Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


Tuesday 16th October

Culture File: What Is A Normal House?

A Dublin architectural jaunt, from the domestic project called Normal House to the Brutalist giants of TCD

Monday 15th October

Culture File: Woman-Centred Design

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard and Sarah Homewood, on designing for a woman, rather than for women

Friday 12th October

The Culture File Weekly 121018: Irish Herbalism, Women in Cycling, The Saurophone

In this Weekly's gathering, the Irish herbalist revival of Sean O Gaoithin, who has turned his Donegal cottage garden into a library of plant lore. In East London, we meet the activists working to get more women cycling, and in Galway, the Finnish musical inventor, Yrjänä Sauros, stokes up the single-stringed noise machine he calls 'The Saurophone'

Culture File 'Likes': The Raving Grannies

Galway Arts activists, Ann O'Dea and Margaretta Darcy share their personal preferences in sights, sounds and smells

Thursday 11th October

Culture File: Mobility InEquality

Voices at the Women and Cycling conference in London, on the obstacles and solutions to getting more women cycling

Wednesday 10th October

Culture File: Mr Sauros's Saurophone

Yrjänä Sauros, inventor virtuoso of the saurophone, brings his one-stringed creation to Galway Jazz festival

Tuesday 9th October

Culture File: Secrets of A Donegal Garden (2/2)

Sean O Gaoithin, Head Gardener at Glenveagh National Park, on cultural memory recovery in a Donegal garden.

Monday 8th October

Culture File: Secrets of A Donegal Garden (1/2)

Séan O Gaoithin tends a small plot of land around his cottage in Falcarragh planted with ancient botanical story.

Friday 5th October

The Culture File Weekly 051018: Radio.String.Quartet, Prisoner of Conscience, Sadie Red Wing, JS Bach

This weekly, Vienna's Radio.String.Quartet strain the meaning of jazz, Russian art-punk provocateurs, Pussy Riot, are celebrated in a choral song cycle, designer, Sadie Red Wing advocates for Native American graphic design, and we find out why the hardest working man in show business was not James Brown, by JS Bach.

Culture File 'Likes': Conor Guilfoyle

Drummer and jazz professor, Conor Guilfoyle endorses his current favourite documentaries, music, books and food

Thursday 4th October

Culture File: radio.string.quartet at Galway Jazz Festival

Vienna's radio.string.quartet are slapping, tapping, hammering and sampling jazz into strange, unexpected shapes

Wednesday 3rd October

Culture File: A Day in The Life of JS Bach

Composer, Gerry Murphy on a day in the life of Kapellmeister of Thomaskirche, Leipzig, the industrious Herr Bach

Tuesday 2nd October

Culture File: Sadie Red Wing's Design Mission (DRS 2018)

Designer, Sadie Red Wing on tribal visual sovereignty and making visible Native American graphic design.

Monday 1st October

Culture File: Jennifer Jolley's Prisoner of Conscience

Composer, Jennifer Jolley's Pussy Riot-inspired song cycle, Prisoner of Conscience gets its Irish premiere

Friday 28th September

The Culture File Weekly 280918: Sweety of Milano, Prof Homi Bahbah, Aleesa Cohene

This weekly, artist, Aleesa Cohene on bringing scent to contemporary art, Prof Homi Bahbah on the language of rights and how it is responding to our shifting world, and a gathering of Italy's most celebrated pastry chefs in Milan.

Culture File 'Likes': Eugene O'Brien

Writer, Eugene O'Brien whose latest opens in Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, shares some of his cultural leanings.

Thursday 27th September

Culture File: Aleesa Cohene's Journey into Scent

Canadian artist, Aleesa Cohene on introducing scent to her work and creating a perfume for Gertrude Stein. (2/2)

Wednesday 26th September

Culture File: Aleesa Cohene's Journey into Scent

Canadian artist, Aleesa Cohene on perfume and the barely begun role of scent in contemporary art. (1/2)

Tuesday 25th September

Culture File Extra: Dignity in Distress (Extended version)

Prof Homi Bhabha, of the Department of English at Harvard University, on the language of rights and the rhetoric of today's anti-migrant politics.

Culture File: Dignity in Distress

Prof Homi Bhabha, of the Department of English at Harvard University, on the language of rights and the rhetoric of today's anti-migrant politics.

Monday 24th September

Culture File: Italy's Grand Masters of Cake

Fancy a quick taste of some 'grandi dolci di grandi maestri' at this year's Sweety of Milano pastry chefs' gathering?

