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Mary O’Riordan- HaPEE (Health, Agriculture, P.P.E)
Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
Mary O’Riordan from Millstreet and Lisa O’Riordan from Macroom have teamed up to try and make the medical industry more sustainable with their Company HaPPE (Health, Agriculture, P.P.E).
Sophie Motley – Artistic Director of the Everyman Theatre
Tuesday, May 16th, 2023
Since its foundation, the historic venue has seen many acts take to the stage including Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant has played there twice.
Aoibhie McCarthy – Artistic Director at Sample Studios
Monday, May 15th, 2023
Aoibhie talks about the 2023 STAMP Festival, which is taking place in the Counting House (former Beamish and Crawford House).
Ronan O’ Driscoll/RM Hyde – Cork Musician
Friday, May 12th, 2023
Ronan now known as RM Hyde is a 24 year old Singer Songwriter, who’s single Chasing Angels was recorded in Wavefield Recordings in West Cork.
David Quirke – It’s All Music Podcast
Thursday, May 11th, 2023
David is doing a podcast with Eoghan Hennessy and Mike Carey, which as the name Suggests is All Music
Kate Ryan – Food Writer and founder of Flavour.ie
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
Kate who is originally from Bristol but moved to Cork in 2005 because of love, is a Food writer and founder of Flavour.ie.
Paddy Callanan – Roy Keane Fanatic
Monday, May 8th, 2023
Paddy and Dave reflect on the many stories of Roy Keane. As well as how important it was to Corkonians and Rockmount A.F.C fans to have a Corkman making his debut with Nottingham Forest at Anfield, thanks to their manager Brian Clough.
Sinead shot a Physiological Thriller “Lamb” in Youghal
Friday, May 5th, 2023
Sinead shot her film Lamb on location in Youghal with funding from Screen Ireland, it’s a tense Psychological Thriller starring Aoife Duffin and Éanna Hardwicke.
Lorraine May- Cork Midsummer Festival
Thursday, May 4th, 2023
There will be 30 events that make up this year’s Midsummer Festival, including and International events, Island of Foam ,a beach in the Millennium Hall, the Midsummer Parade as well as events for established artists and emerging artists.
Peter Gowen – Actor
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023
Youghal native Peter brought his one man show Patrick McCabe’s show “ Country and Irish” to Youghal last night.
Padraig – Cork based band Bowden
Friday, April 28th, 2023
With roots in Cork, Kerry, and Tipperary, Bowden are influenced by the likes of Radiohead and Villagers as they met at a Villagers concert.
Clara Cooney- Cork Food Matters podcast
Thursday, April 27th, 2023
Clara has a farm of fresh produce, along with a deli, catering company and does private cheffing. She returns for another series of podcasts discussing food.
Aoife Barrett West Cork 50/60 Challenge
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
Two Louth men Henry (Aoife’s boyfriend) and his best friend Stephen are travelling a distance of 50 miles carrying 60 pounds in memory of Aoife’s late brother Ricky, who sadly lost a 6 year battle with Cancer last October.
Craig Harrington Cork Sports Partnership on new initiative for inclusion
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
As part of its diversity and inclusion strategy a new initiative by Cork Sports Partnership has seen them team up with the Primary Schools Sports Committee
Darian June – Red FM representative for Irish Music Month ‘New Local Hero’ award
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
Darian spoke ahead of the ‘New Local Hero’ final in The Academy Dublin.
Julianne Guinee – Participant at the Incognito Art Sale
Monday, April 24th, 2023
This Wednesday at the Incognito Art Sale you can view thousands of original postcard sized Artwork. Which you can purchase for €65 each and you will only find out who the Artist is after you buy.
Joe O’Leary - Levis’ Bar Ballydehob
Friday, April 21st, 2023
Ballydehob Jazz Festival is back next weekend for the Bank Holiday weekend April 28th – 1st May.
Noel Kelleher on ‘Dara gives back - Pedal for the POONS’
Thursday, April 20th, 2023
A few weeks before his third birthday Noel’s son Dara was diagnosed with Leukaemia.
Jacob Harmon- Head of Fundraising with AADI ( Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland)
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
Jacob who is originally from Georgia but married to a Dub spoke on what is Autism Awareness Month, with hopes of bringing attention to the work of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland.
Katie O’Neill – Watergrasshill musician
Monday, April 17th, 2023
Katie and her band KON is made up of an Englishman, two Italians, and Katie. She is originally from Watergrasshill but resides in London. Their new debut single “Did You Know? “ was recorded in Manchester.
Ant - Generic People
Friday, April 14th, 2023
Ant from Cork House act Generic People spoke ahead of a monthly club night launch in the Pavilion, last Saturday.
Linda Plover – Joy In The Park 2023
Thursday, April 13th, 2023
Dave caught up with Linda ahead of Joy in the Park 2023, which is a family-friendly event happening in Fitzgerald’s Park on Sunday July 23rd.
Darian June – Kinsale Musician /Cork representative for this year’s Irish Music Month
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Dave spoke to Darian ahead of her performance in Cyprus Avenue, where she opened for Moncrieff. Darian is also Cork and Red FM’s representative for this year’s Irish Music Month, which will take place in the Academy in Dublin.
Stephanie Rainey – Cork Songwriter / Sunday Brunch Presenter
Tuesday, April 11th, 2023
Stephanie recorded Breathe Easy which is a song Miles Gaffney wrote in memory of his 24 year old niece Ciara O’Gorman who sadly passed away shortly after giving birth to Rocco, as a result of contracting Cystic Fibrosis.
Killian Lynch – Macroom Music Festival
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
Killian talks about the return of the Macroom Music Festival. Which will feature headlining acts such as The Frank and Walters, Mundy, and The Riptide Movement. All will play in the town’s square, which is now traffic free thanks to the new bypass.
Sam Spillane - UCC Enactus Vice Chairperson
Monday, April 3rd, 2023
Sam chats to Dave ahead of the Enactus Community Market at UCC today 04/04/23, the main aim of Enactus is the make sure they reach their Sustainable Development Goals, it’s a social entrepreneurial project which promotes Suitability.
Colin Healy – Sailing Into Wellness
Friday, March 31st, 2023
MII Cork held their annual ball, The Maritime Marketing Ball 2023, for the first time in three years Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Saturday night last (1st April), sponsored by Johnson and Perrott Motor Group.
Colin O’Brien – Sea swimmer
Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Colin has been in the sea every day of the month, all in aid of west Cork Rapid Response.
Rossa – Musician with Kila
Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Dave spoke to Rossa who was an route to a gig in Dublin, ahead of a trip to Cork.
Niamh Ni Chonghaile – Hello, How Are You? National Mental Health Campaign
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Niamh talks about the mental health campaign called “Hello, How Are You?”