Red On Red
Red on Red is a weekly podcast series hosted by Mike McGrath-Bryan dedicated to new music and culture in Cork City. Picking up where Green on Red leaves off weekly, the show explores Cork's seemingly endless array of leftfield music, via the city's gigs, festivals & other events, digging into the sounds of the city with extended interviews & premiere listens.
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Red on Red - Episode 35 - Aisling O'Riordan
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
This week on the podcast: we’re talking with Quarter Block Party co-ordinator, @shb_gigs member, and one-third of Morning Veils, Aisling O’Riordan. Chats about running gigs and festivals, plus tunes from Microdisney, Yenkee, Laurie Shaw and loads more.
Red On Red - Episode Thirty Four - Caoilian Sherlock
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we’re talking with @QuarterBlockParty co-ordinator and Southern Hospitality Board member @caoilianjsure, aka Saint Caoilian.
Red On Red - Episode Thirty Three - Oriane Duboz
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we’re talking with Shaky Shots facilitator and A Vent Zine editor Oriane Duboz, ahead of Doppelganger Cork Zine Fair in October!
Red On Red - Episode Thirty Two - Quiet Lights Festival
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
This week on Red On Red we're previewing Quiet Lights Festival, a new folk and trad festival happening across Cork city and county next week. Chatting with us is festival director and curator Jonathan Pearson of Islander Music.
Red On Red - Episode Thirty One - Cork At The Picnic
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
We're previewing Cork (and Cork-related!) bands and artists heading to Electric Picnic. Tunes from the likes of @happyandfriends, @bitchfalcon and @elai_malone, plus chats with @genericpeopleHQ about the experience of running a stage at the big festival.
Red On Red - Episode Thirty - Audible Joes
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
We're talking with bassist/vocalist Brian Collins of Cork punks/alt-rockers Audible Joes, ahead of their gig in the Poor Relation on Saturday night. Chats about joining a long-running band, and Ireland's punk scene
Red On Red - Episode Twenty Nine - Eamon Ivri
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
We talk with producer, DJ and musician Eamon Ivri, aka Lighght. Chats and tracks from @SESHFM's new compilation 'Solidarity Vol. 1', in aid of Palestine, as well as Cork nightlife and transitioning from classical composer to producer.
Red On Red - Episode Twenty Eight - Jus'Me
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
We’re joined this week by DJ, skratchologist, onetime record dealer and Cuttin’ Heads Collective mastermind Justin O’Donnell, better known as Jus’Me. Chats about Radio Friendly, record-collecting and hip-hop in Cork
Red on Red - Episode Twenty Seven - Dan Walsh
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
This week we talk with musical polymath and arts facilitator Dan Walsh about his multitude of bands, the festival circuit, improvised music, and his musical upbringing as a session player in the pubs of Cork.
Red On Red - Episode Twenty Six - The Point Of Everything
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
We're talking with blogger, media producer and podcaster Eoghan O’Sullivan, of The Point of Everything, about developing a music blog, podcasting and developing a live spoken-word show.
Red On Red - Episode Twenty Five - God Alone
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
We talk with Cian and Jake from black-metal outfit God Alone. Chats about music options and help for young people in the city, balancing full-time gigging with the Leaving Cert, and their upcoming festival & UK gigs!
Red on Red - Episode Twenty Four - Siobhán Brosnan
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we’re talking with DJ, blogger and Cuttin’ Heads co-founder Siobhán "Shiv" Brosnan, about her time in the city, working in music media, and the next stage in her career
RED ON RED - EPISODE 23 - SENITA APPIAKORANG
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're talking with Shookrah and Lakerama vocalist Senita Appiakorang (@appiseni) about creativity, discussing consent in Shookrah's new single, and the band's upcoming Indiependence appearance. Tunes from Colm K, Outsider Rapha,
Red on Red - Episode Twenty-Two - The Leeside Tapes Vol 1
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
The first in an occasional series of mixes we’re calling The Leeside Tapes, where we take a longform listen to some of the best new music that Cork has had to offer in the first half of 2018.
Red On Red - Episode Twenty One - Darren Keane
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
We talk to one of Cork's busiest musicians and arts facilitators. Darren Keane talks to us about his bands Not Earth, Mueseum, The Creeps, Worm, and The Council of the Dark Arts Orchestra; as well as community projects that he's involved in.
Red on Red - Episode Twenty - Emma Kelly
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
We’re talking with Merakindie promoter, The Roundy booker and one-third of the Signal gig collective, Emma Kelly. Chats about booking gigs and tours, running venues & spaces, and what goes into making touring work for Cork artists.
Red On Red - Episode Nineteen - Fairplé
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're talking with singer, songwriter and educator Karan Casey about Fairplé, an initiative to right the gender balance in Irish trad and folk music.
Red on Red - Episode Eighteen - Elaine Malone
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
This week on the podcast, we talk with psych-folk singer-songwriter Elaine Malone. Chatting about her creative processes, being part of the music community in Cork, and the relationship between art and activism.
Red on Red - Episode Seventeen - Jamie Coughlan
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're talking with Cork music blogger, overblown.co.uk editor and gig promoter Jamie Coughlan (@overblownzine). Chatting about starting a blog, working with others, experimenting with crowdfunding and the work/life balance.
Red On Red - Episode Sixteen - Ian O'Callaghan
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're catching up with Ian O'Callaghan, vocalist of Cork band Horse, ahead of their gig on Saturday night with No Spill Blood. We talk about his roots in Cork music, joining the band, and their recent tour of the UK.
Red On Red - Episode Fifteen - Right Here, Right Now
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're talking with Coughlan's Live co-founder and promoter Edel Curtin about upcoming festivals Right Here, Right Now at Cork Opera House in June and Coughlan's Live Music Festival, happening at the venue in September
Red On Red - Episode Fourteen - Cathal MacGabhann (The Altered Hours)
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're talking with guitarist and vocalist of Cork's The Altered Hours about their story so far, creative life in Cork during the recession, and life on the road. Tunes also from O Emperor, Crevice, Fixity and more!
Red On Red - Episode Thirteen - Cormac Daly
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we're talking with event promoter and producer Cormac Daly about his work with promotion company Cosmonaut Music, bass night Under:current, the Cork Community Print Shop venue and festivals like Townlands Carnival and IndieCork.
Red on Red - Episode Twelve - Record Store Day
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
This week on an extended edition of the podcast: we’re talking with Music Zone record shop boss Ray O’Brien about Record Store Day on Saturday April 21st, the vinyl revival, and supporting local music.
Red on Red - Episode Eleven - Shane J. Horan
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we’re talking with photographer and man about town Shane J. Horan, about his roots in Limerick's music scene and his work with Cork-based gig promoters and blogs.
Red On Red - Episode Ten - Spekulativ Fiktion
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we talk with rapper, beatmaker and Irish hip-hop advocate Spekulativ Fiktion about his new EP, his upcoming appearance at It Takes a Village festival. and his roots in Cork city's heavy metal scene.
Red On Red - Episode Nine - Gadget and the Cloud
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
This week on the podcast, we speak with music journalist-turned-electronic producer/DJ Kelly Doherty, aka Gadget and the Cloud.
Red On Red - Episode Eight - Sam McNicholl
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we talk with Connolly's of Leap proprietor and Talos drummer Sam McNicholl about the return of the iconic West Cork venue
Red on Red - Episode Seven - International Women's Weekend At The Roundy
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we preview International Women's Day in Cork's music scene
Red on Red - Episode Six - It Takes a Village
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
This week on the podcast, we take a look at April's It Takes a Village festival, happening April 13th-15th at Trabolgan in East Cork.