Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm


Friday 16th February

The Culture File Weekly: February 16th

The best of Culture File featuring Grace Dyas, Alexandra Conlon & Emily Fox and Johann Johannsson

Culture File 'Likes': Eileen Hutton

Environmental artist, Eileen Hutton, shares her culture file 'likes' - from Ali Smith to Iron & Wine.

Thursday 15th February

Culture File: Peep

Solidarity isn’t always easy for the duelling duo in UK writer, Jodi Gray's new play, Peep.

Wednesday 14th February

Culture File: Corey Yeo's Brainwatching

Singapore-based marketing expert, Corey Yeo, has been working on betters ways to chart people's reactions to tastes and smells.

Tuesday 13th February

Culture File: Grace Dyas' We Don't Know What's Buried Here

The latest from Dublin company, TheatreCLUB, evokes a very Irish history of scandals, reports and inertia.

Monday 12th February

Culture File: Johann Johannsson (Extended Interview)

The sad news has come from Berlin of the death of the most fascinating of popular composers, Johann Johannsson.

Culture File: Johann Johannsson

The sad news has come from Berlin of the death of the most fascinating of popular composers, Johann Johannsson.

Friday 9th February

The Culture File Weekly: February 9th

Luke Clancy presents the best of this weeks Culture File

Culture File 'Likes': Henry Adam Svec

The scholar and performer, Henry Adam Svec, on his taste for Mindhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen and Old Spice.

Thursday 8th February

Culture File: Luca Turin's New Universe of Perfume

Perfume critic and biophysicist, Luca Turin, the new map of the perfume universe.

Wednesday 7th February

Culture File: Rubin Kodheli's New World of Cello

Rubin Kodheli is bringing together Bartok, Stravinsky and Hendrix in his cello music - just don't call it crossover

Tuesday 6th February

Culture File: Pip Thornton's poem.py

Pip Thornton's art plugs works of literature - say Wordsworth's 'Daffodils' - into Google's AdWords system.

Monday 5th February

Culture File: The Future of Funerals

A cortege of academics gathers in Trinity Long Room Hub to discuss evolving ideas of fond farewells.

Friday 2nd February

The Culture File Weekly: Spill Simmer Falter Wither...Translate?

Culture File Weekly looks at Sara Baume's debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither which has been translated into languages from Danish to Japanese, from Turkish to Dutch.

Culture File 'Likes': Farah Elle

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

Thursday 1st February

Culture File: Spill Simmer Falter Wither Translate

Cork novelist, Sara Baume and her Czech language translator, Alice Hyrmanová McElveen, on the secrets of their collaboration

Wednesday 31st January

Culture File: Tactical Media and the American Folk Revival (part 2)

Why the image of Bob Dylan meant so much to Steve Jobs & how the Occupy movement revived the hootenanny. Sort of.

Tuesday 30th January

Culture File: Tactical Media and the Folk Revival

Uncovering the US folk revival's surprising celebration of the possibilities in all sorts of media technologies.

Monday 29th January

Culture File: Paul Duane's Greek 101

One of big pleasure of Paul Duane's While You Live, Shine is its handy Greek vocab cheatsheet for loss and longing

Friday 26th January

The Culture File Weekly: January 26th

This weekly, the artist who works collaboratively with the wildlife around her Kildare studio, perfume critic, Chandler Burr, on decoding 'arthouse' perfumer, Etat Libre D'Orange, singer-songwriter, Farah Elle, on sneaking Arabic sounds into Irish pop, and Turkish literary critic, Meltem Gürle on why it's all downhill once we reach the age of 5.

Culture File 'Likes': Niall Naessens

Artist Niall Naessens shares some of the films, music and foods he's been enjoying.

Thursday 25th January

Culture File: The Art of Etat Libre D'Orange

Perfume pioneer, Etienne de Swardt and perfume critic, Chandler Burr, on the importance of storytelling in scent

Wednesday 24th January

Culture File: Eileen Hutton's Non-Human Collabs

Working collaboratively with honeybees and songbirds is central to Eileen Hutton environmental art.

Tuesday 23rd January

Culture File: Coming of Age in Dublin and Istanbul

Dublin-based, Istanbul-born, Meltem Gürle, on surprise connections between the Irish and Turkish bildungsroman

Monday 22nd January

Culture File: Farah Elle's Phrygian Mode

Farah Elle on blending a pop sensibility with the traditional sounds, poetry and modes of her Libyan heritage.

Friday 19th January

Culture File 'Likes': Aphra Kerr

Games and technology researcher, Aphra Kerr, shares some of the things on which she's been clicking 'like'

The Culture File Weekly 190118: Slow Computing Special

Do you use your phone or does it use you? We explore our internet-connected technologies and the world of 'datafication', with guests including UCSF's Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist and expert in addiction and Lindsay Ems, who studies the Amish often highly nuanced attitudes technology.

