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Social Fabric Podcast Andrea Splendori

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

Conversations with people about their passion and their involvement with the community. Helping to rebuild the fabric of society one conversation at the time.Please Subscribe, Share & Review.

    Episode 110 - Gordon Barry - Singer/Songwriter

    Episode 110 - Gordon Barry - Singer/Songwriter

    Gordon has released a couple of albums and EPs and his single 'Devil and St. Jesus' was released and went on to win the top prize for lyrics at The 2017 International Songwriting Competition in Nashville.
    We talk about songwriting, meeting and studying songwriting with Steve Earle, the state of the music business today and a lot more.
    You can find out more about Gordon and you can buy his music from his website https://gordonbarrymusic.com/ (www.gordonbarry.com)
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    Gordon's music choice
    The Promise - Bruce Springsteen
    Heart of Gold - Neil Young
    Copperhead road - Steve Earle
    The book choice is : John Steinbeck - The grapes of wrath
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    For more information visit - https://www.andreasplendori.com/ (www.andreasplendori.com)

    • 48 min
    Episode 109 - Sharon Fitzmaurice - Wellness Therapist/Author

    Episode 109 - Sharon Fitzmaurice - Wellness Therapist/Author

    Sharon documented her personal journey in her first book, the wonderfully titled "Someone please help me... so I did" and we discuss some of the significant moments in this conversation.
    She has a wonderful positive outlook on life, she is committed to the community as a whole and does great work for charities.
    Her latest book, "Awaken your wellbeing" is a collection of stories from 14 different wellness practitioners and all proceedings will go to Galway's Simon Community for the prevention of homelessness
    You can find out more about Sharon on her https://sharonfitzmauricemindfulness.com/ (website), https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-fitzmaurice-30a10220/ (LinkedIn), https://www.instagram.com/sharonfitzmaurice_wellbeing/ (Instagram) or https://twitter.com/AuthorTherapist (Twitter)
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    Sharon's Music Choice
    Sinead O' Connor - Feel so different
    Snow Patrol - Light up
    Queen Elvis - Rockabye Baby
    Emeli Sande - Breathing Underwater
    Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
    Collective Whisper - Some 1
    Andre Day- Rise Up
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    All music is available on Spotify in the https://open.spotify.com/user/asplendori/playlist/52RfJG6gxwmVUazdOX8m9G?si=Wcl3A8-QSHa3J_K29yzWzQ (Social Fabric Playlist)
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    Title Music Alice by https://open.spotify.com/artist/2P2hOITnqH0Zagxj2B2elc?si=2PoaesVgSq2pq5ERf3_nGA (Lucky Bones )
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    • 1 hr
    Episode 108 - Killian Stokes - Co-Founder Moyee Coffee Ireland

    Episode 108 - Killian Stokes - Co-Founder Moyee Coffee Ireland

    Killian worked in tech and NGOs before discovering his passion for coffee and social entrepreneurship.
    Moyee Coffee Ireland, the company he co-founded with Shane Reilly, is bringing the FairChain movement to a whole new market of big impact coffee fans.
    You can find out more about Killian on https://www.linkedin.com/in/killianstokes/ (LinkedIn) or more about Moyee coffee on their https://moyeecoffee.ie/ (Website).
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    I wish I knew how - Nina Simone
    Across the border - Bruce Springsteen
    The long road - Eddie Vedder
    Wyvern Lyngo - Passion Fruit
    Glanfaidh Mé - Kila
    Yegelle tezeta - Mulatu Astatke
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    All music is available on Spotify in the https://open.spotify.com/user/asplendori/playlist/52RfJG6gxwmVUazdOX8m9G?si=Wcl3A8-QSHa3J_K29yzWzQ (Social Fabric Playlist)
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    Title Music Alice by https://open.spotify.com/artist/2P2hOITnqH0Zagxj2B2elc?si=2PoaesVgSq2pq5ERf3_nGA (Lucky Bones )
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 107 - Kieran Creevy - Expedition Chef

