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ISPod "The Healing Is In The Listening" - A Tribute To Andrew Mann
On May 18th, the anniversary of his hero, Chris Cornell, Andrew Mann died by his own hand after a very difficult few months. A participant and contributor to this podcast, he was a compelling writer, tireless performer and an incredibly talented vocalist. Above all of this, he was an absolute gentleman and will be sadly missed by any and everyone who had the luck to meet him. This is a short tribute, a collection of his songs about love and his thoughts about life. Get some rest, Buddy.
ISPod Mini - "Quiet Giant" by Emma Langford
This is ISPod Mini, a short insight into the work of one of the participant writers on the Irish Songwriters Podcast This time, it's based around Limerick writer, Emma Langford, and her "Quiet Giant" album. The album is available to purchase from her bandcamp page https://emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com/ or you can download it if you become a patron of her new project at https://www.patreon.com/emmalangford Please feel free to 'like' if you like it, subscribe to the Irish Songwriters Podcast...
Irish Songwriters Podcast - S01E04 - "Surrounded By Sound"
"Surrounded By Sound" A conversation about songwriting with regards to where the desire in Irish Songwriters comes from, and the cathedral or auditorium into which we sing. The main episodes, of which this is no.4 of an eventual 7, are themed and edited as a story. They read, or should read, like a story, 7 chapters of a book with one common narrative. The featured songs are; "Gael" - Shane O'Fearghaill "The Seduction Of Eve" - Emma Langford "Cobwebs" - David Keenan "Manchild" - Stuart...
ISPod Storytime - The Anatomy Of Angels
The Irish Songwriters Podcast is back... and this time... it's personal. No, really, it is. I was recently namechecked and somewhat misrepresented on a very popular podcast and this is my reply. During an interview, Robbie Williams told a version of a story that involves me and, for whatever reason, he ommitted a few important details that I feel are pivotal, so I took the opportunity to tell the full story. Normal service for the Irish Songwriters Podcast will resume in due time.
Irish Songwriters Podcast - S01E03 - "We Do Love Songs"
This is episode 3 of a series of 7. This episode is a look at the theory that maybe songwriting is a response to the mating call instinct. Looking deep into the well of their craft, the particpating songwriters speak with love about their love, their love for love AND their love for songs about love. It really is lovely. The accompanying songs are: Danny Darcy - "Saved" Kim Hayden - "Keep You" Jem Mitchell - "Silver Dagger" Dan Elliott - "Maybe We" Aoife Leigh - "Jamie" Declan O'Rourke -...
ISPod - Golden Green - "You Can't Buy Back Your Life"
ISPod Golden Green is a focus on an Irish album, written and recorded by one of the participating writers in the Irish Songwriters Podcast. Today's episode opens the lid on "You Can't Buy Back Your Life" by Corkonian performaing songwriter, Bill Coleman. A 360 degree artistic project, this album marks a seminal moment in the life of its writer, written and recorded in the days of the last or latest economic crash in Ireland. In its conception and execution, its vision and with hindsight,...
ISPod Late Night Raydio 001 - Songs For Insomniacs
This is ISPod Late Night Raydio, a chat about the songs by the participating writers in the Irish Songwriters Podcast series while you're waiting for the next episode. The songs featured are: Bill Coleman - "Am I Still Your No.1?" Niall Quinn & The PennyWhores - "Murder He Did" Sinead White - "Better" Robbie McDonald - "Just Ask Adam" Ian Foster - "You Left A Song (For Ron Hynes)" Kern - "The Hard Wind" Jezzebelle - "The Lucky Ones" Harry Hoban & The Brothers Kane - "Tyrannosaur" David...
ISPod Mini - Harry Hoban
This is ISPod Mini, a short episode focusing on the music and thoughts of one individual writer from the many who partcipated in the Irish Songwriter Podcast. On the release of his beautiful new song, "Tyrannosaur", I spoke to Dublin Songwriter Harry Hoban about his thoughts and dreams on music and writing, how being Irish plays into that and he let us into that experience and walks us through the inspiration and creation of the new song. Check out the full version here:...
Irish Songwriters Podcast - S01E02 - "Rhyme and Reason"
This is episode 2 of the Irish Songwriters Podcast The main episodes, of which this is no.2 of an eventual 7, are themed and edited as a story. They read, or should read, like a story, 7 chapters of a book with one common narrative. This episodes deals with the nuts and bolts of the process of writing a song, a real look beyond the inspiration and to the actual 'hands on' part of the craft. The songs in contained within are: "Dr.Please" - Steve Duffy "This One's For You" - John Byrne...
ISPod Mini - Ian Foster
This is ISPod Mini, a short episode focusing on the music and thoughts of one individual writer from the many who partcipated in the Irish Songwriter Podcast. This episode features Ian Foster, a singer-songwriter from Newfoundland in Canada who I met recently while he was on his European tour. We chat about Storytelling and Songwriting, the similarities between his homeland and mine and his mentor, Ron Hynes, who wrote one of the songs of my youth. www.ianfoster.ca
ISPod Golden Green - Backbone by WatsonACE
ISPod Golden Green is a focus on an Irish album, written and recorded by one of the participating writers in the Irish Songwriters Podcast. A take on the "Classic Albums" concept. this first episode is about "Backbone" by Watson ACE. I spoke at length with Colm Lynch about the experience, from conception to completion and its aftermath, in an honest, in-depth look at one of the many modern Irish albums that you may not, and maybe should, have heard. Listen to the full album here:...
ISPod Mini - Declan O'Rourke
This is ISPod Mini, a short episode focusing on the music and thoughts of one individual writer from the many who partcipated in the Irish Songwriter Podcast. Originally from Ballyfermot in Dublin, Declan O'Rourke now lives on the west coast of Ireand. He is frequently namechecked in the talk of 'influences' by the Irish Songwriters I've spoken to and is both critcially and internationally acclaimed. He has recently released a new album, “The Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine”, a...
ISPod Mini - SJ McArdle
This is ISPod Mini, a short episode focusing on the music and thoughts of one individual writer from the many who partcipated in the Irish Songwriter Podcast. Today's ISPod features SJ McArdle. A unique talent and voice from Drogheda in County Louth, With over twenty years of experience in the music industry and at the craft of songwriting, he is one of the most well-liked and respected writers on the Island. The songs featured are: "Chin Up" "Spins Like This" and "The Hard Wind" Find out...
Irish Songwriters Podcast - S01E01 - "In The Beginning..."
In this first chapter, "In The Beginning", we talk about the whys and hows of how each songwriter got started at the craft of songwriting. Through their different experiences, the story starts to form and we get an idea of the foundation of their passion. What drew them to songs? What made them want to write a song, then another and then to performing their work? Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always eloquent and insightful, the Irish Songwriters Podcast invites the writers to share...