21 episodes

The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss is a podcast from the mothership Pantisocracy. Panti Bliss hosts intimate, one to one conversations with unique performances Pantisocracy is a society of equals. Season 3 of The Panti Personals starts May 2022.

Pantisocracy - The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast.
The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard.
Copyright @AthenaMedia 2022
www.athenamedia.ie
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The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss AthenaMedia

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss is a podcast from the mothership Pantisocracy. Panti Bliss hosts intimate, one to one conversations with unique performances Pantisocracy is a society of equals. Season 3 of The Panti Personals starts May 2022.

Pantisocracy - The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast.
The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard.
Copyright @AthenaMedia 2022
www.athenamedia.ie
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    The Panti Personals - S3 E4 Arrivalists -Patrick M Barrett

    The Panti Personals - S3 E4 Arrivalists -Patrick M Barrett

    The Panti Personals S3 E4 Arrivalists - Patrick M Barrett

    Panti Bliss is in conversation with artist and musician Patrick M Barrett aka Arrivalists in this episode of The Panti Personals.

    Patrick is a true blue Dubliner and his music life has stetched across several identities from his early days in the band Ten Speed Racer ( with two of his brothers) to his collaboration with Joe Chester as The Hedge Schools but now the singer/songwriter releases his solo work under the intriguing moniker - Arrivalists.
    His twitter bio says it all : ‘Sings , Writes , Cares , Kind . Not Pitch Perfect. Fond of Arriving, not so much of leaving . Kilbarrack Zen Cowboy. Travels with a Samsung & a filter." In this episode he shares the story behind his album 'Last of the Written Pages', performs two songs for our Queen Panti Bliss, and talks of how his pandemic lockdown was spent in a very special way, of love and loss, caring for his elderly parents.

    Music:
    Navigate - Hedge Schools
    At the End of a Winding Day - Hedge Schools
    Lighthouse Lights Out - Hedge Schools
    Magnificent Birds - Hedge Schools
    Station Depart - Arrivalists
    Fifteen - Ten Speed Racer
    The Last Of The Written Pages - Arrivalists
    Threads - Arrivalists
    Little Triumphs - Arrivalists

    Trtanscript www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…fdf20ddad342d63

    The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast productiion - the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission

    • 55 min
    The Panti Personals - S3 E3 Farah Elle

    The Panti Personals - S3 E3 Farah Elle

    The Panti Personals S3 E3 Farah Elle
    Panti is Aunty Panti in this episode with the uber talented Irish Libyan singer and artist Farah Elle. They met five years ago on Pantisocracy when Farah was just emerging and now with her debut album coming out later this year Farah is back and sharing her music, her story and what keeps her joyful. Farah in Arabic means joy or happiness, and while Farah has experienced a lot of turmoil in her 27 years she shines with light and love. She came to Ireland with her parents and siblings when she was just an infant. When Farah was studying for her Leaving Certificate her mother, Fatima Hamroush, made international news when she went back, post the revolution, to Libya to become Minster for Health. Farah's breakthrough song 'Silk', written when she was a music student at BIM, blended her two cultures and soundscapes and her first releases from the new album 'Play it By Ear' and 'Desert' continue that journey.

    Music in this episode includes:
    Farah Elle - Silk
    Farah Elle - Play It By Ear live peformance
    Farah Elle - Desert live performance
    CunninLynguists ft Farah Elle - Oh Honey
    Farah Elle -Teardrop ( cover of Massive Attack song)

    Show Transcript : www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…eb8b1ed/edit_v2

    You can find out more about Farah Elle on her own gorgeous website www.farahelle.com/

    The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw, and presented by Panti Bliss. The digital editor is John Howard and the researcher is Dara Shaw. You can find out more and see the videos on www.pantisocracy.ie
    Our theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission.

    • 54 min
    The Panti Personals - S3 E2 Dáithí

    The Panti Personals - S3 E2 Dáithí

    The Panti Personals S3 E2 Dáithí

    Panti Bliss is with the Ballyvaughan native, and electronic meets traditional music artist Dáithí, in this episode of The Panti Personals. Dáithí grew up in the heartland of Irish traditional music in Co.Clare, he was playing the fiddle by the age of six and his grandfather was the legendary concertina player Chris Dorney, but while his music draws on that well, and his own sense of place, his artistry is shaped by digital tools. He had a viral hit 'Mary Keane's Introduction' (2015) sampling an audio recording of his grandmother talking about her young days and how she fell in love. His work is highly original, sound-rich and evocative, and his side hustle is a collaboration with BellX1 singer Paul Noonan as the band 'House Plants'.

