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All-Ireland Winning Hurling captain Tomás Mulchy On Doing The Double in 1990
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Tomás talks about a golden year for Cork GAA 30 years ago, as well as showing his support for the ‘Wear Red For Cork’, Marymount Hospice fundraiser organised by Conor Cahalane & the senior Cork panels fromthat year. See more here: https://www.idonate.ie/
Joe McCarthy speaks about his Cycle around Ireland in aid of west cork Rapid Response.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Joe And his friend Sean Gordan set themselves the challenge to Cycle the loop of Ireland
Adrian Russell author of ‘The Double: How Cork Made GAA History.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
On the 30th anniversary of the day the Cork hurlers won the All-Ireland (their 27th Liam McCarthy trophy).
John Spillane on Van Morrison in celebration of Van’s 75th Birthday
Monday, August 31st, 2020
As part of Hot Press magazines ongoing online 75th birthday tribute to ‘Van the Man’ - widely considered to be Ireland’s greatest and most influential ever.
Míde Houlihan chats about her new single " Idle words" co-written with fellow Corkonian Mick Flannery.
Friday, August 28th, 2020
Míde talks about how Mick's manager Sheena Keane brought about the whole concept. She also chats about the unusual means in which the single had to be written.
Emperor of Ice Cream bassist Graham Finn talks about their 25-years-in-the-making debut album.
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
‘No Sound Ever Dies’ is the debut album from 90’s heroes Emperor of Ice Cream. Here Graham tells Dave about what it has been like working with old friends again and reveals the story behind the cover art and album title. Buy it on Bandcamp.comright now.
Cork Doctor Patrick Seigne on the ICU doctors, nurses and staff who aim to raise €100,000 for 4 charities affected by the Covid-19 Crisis with ICU 4 U Charity Cycle
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
Cork doctor & Bandon resident Patrick Seigne, a consultant intensivist at CUH, talks about a charity cycle taking place on September 3rd and 4th.
Martin Fenton on Commemorative Fundraising Cycle for Ovarian Cancer from Cork to Dublin in honour of sister Karen.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Martin Fenton, whose sister Karen sadly lost her battle with Ovarian cancer three years ago, is cycling from their family home in Waterfall to Howth Road in Dublin.
Geraldine Fitzpatrick’s ‘My Creativity Book’ A ‘by the smallies for the smallies’ ‘made-in-Cork’ story
Monday, August 24th, 2020
Kerri from Fitzpatrick's shop in Glounthaune, talks about her mother Geraldine's genius idea to produce a creativity book for all the smallies they were missing seeing during lockdown.
Fresh from The Voice UK Cork’s Elly O' Keeffe releases first single
Friday, August 21st, 2020
Knocknagree's Elly O' Keeffe, a recent contestant on The Voice UK speaks of her experience of the show, meeting Tom Jones.
19 year-old Glanmire man to run first marathon to honour Grandad.
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Glanmire native Keelan Skillington talks of the ongoing preparations involved in taking on a marathon challenge – his first time running 42K - Friday September 4th.
Crónán O’ Doibhlin UCC on The Great Book of Ireland, (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann)
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Crónán O’ Doibhlin tells Dave about UCC’s acquisition of The Great Book of Ireland, (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann) - ‘Ireland’s modern-day Book of Kells’ - a gallery of original modern Irish art, poetry, and musical compositions produced between 1989 and 1991
Conor Cahill on his Fundraiser for the Ambo Deaf Project.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
Carrigaline/Cloyne man Conor Cahill speaks about his ‘Camino de Ireland’ which sees him walking from Malin to Mizen.
Ronan O'Gara on Munster V Leinster in the PRO 14
Monday, August 17th, 2020
Ahead of Munster taking on old rivals Lenster at Aviva/Landsdowne Road Saturday 7.35, Dave spoke to former Munster legend Ronan O’Gara.
