The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 170 // Ailbhe Reddy and Four in The Morning

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Ailbhe Reddy and Four in The Morning

Happy Halloween! It’s a Bank Holiday Weekend in Ireland but no, I’m not jealous at all. I will savour every second when I have to go to work on Monday. No, you’re wrong, I’m not bitter at all, I don’t know what you’re talking about..

On this week’s show I had the chance to catch up with two Dublin natives, chatting about their music.

Chat with Ailbhe Reddy

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Ailbhe Reddy is a singer songwriter who has just released a new single called ‘The Tube’, it’s an absolute cracker! It’s the follow up to ‘Relent’ which was released earlier this year.

Ailbhe has been making a steady name for herself outside Ireland signing a publishing deal with BDi Music.

She’s also playing in London on November 2 in St Pancras Old Church as part of London Folk and Roots Festival.

Find Ailbhe Reddy Online

You can keep up to date with Ailbhe Reddy on her website, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Chat with Kevin Dolan from Four in The Morning

Four in the Morning

Kevin Dolan is a Melbourne based Dubliner, who is the man behind ‘Four in the Morning’. The band are about to released their debut EP, ‘Half Asleep’.

I know Kevin from my time in DCU but haven’t seen him since 2011/2012 so it was great to catch up, chat about what he’s up to and what the local music scene is like in Australia.

Find out about Four In The Morning

You can find out more about Kevin Dolan and the band Four in the Morning on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 170 October 28 2017 // Playlist

1. Heavy Soda: Elephant
2. Hayes and Y: Always So Simple, Always So Cold
3. Chat with Ailbhe Reddy
4. Ailbhe Reddy: The Tube
5. Gar Cox: Tombstone Heart
6. Chat with Kevin Dolan from Four in the Morning
7. Four in the Morning: Terrified
8. Chat with Kevin Dolan from Four in the Morning (Part 2)
9. Four in the Morning: Lavender
10. Graham Mitchell: Maria Browne

Listen On Demand to The London Ear

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

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Listen to the music on Spotify

You can keep up to date with all the music I play on The London Ear in one handy Spotify playlist. Every track I’ve played in 2017 and that is available on Spotify is in there. You can find it right here.

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 168 with Gregory Nolan

The London Ear - This was our scene

This was our scene

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 168 with Gregory Nolan

On this week’s show, I chat to Irish photographer, Gregory Nolan, whose exhibition ‘This was our scene’ is happening in the Fumbally Exchange in Dublin from October 19.

Hold on here a cotton picking minute, I hear you say, this show is about Irish people outside Ireland, no? In saying that, you are in fact correct. Gregory shot all the images for his exhibit in the mid noughties in London’s indie music scene.

Gregory is based between Europe and the U.S. and has worked with the likes of Bastille and Frank Turner. This collection of photographs gives a great insight into that London scene, not only the bands but also the punters!

Find Gregory Nolan online

You can find out about ‘This was our scene’ on the website and on Facebook.

You can keep up with all Gregory Nolan’s work on his website, Twitter and Instagram.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 168 14th October 2017 // Playlist

1. L.A.D (Live After Dark): Dance Floor
2. Ivan Nicholas: Moving On
3. Aibhe Reddy: The Tube
4. Gregory Nolan speaks to Nessy about This was our Scene
5. Special Needs: A time to Remember
6. Gregory Nolan (Part 2)
7. Frank Turner The Ballad of Me and You
8. Marc O’Reilly – Enemy of
9. Otherkin: Enabler

Listen On Demand to The London Ear

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

Check out The London Ear on Facebook and Twitter

Listen to the music on Spotify

You can keep up to date with all the music I play on The London Ear in one handy Spotify playlist. Every track I’ve played in 2017 and that is available on Spotify is in there. You can find it right here.

Listen to The London Ear on Mixcloud

You can keep up to date with me here.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 143 with Warsaw Radio and Emerald Sounds

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM nessymon

And…. we’re back! So far a couple of weeks out due to a broken thumb, it was great to get back into the groove. I’m not going to lie, after three weeks, I can only type with my right hand for about 15 minutes before it starts to get sore again. And that’s not even using my thumb.

What’s on the show this week? Great music and great chat!

Chat with Mary Grammer from Emerald Sounds

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Mary Grammer is the founder of Emerald Sounds, an Irish music festival happening in London over the first weekend in March. The line up includes Rubberbandits, The Blizzards, Ryan Sheridan, Scoops plus more. It’s all taking place in Electric Ballroom in Camden.

You can find out more on Emerald Sounds’ website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Chat with Brian McNamara of Warsaw Radio

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Brian McNamara, is a Brighton based Limerick man and the man behind Warsaw Radio. They’ve a new single out called ‘After Eve’ and I have to say I’m mightily impressed with them. I really like them.

You can find out more on the band’s website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 143 February 11th 2017 // Playlist

Here’s today’s menu:

1. Depeche Mode: Where’s the Revolution?
2. Jealous of the Birds and Ryan Vail: Love is a Crow
3. Chat with Mary Grammar of Emerald Sounds
4. Elm: Concentrate
5. Count Vaseline: Russia
6. Milky: Inside I’m Dancing
7. Ailbhe Reddy: Relent
8. Chat with Brian McNamara of Warsaw Radio
9. Warsaw Radio: After Eve
10. Jamiroquai: Automaton

Listen Again

Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300.

On next week’s show, I’ll be chatting to Irish poet Simon Lewis.

Don’t forget to check out the RTE 2XM website. You can keep up with me here.

Check out The London Ear on Facebook and Twitter

Check out ‘After Eve’, the new video from Warsaw Radio

Photo of Warsaw Radio from here