Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Culture File: The Play That Goes Right To Broadway

Super-farce, The Play That goes wrong began life above London pub and now boast JJ Abrams as a co-producer.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Culture File: A List of Good and Bad Lists

The list was an essential tool both for the Nazis and, later, Michel Foucault, explains listademic Liam Cole Young.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Culture File: List Cultures

The political and poetic things that happen when we present a number of connected items consecutively

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Culture File: Pátio da Cerveja, Lisboa

A super-strong beer known as "wheat wine" (one of the world's oldest beer types) is enjoying a revival in Portugal

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Culture File: Helene Bøksle Sets Sail

Norwegian pop singer, Helene Bøksle, is exploring the place where traditional Irish and Norwegian musics meet

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Culture File: Smarter Than The City

What sort of human does the city want? Prof Gillian Rose on learning from the advertising surrounding Smart Cities

Monday, June 19, 2017

Culture File: Waking The Plough

Have the opportunities of Irish women in theatre improved since the days of Ria Mooney's Rosie Redmond?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Culture File: Ciara O’Dowd's Women of the Early Abbey Theatre (EXCERPT)

An excerpt from today's Culture File - Hear the rest on Culture File, RTE lyric fm, 6.05pm, Friday, June 16th. A cache of letters from the actress Aideen O’Connor fuelled Ciara O’Dowd's deep dive into the lives of Irish actresses who travelled to the US with the Abbey Company in the 1920s and 1930s. But what shocked the writer, researcher and Waking The Feminist activist, was how little has changed for women in Irish theatre...

Culture File: 1st Annual Culture File World Tapas Day Tapas-Off: Spain v Ireland

His excellency, Jose Maria Rodriguez-Coso and chef, Kevin Thornton, "compete" in a World Tapas Day tapas-off

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Culture File: "White African Power"

Tanzania Albinism Collective of Ukerewe island and producer, Ian Brennan, have created a unique musical collab.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Culture File: Not World Music

Grammy Award-winning producer, Ian Brennan's work in conflict resolution lead him to discover and record the musics of the despised and excluded photo: Marilena Delli

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Culture File: Collecting Squelches at Moog Sound Lab

Chicks on Speed's Melissa Logan, goes hunting for crunchy synth goodness at the Moog Sound Lab

Monday, June 12, 2017

Culture File: Moon and Flowers in Wicklow Garden

Harold Clarke's garden (which now features a concert hall) grew from dream of a Wicklow cottage, with some roses

Friday, June 9, 2017

Culture File: Post-Trad? Is that a thing?

Ensemble Ériu's Neil O'Lochlain, explores the outer limits of Irish music with his new trio, Cuar

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Culture File: The Toil of Susanne R Day

The theatre of Cork suffragist and writer, Susanne R Day, is re-imagined by Painted Bird theatre company

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Culture File: (Gong) Bath Night

At a gong bath, we dim the lights and discover if the sound of shimmering metal can sooth a troubled world

Culture File: Live from Studio 1

Luke Clancy presents Culture File live from Studio 1 as part of the Summer Sounds Concert with Classic Drive and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Arantxa Lopez.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Culture File: Ambulance Speed to Sherkin Island

Dublin electronic music duo, Ambulance, reunite for this year's Open Ear Festival on Sherkin Island

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Culture File: @SneakerCon Goes Global

.@SneakerCon's band of sneakerheads & "ShoeTubers" makes its debut outside US w/ @RICHIELE23 @FOGLDN @_iLifestyle_

Culture File: Sakha Threads

Sakha, Saydyy Kuo and Glaswegian, Oscar, met and married following an eye-opening musical experience at WOMAD

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Culture File: Sister Vikings

Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland, Else Berit Eikeland, on vikings, polar exploration and other histories we share

Friday, May 26, 2017

Culture File: Pat Moylan's Business

From running a Dublin theatre to tooling up international productions, Pat Moylan knows the business of shows.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Culture File: Artangel's New Spaces

Artangel co-founder, James Lingwood, on art, space and his latest venture - into the digital.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Culture File: Bomi Odufunade's Mission

Bomi Odufunade, of world's first art advisory for African art, works to repatriate looted works of African art

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Culture File: What Am I Working On?

