In a week of uncertainty about the future of RTE 2XM, I am absolutely thrilled to be able to bring you this week’s episode of The London Ear. Either way, whatever happens, The London Ear will continue to exist and to be a platform for the Irish community in London.

I’ve got three great guests for you on this week’s show.

Interview with Eoin Glackin

Eoin Glackin - black and white promo shot

I was delighted to chat to Eoin on this week’s show, he’s a really easy guy to chat to. We managed to squeeze in chats about his love of Star Trek, his manager, who used to be in 80s combo, Modern Romance, songwriting for other artists, and of course, his London show at the Slaughtered Lamb on November 13th.

He’s playing as part of an Irish music night, Dublin Calling’, which will also feature Steo Wall and Nuala. Tickets are available from here.

You can find out more about Eoin Glackin on his website, Facebook and Twitter and Insta.

Interview with Angela Marray & Paul Lloyd from Strange Fish Theatre Company

The Matchbox - Strange Fish Theatre
Irish Theatre outside Ireland is alive and well and is being helped along by the London based Strange Fish Theatre Company who are putting on a production of Frank McGuinness’ The Matchbox in the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. It’s the first time that a production of The Matchbox has been put on in London. Bualadh bos mo chairde!

It was great chatting to the Angela Marray, the star of the one woman show about the intensity of the performances and to Paul Lloyd who gave us an insight into the work of Frank McGuinness. Frankly, I didn’t know a whole lot about Frank’s work so it was an eye opener and I now, feel ashamed of my ignorance.

The Matchbox runs at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham until November 17th. You can get tickets here or on the Strange Fish Theatre Company website.

The London Ear 266// Nov 9 2019 Playlist

Here’s what was on the menu on this week’s show.

1. Larkins Not Enough Love
2. Chat with Eoin Glackin
3. Modern Romance: Best Years of Our Lives
4. Chat with Eoin Glackin
5. Eoin Glackin: Eva
6. PureGrand: Last Bus
7. Strange Fish Theatre Company
8. Magazines: Tough
9. Wasps Vs Humans: Ugly America
10. State Lights: Open Your Arms

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 including all previous episodes. The show is broadcast every Saturday at 1300. .

News about RTE Digital Stations

As you may have heard on the news, or read on the pages of this blog, RTE has announced plans to cease their DAB broadcasting. I received an email saying that everything would continue as normal for the time being. Either way, The London Ear will continue, providing a platform for the Irish community in London. I’ll keep you posted but for the time being, it’s business as usual.

Thank you for your continued support, it means a lot.

Nessy x

Photos from my guests Facebook pages.

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