    Show Transcript:
    www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…f447c0fa03c4530

    Music in this episode:
    Dáithí - Carraroe (Feat. Elaine Mai)
    Dáithí - Mary Keanes Introduction
    Dáithí - Submarines (feat. Ailbhe Reddy)
    Dáithí - Sleep Like A Stone
    Dáithí - Lavender
    Dáithí - An Irish Goodbye
    HousePlants - What's With All The Pine
    HousePlants - Companero
    Dáithí - Familial
    Chris Droney, Francis Droney & Áine McGrath - Tigh Greene, Baile Uí Bheacháin

    daithi.bandcamp.com/

    The Panti Personals is an independent podcast made by Athena Media and hosted by Panti Bliss. The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and our theme music is 'Knots' by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission.
    Visit www.pantisocracy.ie for more and to see videos of the show's performances.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Panti Personals S3 E1 Pauline Scanlon

    The Panti Personals S3 E1 Pauline Scanlon

    The Panti Personals Season 3 Episode 1 Pauline Scanlon
    The Panti Personals is back for a new season of conversations and first up is the singer Pauline Scanlon whose new album 'The Unquiet' is a collection of songs inspired by the traumatic life of her mother Eileen. Pauline comes from the Dingle Gaeltacht but has made Headford, Co Galway her home, along with her husband and fellow musician, Eamon Murray and their young daughter Kitty. Pauline performs two of her songs live for the Queen with the accompaniment of guitarist Caoimhe Hopkinson Byrne.
    Show Transcript www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…440909e257cb053

    Pauline performs two songs live for Panti Bliss in the show (The Old Churchyard and Felton Lannin) but you also here these tracks mixed in to illustrated her story:
    Lumiere ( Pauline's first band)- Fair and Tender Ladies
    Bird On The Wire ( Pauline's Leonard Cohen project) - First We Take Manhattan
    Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
    Pauline Scanlon - The Two Magicians ( from The Unquiet album)
    Pauline Scanlon - Lady Leroy ( from The Unquiet album)
    Pauline Scanlon - Sambo Aera ( from The Unquiet album)
    Pauline Scanlon - The Bird In The Bush ( from The Unquiet album)
    You can find out more about Pauline's work here: www.paulinescanlon.net/
    You can also listen to a recent radio documentary Pauline made about her mother's story, the writing of the album and the place of women in Ireland\s contemporary history and song-making here
    www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/the-un…7x00Qvq0IbU24t4-dhs
    The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. Research and support by Dara Shaw. Our theme music is 'Knots' by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission.

    www.pantisocracy.ie for more - our thanks to Bauer Media and Go Loud App for their support. You can find our podcasts in all audio podcast places and via the Go Loud App and of course in YouTube too.

    • 57 min
    The Panti Personals S2 E8 - Xona

    The Panti Personals S2 E8 - Xona

    To close Season 2 of The Panti Personals we've a man that Panti Bliss can look up to, even while wearing high heels! It's 6 foot 7 Afro Irish soul singer and songwriter Xona - aka Jordan Onubogu. Xona was born in Lagos but calls Mullingar home, and has now made London his address. He tells the story of how he changed his name to his middle name Jordan, when he came as a ten year old, to Ireland, and started school.
    Then, he wanted to fit in and to be the same as all the other children but today, as a confident Black Irish performing artist, he has returned to using his birth name. Xona shares with love the story of how his mother, a single mum, made sacrifices, and worked hard, to create a better life for her children in Ireland.
    He talks of the challenges too of being the gay kid in a church based Nigerian Irish community and both Panti Bliss and Xona swap their 'coming out' stories.
    Xona, accompanied by the gorgeous farmer/musician Colm Conlan, performs two of his songs live for the Queen - 'This Could Be Us' and 'Slow Dancing' both from his recent EP 'In My Head' and you hear the EP version of the title song during the show, when he shares his story of writing the album during the pandemic.

