Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


Friday 17th August

The Culture File Weekly: A World in Flowers August 20th

Novelist, writer and flower historian, Jennifer Potter, tells the story of human history and its shaping by flowers, such as tulips, orchids, lilies and of course, roses

Friday 10th August

The Culture File Weekly: Slow Computing Special

Do you use your phone or does it use you? Among those exploring a new life/tech balance in this special edition are UCSF's Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist and expert in addiction, and Lindsay Ems, who studies the Amish often highly nuanced attitudes technology.

Friday 3rd August

The Culture File Weekly: August 3rd

This Weekly we wander with 35,000 close friends at WOMAD 2018, and meet Oakland-based, Ethiopian born singer and songwriter, Meklit, Austrian brass band sept, Federspiel, sound-recordist, Christ Watson, the French voice of Nouvelle Vague, Camille and House of Waters, a Brooklyn trio featuring 'the Jimmy Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer...'

Culture File 'Likes': Francesco Turrisi

Poly-instrumental virtuoso, Francesco Turrisi shares with us some of the things he considers 'the good stuff'

Thursday 2nd August

Culture File: WOMAD 2018: Federspiel

Yodelling brass band, Federspiel, are helping Austrian traditional music escape the 'Sound of Music cliches'.

Wednesday 1st August

Culture File: WOMAD 2018: Meklit

Keeping the flame of Ethio-Jazz burning in the USA, with Ethiopian-born singer-songwriter, and TEDtalker, Meklit

Tuesday 31st July

Culture File: Camille

Sometime Nouvelle Vague chanteuse, Camille, on creating the oddball communal experiences the world needs.

Friday 27th July

The Culture File Weekly: July 27th

This weekly, BP Fallon's vinyl moments, Margaretta Darcy's snail-based education ideas, materials researcher, Elvin Karana's radical uses for mushrooms, and a critical power walk through some of the offerings at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.

Culture File 'Likes': Nick Drnaso

The graphic novelist behind, Man Booker-nominated Beverly, shares his tastes in podcasts, tv, music and smells...

Thursday 26th July

Culture File: Consider The Snail...

Activist-artist, Margaretta Darcy's latest project, Relax with Snails, offers floor space for some quite communing

Wednesday 25th July

Culture File: Culture File @GIAF2018

Luke Clancy tours his choice of this year's Galway festival shows, including Incantata and INO's Orfeo ed Euridice

Tuesday 24th July

Culture File: BP Fallon's Vinyl Moments

Rock 'n' roll's BP Fallon on his undying love for music on vinyl, and the raw power of Cliff Richard.

Monday 23rd July

Culture File: CF@DRS2018 No.1 with Elvin Karana

Are mushrooms the building material of the future? Could be, says materials researcher, Elvin Karana

Friday 20th July

The Culture File Weekly: July 20th

Ancient instruments re-animated with harpvagenlist, Siobhan Armstrong, lost paths, tracks and waterways refound by historian, Jo Kerrigan, and a slightly less chipper but equally fascinating encounter with cartoonist, Nick Drnaso, author of Sabrina, a powerful graphic novel exploring networked trauma.

Culture File 'Likes': Benjamin Stafford

Curator, Benjamin Stafford, on some of the things he's found worth (figuratively and otherwise) clicking 'like' on.

Thursday 19th July

Culture File: Nick and Sabrina (Pt 2 of 2)

In the second part of our interview, cartoonist, Nick Drnaso recalls the distressing process of his latest book, Sabrina

Wednesday 18th July

Culture File: Trump, Sabrina and Nick Drnaso

Cartoonist, Nick Drnaso is capturing the dark textures of our times, in his latest graphic novel, Sabrina.

Tuesday 17th July

Culture File: Siobhan Armstrong

The taste of a lost world, with harper and evangelist of the early Irish harp, Siobhan Armstrong.

Monday 16th July

Culture File: Follow The Old Road

'Skip the bypass and follow instead the old roads' is the wellness recipe of the historian, Jo Kerrigan.

Friday 13th July

The Culture File Weekly: July 13th

This weekly, we'll attempt to hear light at Catherine Owens' new Dublin exhibition, collect half a hillside of fine Irish yeasts in West Cork with April Danann, and immerse our whole bodies in the sound of Bailieboro, County Cavan, with Justin Kelly and David Maher of local band, Sons of Southern Ulster.

Culture File 'Likes': Tara Doolan

Writer-director, Tara Doolan, shares some of the TV, books, podcasts and scents that she's been clicking 'like' on.

Thursday 12th July

Culture File: The Sound of Bailieboro

How Justin Kelly & David Maher of Sons of Southern Ulster discovered beauty in a small town in Co Cavan

Wednesday 11th July

Culture File: Mother of The Mothers

Irish fermentation movement evangelist, April Danann on the wild yeasts of West Cork

Tuesday 10th July

Culture File: Catherine Owens (Part 2 of 2)

For the director of the world's first 3D concert movie, the exhibition, 6am, represents a step in a quietly lofi direction.

