soloist, David Tobin might be playing regular English League One Football by now.
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Culture File: Dowsing In The 21st Century
Cork-based artist group, Institute of Dwelling welcomes sceptics and true believers to their ongoing dowsing project.
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Culture File: It's What Sam Would Have Wanted
Augmented Play is an AR gamers take on Samuel Beckett's original 1963 theatre piece, Play.
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Culture File: Mariele Neudecker Journeys North
Donald Trump isn't the only artist under the spell of Greenland...
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The Culture File Weekly 060919: Rev Vince Anderson, Wallpaper, Duo Chagall, Eoghan Nolan
This weekly, the stories the wallpaper could tell, with 'paper sleuth, David Skinner, bandleader, Rev Vince Anderson's Church of the Dirty Gospel, decoding the phrase 'Latin music' and Eoghan Nolan's latest Slightly Unreasonable Point of View @RTElyricfm
Culture File 'Likes': Megumi Masaki
Pianist and academic @megmasaki shares her delights in film, music, books, food and smells @RTElyricfm
Culture File: The Wallpaper Detective
Releasing stories told by layer after layer of wallpaper is the mission of hang historian, David Skinner @14HenriettaSt
Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point of View 1.5
Brand wrangler @brandartillery, Eoghan Nolan, on the wheel's constant reinvention
Culture File: What We Talk About When We Talk About Latin Music
The Autumn Sounds concerts by Duo Chagall might change your notion of 'Latin' music @opwfarmleigh @MarcoRamelli @aragiwi
Culture File: The Church of The Rev Vince
Every Monday @reverendvince & his band hold down New York's longest-running residency with their musical ministry
The Culture File Weekly (Summer Remix): The True Meaning of Horror
Once upon a time, zombies, werewolves and vampires weren't quite seemly passions in the English Dept. But things have changed, and now the shelves have filled (magically) with books decoding the undead and their kin. And among them, you'll find the writings of Culture File's guide to the macabre and its meanings, Darryl Jones
The Culture File Weekly (Summer Repeat): Art in Africa
In search of new art from Africa and the diaspora, Culture file visits artist and gallerists from Hoxton in East London to Victoria Island, Lagos, and meeting along the way Maryam Lawal, Asiko, Ayesha Feisal, Kojo Marfo, Emmanuel Unaaaji.
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
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