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Brighton and Hove Irish language support group

9/19/2017
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A new Irish language support group is being set up in Brighton and Hove to help people who are looking to learn [or brush up on] Gaeilge. Ahead of their first meet up on Wednesday 27th September - we're joined in studio by its founder David John Hulatt. We find out what lead to him setting up the group - HINT : it includes Brexit and the Duolingo app, and learn what he hopes the group will acheive. To find out more about the group see:...

Duration: 00:08:12


Irish Dancing classes in Brighton and Hove

9/19/2017
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If you’re a fan of Riverdance or Lord of the Dance or Irish dancing in general - how does the idea of learning how to dance like that sound? You may be in luck because an Irish dancing class is starting soon in Portslade. Ahead of the 10 week course, we're joined in studio by Marian Brown who will be guiding students through the jigs and reels! She also tries her luck at teaching Anthony to do a basic dance! To find out more about the course visit :...

Duration: 00:11:23


A night of Irish music and tunes with Celtic Shore

9/19/2017
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Celtic Shore are an Irish folk music band based in Sussex playing instruments such as the fiddle and the bodhran. We catch up with singer and guitarist Alan who is second generation Irish ahead of their next gig at The Stoneham Pub in Hove on Saturday 23rd September. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at...

Duration: 00:09:38


Crawley Irish Festival 2017 - a chat with organiser John Nolan and performer Paddy Ryan

8/22/2017
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Ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend we speak to John Nolan - the man behind the annual Crawley Irish Festival and Paddy Ryan - one of the performers taking part. We find out whats in store for the free one day Irish festival in Crawley and learn how the globetrotting singer songwriter got invited to take part. To find out even more about the Festival visit http://www.celtic-irish.co.uk/festival/ What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb...

Duration: 00:11:57


Game of Thrones tourism in Northern Ireland

8/7/2017
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Magical landscapes and jaw dropping scenery are part of what defines the worldwide hit TV show Game of Thrones which is largely shot in Northern Ireland. We talk to Brian Twomey of Tourism Ireland about Game of Thrones tourism in Northern Ireland. We talk about some of the STUNNING settings used in the show, hear out about some of the Game of Thrones experiences tourists can expect and find out what visits from fans of the show are bringing to the local economy! #Brighton #Hove #Sussex...

Duration: 00:14:10


London Rose 2017 - Caoimhe Gallagher

7/31/2017
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Ahead of the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2017 taking place from 16th to 22nd August, we catch up with this year's London Rose Caoimhe Gallagher. We find out how she caught the Rose of Tralee bug, how it felt to be crowned the London Rose back in May, how her preparations are going and hear about some perks of the role!! What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live...

Duration: 00:14:30


A Tribute to Paul McCarthy - former Brighton and Hove Albion Irish international

2/27/2017
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Following the sad news last week of the passing of former Brighton and Hove Albion defender and Corkonian Paul McCarthy we're joined in the studio by Alan Wares who presents RadioReverb's The Albion Roar. We chat about his memories of Paul, who started his career as a trainee at Brighton and Hove Albion, where he made over 200 league and cup appearances between 1990 and 1996. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online...

Duration: 00:09:33


Dr Philippa Whitford - SNP MP for Central Ayrshire - gives her opinion on Freedom of Movement and the implications of the Brexit Bill

2/13/2017
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A week after the Brexit Bill was passed in the House of Commons with an amendemnt rejected that could have clarified the rights of EU and Irish citizens , we speak to Irish born SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford. Representing a party that has been vocal in their support of Europeans living in Scotland from the outset, we speak about the uncertainty around the future of EU citizens living in Britain as well as British citizens living in Europe. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that...

Duration: 00:15:45


The Brexit Bill and a rejected amendment that could have clarified things for the Irish in Britain

2/13/2017
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Last Wednesday the so called Brexit Bill was passed in the House of Commons as part of the process of Britain withdrawing from the European Union. An amendment was put forward by the Labour Party as part of that bill that would have seen the rights of EU and Irish citizens currently living in Britain protected - however this was rejected. But what those that even mean? We speak to Dr Neil Dooley, lecturer of Politics at the University of Sussex to explore this development and its...

Duration: 00:17:17


Emerald Sounds - A new Irish music festival for London

1/31/2017
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We talk to Mary Grammer of Grammer Music who are putting on a new Irish music festival in the heart of London this March called Emerald Sounds. The line up so far includes The Blizzards, Heathers, The Riptide Movement, Ryan Sheridan, Elm, Rubberbandits, Craig Gallagher Music and Paddy Casey Music with more to be announced. We find out how she came up with the idea for the festival, fish for an exclusive on who else is being added to the lineup and find out which act Mary is looking forward...

