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Arts On Air highlights from the 39th Clifden Arts Festival 2016

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Welcome to Arts on Air page. Where you will be able to listen back, or download programmes’ from the 39th Clifden Arts Festival, The longest running community arts festival in Ireland. Which this year took place between the Thursday the 15th & Sunday the 25th this September.

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Official opening of the 39th Clifden Arts Festival 2016

Official opening of the 39th Clifden Arts Festival with Breanden O’Scannaill.

With Minister Sean Kyne TD, Dr.Brendan Flynn, and Pat Lam Manager of Connacht Rugby.

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M4a 2016 Clifden Arts Festival. File 28.0 MB

MP3 2016 Clifden Arts Festival. File 19.6 MB

Broadcast Wednesday the 14th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Friday 16th September

Friday evening’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Paul Phelan.

17.20 Sandra Shattock Fairies in Clifden.
17.33 Des Lally & Nicky Snow Clifden Arts Festival Board Members
17.53 Nick Timothy new album launch
18.18 Dr Eimear O’Connor Opening of the RHA Exhibition.
18.32 Cula Bula band, Jeremy, Henry, Ritchie and Sam.
Music from Cuala Buala from their CD, and Nick Timothy’s new CD song called trouble.
18.50 Pat Murphy speaking with Marian Herriott re his new book The Arts Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera, published by Artisan House.

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M4a Arts On Air Friday 16th September. File 38.1 MB

MP3 Arts On Air Friday 16th September. File 25.9 MB

Broadcast Friday the 16th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Saturday 11am – 12pm 17th September

Saturday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Mary Faherty.

11.02 Bryan Burroughs from Beowulf the Blockbuster, show was a sell out in Clifden Town Hall Theatre on Friday night 16th Sept.
11.12am Music from hermitage Green who played a sell out show in the Station House Theatre on Friday night.
11.16 Angie Williams reviewing Hermitage Green and her own exhibition ‘Reveal’ currently open in 1 Clifden Court, Bridge Street
11.30 Erin Gibbons Archives from the Attic (10 days in the life of a town), visit Vaughan’s Bar & Restaurant and see the original Bernard Lee Archive.
11.40 Olwen Kelly’s Debut exhibition called Iobairt/Sacrifice in Gibbons Gallery, Market Street Cifden.
11.42 Ita O’Donovan from Clifden Writers Group, celebrating 25 years & they will be in Foyles Hotel on Saturday at 2pm, Free Event.

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M4a Saturday 11am – 12pm 17th September. File 23.2 MB

MP3 Saturday 11am – 12pm 17th September. File 15.7 MB

Broadcast Saturday the 17th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Saturday 5pm – 7pm 17th September

Saturday evening’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Lol Hardiman.

17.03 Singer Sean Garvey & Poet Paddy Bushe who were at the Station House Theatre on Saturday 17th
17.10 Sean Garvey singing live ‘The Bogs of Shanaheever’.
17.26 Music by Sean Garvey on guitar.
17.34 Poet Tony Curtis introduces Pete Mullineaux and Ger Reidy who had a reading at Clifden Library on Friday 16th. Pete Mullineaux will be with Des Kavanagh on Sunday 18th for Reading & Singing in the Bookies at 6.15pm.
17.46 Honor Heffernan Actress & Jazz Singer & Trevor Knight (ex Auto da Fe) speaking about ‘The Whistling Girl’, featuring musical settings of the poetry of the great American wit, civil rights activist & author Dorothy Parker. The Whistling Girl is on Saturday night 17th at 10pm in the Station House Theatre.
18.00 Honor Heffernan singing ‘Inventory’ from the show ‘The Whistling Girl’.

18.06 A Reading with Author Michael Harding who was in the Station House Theatre on Friday 16th, the third volume of his internationally acclaimed memoir entitled ‘Talking to Strangers’ will be published in the autumn of 2016.
18.29 Gary Banks singer & songwriter from Australia singing live in studio accompanied by Lol Hardiman, and will be performing at the Station House Theatre on Sunday 18th at 3pm with special guest.

