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 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.
Red on Red - Episode Five - Metal Preview Special
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
This week, we take a special preview of two big metal gigs: this Saturday's UrbanAssault all-dayer festival at An Spailpín Fánach, and Cosmonaut Music's one-year anniversary gig, happening Saturday March 3rd.
Red on Red - Episode Four - Cork Sound Fair
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
This week, we preview next month's Cork Sound Fair, taking in music and audio from artists performing at Cork's new leftfield electronic festival, happening on March 23rd and 24th.
Red on Red - Episode Three - Laurie Shaw & The Outsiders Summit
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
We hear tunes from artists partaking in the Cork Sound Fair and sessions from the recent Green on Red live special. We also chat with Laurie Shaw about her new album & Outsider YP about his new EP as well as a preview of the upcoming Outsiders Summit.
Red on Red - Episode Two - February Round Up
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
A roundup of gigs and recent releases, including tunes from Spekulativ Fiktion, Crevice, Ealadha and Outsider YP, plus chats with Declan Synnott of Sioraí Geimhreadh about the band's February 11th gig at the Spailpín Fánach, supporting GNOD R&D.
Red on Red - Episode One - Quarter Block Party
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
A look at the music of next weekend's Quarter Block Party festival!