    Episode 107 - Kieran Creevy - Expedition Chef

    "Think about your favourite meal from a restaurant or your home. You can probably immediately recall the smells and tastes of those dishes!Remember the last time you went for a hike, paddle, surf or climb and how good that simple sandwich tasted afterwards?Now, combine the best of both these worlds! Proper food in the outdoors."This is onhttp://www.kierancreevy.com/#expedition-chef ( Kieran's website) and he talks to me about his passion of the outdoors, travelling, sports and of course cooking.
    Kieran's latest expedition was in the artic circle working alongside https://www.adventure.ie/ (Adventure.ie.)
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    Kieran's Music Choice
    The Cure- Plainsong.
    Clannad - Caislean Oir
    Ali Farke Toure - Ai Du
    Tangerine Dream - The Dream is always the same
    Gustavo Santaolalla - Deportation/Iguazu
    M83 - We Own the Sky
    Salt n Pepa- Shoop
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    All music is available on Spotify in the https://open.spotify.com/user/asplendori/playlist/52RfJG6gxwmVUazdOX8m9G?si=Wcl3A8-QSHa3J_K29yzWzQ (Social Fabric Playlist)
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    Title Music Alice by https://open.spotify.com/artist/2P2hOITnqH0Zagxj2B2elc?si=2PoaesVgSq2pq5ERf3_nGA (Lucky Bones )
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 106 - Orla Ni hAonigh - Campaigner

    Episode 106 - Orla Ni hAonigh - Campaigner

    I spoke to Orla in April 2020 over Zoom.
    She spoke to me from the hospice in the a suburb of Dublin where she had been residing.
    We weren't able to meet face to face due to the Covid 19 restrictions.
    And to this day I don't know what Orla looks like.
    She had been campaigning for the Dying with Dignity Bill to be passed and today, by pure coincidence, the Bill has been re-submitted to the Government for consideration.
    It was Orla's wish to release the podcast after her passing.
    Below is an extract from a number of email exchanges that we had.
    "As I mentioned, it was good to listen back to.
    I feel the Social Fabric Podcast is a force for good in the world and am proud to have been a part of it.
    And please share it after I've passed in a few more days time.
    Orla "
    Died 28th August 2020
    May she Rest In Peace.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 105 - Peter O'Toole - Musician

    Episode 105 - Peter O'Toole - Musician

    Peter O'Toole grew up in Dublin and whilst the school system didn't really suit him, he found his passion for music from an early age.
    He is a self taught multi instrumentalist and founding member of the Hothouse Flowers along with Liam O Maonlai and Fiachna Ó Braonáin.
    He has recently released his solo album "Leaving White Cedar", ten tunes, one instrument, one artist.
    His latest single is "Far off beautiful world".
    To find out more about Peter check out his https://twitter.com/POTMusician2020 (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/pmjmusic2020/ (Instagram) or https://peterotoole.bandcamp.com/ (BandCamp) pages
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    Peter's music choice
    Help me make it through the night - Kris Kristofferson and Lorrie Morgan
    Rambling Irishman De Dannan and Delores Keane
    Autumn Gold Andy Irvine Paul Brady
    Pistol Slapper Blues Rory Gallagher
    Changes David Bowie
    Treasure In The Wastland The Atrix
    This must be the place Talking Heads
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    All music is available on Spotify in the https://open.spotify.com/user/asplendori/playlist/52RfJG6gxwmVUazdOX8m9G?si=Wcl3A8-QSHa3J_K29yzWzQ (Social Fabric Playlist)
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    Title Music Alice by https://open.spotify.com/artist/2P2hOITnqH0Zagxj2B2elc?si=2PoaesVgSq2pq5ERf3_nGA (Lucky Bones )
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Alan O'C ,

Alan O'Connor

Simply love listening to this series. So uplifting and inspiring. I can't recommend them highly enough.

KFK16 ,

We all have wonderful stories and experiences

When you listen to these podcasts you can see a lot of your own experiences echoed in the lives of others. We are not alone in our challenges!

Mark Donnelly ,

Wonderful chats

Andrea is a talented interviewer, I look forward to each new episode, the addition of music choices is great

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