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M4a Saturday 5pm – 7pm 17th September. File 41.1 MB

MP3 Saturday 5pm – 7pm 17th September. File 28.2 MB

Broadcast Saturday the 17th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Sunday 10am – 11:30am 18th September

Sunday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Marian Herriott.

Recording from The Mexican-Irish San Patricio Celebration held in Clifden on Saturday 17th with Breandan O’Scanaill, Councillor Eileen Mannion, Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Carlos García de Alba , Gloria introduces music performed at Market Square in Clifden. This battalion fought on the side of Mexico in the Mexican-American war of 1845/1846. They were founded & led by Clifden man John Reilly.
10.25am Siobhan Mannion Author of short stories & RTE radio producer Donal Ryan who has published his third novel ‘All We Shall Know’, just released on Thursday 15th September who will be reading at the Station House Hotel on Sunday at 1pm.
10.42am Joanna McMinn speaking with Dympna Heanue who has her exhibition ‘Connemara, The Bog & Beyond’ at E J Kings, 2nd Floor, Market Square.
10.55am Cavanagh Foyle native of Clifden who has just published her first children’s novel called ‘Storm’s Cup’, launched on Saturday 17th, available to buy on Amazon and available locally and Cavanagh also has a Pop Art exhibition in Humpty’s.
11.09 Erin Gibbons speaking with John Cleary about ‘Archives from the Attic’, John is from Clare & has researched the Burke Family, one of the oldest families in Clifden. Ten venues in Clifden have their shop ledgers open so you can revisit to see who was shopping and what they were buying, the focus of the archives is from September 15th – 25th 1916.

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M4a Sunday 10am – 11:30am 18th September. File 30.7 MB

MP3 Sunday 10am – 11:30am 18th September. File 20.9 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 18th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Sunday 5pm – 7pm 18th September

Sunday evening’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Breandan O’Scannaill.

17.04 Recording of Joanna McMinn speaking with Margaret Irwin West regarding her exhibition ‘Dream and Dalliance’ which is on display, at Gallery Shop formerly known as Gifts by Grace, Beside AIB ATM, Galway Road.
17.12 A Reading with Dick Benson-Gyles about ‘The Boy in the Mask’, The Hidden World of Lawrence of Arabia which was in the Station House Theatre on Saturday 17th, followed by Joanna McMinn speaking with Dick Benson-Gyles. ‘The Boy in the Mask’, The Hidden World of Lawrence of Arabia is Dick Benson-Gyles first book.

17.30 Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill speaking about Guided Tours of Clifden, tour lasts approx 90 minutes and will take place on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd at 11am, starting point The Station House Hotel.
17.41 Recording from the launch of ‘An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera’, Brendan Flynn introduces author Patrick J Murphy, & the guide was published by Artisan House.
18.09 Brendan Flynn Artistic Director of Clifden Arts Festival.
18.19 Music Network with Colin Dunne dancer, Tola Custy on fiddle, Maeve Gilchrist on harp & David Power on uileann pipes & whistles who performed in the Station House Theatre Sunday 18th.
18.49 D’Bize Paddy Morgan, Yvonne Bolton and Neil Fitzgibbon live in studio & will be performing on Sunday 18th in Mullarkey’s at 9.45pm.

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M4a Sunday 5pm – 7pm 18th September. File 39.8 MB

MP3 Sunday 5pm – 7pm 18th September. File 27.6 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 18th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Monday 11am – 12pm 19th September

Monday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Marian Herriott.

Yvonne King talks about her exhibition “Western” 11am – 11.09am.
Clifden Writers Group Reading Benig Mauger 11.14am -11.20am.
Cyril Mannion & his Lecture “History of Aviation” 11.20am – 11.25am.
Music (Kate O Callahan Don’t Think So) 11.25am – 11.30am.
Brian Hehir Interviewed By Erin Gibbons about Heirs Historic Ledgers & the origins of Hehirs shop in Clifden, family history & history of Clifden 11.30am – 11.49am.
Singing in the Bookies Pre Record Featuring 11.51am – 12.00pm.

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M4a Monday 11am – 12pm 19th September. File 21.3 MB

MP3 Monday 11am – 12pm 19th September. File 14.6 MB

Broadcast Monday the 19th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Tuesday 11am – 12pm 20th September

Tuesday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Una McKeever.

