E36 Collective Whisper gets to know...Martin Maloney
On the last episode of season 1 Simon K speaks to Martin Maloney from the Hardy Bucks. https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 Martin Maloney is an actor and writer, known for Vikings (2013), The Black Spot (2019) and as Eddie Durkan from the Hardy Bucks (2010). Martin speaks to Simon about his current life in Sweden and how the Hardy bucks changed his life and what he has been doing since. They talk about curries,music,TV,RTE,films and lots of other interesting things Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeYKaHYhOTV9F-dUwOvCZIA Twitter:@Maloneyboy3000 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maloney101/?hl=en Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/74Hp22JnV7wDwJyRFmbAO8...
E35 Collective Whisper gets to know.....Cathal Keaney
In this episode Simon K speaks to Cathal Keaney,one of the lead dancers in Lord of the Dance. https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 00:00:00 Music intro 00:00:24 Guest intro 00:01:54 London 00:05:32 Lord of the dance status 00:09:07 Spring in your step 00:12:38 Wear & tear 00:18:23 Quarantine rehearsals 00:19:51 Bedroom moves 00:25:16 The show must go on...soon 00:26:49 First steps 00:32:11 College is important 00:33:53 Family 00:34:54 Anne-Marie Hession school of dancing 00:39:02 World titles 00:42:08 Irish dancing bigger there than here? 00:53:59 Love on the dancefloor 00:55:46 Boys can dance too! 01:02:55 How do you become a lord? 01:06:30 Teamwork 01:09:44 Irish martial arts 01:15:49 Does a lord retire? 01:18:43 Feet of flames 01:20:07 Has the style changed? 01:28:02 Trad on the prom 01:29:36 Irish dance vs modern dance 01:33:11 Teaching Irish dancing Cathal Keaney started dancing at the age of 5 with the Hession School of Irish Dancing in Galway. Cathal has won 2 World Irish Dancing Championship titles along with multiple All Ireland, North American, British National and Great Britain titles. Cathal had the privilege of joining Lord of the Dance Feet of Flames in Taiwan, 2012 and has been a part of the show ever since. Cathal currently performs the role of the “Lord” in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Lord of the Dance: https://www.lordofthedance.com/the-show/bios-vb18om/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cathalkeaney/?hl=en Portable sprung floors: https://www.portablesprungfloors.com
E34 Collective Whisper gets to know...Suzi Kory
In this episode Simon k speaks to Canadian country-rock artist Suzi Kory from Toronto. https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 00:00:00 Music intro 00:00:24 Guest intro 00:06:09 Born in Beirut baby! 00:07:17 Lebanon peacekeepers 00:09:25 Returning to Beirut 00:15:46 Growing up in Toronto 00:20:40 Is that you Axl? 00:24:34 Rock chick in the sky 00:28:22 Who am I? 00:31:05 Influences 00:34:08 I have a dream 00:38:49 Never too old 00:42:45 Rock to country 00:47:09 Billy Ray and Suzi 00:53:07 Machismo in country music 00:56:21 Canadian country vs American country 00:59:08 Songwriting process 01:03:10 Here's Johnny!!! 01:04:59 Call me Captain Johnny 01:07:07 Johnny needs love too 01:08:12 New single "Gotta feeling" 01:10:02 The year ahead 01:11:09 So long Suzi 01:13:02 Next week's guest 01:13:54 Music outro Born in Beirut, Suzi’s Kory's parents moved the family to Toronto when she was eight months old. Her mother, a devoted fan of country music would continuously play classic country, and Suzi found herself singing along. By her teens, she became exposed to hard rock, most notably Guns N’ Roses. Having spent several years abroad, it was after her move back to North America and a fateful meeting with her idol and inspiration Axl Rose that the fire to write and perform was reignited. In 2017, Kory began writing and recording her first EP, Spellcasting, produced by John Angus MacDonald (The Trews). She released it in 2017, supporting it with a string of shows in Toronto and LA at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go. Her songs received radio airplay across Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, UK, the Middle East, Brazil, and New Zealand. Since 2018 Kory has released 4 singles; An ode to self-love with 'The Secret Garden', the upbeat autobiographical pop-country 'Pretty Little Things', a classic country ballad 'Settle of the Dust', and 'Outlaw' a country-rock tune with a music video featuring members of the rock band Puddle of Mudd. In June 2020, Kory would release the bluesy, gospel inspired anthem 'Love Revolution' which would lead to her organizing the first-ever drive-in country music festival. The 'Love Revolution' festival which took place in Ontario, CA featured 7 local country artists, including Kory herself. SA second festival would take place that fall in Columbia, TN. Kory currently boasts over 150K streams on Spotify, 45K streams on Youtube and her music can also currently be heard on Sirius XM. In addition to the music Kory has been on music conference panels (Niagara Music Week), published articles on ‘How to Make it in the Music Industry’ (FYI Music News), and is a Motivational Speaker. Web: https://www.suzikory.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3umgNZwlcu1uKlhvrwyeiJ... Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/suzi-kory/1313452515 Twitter: @suzikory Instagram: @suzikory TikTok: @suzikory Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/c/SuziKory Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/suzikory Linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/suzi-kory-8380b63a
E33 Collective Whisper gets to know....Juliana Erkkonen & Donal Gibbons.