Friday 21st September

The Culture File Weekly 200918: The Chester Beatty Library Special

This weekly, explore The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, meeting 'Slow Art' evangelists, Jenny Siung and Bairbre-Ann Harkin, Silk Road Café chef-proprietor, Abraham Phelan, as well as early music explorer, Laoise O'Brien and CBL curator, Jill Unkel, on a mission to create a soundtrack for a treasure from The Chester Beatty's collections.

Culture File 'Likes': Laoise O'Brien

Early music explorer, Laoise O'Brien creates a soundtrack for one of her 'likes' from Chester Beatty's collections.

Thursday 20th September

Culture File: Abraham's Silk Road

Abraham Phelan's cooking at the Silk Road Café is inspired by the Chester Beatty's wonderous global collections.

Wednesday 19th September

Culture File: Slow Art at The Chester Beatty

'Slow Art' evangelists, Bairbre Ann Harkin and Jenny Siung, on new way to use a gallery.

Tuesday 18th September

Culture File: Stories From The Old World

Dave Flynn's latest album tracks the composer's experiments in bringing traditional music techniques into the concert hall.

Monday 17th September

Culture File: What Do Things Think? (DRS 2018)

Jane Norris thinks changing our relationships with materials can improve the rapport between humans and their environment.

Friday 14th September

Culture File 'Likes': BP Fallon

'Rock 'n' roll ne'er-do-well' and lately vinyl star, BP Fallon shares some of the literature, TV, music and foods he's been enjoying

The Culture File Weekly 130918 (Aisteach, Garth Knox, 110 Spoons, De-snobbing design)

This weekly, Jennifer Walshe's imaginary Irish avant-garde goes live in Sligo, 110 spoons help uncover the story of the Irish girls who left Skibbereen at the height of the famine, Glenn Adamson on how we need 'fewer, better things' and Garth Knox brings contemporary improv to 17th-century viola d'amore for New Music Dublin: Desfrosted.

Thursday 13th September

Culture File: Desnobbing Design

'Fewer, Better Things' is the rallying cry of a new book from curator and design historian, Glenn Adamson.

Wednesday 12th September

Culture File: Skibbereen's 110 Spoons

110 young women sent to Australia as part of the Earl Grey Famine Orphan Scheme are commemorated in a new artwork at Skibbereen Hospital.

Tuesday 11th September

Culture File: Ireland's Imaginary Avant Garde

Composer, Jennifer Walshe's long-running and ever-growing 'fake art' project, Aisteach finds physical form at The Model, Sligo.

Monday 10th September

Culture File: Garth Knox Defrosted

Garth Knox brings his avant-garde sensibility and ancient instrument to the snowed-off, now resurrected New Music Dublin: Defrosted

Friday 7th September

Culture File 'Likes': Farah Elle

Libyan-Irish singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, shares some of the things she been listening to, tasting and smelling.

The Culture File Weekly: September 7th (Spill, Simmer, Wither, Falter...Translate?)

Cork-based novelist, Sara Baume's calling card of a first novel, Spill, Simmer, Wither, Falter has been translated into many languages. But one translation in the Czech Republic has found a special reception. This weekly, Baume and her Czech language translator, Alice Hyrmanová McElveen, explore the magic of their collaboration.

Thursday 6th September

Culture File: Katie and Radie

Two of the great voices of contemporary Irish music, Katie Kim and Radie Pete, form an unstoppable duo

Wednesday 5th September

Culture File: The Eternal Light of Harry Clarke

Among the lilacs, greens, scarlets and deep, deep blues of Harry Clarke’s stained glass in St Mary's, Ballinrobe

Tuesday 4th September

Culture File: Follow The Old Road

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

Monday 3rd September

Culture File: Horses in the Blood

Tony O’Donnell, former World Cup polocrosse coach, on living the ancient bond with the horse in modern Ireland

Friday 31st August

The Culture File Weekly: August 31st

The House of Culture File Weekly has bottled a special edition juice, produced in limited qualities, from only the finest natural and synthetic ingredients, featuring the suddenly stirring world of Irish perfumery.

Friday 24th August

The Culture File Weekly: August 25th (Dublin's Messiah)

In 1742, a rare constellation of chancers, charities, choristers and 18th century It girls resulted in the Irish capital being the venue for the world premiere of Handel's most durable work, The Messiah, historian Jonathan Bardon explains.

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

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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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