    To find out more follow Xona on twitter twitter.com/xonatheartist

    The Panti Personals is an independent podcast produced by Athena Media, made by Helen Shaw and John Howard with additional research by Dara Shaw.
    Our theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan - used with her kind permission.
    To find all the shows, and see videos of the performances, go to www.pantisocracy.ie

    • 54 min
    The Panti Personals S2 E7 Edel Meade

    The Panti Personals S2 E7 Edel Meade

    Edel Meade is a jazz singer turned contemporary folk artist. She hails from Clonmel but has made Limerick her home and her latest album ‘Brigids and Patricias’ tells the stories of what it is to be a woman in Ireland from myth to misogyny; with songs about the true, though still unbelievable story, of Bridget Cleary, whose husband burnt her to death saying he believed she was a changeling, and a powerful spoken word piece called’ Long Way to Go’ about gender violence, which chimes with an Ireland which has just mourned Ashling Murphy.
    With the announcement that Feb 1, St Brigid’s Day, will become a new Irish national holiday from 2023, Panti Bliss explores why Edel is so fascinated by Brigid and how she is a cross between the pre Christian Celtic Goddess Brigit and the Christian saint, much loved in Ireland, who is so associated with the arrival of Spring, the feminine and womanhood, and why the new national holiday resonates with the public debate around gender violence. ‘It’s going to become ireland’s women’s day’ says Panti while Edel connects it to social justice, seeing it reaching beyond the male and female, towards aspirations of fairness, equality and justice.
    Edel tells Panti Bliss her family roots, in Co Tipperary, are in farming not song but her will to sing was shaped by a couple of incredible nuns in her schools who encouraged and gave her confidence. A career path to journalism brought her to Chicago but instead of radio she studied the blues and came back to take a degree in jazz music and spent a decade performing as a jazz artist. She is a vocal coach, now teaching people to sing, in the University of Limerick, and her lockdown was spent developing new strings to her bow; learning to play the tin whistle, sing sean nós and play Irish traditional music. She’s a committed life long learner and her track in 2022 sees her finally touring with the album, and getting to the Smithsonian in the USA to research cross over between Appalachian music and Irish traditional music there.
    In the show Edel performs live two of her songs for the Queen, accompanying herself on the gorgeous grand piano.
    Hear her sing ‘Song of the Seal’ and ‘Not For This World’
    Other songs included are some of her jazz numbers
    God Bless The Child
    Blue Moon
    SideWays (from her jazz album Blue Fantastia)
    and Song for Bridget Cleary and Long Way to Go from the album ‘Brigids and Patricias’)
    You can find out more about Edel on www.edelmeade.com
    And you can see her perform in gigs at The Belltable, Limerick on 10th Feb & at Riverbank Arts Centre on 12th Feb.
    The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and our theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan, used with her very kind permission. http://pantisocracy.ie/edel-meade/ for more.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

amnesiac.ie ,

The true heir to Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show.

The sheer brilliance of this podcast somewhat surprised me at first.

As a gay man who grew up in his teens and early twenties in Celtic Tiger era Ireland, I was more than familiar with Miss Panti Bliss. Panti was an icon on the gay scene long before she achieved word wide fame during the Marriage Equality Campaign. Her annual trip to MC Alternative Miss Cork was the highlight of the social calendar when I was finding my feet as a newly out gay boy. But Panti was a larger than life character, a statuesque, awe-inspiring MC, heavily rooted in visual performance.

Since I moved to the States, Panti has achieved even greater fame as a world renowned equality campaigner, a bar owner and a boba fide “main stream” celebrity. Now even larger than her previous larger than life persona, Panti seeme to me a cross between Cersei Lannister and RuPaul Charles, an unrivaled but perhaps somewhat aloof/unknowable “Queen of Ireland”

But through Pantisocracy, I have come to discover a much more personal side to Panti. She shares so much of her own journey and story that was previously unknown to me. Through the medium of podcasting I feel I have a new insight and knowledge of Panti as a person.

And as an interviewer, Panti incredibly intelligent, thoughtful and engaging. The themes for discussion are varied and sometimes surprising. Her guests are often people I have never heard of before but they always provide a unique insight into 21st century Ireland. Conversation ebbs and flows so naturally and so warmly on this podcast. I love how rambling and “off topic” discussions can be and I always learn something next and surprising about my country when I listen.

Panti, like the great Gay Byrne successfully combines having her own strong identity and point of view whilst also being an incredibly skilled interviewer and she expertly presided over boisterous panel discussions. Pantisocracy is the closest thing I have seen to the classic Late Late shows hosted by Gay Byrne on RTÉ television and as 35 year old gay member of the Irish diaspora abroad, Pantisocracy is a uniquely important link for me to my home.

Thank you Panti for being my Uncle Gaybo.

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