11am-11.14 Eamonn P. Kelly (Ned Kelly) Talks about his lecture (symbolism in ancient Irish art) his life & work.

11.14am – 11.22am Prerecord Brendan O’Scanaill with David Moore Astronomy Ireland.

11.27 – 11.42am Erin Gibbons with Declan & Donald Moran talks about family history & historic ledgers.

11.43am – 11.48am Una McKeefer talks to Dave O’Halloran about his Exhibition.

11.52 – 11.57am Greenshine Interview
11.57 – 12.00pm Music Greenshine Live Dancing Boy.

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M4a Tuesday 11am – 12pm 20th September. File 20.6 MB

MP3 Tuesday 11am – 12pm 20th September. File 14.1 MB

Broadcast Tuesday the 20th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Wednesday 11am – 12pm 21st September

Wednesday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Mary Ruddy.

11.04 – 11.23am Des Kavanagh talks about singing in the bookies & reads Poem “There Off”.
He also talks about his relationship with Seamus Heaney & reads his poem “Miracle”.
11.24am – 11.27am Clifden Writers Group Reading Philip Goodman.
11.28am – 11.45am Erin Gibbons archive from the attic John Stanley.
11.48am Music Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola.
11.50am – 12.04pm Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola talks about album launch & Lynn Saoirse.

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M4a Wednesday 11am – 12pm 21st September. File 21.5 MB

MP3 Wednesday 11am – 12pm 21st September. File 14.5 MB

Broadcast Wednesday the 21st Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Thursday 11am – 12pm 22nd September

Thursday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Paul Phelan.

11.03am Poet Terry McDonagh who has a Reading on Thursday in Clifden library at 2pm, his latest collection has just been released ‘Lady Cassie Pererina’ based on the story of Cassie a border collie.
11.08am Artist Rosie McGurran RUA presents her suite of work reflecting on the Connemara Summer ‘Charms of Plenty’, on display at The Lavelle Art Gallery, Main Street Clifden.
11.17am Recording of Alicia Corbett in Ballyconneely singing ‘I miss you’. Singer-songwriter Alicia is the John Banville of song writing.
11.20am Pete Ball speaks with Alicia Corbett and she will perform with special guests on Thursday 22nd at The Sands Hotel, Ballyconeely at 9pm.
11.24am Alicia Corbett singing ‘Maurgarite’.
11.27am Erin Gibbons speaking with Sean Vaughan, local publican about ‘Archives from the Attic’, Sean’s father Jack moved to Clifden in 1965, Sean has ledgers from that year.
Erin Gibbons has a talk ‘Solomon’s Knot’ on Thursday 22nd in the Festival Gallery at 3pm. Free Entry.
11.46am In studio Betty & The Baby Boomers, Paul Rubeo, Jean McAvoy, Betty Boomer, Steve Stanne and they will be performing Thursday 22nd in Walsh’s at 4pm.

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M4a Thursday 11am – 12pm 22nd September. File 20.6 MB

MP3 Thursday 11am – 12pm 22nd September. File 14.2 MB

Broadcast Thursday the 22nd Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Friday 11am – 12pm 23rd September

Friday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Marian Herriott.

11am – 11.12am Cat Cooley from Fidget Feet Talks about their time around Clifden, the schools & performance in the grand parade.
11.17am – 11.32am Pre record Marian Herriot with Eva Burke & Vincent Woods, they talk about their book Fermata writings inspired by music & the Launch of the book.
“McKenna’s Tunes” Reading From the Book by Vincent Woods
“Hearth Song” (John Montague) Reading from the Book by Eva Burke
11.32am -11.50am Archives from the attic with Erin Gibbons with guest Billy Foyle he talks about family & local history.
11.50am Music Phil Coulter.
11.55am Music from Connemara magic.

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M4a Thursday 11am – 12pm 23rd September. File 21.1 MB

MP3 Thursday 11am – 12pm 23rd September. File 14.3 MB

Broadcast Friday the 23rd Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Friday 5pm – 7pm 23rd September

Friday evening’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with presenter Ronan Tierney.