Thursday 18th January

Culture File: Slow Computing - What We Can Learn from the Amish

Lindsay Ems studies of US Amish communities uncover a surprisingly nuanced attitude to technological change.

Wednesday 17th January

Culture File: Slow Computing - Prof Stefania Milan

Academics around Europe are researching resistance to what they sees as the increasing datafication of our world

Tuesday 16th January

Culture File: Slow Computing Week - Prof Robert Lustig's

How the tech industry has helped us to confuse happiness and pleasure - and made a killing in the process, with Prof Robert Lustig.

Monday 15th January

Culture File: What is Slow Computing?

Slow Computing Week kicks off with the organisers of a recent Slow Computing event at Maynooth University.

Friday 12th January

The Culture File Weekly: 12/01/18

This weekly, settling into the Donegal winter with painter, Ann Quinn, a snatch of the sound that UNESCO recently agreed forms part of the world's most valuable heritage, and new friends for delicate watercolours that comprise the Vaughan Bequest currently on show at The National Gallery, Dublin.

Culture File 'Likes': Sean McKeon

Uilleann piper, Sean McKeon, shares some of the tv, books, podcasts and music he's been clicking like on recently.

Thursday 11th January

Culture File: Good Morning Mr Naessens

Artist, Niall Naessens, on making work to hang alongside Turner's watercolours at the National Gallery of Ireland

Wednesday 10th January

Culture File: Piping for Humanity

Uilleann piper, Sean McKeon, knows well why piping has been added to UNESCO's tally of vital human heritage.

Tuesday 9th January

Culture File: Donegal Painter, Ann Quinn (part 2)

In her rural studio, Anne Quinn is preparing work for a Dublin show later in the year.

Monday 8th January

Culture File: Donegal Painter, Ann Quinn (part 1)

Anne Quinn on the mysterious impetus to paint she finds everywhere from heirloom bibles to waterlogged pastures

Friday 5th January

The Culture File Weekly (The Year of Clicking 'Like')

A year's worth of guests share the sounds and images, tastes and smells that they've been spending their spare time consuming.

Friday 29th December

The Culture File Weekly (50 Years of EBU Concert Exchanges)

In November, 1967, Hans Keller, a Viennese refugee who fled to London, created the first of now regular radio concert exchanges from halls around Europe. Luke Clancy travels to Geneva to meet the team that makes these broadcasts happen, and hears some of their ultimate concert choices.

Friday 22nd December

Culture File Weekly (2017 Journeys: The Burren, Roma History, Han Bennink, Sneakercon)

The penultimate edition of the Culture File Weekly for 2017 prepares for the journey into 2018, by revisiting some of the places we have found ourselves in 2017, from the contemplating the ancient flora of The Burren, to the copping sneakers in Earl's Court.

Culture File 'Likes': Anne Quinn

The Donegal painter shares her own Culture File 'Likes' - which run from Chuck Berry to Vivaldi

Thursday 21st December

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: 1968

The drummer who laid down the beat for Dutch free jazz in the 1960s, remembers life at a musical ground zero.

Wednesday 20th December

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Sneakercon

A US caravan of sneaker-dealers, “ShoeTube' stars, brand-hypers and footwear fanatics arrives in Europe.

Tuesday 19th December

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Brno

A a history of discrimination, mistrust, and persecution in Brno’s Museum of Roma Culture.

Monday 18th December

Culture File's 2017's Journeys: The Burren

Environmentalist and writer, Gordon Darcy, uses paint to speak about the things that science can't quite grasp.

Friday 15th December

The Culture File Weekly 151217 (Radio Concerts, Non Alcoholic Craft Beer and Mead)

This weekly: the 50th birthday of Europe-wide concert exchanges; non-alcoholic craft beers of East London; and the mead revival in Kinsale

Culture File 'Likes': Valerie Pakenham

Maria Edgeworth's latest editor shares her own Culture File Likes.

Thursday 14th December

Culture File: Reaching Craft Beer Nirvana

East London's Nirvana Brewery is possibly the world's first entirely low and non-alcoholic brewery.

Wednesday 13th December

Culture File: The Sweet Taste of Norse Mythology

Blood mixed with honey was the base for an ancient Norse recipe for mead. Kinsale Mead tweaks things a bit...

Tuesday 12th December

Culture File: Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller (part 2)

Was the radiophobe Benjamin Britten the right choice to conduct the first concert of a new broadcast paradigm?

Monday 11th December

Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller

The dream of a Viennese refugee in London to unite Europe's concert halls, celebrates its 50th birthday.

Friday 8th December

The Culture File Weekly 081217 (Maria Edgeworth And Her Town)

This weekly, a special edition leads us to Edgeworthstown and environs, in search of the spaces and stories of pioneering and bestselling Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth, whose base in the Co Longford town became a 19th century literary hub

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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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