Culture File: Enduring Recipes Redux
Uncovering the lives of women in Early Modern Ireland, via recipe collections, with Prof Danielle Clarke
Culture File: Marise Gaughan's Still Processing
Comedian Marise Gaughan, on trying to understand trauma and dating troubles via standup
Culture File: Jaki Leibzeit's Secrets of Rhythm
Irish drummer, Bryan O'Connell, on cult Can drummer, Jaki Leibzeit and his musical journeys.
Culture File: The evolution of rosary beads?
The Hydrean, an object that choreographer, Michael Klein designed to help dancers prepare, becomes a new tool for connecting with ourselves and the world about us.
The Culture File Weekly 061219: David 'Ziggy' Greene; Finghin Collins; Eoghan Nolan
This time we are on location with Private Eye's illustrator-reporter, David Ziggy Greene, there's a whole lorra Beethoven in Galway 2020, according to pianist Fighnin Collins, and our columnist, Eoghan Nolan returns, briefly, with another slightly unreasonable point of view on brevity.
Culture File 'Likes':
Russian theatre director, Kat Soloviev on a some of the music, podcast, tastes and scents that bring joy.
Culture File: Finghin's Shingle
Soundscapes is the year-long classical music strand of Galway's year as European Capital of Culture, directed by pianist, Finghin Collins
Culture File: Seen and Heard, Part 2
On a recent winters evening, Private Eye's graphic reporter joined a travelling library that caters for London's homeless (Part 2 of 2)
Culture File: Seen and Heard
David 'Ziggy' Greene's Private Eye strips use illustration to catch the shards of life that fall through the cracks in mainstream journalism. (Part 1 of 2)
Culture File: Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point of View 2.4
Copywriter Eoghan Nolan's latest SUPOV explores, briefly, the virtues and the limits of brevity
The Culture File Weekly 281119: Dave Flynn, Daphne Wright, Peter Sheridan, Queuing
In this week's program, a visit to the state guest house at Farmleigh to hear what Samuel Beckett taught Phillip Glass and to discover the quintessential Dublinness of Beckett with writer and performer, Peter Sheridan. Also, how Daphne Wright's sculpture is remaking the world in clay, and the mysteries of queuing.
Culture File 'Likes': Dave Flynn
Director of the Memory Orchestra and composer in residence at Farmleigh, Dave Flynn shares his current listening, reading, eating and smelling pleasures.
Culture File: How to Win At Queuing
Whether you’re there to see Pikachu or Naomi Klein, what is the real reward for waiting in line?
Culture File: Beckett's Dublin, Dublin's Beckett
Writer, Peter Sheridan on the quintessential Dubliness of Samuel Beckett
Culture File: Beckett's Glass Guitar
An old, brown bookshelf crammed with Beckett first editions inspires composer, Dave Flynn to mount a Beckett/Glass performance
Culture File: A Quiet Mutiny
Overlooked objects - a shopping trolly, a child’s buggy, an old football - are all conscripted into sculptor, Daphne Wright's new work
The Culture File Weekly 221119: Precision Farming, Paul G Smyth, Darn Skippy, Sounding The Feminists
This weekly, news of datafication down on the farm, news of woman composers no longer overlooked at the National Concert Hall, the life-altering power of free improvised music, and the rise again of Zandra Queen of Jazz, an Irish jazz sax player whose heyday was in the 1930s Berlin
Culture File 'Likes': Hugh Cooney
Artist, comedian, storyteller, and more, Hugh Cooney shares some details of his consumption patterns
Culture File: Resounding the Feminist at The NCH
Resound is the title of the latest part of a five-year project to project to right some of the historical wrongs suffered by women in music
Culture File: Music and The Present Tense (Remix)
Improvising pianist, Paul G Smyth on time, improv and the ILAC Centre Library
Culture File: Zandra: Queen of Jazz
The story of a groundbreaking Irish musician in the 1920s has seeded Darn Skippy's new show, Zandra Queen of Jazz
Culture File: Aisling Kelliher on Precision Farming
Innovations from strawberry picking robots, to drone fleets for hire and exoskeletons for farmers are shaping a new world down on the farm, according to Prof Aisling Kelliher.
