Junior Cycle Talks is a podcast provided by the Junior Cycle for Teachers support service. The podcasts explore a variety of issues, themes and topics that may be of interest to all teachers, students, parents and school leaders.
Arts in Junior Cycle in conversation with Colm O'Regan
In our conversation, author, comedian and broadcaster Colm O’Regan, tells us about how he got into comedy and broadcasting and how that has led to a wide and varied career. He discusses the phenomenon of Irish mammies and some of his favourite anecdotes that have led to the character of Ann Devine in his best-selling book series. Colm also discusses the power of storytelling and what success looks and feels like for him.
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Arts in Junior Cycle and the JCT English Team in conversation with Alicia McGivern
In this episode, Alicia McGivern, Head of Education at the Irish Film Institute, joins Arts in Junior Cycle and The JCT English team as part of the Spinning Stories Out of Light series of podcasts.
In our conversation, Alicia discusses why it is so important for young people to study film and film language, and particularly focuses on The Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016), Wadjda (al-Mansour, 2012) and His and Hers (Wardrop, 2009).
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Arts in Junior Cycle in Conversation with Clare Blackwell
In our conversation, Artist Clare Blackwell tells us how she makes her colourful screen prints and why, as a social being, she loves being part of a shared studio space.
Clare is a member of open access studio www.damnfineprint.com
Clare has also participated in the Dublin Canvas Project https://www.dublincanvas.com/
Episode page: https://www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie/podcast-episode-clare-blackwell
Arts in Junior Cycle in Conversation with Maeve Higgins
In our conversation, comedian, writer and podcast host Maeve Higgins, tells us about how she got into comedy and how that has led to a wide and varied career. She talks about what is like living in New York as a creative person and the unique opportunities that provides. Maeve also discusses how she defines success and what makes her most proud.
Arts in Junior Cycle in Conversation with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
In our conversation, Mia Cooper (first violin and leader of the orchestra), Stephen Kelly (percussionist) and Michael Seaver (clarinet and saxophone player) from the award winning RTÉ Concert Orchestra join us to discuss the role of the orchestra in society, the process of working in a big ensemble and how the experience of the arts has shaped them in their profession.
This episode includes clips of three RTÉ Concert Orchestra recordings by kind permission.
Johann Strauss | Thunder and Lightning Polka
N17 - Tolu Makay and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Zoe Conway, John McIntyre and the RTE Concert Orchestra, David Brophy, Desert Storm Rounding Malin Head.
N17 is written by Leo Moran and Davy Carton
Leo and Davy wrote ’N17’ for the debut single by The Saw Doctors which was released in January 1990 by Solid Records. The single flopped but following the success of The Saw Doctors second single ‘I Useta Lover’ in the autumn of 1990, ’N17’ was re-released in November 1990 and climbed to No. 2 in the Irish Charts.
Leo Moran is the guitar player with The Saw Doctors while Davy Carton is the lead singer.
Episode page: https://www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie/podcast-episode-rte-concert-orchestra
Arts in Junior Cycle in Conversation with Tom Sullivan
In our conversation, actor and director Tom Sullivan tells us about the importance of the landscape in his latest film Arracht, what sparked his interest in film making and his use of the Irish language.
Part I - English
Part II - Irish
Episode page: www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie/podcast-episode-tom-sullivan