Irish Beats with Rob O'Connor
The best in homegrown Irish music
Interview with Mark Geary
February 21, 2012 03:24 AM PST
In Rob's opinion (which doesn't count for much), Mark Geary is the finest singer/songwriter currently working today, so he was delighted when Mark dropped by to chat about his most recent album "Songs About Love, Songs ABout Leaving", his upcoming performance at the Gealach Gorm festival and treat us to no less than THREE acoustic tunes. Also, find out about Mark's brush with Christopher Walken in a sexy low-budget horror shlock film. The man's a legend.Interview with Swords
February 21, 2012 03:18 AM PST
An Irish indie band without a guitarist?! What what what!!! Check out this interview with Swords to learn if such a thing is possibleInterview with King Kong Company
January 23, 2012 07:45 AM PST
Mark White and Alan Aylward from electronic rock/dance outfit King Kong Company finally made it into the Beat studios to discuss their project to release one new track and music video a month for a calendar year. The show co-incided with the final entry in the series, with Irish Beats having the world premier of their last track 'Eamonn de Valero.'
The King Kong Company lads, being sound and decent people, also have allowed us to included no less than THREE full tracks in the podcast. If you like what you hear, head over to soundcloud.com/kingkongcompany and download them for yourself.
Oh yes, and they did the interview naked. Sure why not? It's radio after all!Interview with Ryan Sheridan
November 28, 2011 07:31 AM PST
Monaghan-man Ryan Sheridan spoke to Rob O'Connor about his rollercoaster couple of years in the music biz: from busking on the streets to supporting Bryan Adams on his arena tour. He also performs solo acoustic songs for your listening pleasure. Ryan will be doing two dates in the South East in the run up to Christmas: 2nd Dec in The Forum Waterford and 8th Dec in the Wexford Arts Centre.Sunday Social - Propeller Palms LIVE from the Uluru, Waterford
November 21, 2011 07:23 AM PST
Capping off the Irish Beats Sunday Social, Propeller Palms played a rockin'set for the packed crowd at the Uluru. The podcast contains 5 live tracks 'All In This Together', 'Get It Right', 'No Foolin' Around', 'Someday We Will Meet Again' and 'Look My Way.' This is a live recording, so bear with the background sounds of clinking glasses and shuffling feet!Interview with Propeller Palms
November 14, 2011 01:55 AM PST
We managed to squeeze no less than NINE musicians (and one hairy DJ) into the Beat studios to bring you this interview and session with Waterford rock outfit, Propeller Palms. As well as your standard guitar, bass and drums, we had brass, keyboard and a few backing singers aswell! Brilliant stuff from a great band. The album "All In This Together" is out now - do your ears a favour and check it out!Interview with Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy)
October 12, 2010 03:51 AM PDT
Rob met up with Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy for a cup of coffee and a chat, as Neil tours Ireland with his solo Divine Comedy show. Neil reflects on his career to date to and postulates on future projects. We also learn about the logistics of lugging a grand piano around to gigs!
'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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