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Ep 38: The Song With Wings with Chesney Hawkes

10/19/2018
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Ep 38: The Song With Wings with Chesney Hawkes In this episode comedian Gearoid Farrelly chats to nineties heart-throb Chesney Hawkes about the song that catapulted him to the top of the charts in 1991 and went on to become the 20th biggest selling song of the nineties. As well as reflecting on the dark days after the success had gone away Chesney also tells about his life before stardom came along In this episode Gearoid learns Chesney was the paper boy for another 80s pop-star, that a very...

Duration:00:43:43

Ep 37: Mariah from Clonmel with Bianca Kinane

9/9/2018
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Bianca Kinane is the big voiced Irish superstar that we almost had back in 1996\. Bianca is from Clonmel and in 1994 took part in "Stars In Their Eyes" as Mariah Carey. A big recording contract with Pete Waterman followed. A huge media campaign promising an Irish Mariah Carey from 'County Clonmel' (sic) accompanied the release of some singles but the album never materialised. Though it was finished and ready, internal politics and budgetary problems saw the record label go bust before it's...

Duration:00:46:04

Ep 36: The Great Pop Caper with Daphne & Celeste

7/22/2018
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In 1999 Daphne and Celeste burned pop music to the ground. They arrived from New York and released their debut single “ooh Stick you” and almost instantly had a hit. But there was more to Daphne and Celeste then the kitch pop tracks. They couldn’t take their newfound pop career seriously. They were astonished by straight faced interviewers asking their favourite vegetable. They would turn cheery kid’s tv presenters to defensive grumps as they lied their way through interviews and giggled...

Duration:00:48:19

Ep 35: The Meaning of Life with Michelle McManus

6/16/2018
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In 2003 Michelle McManus shot to fame as the winner of the second series of Pop Idol. Throughout the series she stood out for her powerhouse soul voice. But she also got huge amounts of press coverage for her weight. Today plus-size is celebrated, body positivity is embraced and everyone is encouraged to be who they are. In 2003 this was not the case. She was pilloried, debated, vilified and criticised every day in the media for the duration of the competition. But it never through her off...

Duration:00:58:43

Ep 34: A Strange Snowy Day with Jann Arden

5/20/2018
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In 1998 my friend Niamh Kavanagh was making an album and she recorded some cover versions of a Canadian singer songwriter Jann Arden. I then listened to Jann's orignal versions and I have been hooked ever since. Jann Arden is a huge recording artist in Canada and had international success in 1994 with her "Living Under June" album. She has just released her 14th album "These Are The Days" and has released more than 40 singles. She has been nominated for 19 Juno awards and won 8 of them. She...

Duration:00:55:21

Ep 33: Happy Just To Be With Michelle Gayle

5/2/2018
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In this episode I got to meet up with 90s RnB pop goddess Michelle Gayle. But as you can see from the photo below myself and Michelle Gayle are old friends. I won a competition to meet her back in the mid-ninties and because I was under eighteen I had to bring my Dad. Michelle was a struggling singer who became an actress and then a very successful singer. Sh appeared in Eastenders and in the space of three years released two albums and a string of top 20 singles. She was nominated for three...

Duration:00:44:07

Season Five Teaser

4/30/2018
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A teaser for the new season of Fascinated with Gearóid Farrelly. The season starts on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Duration:00:03:10

The Best of the HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017

1/8/2018
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So here we are, at the end of another year, the 2017th year… can you believe there have already been 2017 years on this planet? Amazing really. Anyway, what we have compiled here is the best of The HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017, short clips from a range of our shows. If something piques your fancy, […] La entrada The Best of the HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017 se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:37:39

Ep 32: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 2) With Deirdre O’Kane

11/2/2017
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The Comebacks (Part 2): Deirdre O’Kane The Fascinated Live show as the Dublin Podcast Festival was an embarrassment of riches. In part one I was joined by fabulous Singer/Songwriter Naimee Coleman and in part two the fantastic Deirdre O’Kane. This is interview is proof if it was needed that Deirdre is very very funny. In this […] La entrada Ep 32: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 2) With Deirdre O’Kane se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:44:55

Ep 31: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 1) With Naimee Coleman

10/23/2017
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The Comebacks (Part 1) This is the first half of a show recorded live at the Dublin Podcast Festival 2017 with guests Deirdre O’Kane and Naimee Coleman. In this episode Naimee Coleman picks up where she left off in our last chat where she had decided to get back to writing and playing music having […] La entrada Ep 31: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 1) With Naimee Coleman se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:33:02