The Culture File Weekly 141119: Eco-literacy for the arts; The joy of letterpress; The Amber Light; and Eoghan Nolan
This time, Cathy Fitzgerald aims to give artists the tools they need to think and make about ecology; Dave Bloom on the culture of whisky is Scotland; Jamie Murphy's joy in printing; and Eoghan Nolan's distress at the ever-expanding Winterval holiday footprint.
Culture File 'Likes': Tom Joyce
Artist-blacksmith, Tom Joyce, shares some of his reading, listening and watching favourites
Culture File: A Salvage Press
Letterpress printer and fine press book maker, Jamie Murphy of @TheSalvagePress on the irresistible lure of printing done right.
Culture File: Where Is The Firewater?
In his film, The Amber Light, Scotch evangelist Dave Broom looks at the way whisky flows through and colours poetry, prose and song in Scotland
Culture File: Slightly Unreasonable Point of View 1.9
For his latest epistle from the frontline of mild misgivings, Eoghan Nolan takes on the astoundingly elastic period of Winterval festivities
Culture File: Eco-literacy
Do artists have the right kinds of tools to imagine new ways of living for the earth and its inhabitants?
The Culture File Weekly 081119: Ben Grosser, Hugh Cooney and Charlotte Cory
In this week's program, American software artist, Ben Grosser has some suggestions for escaping the chains of social media, comedian Hugh Cooney attempts to get the fires of Irish storytelling lit, and the stranges ways in which wallpaper surrounds the life of designer, Charlotte Cory.
Culture File 'Likes': Charlotte Cory
Artist, writer and wallpaper of designer, Charlotte Cory shares some of the things she enjoying this winter
Culture File: Order of Magnitude
Software artist, Ben Grosser decodes the rhetoric of endless growth that fills the online world.
Culture File: Mindful Facebooking
Artist-programmer, Ben Grosser's works, such as browser plugin, Facebook Demetricator, foster more conscious online lives
Culture File: Hugh Cooney Tells Tales
The latest incarnation of artist, comedian and performer, Hugh Cooney is as a Seanachaí
Culture File: Charlotte Cory’s Visitorians
How the Victorian passion for cartes de visite provided a preview of selfie culture - and the inspiration for a line of wallpaper!
The Culture File Weekly 311019: Niall Sweeney, Ballyness Bay, Eoghan Nolan
This week, Niall Sweeney on harnessing ancient magic for contemporary design work, we transport our microphones -- and your ears -- way out west, to one of the most beautiful parts of Donegal, and Eoghan Nolan speaks up for the 'techno-sowhats', in his latest Slightly Unreasonable Point of View.
Culture File 'Likes': Dairine Ní Mheabhra
Cellist, conductor and musical director of the Irish Art Song project, Da´irine Ni´ Mheadhra shares a few of her favourite things.
Culture File: Niall Sweeny's Accidental Icons
Artist and designer, Niall Sweeny on the magic that happens when you place two dots just right, and other aspects of his practice
Culture File: Looking Down On Ballyness Bay
Ballyness Bay-local, Sean O’Ghaoithin, takes your ears for a dusk walk over the dunes.
Culture File: A Slightly Unreasonable Point of View 1.8
Eoghan Nolan is assailed by ambivalence about the faltering march of tech
The Culture File Weekly 251019: Toki Pona; Pinterest; Sustainable Stages
This weekly, Prof Aisling Kelliher on why treating users like humans just might be making Pinterest the best company on the internet; artist and builder Christy Collard who makes music festivals a little less harsh on the planet and painter Eoin McHugh on his show, Loje, Jelo, Laso, which takes its title from the constructed language, Toki Pona
Culture File 'Likes': Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Mezzo-soprano, Bríd Ní Ghruagáin, shares some of the sounds, sites, tastes and smells she's been enjoying
Culture File: Eoin McHugh's Loje, Jelo, Laso
Painter, Eoin McHugh has been exploring invented languages, from Hildegard von Bingen's lingua ignoata to Toki Pona
Culture File: Pinterest's Artisanal Data
One of the folksiest tech companies, the online scrapbooking site, Pinterest, has been tweaking how it sees you
Culture File: The Old Road
Skip the bypass and follow instead 'the old road' - that's the wellness strategy of historian, Jo Kerrigan. (Repeat)
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
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