On this weeks episode Simon K speaks to Juliana Erkkonen & Donal Gibbons. https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 00:00:00 Music intro 00:00:25 Guest intro 00:02:20 Community radio 00:05:14 Spanish music 00:06:23 Coming to Ireland 00:09:24 How did you meet? 00:15:20 Musical heritage 00:20:13 Juliana's beginnings 00:22:59 Finnish music 00:26:47 Give me a guitar to hold 00:28:09 Metal militia 00:31:43 Juliana's influences 00:34:51 Family ties 00:37:16 One singer,one song 00:41:39 Oh,the things I used to do! 00:49:02 Cloughanover sounds nice. 00:53:02 Chats from afar 00:57:17 The family recording studio 00:58:06 The Raines,Cousin tablet 01:01:52 Whatever happened to Betty? 01:06:00 Greta Van Fleet 01:07:27 Cousin tablet process 01:11:30 Lockdown routines 01:13:05 Power couple contenders 01:15:05 Campbells tavern 01:17:02 Thanks for coming on 01:17:35 Song-The battle-by Caitlin Carey & Ryan Adams 01:20:58 Next week's guest 01:21:43 Music outro Juliana Erkkonen is a classically trained violin player from Finland who moved to Ireland in 2003. She works as a self employed musician performing, recording, teaching and composing original music. She has been a member of 10 bands and with them has released 6 albums, 1 EP and 5 singles in the genres of bluegrass, klezmer and folk rock and original music. She has toured Europe, worked with Theatre Companies such as Fibin and Macnas and is a contracted artist with Galway City Arts Office. She has performed on both local and national radio and TV and played on the award winning documentary Mother and Baby. She has worked as a session musician with bands such as Eleanor Shanley, Sean Keane, The Whileaways, Anna Mullarkey, Ceara Conway, Ruth Dillon, Rodney Owl, the Grey Willows,The Invisible Jug Band,The Rocky River Bluegrass Show,Mikey and the Scallywags,and is currently part of the Folk band The Raines with Ruth Dillon & Yvonne Tiernan. Donal Gibbons is a musician from Shrule who hosts a music show on Cloughanover sounds radio station.He has ran a stage in Electric picnic,and was the organiser of The Last Waltz tribute show,a tribute to the band in the black box and other promotions. Himself and Juliana have also formed a group consisting of Stephen Monaghan (This Nachez), Wil Merrigan (The Saw Doctors), Jamie O'Neill (The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra), Anto Thistlethwaite (The Waterboys; The Saw Doctors) and Dave Clancy called Cousin Tablet. The Raines: https://theraines.ie/ The Raines Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRainesBand The Raine YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J The Raines Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/70F2QjHbBkazHdJXPBG0Ev... Cousin Tablet: https://cousintablet.ie/ Cousin Tablet spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/6w3Tg9Vi6glLer4IeKpayt... Cousin tablet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cousintablet Cloughanover sounds radio :https://www.facebook.com/Cloughanover-Sounds-Community-Radio-110669307557758
E32 Collective Whisper gets to know....Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
On this weeks episode Simon k speaks to Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh from the band Altan https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 00:00:00 Music intro 00:00:24 Guest intro 00:01:39 Welcome guest 00:02:34 Then and now 00:04:19 A little break 00:10:56 Let's hear it for the kids 00:13:36 Lockdown blues 00:18:04 Irish language 00:23:09 Donegal house dances 00:37:32 Sitting in on a session 00:42:46 Teacher in another life 00:45:31 Teenage years 00:51:21 Irish talent 00:54:18 Beginninings of Altan 01:01:41 Young love 01:03:39 Discography 01:06:44 Collaborations 01:09:15 TV work 01:14:10 Composing 01:19:04 Fiddle or Violin? 01:23:19 A song maybe? 01:25:05 Future plans 01:25:25 Thank you Mairead 01:26:13 Next weeks guest 01:27:19 Music outro Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is a native of the Donegal Gaeltacht of Gaoth Dobhair. Her first language is Gaelic and she has learnt many of her songs from family and neighbours as well as sourcing older material from archive facilities. She is renowned as one of the leading exponents of Donegal fiddle music and likes to promote the music which she has inherited from her late father Francie, whenever possible. She is a founding member of Cairdeas na bhFidléirí, which was set up 25 years ago to preserve and facilitate the development of the Donegal fiddling tradition for future generations. Mairéad's musical inspiration initially came from her family and neighbours, her father being a great fiddle teacher with a wealth of unusual local tunes, many learnt from his mother, Róise. She also received tuition and inspiration from Buncrana fiddle player, Dinny McLaughlin, who was a frequent visitor to her home when she was growing up. Mairéad founded Altan along with her late husband, Frankie Kennedy; from humble beginnings they brought their music to the world arena without compromising the deep musical tradition they loved. Along with her work with Altan, Mairéad is always in demand for solo work or presenting traditional music programmes on radio or television; past projects include the classic radio show The Long Note and the television series The Pure Drop and The Full Set on RTÉ1. Mairéad has recorded with other musicians such as Enya, the Chieftains, Dolly Parton, The String Sisters, T With the Maggies, and many more. Mairéad's first solo project, Imeall, was released in 2009. Web:https://www.mairead.ie Web Altan: https://altan.ie Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/mairead.nimhaonaigh.3 Apple Music:https://music.apple.com/.../mair%C3%A9ad-n%C3.../115114548 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/3HT9QbFl5fAYNSdw9KWUQj... Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMBsZZP6kV4 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mairéad_Ní_Mhaonaigh
