In this week’s Western Skyline there’s arts news, and listings of upcoming Hallowe’en events. We preview the upcoming Comedy Festival in Galway and play some vintage comedy clips including the great Tom Lehrer. Finally, there are some tracks in homage to George Michael, following the release of the documentary ‘Freedom’. I hope you enjoy the […]
Join Alex and Mary Meijer as they play the music of two legends, one local and one universally known in the world of music. Hank Williams and Kinvara’s own John Martin, alternate expressions of the American South -roots country and cajun. We dedicate this show to Scottish John Martin in thanks for the many hours […]
This show is a mix of music, history, thought for the day, politics and details on events/news happening in the area. A special interview with Tom Cussen of Claren Banjos, Clarinbridge and Shaskeen on a concert he has organised at which Micheal J Miles, famous international banjo player plays. It takes place in Paddy Burke’s […]
This program was mainly recorded on Island Eddy where we were recently hosted by Tecla Bermingham and Brian Martyn. It was a truly afternoon sitting in the old family home recently renovated by Brian, where great stories of the family and the Islands past were shared. Thanks to Brian and Tecla for a fantastic day, […]
John Hudson’s usual mix of old and new Rock, roots and Blues. Featuring older music from Donovan, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Kevin Johnson. New music releases from Chris Rea, Gary Numan and The Rails. Plus John Prine, The Verve, Iron & Wine and Beck.
Welcome to a Travelling Wilburys special on The Western Skyline. This week saw the death of Tom Petty at the age of 66. Rather than play the best known tracks by Petty, I decided to put a playlist together that includes tracks from Petty & the Heartbreakers, but also by his fellow musicians in the […]
Mary Meijer speaks with Stuart Cowell, musician extraordinaire, about his life in music, all the way from the sixties and playing with Jimmy Hendrix, to his Music Venue B&B in New South Wales, Australia, to the music scene in modern day Kinvara. We feature his latest album Atlantica DC3, a duo project with Fred Rogers.
Get a little taste of live action and festival atmosphere at our famous Gathering of the Boats or the Cruinniu na mBad in Kinvara where we celebrate an historic tradition on Galway Bay. Live performance and an unplanned surprise festival goer all add to the day where even the supernatural makes an appearance!
A combination of outside Interviews with those in the Community of Kinvara and surrounding Villages. Topic : The Landscape and a change of Season. With Hill Farmer , Michael John Connolly from Ought mama, Co Clare. And Paul Dunne of Kinvara Walks interviewed at the base of Abbey Hill. Co Clare.
This week we have music from Texas rockers ZZ Top, Smoooooth rock with J.J Cale, the latest release from Van Morrison, American Country Bluegrass with Milan Miller and also John Lennon, The Cure, Tommy Jones and The Shondells, Joe Cocker and Rob Strong.