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Interview – Darragh Butler (Kerbdog)

It was great to hear that the legendary Kilkenny band Kerbdog had reformed and had found their mojo, playing to ecstatic audiences across Ireland and England in recent years. It was doubly great to hear that they had recorded and are planning a new release. Called “Congregation”, it has managed to capture the live energy and crunch of the band in full flight and is destined to be a classic.

Drummer (and great friend of the programme) Darragh Butler dropped by to chat about the band’s return, the live energy and the background to the recording (and give us am exclusive play of some tracks).

Make no mistake, the lads are back and have a righteous fire in their bellies!!

Interview – Signoria

Signoria are a relatively new band on the scene in Kilkenny, comprising Jack Brennan, Dan O’Neill and Bill Trait. Despite their ages they have been playing together in various combinations for almost 6 years. they are a very democratic outfit with a hint of benign dictatorship and their influences are varied and subtle.

They’ve just released a debut EP and will be following up with gigs. It’s a fine collection of music that is unique and joyful.

You can get more information on the band on their Facebook here, on Soundcloud here and on Bandcamp here

They’re going places…

Interview – Lisa De Buitléar of Caladh Nua

Lisa dropped in to talk about the imminent new album from Caladh Nua, “Honest To Goodness” due out in the autumn. We chat about the album, touring and about the gig in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge on September 5th. Always a pleasure to hear about their work, Caladh Nua are a fine group of musicians who are going from strength to strength.

You can get more information here and the link to ITunes will be available here from 30/9/2014


Vas Dis - Wishbone Ash
Marquee Moon - Television
Radio Free Europe - REM
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
The Bones Of You - Elbow
No Pussy Blues - Grinderman
It’s Not What You Wanted - We Are The Riot
Cursing The Sea - September Girls
Another Love Song - September Girls
Roxette - Dr. Feelgood
Stumble - Huts On Stilts
We Are The Dead - David Bowie
Yogi With A Broken Heart - Pierce Turner
Scream - New Blue Sioux
Weightless - God Is An Astronaut
Forget - Ben Watt
Say The Word - Gramercy Arms
Series Of Misunderstandings - Eels
The Flow - Melanie De Baisio
Starry Eyes - The Records
In The End - Family Of The Year
Jill - The Freakles
Standing at The Sky’s Edge - Richard Hawley
Cole’s Corner - Richard Hawley
Not Cause I Wanted To - Bonnie Raitt
Where Dreams Go To Die - John Grant
The Archetypal Man - Judie Sill
Learning How To Say Goodbye - David Kitt
Tuesday’s Feet - Dave Geraghty
Leaving - The Holy Roman Army


Chopa - Basiani
Sadbh Ní Bruinnealadh - Liam Ó’Maonlai
Foxlight - Iarla O’Lionáird
Allistrum’s March - The Gloaming
March For A Dark day - This Is How We Fly
Untitled/The Kerry Jig/The Ballintore Fancy - The Bothy Band
Steal-Away (Moran’s Return) - Eoin Duignan
Hopalong/The Chapel Bell/Wing Commander McKenzies’s Reel - The Alan Kelly Gang
Lon Dubh/Maidrín Rua - Laoise Kelly
The Second Ballad Of Edmund Quan - Timmy Quan
Good Man’s Wife - Bella Hardy
Her Servant Man - Martin & Eliza Carthy
Cúlú Bonaparte - Paddy Glackin
McKenna’s - Willie Clancy
Lord Mayo/Old John’s Jig - Eoin Duignan
Scots On The Rocks - The Peatbog Faeries
Lord Duneagle - Nuala Kennedy
Ómós Do Francie Mooney - Triúr
My Only Son - Duncan Browne
Barbary Allen - Liam Weldon
The Holy Ground - Timmy Quan
Bogie’s Bonnie Belle - June Tabor
Ae Fond Kiss - Eddi Reader
Róisín Dubh - Mairead Ní Dhomhnaill
The Night Visiting Song (I Must Away) - The Voice Squad
Love Is Pleasing - Karan Casey
Time Is Like A Promise - Tír Na nÓg
Banks Of The Nile - Caroline Lavelle

Interview – Bob Jackson

Bob Jackson is an Irishman who found himself in Cuba some years back enjoying his time there when he came across a phenomenally talented group of players. One among them was Erdwin Garcia, a musicians, singer and songwriter. Bob was so impresed was he that he travelled back and forth to Cuba to record this singer and his fellow musicians in conditions that could best be described as challenging.

The work was well worth it and it is a fine collection of music with a strong Cuban flavour, played with soulful and accomplished musicians. The album is called “Removiendo” and is available locally in Rollercoaster Records, Kilkenny.

Interview – Robert Power

Robert Power has produced a fine debut album, full of beautifully crafted songs. He dropped by to chat the making of the album, his inspirations and songwriting. You can get further information on Robert and his work as follows:


Online Show #2

Here’s the second online episode of the show for you to enjoy at a time of your choosing! Morning, afternoon, evening or night it’s still the same mix of great music I hope you’ll enjoy. Stop by to catch up! We’ll also continue have interviews and Studio 2 Sessions as they happen. Feel free to share!

Playlist: Hour 1 of 3

Street Life - Roxy Music
On Every Other Street - Cabaret Voltaire
Take Me To Church - Sinead O’Connor
Mountjoy - Morrissey
Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow
Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz
Kid Face - Samantha Crain
Young Man In America - Anais Mitchell
Chango - Hans Chew
Melmoth The Wanderer - The Ground Will Shake
Double Helix - Earthship
This Could Be Good - Pugwash
Finer Things In Life - Pugwash

Playlist: Hour 2 of 3

Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
Too Deep - Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger
Xanadu - Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger
How Many More Times - Led Zeppelin
Would You Fight For My Love - Jack White
Sweatbox - The Phantom Band
Girls Talk - Matthew Sweet/Suzanna Hoffs
Memphis Tennessee - Eleanor McEvoy
Coat Of Many Colours - Emmylou Harris
Intro - Robert Power
Human - Robert Power
Library - Biggles Flys Again
Radio 4 - Public Image Limited

Playlist: Hour 3 of 3

Don’t Take Me Alive - Steely Dan
Third World Man - Steely Dan
The Soul Of All Natural Things - Linda Perhacs
My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
Guinivere - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Earth Died Screaming - Tom Waits
Hrafnar - Samaris
Frankenstein Bolts - Frankenstein Bolts
Rear View Mirror - Roddy Frame
Red Eyes - The War On Drugs
Blackbird/Yesterday - The Beatles

KCLR signs contract to broadcast to Carlow and Kilkenny for another 10 years

kclr-webfbKCLR 96fm is now ten years on the airwaves.

The radio station today signed a new contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to continue to broadcast to the people of Carlow and Kilkenny for another ten years, until 2024.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Tuesday 15th April) signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with C.K. Broadcasting Limited, trading as KCLR, to continue to provide a local, broad-format radio service for listeners in Counties Carlow and Kilkenny.

Speaking at the contract signing, the Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins said “the BAI is delighted to sign the contract with KCLR today.  Over the term of its new contract, KCLR has committed to reflecting and supporting the communities of Kilkenny and Carlow and to remaining responsive to audience needs.  I wish KCLR renewed success over the term of its ten-year contract and I am confident that the station will continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of its audience and the changing media environment.”

The BAI was represented at the contract signing by the Chairperson, Bob Collins and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive.  The signatories for KCLR were Fergus Cronin, Director and John Purcell, Chief Executive and Director, of the radio service.  The effective date of the new contract is 22nd April 2014.