The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 174 with Thom Hickey – The Immortal Jukebox

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 174 with Thom Hickey

On today’s episode of The London Ear, I was delighted to be able to chat to author of one of my favourite blogs Thom Hickey. Thom is the man behind The Immortal Jukebox, a blog which looks at popular music from the 1920s right up to 1977. If you want to find out more about music or rediscover lost gems, this is the blog for you! Thom was born in London to Irish parents and grew up surrounded by Irish culture.

You can find Thom online on Twitter and of course, on his website ‘The Immortal Jukebox’.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 172 December 16 2017 // Playlist

Here’s what I played:

1. Manic Street Preachers: International Blue
2. Oh Joy: Apple
3. Swords: Battle
4. All the Luck in the World: Landmarks
5. Ryan Sheridan: Frozen in Time
6. Chat with Thom Hickey from The Immortal Jukebox
7. Van Morrison: Brand New Day
8. Chat with Thom Hickey from The Immortal Jukebox Part 2
9. Roy Orbison: Pretty Paper
10. Lydian Collective: Legend of Lumbar
11. Pete Tong Heritage Orchestra feat Samm Henshaw: Unfinished Sympathy

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The London Ear with Nessy // Show 171

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The London Ear with Nessy // Show 171

Hello hello hello! I’ve got an hour of freshest new music for you. See I’m down with da kidz. On The London Ear this week, I’ve got new music from The Eskies, Trick Mist and, I have to say, I adore Ham Sandiwich’s new one ‘Bodies’.

Also, I’m bad, today is my godson Cian’s birthday and I didn’t give him a shout out. Happy Birthday Cian!!

The London Ear with Nessy // Show 171 // November 18 2017

Here’s the playlist for today’s show:

1. The Eskies: I’m not sorry
2. Nocturnes: Humans
3. Heavy Soda: Elephant
4. Hayes & Y: Always so Simple, Always So Cold
5. Penrose: Better Man
6. Picturehouse: Somebody Somewhere
7. Ivan Nicholas: Moving On
8. Trick Mist: Fraction (Phare Remix)
9. Wyvern Lingo: Out of my Hands – Ringsend Road Sessions
10. Peco: Self Harm – A Beginner’s Guide
11. HamsandwicH: Bodies
12. Sinead Harnett: Unconditional
13. Conor Mason: Grounds to Fall
14. Childhood: Too Old for My Tears
15. Rews: Your Tears

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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

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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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Photo of Ailbhe from Facebook

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 167 with Sarah Hanly

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM Show 165 with Sarah Hanly

On this week’s episode of The London Ear, I speak to Sarah Hanly, an Irish actor based in London whose play ‘Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks’ is running as part of the Maiden Speech Feminist Festival in Theatre N16 in Balham.

My chat Sarah deals with some of the issues from ‘Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks’ including eating disorders and mental health issues.

If you need to talk, call these people

Sarah mentioned a couple of organisations during our chat that you can call and chat to if you feel you would like to speak to someone.

B-eat.co.uk is a UK based organisation that helps people beat eating disorders. You can find out more from their website or call them on 0808 801 0677 from the UK.

You can also get in touch with the Samaritans. Their number 116 123 is available to both UK and Ireland residents for free.

If you feel you need to speak to someone, please do call these numbers or chat to a friend. You’re not alone and we want you to be healthy and well.

Find Sarah Hanly online

Thank you so much to Sarah for sharing her story. You can find Sarah on Twitter or on Instagram.
You can find out more about Maiden Speech and TheatreN16 here and tickets for Sarah’s show are available here.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 166 October 7 2017 // Playlist

1. Ryan Vail: Shadows
2. Normanton Street: It’s Been a While
3. Warshaw Radio: Whispers
4. Arcade Fire: Creature Comfort
5. Tandem Felix: Were You There (When They Crucified the Birthday Boy)?
6. Honeymilk: Havslåten
7. you have to wonder: Littleisms
8. Interview with Sarah Hanly
10. Picturehouse: Somebody Somewhere
11. Felin: 21st Century

On next week’s show I speak to photographer Gregory Nolan about his exhibition This was our Scene.

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 165

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The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 165

Greetings from London! It feels like Autumn is kicking in, there’s a cooler breeze in the air and it was dark last night at 8pm.. I miss the extra 28 minutes light you get in Ireland.

Silly season is just about over, we’ll be back with lots of chat on The London Ear soon, but for now, here’s an hour of absolute tunes for you.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 165 // September 9 2017

Here’s what went down on Show 165:

1. No Audio Dialogue:All To Find
2. Swimmers Jackson: Life’s Short (Embrace it)
3. LCD Soundsystem: tonite
4. The War on Drugs: Pain
5. Wolf Alice: Beautifully Unconventional
6. Beck: Dear Life
7. Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do
8. The Killers: Run For Cover
9. Ivy Nations: Sentimental Hearts
10. St Vincent: New York
11. Everything Everything: Desire
12. Superfood: Unstoppable
13. Arcade Fire: Creature Comforts
14. Session Motts: Plundered Past
15. Thirty Seconds to Mars: Walk on Water
16. Gareth Maher: Every Little Step

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