Ep 30: Is That…Craig?! with Craig Robert Young

9/18/2017
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In 2015 between the Marriage Referendum results and the American Supreme Court Ruling a video of a romantic proposal was shared on the Huffington Post website. It was one of those videos that can melt your heart before you’ve even got out of bed. But aside from the romance of the whole thing one of […] La entrada Ep 30: Is That…Craig?! with Craig Robert Young se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:33:03

Ep 29: Same Old Brand New Ben with Ben Adams from A1

8/4/2017
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In this episode Gearoid heads to London to meet Ben Adams. Ben is a music producer and songwriter. He has written and produced hits for some of today’s brightest stars. But Ben is probably best know for having the most famous pair of curtains in pop. Ben is a member of the boyband a1. They […] La entrada Ep 29: Same Old Brand New Ben with Ben Adams from A1 se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:06:36

Ep 29: Same Old Brand New Ben with Ben Adams

8/4/2017
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In this episode Gearoid heads to London to meet Ben Adams. Ben is a music producer and songwriter. He has written and produced hits for some of today’s brightest stars. But Ben is probably best know for having the most famous pair of curtains in pop. Ben is a member of the boyband a1. They […] La entrada Ep 29: Same Old Brand New Ben with Ben Adams se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:06:06

Ep 28: “We had a laugh ….” with James Dreyfus from Gimme Gimme Gimme

7/6/2017
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Actor James Dreyfus has just finished a five year run in the series “Mount Pleasant”. Gearoid visited him at his home in London to chat about his career which has included some iconic british comedies. He recalls his first professional job in Panto with Graham Norton. A star turn in in Jennifer Saunders’ hit series […] La entrada Ep 28: “We had a laugh ….” with James Dreyfus from Gimme Gimme Gimme se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:02:42

Ep 28: “We had a laugh ….” with James Dreyfus

7/6/2017
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Actor James Dreyfus has just finished a five year run in the series “Mount Pleasant”. Gearoid visited him at his home in London to chat about his career which has included some iconic british comedies. He recalls his first professional job in Panto with Graham Norton. A star turn in in Jennifer Saunders’ hit series […] La entrada Ep 28: “We had a laugh ….” with James Dreyfus se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:01:36

Ep 27: Something Positive & Hopeful with Chely Wright

6/1/2017
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In 2010 Chely Wright became the first major country music star to come out as gay. In this episode Gearoid talks to Chely Wright about the struggle to be authentic and the price you pay when you are not. Since the age of 4 Chely has wanted to be a country music star. At 18 […] La entrada Ep 27: Something Positive & Hopeful with Chely Wright se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:46:48

Bonus Episode: #MARREF

5/24/2017
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Its two years since Ireland voted in favour of a constitutional change to allow gay people to marry. #MarRef was a monumental step for gay rights. But the run up to referendum was a difficult time for gay people when even simply watching a youtube video meant you had to endure an anti-gay marriage message. […] La entrada Bonus Episode: #MARREF se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:24:22

Ep 26: Deep Dive with Olympic Diver Oliver Dingley

5/9/2017
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Gearóid meets athlete Oliver Dingley the olympic diver who changed nations to become the first diver in sixty eight years to represent Ireland in the Olympic games. He then made history by becoming the first Irish diver to make it to the final finishing a very respectable eighth position. In order to compete for Ireland […] La entrada Ep 26: Deep Dive with Olympic Diver Oliver Dingley se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:52:47

Ep 26: Deep Dive with Oliver Dingley

5/9/2017
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Gearóid meets athlete Oliver Dingley the olympic diver who changed nations to become the first diver in sixty eight years to represent Ireland in the Olympic games. He then made history by becoming the first Irish diver to make it to the final finishing a very respectable eighth position. In order to compete for Ireland [...] The post Ep 26: Deep Dive with Oliver Dingley appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:51:39

Ep 25: The Road To A Dream with Carol Decker from T’Pau

4/25/2017
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Comedian Gearoid Farrelly travels to Henley on Thames to meet T’pau front-woman and 80s rock queen Carol Decker. They talk about her glory days with mega hits like “China In Your Hands and the journey to and from massive success. The conversation veers into everything from fridges to “The Killing”. Carol is extremely funny. She has a great personality […] La entrada Ep 25: The Road To A Dream with Carol Decker from T’Pau se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:57:36