Duration: 00:07:30


Interview with Conor McGinn - Irish born Labour MP for St Helens North

1/23/2017
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In an exclusive interview done at his Westminster office on the day Theresa May unveiled her 12 point Brexit plan, we speak to Conor McGinn - Labour MP for St Helens North - who originally hails from Bessbrook, County Armagh. We chat about his memories of home, him emigrating to London as a teenager, becoming an MP, the challenges of Brexit and how he became an "and finally..." news item on BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat at the end of 2016. Conor also shares with us the songs that remind him of...

Duration: 00:44:02


Creeds Cross: The Celtic Journey - a Celtic stage show coming to the UK

1/16/2017
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They've worked collectively with the likes of All Saints, Cilla Black, Julian Lennon, Sharon Corr and Shane MacGowan amongst others and ahead of their first stage show at The Hawth in Crawley, we chat to Bart Foley - frontman of UK based Celtic band Creeds Cross. We talk about the inspiration for the show, the dangers of having two left feet and ... Ed Sheeran?!? To find out more about the Creeds Cross: The Celtic Journey tour see www.creedscross.com What's the Craic is a weekly Irish...

Duration: 00:12:31


A look at the Irish Sporting Highlights of 2016

12/27/2016
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It was a year of highs and lows, comedy and tragedy, making history and a WHOLE lot of controversy for Irish sport. It'll be a year that will live long in many's memories. We catch up with freelance sports journalist Coilin Duffy to look back at the biggest Irish sporting moments of 2016 in an extended podcast exclusive. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 3PM or...

Duration: 00:31:31


The Spirit of Christmas - Kerry bar steps up to save Christmas Day

12/20/2016
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Christmas is a time of year where many families get together, shower each with gifts and enjoy a festive lunch with each other but not everybody gets to experience that romantic version of Christmas. A pub in Co Kerry however, is looking to help those less well off this Christmas by supplying free Christmas dinners. We speak to Jeff Gordon the manager of the pub in question - Connie Ks which is based in Rathmore, Co Kerry. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on...

Duration: 00:05:57


Setting up an Irish Networking event in London - a chat with Donal O'Connor

12/12/2016
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An Irish Facebook group based in England is planning a Business Development and Networking Event in London this week which will see 2 expert speakers - Robert W. Norris, Vice President of BP Financial Operations and Tom Price, Managing partner at leading wealth management firm J.Stern & Co - talk about the post Brexit challenges facing businesses in the UK. It's the second networking event the group has planned for Irish Professionals based in the UK with more on the cards. We speak to event...

Duration: 00:10:38


Fionn Greger - producer of Irish film Twice Shy

11/15/2016
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Starring Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlon and D’Unbelievables star Pat Shortt, Irish film Twice Shy is showing at the Irish Film Festival in London on Thursday 24th November after already receiving critical acclaim at the Galway Film Fleadh, Irish Screen America and Indie Cork Festivals. We speak to the film's producer Fionn Greger about the film, how it address one of the most contentious issues of modern Ireland and how he got started in film. We even talk about Tom Cruises's now notorious...

Duration: 00:24:05


A chat with Lyra

11/7/2016
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Ahead of her gig at The Prince Albert​ in Brighton, we catch up with Cork singer songwriter Lyra who had a breakthrough 2016. We talk about that gig, working with Coldplay and Kate Bush producer Rupert Christie, how her song Emerald was chosen to feature in the hit TV show Teen Wolf​ and how a very dodgy nickname came about!! What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at...

Duration: 00:24:05


Dublin Marathon 2016, Pro 12 + club GAA action - a roundup of the weekend's Irish Sports

11/1/2016
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We speak to Irish sports journalist Cóilín Duffy of FM104 about the bank holiday weekend's Irish sporting action which included the 2016 Dublin Marathon, provincial and county club GAA games and inter-provincial square ups in rugby's Pro 12. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us...

Duration: 00:23:51


Shinty, GAA, Rugby and golf - a round up of the weekend's Irish sports

10/25/2016
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We speak to Irish sports journalist Cóilín Duffy of FM104 after a busy weekend of Irish sporting action where Ireland took on Scotland in shinty, all four provinces took to the field in the European Rugby Champions Cup, GAA club hurling and football finals took place across the country and Irish golfer Padraig Harrington won his first European Tour since 2008 in Portugal. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at...

Duration: 00:11:08


Around Ireland on a Pushie : one month catch up!

10/25/2016
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Aussie-American TV producer and travel writer, Tara Foster, is on an adventure of a lifetime in Ireland which involves a bicycle and challenges set by her Twitter and Facebook followers! We catch up with her one month into her travels. She tells us all about her adventures so far which include : doing stand up comedy for the first time, a breakfast challenge which nearly turned her vegetarian, a visit to Facebook's European HQ and an incident with a car mirror! What's the Craic is a weekly...

Duration: 00:13:29

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