Live in StudioLittle Hours Perform ‘Heavy on You’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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John Doherty, of Donegal band Little Hours, made the journey from Killybegs to treat listeners and guest-host Brenda Donohue to a couple of tracks this afternoon on The Ray D’Arcy Show. John performed “Heavy on You” and the 1988 Don Henley classic, “The Boys of Summer”. Click here to listen back to the full chat and performances by Little Hours on The Ray …

Author Sinéad Moriarty on 'Our Secrets and Lies'‘I spoke to a lot of teenagers about online bullying…I thought I had a fair handle on it. But really, I had no idea.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Sinéad Moriarty’s thirteenth novel (“hopefully lucky 13”), Our Secrets and Lies, was published this month. Sinéad joined guest-host Brenda Donohue on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about the process of researching and writing the book, which she says is about “broken dreams”. The book follows Lucy, the first in her family to go to college. She’s studying law and everything seems to be on track. Then she gets pregnant and her boyfriend, as Sinéad puts it, “does a …

Riverdance Creator Bill Whelan‘Completely live television in front of 400 million viewers…there was a lot of potential for somebody to slip.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Renowned Irish composer and creator of Riverdance, Bill Whelan joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about his new album, Linen and Lace. The album is in association with Lyric FM and features three of his compositions performed by the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra and David Brophy. There was a lot to discuss but top of the agenda was the sad news today that “The Gentleman Piper”, Liam O’Flynn, has passed away at the age of 72. Bill …

Ted Walsh at Cheltenham ‘It’s a magical place for our family and people involved in racing, it’s the Mecca.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“You should put it on your bucket list to head to Cheltenham… I won’t pay for you but I’ll bring you!”  So said legendary trainer Ted Walsh to Ryan Tubridy and a year later, they found themselves chatting from the iconic race course, mid-festival, on The Ryan Tubridy Show.   Ted says the Irish behaviour at the races is exemplary. “The …

Olivia O'Leary on Pope Francis‘You can’t say that you love women if you exclude them.’

As heard on Drivetime

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Dear Francis, Before your very welcome visit here in August, I thought you might like to know what it was like in 1979. Just before Pope John Paul II came, Irish Times editor Douglas Gageby called us all into his office. “Now listen up, ye gang of lefties, women’s libbers and cynics”, he said. “This visit is historic. And this newspaper will cover it …