Pantisocracy Monday 24 July 2017

Panti Bliss hosts a late night cabaret of conversations with, and about, contemporary Ireland.

Summer 2018 Pantisocracy is back!

Episode 1 'Awesome Mná', recorded just after the historic vote in the abortion referendum on May 25th.

With guests Karan Casey, Eva O'Connor, Samantha Long, Linda Connolly, and Ciara Sidine. 

Episode 2 'The Elephants in the Room'. Panti Bliss kicks off with a moving and dark memory of her time in boarding school.

With guests Ruth McGill, Michael Harding, Amy Conroy, Ronan Brady and Jessica Traynor.

Episode 3 'Be the Change'. 'Be the Change'. In this episode of Pantisocracy host Panti Bliss shares her own experience of being HIV Positive and her work as a change advocate with Irish Aid in Asia and Africa.

With guests Conleth Kane, Dr Fiona Muclahy, Shaun Dunne, Ellie Kisyombe, Iseult Ward, Grainne Hope, David Hope.

Episode 4 'Finding Your Tribe'.  Panti Bliss is joined by Honor Heffernan and her partner, Trevor Knight, who perform songs from their show The Whistling Girl, along with other guests.

With guests Lewis Kenny, Katherine Lynch, Trevor Knight, Honor Heffernan.

Episode 5 'The Young Are at the Gates'. Panti Bliss's guests in this episode of Pantisocracy are the next generation; young emerging voices shaping Ireland today and pushing for change.

With guests Fionnula Gygax, Sam Blackensee Ola Majekodunmi, Kerrie O'Brien, JYelloL 

Episode 6 'Legally Gay.' 25 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality Panti Bliss celebrates in a show called Legally Gay and explores how Ireland stepped out of the closet.

With guests Jack O'Rourke, Tonie Walsh, Robbie Lawlor, Vickey Curtis, Izzy Kamikaze.

Episode 7 'Room at the Table'. Panti hosts a coversation about what makes a more open society

With guests Susie Q,  Gráinne Hassett, Vukasin Nedeljkovi, Stephen Jones, Síomha.

Episode 8 'Borders'  Panti Bliss explores borders, both physical and psychological - what divides us and what brings us together?

With guests David Honeyford, Rita Duffy, Steafán Hanvey, Saint Sister (Morgan McIntyre & Gemma Doherty)

Episode 9 'Taking a Stand'. In this episode of Pantisocracy, our host Panti Bliss, who has herself been known to take a stand or two, shares her story of how what she thought was a small talk in the Abbey Theatre, the Noble Call, became a viral call of action and change.

With guests Caitriona Bergin, Frank Berry, Saoirse Long & Lisa Hannigan

Episode 10 'The Ties that Bind' .Relationships, both family and friendship, are at the heart of the conversation in this episode of Pantisocracy and the 'cabaret of conversations'.

With guests Eithne Ní Chathain, Felicia Olusanya, Simon Cullen, Sorcha McGrath,  Max Zanga, & Matt Ó Baoill,



'Finding Home' Panti Bliss is back with a new season of her cabaret of conversations. In this first episode she's talking home and identity

Pantisocracy, Monday 24th July

Panti Bliss is back with a new season of her cabaret of conversations. In this first episode she's talking home and identity with guests wordsmith Stephen James Smith and musicians Farah Elle, Cáit Ó Riordan and Fiachna Ó Braonáin. Stephen, a performance poet from Tallaght, shares his word 'Dublin You Are' - a hymn to his home town warts and all, while Farah Elle, a young Libyan Irish singer and songwriter performs her song 'Silk' with its unique sounds of both countries. Ex Pogues bassist Cáit Ó Riordan talks of moving between New York and Dublin and her new work playing bass with award winning poet Paul Muldoon while Hothouse Flowers Fiachna Ó Braonáin explains why Paris is his second home. Both Cáit and Fiachna perform together reuniting their former band life in PreNup named because everyone in the band was at that stage going through a divorce!  

From left: Stephen James Smith, Panti Bliss, Farrah Elle, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Cáit Ó Riordan

Farrah Elle performing her song 'Silk'

Cáit & Fiachna

Cáit O'Riordan & Fiachna Ó Braonáín

Fiachna Ó Braonáin performing his song 'Firefighter'

Pantisocracy, Monday 24th JUly

With guests , Cáit Ó Riordan, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Farah Elle, & Stephen James Smith.

Music Played on the Show

St Louis Blues March

St Louis Blues March

Glenn Miller


Farah Elle

Farah Elle

Farah Elle Live




Fiachna O Braonain


She Used To Like You

She Used To Like You

Cait O Riordan


Dublin You Are - Poem

Dublin You Are - Poem

Stephen James Smith




Presenter: Panti Bliss


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