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Insight, opinion and more. Explore the thoughts and influences of many of the artists appearing at the National Concert Hall in these exclusive podcasts.

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Insight, opinion and more. Explore the thoughts and influences of many of the artists appearing at the National Concert Hall in these exclusive podcasts.

    NCH Behind The Music: Episode 8: Music in Mind Celebrate Together

    NCH Behind The Music: Episode 8: Music in Mind Celebrate Together

    2019 marks the fifth year of the National Concert Hall’s Music in Mind programme - a participative music programme for people living with mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. Designed in partnership with Mental Health Ireland, the programme provides 8-week percussion and singing workshops to service users, staff, and friends/family of mental health support centres in 16 of MHI's network of mental health associations.
    This podcast documents Music in Mind: Celebrate Together - a gathering of participants at the National Concert Hall, taking part in workshops as well as performing for one another on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

    • 19 min
    NCH Behind The Music: Episode 7: David Coulter on Swordfishtrombones

    NCH Behind The Music: Episode 7: David Coulter on Swordfishtrombones

    Nadine O'Regan speaks with composer and arranger David Coulter about interpreting the classic Tom Waits album Swordfishtrombones. David will be re-imagining the 1983 opus as part of the NCH Perspective Series on Tuesday 29th November.

    Here, he speaks to Nadine about first hearing the album, falling in love with Waits music, collaborating with him, and what we can expect from Swordfishtrombones: Revisited.

    Perspectives is sponsored by Davy as Innovation Partner and media partner The Irish Times.

    • 14 min
    NCH Behind The Music: Episode 6: Geoff Travis & Lisa O'Neill

    NCH Behind The Music: Episode 6: Geoff Travis & Lisa O'Neill

    Nadine O'Regan speaks with Rough Trade/River Lea Records founder Geoff Travis alongside Cavan singer-songwriter Lisa O'Neill.  Lisa will perform as part of the NCH Tradition Now series on Saturday 5th October as part of a lineup curated by Geoff Travis, Tim Chipping and Jeanette Lee.  Also on the bill that evening are Ye Vagabonds and Brìghde Chaimbeul.

    • 37 min
    NCH Behind the Music: Episode 5: Gavin Friday & Ute Lemper

    NCH Behind the Music: Episode 5: Gavin Friday & Ute Lemper

    Nadine O'Regan speaks with Gavin Friday & Ute Lemper ahead of Change the World: Bertolt Brecht Songs & Poems for 2019

    • 24 min
    NCH In Conversation - Programme 2019/2020

    NCH In Conversation - Programme 2019/2020

    NCH CEO Simon Taylor, Head of Programme Planning Gary Sheehan and Head of Learning and Participation Nigel Flegg speak with Nadine O'Regan about the NCH Programme for 2019/2020. 

    • 22 min
    Behind the Music - Episode 4: Meshell Ndegeocello

    Behind the Music - Episode 4: Meshell Ndegeocello

    Singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist and peerless giant of expression Meshell Ndegeocello talks to Ben Eshmade ahead of her Irish debut on May 29th.
    The 10-time GRAMMY nominee discusses the inspiration behind her stunning 12th album Ventriloquism; what she looks for in musicians, and the importance of artistic experiences in shaping the person she has become. 

    • 11 min

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