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 155 with Swimmers Jackson

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Swimmers Jackson - London Ear Show 155

Hey hey! Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland, I have to say that even though we had a Bank Holiday last weekend here in the UK, we’re still feeling a little left out. Never fear! Swimmers Jackson is here with his new single, ‘Summer’s Here’, to cheer us all up.

Interview with Swimmers Jackson

Swimmers Jackson is a London based Irish musician, he also plays in the band Bouts and is now involved with another London based band. The man likes to keep busy! If you’ve ever lived in Dublin and gone down to the canal with some mates, ‘Summer’s Here’ is the song for you!

You can find out more about Swimmers aka Niall C Jackson on Facebook and Twitter. You can buy Summer’s Here from Bandcamp. You can also keep up to date with Niall’s travel blog.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // June 3rd 2017 Playlist

1. Nousom Knots: Midnight
2. Mark Geary: Battle of Troy
3. Loah: This Heart
4. Road Wives: Miracle
5. Ailbhe Reddy: Fingertips
6. Romes: Tryna Be
7. Dreaming of Jupiter: Light of my Life
8. Warsaw Radio: Still Have You To Hold
9. Saint Sister: Causing Trouble
10. Masasolo: Really Thought She Loved Me
11. Chat with Swimmers Jackson
12. Swimmers Jackson: Summer’s Here
13. The Coronas: Reel Feel

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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Photo of Swimmers Jackson from Bandcamp © Niall Jackson

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