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 143 with Warsaw Radio and Emerald Sounds

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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.

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

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The London Ear // Show 111 with The Mining Co and Alan Markey

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM

Show 111: March 19 2016

On Show 111, I was delighted to be able to chat to Michael Gallagher of The Mining Co. about his brand of London Americana. His new album ‘Burning Sun & the Atomic Powers Within’ is out now.

Also on the show was filmmaker Alan Markey, whose short Fat Freddie’s Drop is now available on the RTE player.

Here’s what happened:
1. The London Ear Intro
2. Avec Sans: Heartbreak Hi
3. Shura feat Talib Kweli: Touch
4. Chat with filmmaker Alan Markey (Part 1)
5. Audio from Fat Freddie’s Drop film
6. Chat with filmmaker Alan Markey (Part 1)
7. The Gurriers: Not Yet
8. The Mining Co.: Country Heart
9. Chat with Michael Gallagher of The Mining Co. (Part 1)
10. The Mining Co.: Burning Sun and The Atomic Powers Within
11. Chat with Michael Gallagher of The Mining Co. (Part 2)
12. The Mining Co: Homeward Bound
13. Ryan Vail: Wounds
14. Clock Opera: In Memory
15. Billion: Slave to the vibe

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.

Watch the trailer for Fat Freddie’s Drop here:

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Listen to The Mining Co.’s Album,’Burning Sun & the Atomic Powers Within’.

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 110

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 110 // Feb 27 2016

Ah yes, the day after the legendary #GE16, nothing better than to listen to the show and clear the cobwebs out. Here’s what happened:

1. The Traps: 5am
2. The Last Shadow Puppets: Bad Habits
3. Animal Collective: Floridada
4. Ryan Vail: Wounds
5. Shura feat Talib Kweli: Touch
6. Steve Mason: Planet Sizes
7. Ports: Kingdowm
8. Samuel Arnold: Ya Voix, Tois-Toi
9. The Mining Co: Country Heart
10.Massive Attack feat Roots Manuva: Demons
11. Frank Turner: Mittens
12. The North Sea: Belong
13. Otherkin: I was Born
14. The Duke Special: Hands

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.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 82 // June 10 2015

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When you’re living away from home, you can miss out out some musicians that really you shouldn’t. For me, Ciaran Lavery was one and a while back a friend told me he was playing a gig in London. I was a bit gutted that I couldn’t go that night but since Ciaran released Sea Legs with Ryan Vail in April, things seem to be heading fast in a upward motion. So I thought I better grab him for The London Ear while I could.

Here’s what happened:

1. The London Ear Intro
2. The Weeknd: Can’t Feel My Face
3. Harts: Streets
4. Lake Malawi: Young Blood
5. The Harlots: On My Way
6. W I N T E R: The Sea Bites Back
7. Ciaran Lavery: Shame
8. Chat with Ciaran Lavery (Part 1)
9. Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail: The Colour Blue
10. Chat with Ciaran Lavery (Part 2)
11. Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail: The Sea At Night
12. Albert Hammand Jr: Losing Touch
13. Oh Sister: The Dales

Thanks for listening, The London Ear is broadcast every Wednesday and repeated every Sunday night at 9pm. It’s broadcast on DAB radio, UPC Channel 944, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. You can also listen to the show on mixcloud or in the widget below.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 82 // Jun 10 2015 by Nessy on Mixcloud

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