E31 Collective Whisper gets to know...Kieran O'Reilly
On this weeks episode Simon K speaks to actor and musician Kieran O’Reilly https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 Kieran O'Reilly is an actor, musician and producer. Kieran is a real-life police detective who worked for many years as an undercover drugs operative. He is known for his role in the Emmy award-winning television series, Vikings as 'White Hair'. Kieran arrived onto the acting scene in 2013, with a critically acclaimed performance in Ireland's television crime drama, Love/Hate (2010) as Detective Garda Ciarán Madden and in 2016 was nominated for the 'Discovery Award' at the Dublin International Film Festival. He is also the singer/songwriter of the Irish alternative band, Hail The Ghost. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6032063/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQTh2d7H_7o Twitter: @_OMERTA_ Web: https://www.hailtheghost.com instagram: hailtheghost
E30 Collective Whisper gets to know....Pauline Scanlon
On this weeks episode Simon K speaks to singer Pauline Scanlon. https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 They speak about growing up in Dingle, being Fungi's neighbour, how her love of music blossomed into a wonderful career and the current state of the Irish music scene and how women have to fight harder to get themselves heard. Don't miss this great chat. Pauline Scanlon is a vocalist and songwriter who galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, Produced by John Reynolds over ten years ago. Scanlon is capable of making the oldest ballads sound immediate and fresh while granting newer material a timeless resonance. As featured vocalist with the Sharon Shannon Band for three years, as a solo artist, and as a member of vocal duo LUMIERE, Scanlon has entranced audiences the world over with her distinctly delicate intensity. Pauline Scanlon also brought her unmistakable vocal style to her second Compass release, ‘Hush’. Produced by former Lúnasa guitarist, Donogh Hennessy, and recorded at the Compass Sound Stage in Nashville. As a vocalist, Pauline has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Damien Dempsey, Sinéad O’Connor, Eleanor Shanley, Karan Casey, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Andrea Corr,John Spillane and Seamus Begley. Pauline has been involved with a wide range of collaborative singing projects including ‘The Irish Sea Sessions’, ‘A Stór Mo Chroí’ and ‘Homeward Bound’ all projects involving the leading exponents of Irish song. Pauline has just begun to record her third solo album this year. She has re-united with her longtime collaborator and producer John Reynolds on what promises to be an emotionally charged album of songs both traditional and otherwise! Web: http://www.paulinescanlon.net Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bootbootism Twitter: @PaulineScanlonX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pauline.scanlon.9 Instagram: @paulinescanlon_x Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/pauline-scanlon/88657342 Spotify :https://open.spotify.com/artist/3n6h5gK81SaBzhlqJagENl...
E29 Collective Whisper gets to know.... Kevin Walsh & Daragh O'Conchuir
On this episode Simon K speaks to former Galway footballer Kevin Walsh & sports journalist Daragh O'Conchuir about their new book,"The invisible game" https://www.collectivewhisper.com/podcast-1 Subscribe to listen today. Kevin Walsh is a former Irish Gaelic footballer and former manager of the Galway footballers. He won three All Stars and two All-Ireland Senior Football Championships in his inter-county career with Galway. He also served as manager of the senior Sligo county team from 2008 to 2013. Daragh Ó Conchúir is a freelance sports journalist, author, editor and analyst/commentator, who works in print and online media as well as television and radio. He was the Chief Features Writer with The Irish Field for 6 years He is the current Editor of Irish Racing Yearbook Content Provider for The Camogie Association CoAuthor with Kevin Walsh — The Invisible Game’ For any Irish-based viewers/listeners - we would encourage going to your local bookshop or that shop's website. Shop Local, support the local economy. https://www.bookstation.ie/product/the-invisible-game/ https://www.easons.com/Search?q=the invisible game https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Game-Kevin-Walsh-ebook/dp/B08Q5Y4X31/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+invisible+game&qid=1620818093&sr=8-2 https://www.growcoach.ie