Monday 9th July

Culture File: Catherine Owens's 6am (Part 1 of 2)

For nearly a decade, Catherine Owens filled the screens at U2 gigs, now she's focusing on her own practice.

Friday 6th July

Culture File 'Likes': Emma Mc Keagney

Dublin artist and beachcomber, Emma Mc Keagney, shares her Culture File 'likes' - and a certain dislike.

The Culture File Weekly: July 6th

This weekly, travelling the special Irish route to problem gambling, in a new play, Punt; Gordon Wallace on how new materials and 3d printing might combine to treat conditions from bad knees to schizophrenia; artist, Becky Lyon on how the future might smell; and the British Library's Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition.

Thursday 5th July

Culture File: Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

Curator, Elizabeth Cooper, on telling the longer story of the Windrush generation's relationship with Great Britain

Wednesday 4th July

Culture File: Nanotech and nana's knee.

Gordon Wallace on how 3d printing might offer treatments for everything from bad knees to schizophrenia

Tuesday 3rd July

Culture File: Dystopian Smellscapes

At Dublin's Science Gallery, artist, Becky Lyon is creating new smells to summon up the apocalyptic hellscape that is our future.

Monday 2nd July

Culture File: Are There Any Safe Bets?

A new play, Punt, explores gambling and the consequences of not stopping when the fun stops

Friday 29th June

The Culture File Weekly: June 29th

This Weekly: Irish Architects at Venice

Culture File 'Likes': Benoit Nichol

The scent hunter behind Irish brand, The Nature of Things, Benoit Nichol, shares his 'likes'.

Thursday 28th June

Culture File: Cosmo's Hifi Heaven

The spirit of legendary New York house parties at The Loft is kept alive by Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy

Wednesday 27th June

Culture File: Architects Without Borders

Venice Biennale participant, Grainne Hassett on an architect's role in a world of roiling borders and mobile populations.

Tuesday 26th June

Culture File: Youngest participant at Venice Biennial for Architecture 2018, Noreile Breen

Irish architect, Noreile Breen's exhibit at Venice is inspired by the work of Mexican master of light, Luis Barragan

Monday 25th June

Culture File: Architects in Venice

In the first of a series of reports, Miriam Delaney explains how the traditional Irish market town inspired the Irish pavilion at Venice

Friday 22nd June

The Culture File Weekly: June 22nd

This weekly: Emma McKeagney, Conor Guilfoyle and In Clouds

Culture File 'Likes': Xnthony

Mercurial performance artist and Roscommon champion, Xnthony shares a few of his favourite things

Thursday 21st June

Culture File: In Clouds at Triskel

How to talk about things you can't talk about, in Cork Midsummer festival's experimental collaboration, In Clouds.

Wednesday 20th June

Culture File: Conor Guilfoyle (Part 2 of 2)

For his latest musical voyage, Dublin jazz drummer and teacher, Conor Guilfoyle has formed an octet. (Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday 19th June

Culture File: Conor Guilfoyle

The musical voyages of Dublin jazz drummer and teacher, Conor Guilfoyle. (Part 1 of 2)

Monday 18th June

Culture File: Emma McKeagney's Unstable Categories

Emma McKeagney's first solo show senses a connection between stones on the shore and the black box of fast fashion

Friday 15th June

Culture File 'Likes': Julian Milkis

The St. Petersburg-born clarinettist, Julian Milkis, shares some of his prides and his passions.

The Culture File Weekly: June 15th

This Weekly; gripes, grapes, pipes and string

Thursday 14th June

Culture File: Redmond O'Toole's 8 Strings of Wonder

Redmond O'Toole, on the Brahms guitar, explores Mexican composer, Manuel Maria Ponce and the soft touch of Segovia

Wednesday 13th June

Culture File: Thomas Ospital,

The organist of St Eustache, Paris, on fate, faith and his improvised organ soundtracks for silent film classics.

Tuesday 12th June

Culture File: The Mill

Writer, Nathan O'Donnell's new project explores Clondalkin in West Dublin, once upon a time best-known for its papermill.

Monday 11th June

Culture File: The Judgement of Spurrier

Not many wine merchants have been played on screen by Alan Rickman. In fact, just one: Steven Spurrier.

Friday 8th June

The Culture File Weekly: June 8th

This weekly: acting and social skills, Veenamania and The Clockwork Door

Culture File 'Likes': Sons of Southern Ulster

Sharing their 'likes' this time, Justin Kelly and David Meagher of Cavan rooted rockers, Sons of Southern Ulster

Thursday 7th June

Culture File: Behind the Clockwork Door

A sofa-rich, game-filled Dublin venue that's less a co-working, than a co-playing, or even a co-being space.

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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin


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