Cork Musician Claire Sands on her new album
Friday, August 14th, 2020
Cork Fiddler Claire Sands speaks to Dave about her Fund-it album campaign – find more info on the “Claire Sands Music” Facebook page.
The Coronas Danny O' Reilly on Red Talks Records
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
The Coronas lead singer Danny O’ Reilly speaks to Dave about their Number 1 selling album “True Love waits” .
Harry the Heroes Proud Dad Ricky O' Hanlon
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
As seen on the front of the Irish Examiner, Ricky O’ Hanlon speaks of his pride for his 6-year-old son ‘Harry The Hero’ who took on a charity challenge to cycle 3K a day for 33 days and is currently just shy of €28,000 after cycling a grand total of 120 K
Ray O’Brien from Music Zone Record Shop
Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Ray O’Brien from Music Zone Record Shop (formerly and soon-to-be-again Douglas Village SC but currently in Deanrock Biz park in Togher)talks to Dave about how it’s been going since the enforced move from Douglas.
“Hen Jewellery” designer Niamh Morrison
Monday, August 10th, 2020
“Hen Jewellery” designer from Clonakilty, Niamh Morrison the is one of the drivers of Cork Craft Month.
Lyra speaks about her New single - New Day.
Friday, August 7th, 2020
The Cork Musician speaks with Dave about what it has been like writing music during these challenging times, as well as her ambitions to give people hope through her Music. For more info: visit Lyra.ie.
John Spriggs chairman of Cobh GAA and Bingo caller extraordinaire
Friday, July 31st, 2020
John Spriggs chairman of Cobh GAA and Bingo caller extraordinaire, speaks about how zoom has transformed the bingo experience.
Ed O’ Leary one half of ‘The Good Room’ promotional team
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
Ed O’ Leary is one half of ‘The Good Room’ promotional team who, with compatriot Joe Kelly, helps keep Cork culture bubbling along nicely with the always-interesting gigs we’ve enjoyed ‘Live at St. Luke’s’.
Paddy Slattery award winning writer/director/producer
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Paddy Slattery is an award winning writer/director/producer from Offaly and here speaks with Dave about his first full length feature, the crime thriller “Broken law.”
Johnnie Smacks of The 2 Johnnies
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
He may be from Tipp but Johnnie Smacks of The 2 Johnnies agrees with all in Cork that keeping ´the in the bag’ is the ideal Summer scenario, this and more.
Extreme Running Challenge - Georgie Goff
Monday, July 27th, 2020
West Cork boxer Georgie Goff & best pal Marko Pejić have come up with a madcap adventure that’s raising money for a very worthy cause. The two lads plan to run home from The Viaduct on the Bandon rd all the way to Glengarrif this coming Saturday.
Cork Musician Mick Flannery
Friday, July 24th, 2020
Cork Musician Mick Flannery speaks about his 7th album release " Alive in Cork Opera House" raising funds for his band and crew.
Drummer Christian Best
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Session Drummer for Mick Flannery Christian Best Speaks about the live gig that was recorded for the "Alive at Cork Opera house" album release with all funds from the album sales going to Mick's touring crew and those working behind the scenes.
Dancer James Berkery
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
Cork’s Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa dance graduate James Berkery from Nenagh in Tipp talks about his Tik Tok smash ``The Magic Gang" a video he filmed with 18 dancers on Zoom during lockdown and about his BAFTA Nomination.
OntheQT Red Travel's Stephanie Lynch
Monday, July 20th, 2020
Stephanie Lynch of ontheqt.ie talks about the new staycation focused series of Red Travel videos where she goes as Glamping on the grounds of Slane Castle, Wakeboarding at Ballyhass la
The Coronas Conor Egan
Friday, July 17th, 2020
Conor from The Coronas speaks ahead of the release of the bands 6th studio album “True Love Waits” on Friday July 31st and reveals one of the two records he has chosen to talk about at the special pre-album launch event ‘Red Talks Records’ hosted by Dave