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Dublin Inquirer is an independent local newspaper covering city affairs in Ireland's capital. This is our podcast, a mix of radio-style features on the city, and audio from news and musical events that we run.

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Dublin Inquirer is an independent local newspaper covering city affairs in Ireland's capital. This is our podcast, a mix of radio-style features on the city, and audio from news and musical events that we run.

    Music at Marrowbone Books: Cal Day Folger

    Music at Marrowbone Books: Cal Day Folger

    In this episode, Cal Folger Day talks to Martin Cook about her journey from playing classical music on the piano and sticking strictly to the sheet music, to writing her own songs and arranging verbatim pop operas – and she performs some of her songs for an audience at Marrowbone Books in the Coombe. 

    • 36 min
    Music at Marrowbone Books: Elizabeth Laprelle

    Music at Marrowbone Books: Elizabeth Laprelle

    Elizabeth Laprelle's first singing partner was, she says, her mother Sandy Newlin.

    In this month's Music at Marrowbone Books, Laprelle talks to Martin Cook about ballads and banjos, combining story-telling with music, and the influence of her hometown barber.

    "I'm a collector, not a composer," she says, finding pleasure in songs that may not be new, but are new to her. Some are from the US's southern music traditions, others from northern.

    • 33 min
    Music at Marrowbone Books: Rachel Ní Chuinn

    Music at Marrowbone Books: Rachel Ní Chuinn

    Rachel Ní Chuinn swapped guitar for clarinet a few years ago, which she melds with live electronics into expressive sound. In this month’s Music at Marrowbone Books, the musician and sound artist – and member of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra – performs some of her improvisations. Thinking about sound as a physical medium has led Ní Chuinn down all kinds of paths. From music exploring the afterglow static of the Big Bang, to works inspired by the acoustics of neolithic caves.

    • 29 min
    Music at Marrowbone Books: the Kennedy Sisters

    Music at Marrowbone Books: the Kennedy Sisters

    Sinéad and Catríona Kennedy often play Donegal-style traditional tunes, but sometimes they're originals.

    Where do those songs come from? It's like they're hanging in the air, in a space, waiting to be plucked, says Sinéad. "I feel like tunes are kind of around, and you happen upon them."

    In this month's Music at Marrowbone Books, the Kennedy Sisters chat with Martin Cook about the origins of their fiddle-playing, singing with neighbours  – and, of course, they play and sing a little too. 

    • 29 min
    Music at Marrowbone Books: Shrug Life

    Music at Marrowbone Books: Shrug Life

    Some of Danny Carroll's song-writing starts with an essay, he tells Martin Cook, in this month's Dublin music podcast. That's to get his thoughts straight.

    Then, he'll simmer that down into the snarky commentary on modern life that runs through the songs of Shrug Life. 

    You can hear him perform and talk about some of those tracks here and how his music has evolved to broadened – with tracks inspired by how political systems are reflected in mundane everyday choices, to living with anxiety.

    • 34 min
    Supply & Demand: Episode 4

    Supply & Demand: Episode 4

    Supply & Demand is a four-episode podcast about Dublin’s housing crisis. In this final episode, we’re asking: why aren’t we building the right homes for people? Why aren’t they the right shape or size, why aren’t they in the right place, and why do they cost so much? To answer those questions, we’ll have to get down to the foundations of how housing works, so we’ll have to talk about land. Supply & Demand is a Dublin Inquirer podcast, produced and presented by Ian Maleney, with support from Go

    • 54 min

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