17.03pm Lynn Saoirse on Harp.
17.09pm Singer Harry Bent.
17.11pm Lynn & Harry performing ‘Lord Franklin’.
17.26pm Live in studio Acclaimed Actor Clive Geraghty who gave a talk on Friday 23rd in Clifden Library ‘The Abbey Years’.
17.43pm Erin Gibbons speaks with Colleen Joyce about her parents Toby & Bridig (nee O’Rourke) who had a business in the Old Joyce Shop on Market Street & about their ‘Archives from the Attic’.
18.03pm John Moriarty the Connemara years by Mary Ruddy.
18.36pm True North band in studio, talking the band past & present.

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M4a Friday 5pm – 7pm 23rd September. File 41.5 MB

MP3 Friday 5pm – 7pm 23rd September. File 28.1 MB

Broadcast Friday the 23rd Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Saturday 11am – 12pm 24th September

Saturday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme.

Presented and produced by Fifth Year Students at Clifden Community School, Nathan Leamy, Brendan Joyce, Colm Horan, Macdara Kelly and Ethan Tejhada, during the show you will hear music from the school choir, Les Folies, True North, guitar workshop with John Durning, choir workshop with Alannah Robbins.
Interviews with playwright Ann Henning Jocelyn, Author Joanne McGrath, Jim from Streetwise Community Circus and talks by Mike O’Sullivan, Humorfit, Ned Kelly and Gerard King regarding Fire Safety.

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M4a Saturday 11am – 12pm 24th September. File 18.8 MB

MP3 Saturday 11am – 12pm 24th September. File 13.6 MB

Broadcast Saturday the 24th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Saturday 5pm – 7pm 24th September

Saturday evening’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with Michael Gannon.

17.02pm Singer Rob Strong & Cormac O’Shaughnessy from The Rob Strong Band who played in Mullarkey’s on Friday 23rd and on the Gig Rig in town on Saturday 24th.
17.29pm Poet Aidan Mathews who had a Reading poetry in The Station House Hotel on Saturday 24th.
17.56pm Erin Gibbons speaking with Pat Guy regarding ‘Archives from the Attic’, Guy’s Restaurant & Bar Main Street previously Clancy’s.
18.15pm Des Lally Chairperson of Clifden Arts Festival, Carol Ann Joyce & Nicky Snow Committee Members.
18.34pm Recording of Redmond O’Toole who plays an 8-string guitar in the position of a cello who performed in the Church of Ireland on Saturday 24th at 1pm.
18.45pm Lazzare Mbowa from The Light Runners, formed in 2014 and are a Reggae Band, Mama Benita–Nsudila who will be performing in Mullarkey’s at 11pm on Saturday 24th.

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M4a Saturday 5pm – 7pm 24th September. File 40.8 MB

MP3 Saturday 5pm – 7pm 24th September. File 27.5 MB

Broadcast Saturday the 24th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Sunday 10am – 11:30am 25th September

Sunday morning’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme with Eamonn McLoughlin.

in studio Michael Cody & Tony Curtis.
Music from Peter Carey.
Music from Marie Walsh, John G. Walsh and Ritchie Newman.

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M4a Sunday 10am – 11:30am 25th September. File 30.0 MB

MP3 Sunday 10am – 11:30am 25th September. File 20.5 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 25th Of September 2016.

 

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Arts On Air Sunday 5pm – 7pm 25th September

Sunday evening’s ‘Arts On Air’ programmme.

For our last broadcast from Arts on Air we are delighted to bring you a selection from this afternoons’ ‘One for the Road’ recorded in Mullarkeys Bar Clifden. Special thanks to Aidan Reed, Jason & Stephen Foyle & the the musicians Padraig McGovern, Dave Sheridan, John McCartin & special guest Eleanor Shanley.
This recording with be followed by Arts on Air highlights from the 10 days of Clifden Arts Festival. Special thanks to Linda O’Malley for producing this programme.

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M4a Sunday 5pm – 7pm 25th September. File 39.8 MB

MP3 Sunday 5pm – 7pm 25th September. File 27.9 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 25th Of September 2016.