Curators visiting this weekend's ARCOLisboa from Johannesburg, Medellin and Paris look to their future programs

Monday, May 22, 2017

Culture File: The Joy of Pizza

Pizza purists, Giorgio Casari and Lucio Paduano, on the battle to preserve Italian pizza culture

Friday, May 19, 2017

Culture File: Příběh Romů

Words and music from the world's first and only museum of Roma culture, in Brno in the Czech Republic

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Culture File: Maguy Marin's Singspiele

Choreographer, Maguy Marin based her show, Singspiele, on a series of head shots plucked semi-randomly from the internet

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culture File: Katerina's Voyage

Linguist and singer, Katerina Garcia, sets off on a journey through Bohemian, Castilian, Catalan and Irish song

Monday, May 15, 2017

Culture File: Catalonia in Music

A mini-break in Catalonia, with Tordrá, Casals and The Catalan Chamber Orchestra's conductor, Joan Pàmies

Friday, May 12, 2017

Culture File: Reimagining Daniel

Is Daniel O'Donnell a pioneering artist with an instinctive grasp of the realities of end phase capitalism?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Culture File: Green Sleeves

From sermons-on-vinyl to kosmic celtic wigouts, at a new show of Irish album sleeves at the National Print Museum

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Culture File: The Accidental Publisher (Part 2)

Michael O'Brien on creating a new Irish children's literature while fighting off the global publishing sharks

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Culture File: The Accidental Publisher

Michael O'Brien, founder of the O'Brien Press, on starting an Irish publishing industry - and keeping it alive

Monday, May 8, 2017

Culture File: Obrigado Portugal

Celebrating the language and culture that links Portugal to Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde and beyond, with Juliana Menezes.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

All Ireland Drama Reports

Brenda Donohue reports from Thursday night 4th May at the 2017 RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival in Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Culture File: The Ethnomusicologist's Cookbook

Ethnomusicologist, Sean Williams, on the rich connections between recipes and tunes; rice-cooking and music-making.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Culture File: Tea and Java

Linguist and ethnomusicologist, Sean Williams, on the "old way" in the songs of Ireland and Java.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Culture File: Proofing Trump

Linguist, ethnomusicologist and gastromusicologist, Sean Williams, on the grammatic fragility of No. 45

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Culture File: Is This The Best Bar In The World?

The tiny bar in the Czech city of Brno that elevates mixed drinks to what you might call art. Or perhaps, therapy

Friday, April 28, 2017

Culture File: Ball Alley Banshees and Drive In Bingo

Back inside artist, Michael Fortune's grain silo for tales of car-based bingo & other contemporary folk happenings

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Culture File: Songs from The Silo

A grain silo salvaged by folklorist, Michael Fortune, has a new life as a performance space for traditional song

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Culture File: Enter Stage Left

The theatre philosophy of Brecht is at the centre of Enter Stage Left, a new show at Cork's Glucksman Gallery

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Culture File: Bringing up Zomben

The couple behind a new comic book set in the post-multipocalypse era, on crying, collaboration and zombies

Monday, April 24, 2017

Culture File: The Right To Repair

Aisling Kelliher on the latest skirmishes between the tinkerers and the makers of increasingly fix-hostile tech

Friday, April 21, 2017

Culture File: Odette at the Osmotheque

Scent correspondent, Odette Toilette, sniffs her way through forty years of classic perfumes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Culture File: History Through The Wringer

Austin O’Sullivan on one of the 20th century’s most influential inventions – the washing machine

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Culture File: Farming Then

Austin O’Sullivan built the Irish Agricultural Museum from a collection of farm equipment he began in the 1970s

Monday, April 10, 2017

Culture File: Bitter Herbs and Blessed Eggs

Restaurateur, Giorgio Casari, on some persistent Easter traditions of his home town in Northern Italy