Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor
The best in homegrown Irish music
Interview with Ian O'Doherty
June 11, 2014 03:33 AM PDT
Kerry native Ian O"Doherty was in studio with Rob to talk about his current single 'Woven' and his future plans to take over the music business. Contains a haunting performance of 'Heartbeats Shifting'Interview with I'm Your Vinyl
May 25, 2014 12:25 PM PDT
Back with the podcasts! Rob spoke with Dana and Ken from I'm Your Vinyl about their new single, plans for an album and the best biscuit for dunking your tea in.Interview with O Emperor
June 10, 2013 04:08 AM PDT
Despite playing a festival in Longford the night before, Paul Savage of O Emperor managed to find time to drop in Irish Beats to chat about their new album Vitreous, how the band built and then nearly destroyed their own studio and he dishes dirt on their dummer's fashion sense. Paul also performed an acoustic version of 'This Is It' from the album.Interview with Heathers
June 10, 2013 04:04 AM PDT
Ellie and Louise Macnamara, better known as Heathers dropped by the Beat studios and had a chat with Rob about their critically acclaimed album Kingdom, working with David Guetta and hinted at writing songs for a new Disney project. Busy people indeed! If that's not enough, they performed gorgeous acoustic versions of 'Circular Road' and 'Gather up.' Get listening!Interview with King Kong Company
February 06, 2013 04:10 AM PST
Ahead of their first gig for 2013, Aley and Mark of King Kong Company stopped by the Beat studios for a chinwag. This also includes a sort-of bluesy acoustic performance of a dance tune ... using Ableton Live. Anyway, 'Bagpuss' sounds great. Check 'em out on facebook.com/kingkongcompanyInterview with Windings
November 25, 2012 11:42 AM PST
Having just released their latest album 'I Am Not The Crow', Windings dropped by the Beat studios to have a chat about touring in Canada, recording in the Arcade Fire's studio and generally making good music. They also brought the crappest drum machine speaker Rob has ever seen, but the sound was magical - so looks can be deceiving!Interview with Joey Ryan
September 12, 2012 01:27 AM PDT
Wexford songsmith and string-noodler Joey Ryan popped into Irish Beats as he gears up for his new album release 'Morning Will Come Soon.' Joey financed the recording of the album through a FundIt campaign, which we promoted on Irish Beats, so it's great to hear the fruits of the effort.
The podcast includes a haunting version of Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" accompanied by Clodagh Kearney.Interview with Darragh O'Keeffe (CRYCycle)
September 12, 2012 01:17 AM PDT
Rob spoke with Beat Fleeter Darragh O'Keeffe, who along with Conor Murphy is cycling 1800km around Ireland in aid of the CRYFoundation, which assist families who've suffered a loss through Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.
When Rob spoke with Darragh, he'd just finished a gruelling 185km session ...Interview with Kevin Power (John Martyn Tribute)
September 05, 2012 02:42 AM PDT
To help celebrate the memory of Thomastown's most famous adopted son, one of the musicians performing at The John Martyn Tribute concert dropped into the Beat studios. Kevin Power and Rov chatted about John's music, the folk scene and the legacy Martyn left behind. Includes some infectious finger noodling on the acoustic guitar.Interview with Dirty Epics
August 25, 2012 07:28 AM PDT
The surprisingly spiffy Dirty Epics were in with Rob to discuss their new single, forthcoming second album and gigging, as well as the usual "life, the universe and everything" meanderings from the host.
'Irish Beats' is a contemporary Irish music show, presented by Rob O'Connor, which goes out between 6-8pm every Sunday evening on Beat 102-103.
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