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In Print

2017-09-06 13:30:56

New book done, sanity restored. Happy to put my name to it. Here's hoping the literary agent in Manhattan can find a good home for it - may be remembered for this one...

In Print

2016-11-20 07:09:43

Eamonn is (still) writing the final draft of his latest book, due out in late 2017. You may read the opening chapters of 'Drowning The Shamrock' by clicking here

Mentoring

2016-05-18 21:05:53

This month, Eamonn has been presenting workshops to secondary schools in Co Clare.  During the course of sessions - offered through a partnership with Music Generation Clare - participants have used MacBook computers, DJ hardware, Cubase music production software and an iPhone to make their own features, jingles, promos and 15-minute radio programmes.

 

Once the project is rolled out proper from September 2016, single-day workshops shall be provided to Transition Year students across Ireland.

In Print

2016-04-27 07:43:42

Finally opened a Twitter account - brave new world. Let's see how often Eamonn makes use of it…

On The Road

2016-02-18 17:53:19

...In Bucharest to listen to a little Beethoven and Mozart from the stage of the Mihail Jora Concert Studio. This live performance by Orchestra de Camera Radio, under the baton of Beirut-born conductor Lubnan Baalbaki.

 

Here, Eamonn is sidling up to a statue of George Enescu outside the National Romanian Opera House…

On The Road

2016-02-10 09:19:43

Today, Eamonn is re-united up in Dublin with his old colleague Carl Corcoran. Together, they'll be presenting the fourth of four radio workshops in RTÉ Donnybrook. As usual, transition year students shall converge from all corners of Ireland for this free-of-charge session…

The Power Of Radio

2016-01-10 23:50:39

Eamonn recently announced his departure from RTÉ lyric fm, after 14 years with the station. Much correspondence has been received in the past week or so - many thanks for taking the trouble to get in touch. None of the messages of goodwill were more poignant than the one (above) from a listener in the West of Ireland. It’s a timely reminder that radio, unlike television, is a one-to-one experience…

BOTN: Preview

2015-12-31 10:47:17

On Thursday, Eamonn says goodbye to late-night radio (for now). He'll be doing his best to make the "transition" from 2015 into 2016 as painless as possible; mostly, by airing pieces he's been honoured to introduce during his time with the Irish state broadcaster, RTÉ: among them, oud-player Anouar Brahem; works by Britten and Beethoven; singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III; Roy Milton, delivering a little jump & jive; a reading of John Cage's "In A Landscape" by pianist Michael McHale; and jazz singer/pianist Shirley Horn (see video), who shall - literally - have the last word. There's also a final selection from Bob Chilcott's "The Angry Planet", specifically part of "The Miracle Of Spring". So if you’re staying in, why not ring out the old and ring in the new with a batch of Eamonn’s personal favourites?

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, New Year’s Eve 10pm…

BOTN: Preview

2015-12-30 03:04:18

On Wednesday's programme, Eamonn shall link two extracts from Bob Chilcott's "Five Days That Changed The World"; and will be recalling some of the recordings, artists, songwriters and composers who were featured on BLUE during 2014 and 2015: among them, Agnes Obel, Rachmaninov, John Dankworth, Fazil Say, Jackson C. Frank, C.V. Stanford, Felip Carbonell, Stephen Foster, Julian Bream, Herbie Hancock, Tim Buckley, Alexander Scriabin and singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney (see video).

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 10pm…

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2015-12-29 09:26:30

On Tuesday's programme, Eamonn links part of Bob Chilcott's environmental cantata "The Angry Planet"; and will be remembering some of the recordings that featured on BLUE during 2012 and 2013: among them, Montserrat Figueras with La Capella Reial De Catalunya, the late Bert Jansch, Oscar Peterson recorded in Germany, orchestral Debussy, folk artists Chris Wood and Sandy Denny, Italian mezzo Cecilia Bartoli, Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan, singer-songwriters John Martyn and Nick Drake, English bassist/composer Gavin Bryars, the voice of June Tabor, a young Bob Dylan, cellist David Darling and Jack Teagarden (see video) with strings.

 

 

"The Blue of the Night" - RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 10pm…