14 episodes

Vocal Chords is a multi award winning music documentary series made by Athena Media presented by one of Ireland’s most acclaimed sean-nós singers Iarla Ó Lionáird.
This series poses that eternal question of ‘why do we sing, and what happens when we sing?’

www.vocalchords.ie

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Vocal Chords is a multi award winning music documentary series made by Athena Media presented by one of Ireland’s most acclaimed sean-nós singers Iarla Ó Lionáird.
This series poses that eternal question of ‘why do we sing, and what happens when we sing?’

www.vocalchords.ie

    E15 - In Conversation with Veronica Dunne

    E15 - In Conversation with Veronica Dunne

    Iarla's guest in this edition of Vocal Chords is the singer and vocal coach Veronica Dunne. Veronica or 'Ronnie' as everyone knows her celebrated her 90th birthday in 2017 and in this extended interview at her home she traces her life in song from her childhood, when singing competed with horses for her attention, to her debut at Covent Garden in La Boheme.

    Vocal Chords is the intellectual property of Athena Media Ltd and no production use can be made of the podcasts without the direct consent of the producers. www.vocalchords.ie

    • 56 min
    E14 - In Conversation with Linda Buckley

    E14 - In Conversation with Linda Buckley

    Composer Linda Buckley is Iarla's guest in this episode of Vocal Chords. Linda's music draws on a sonic landscape of natural and made sounds and she frequently uses the human voice in her work, often singing herself in wordless cadences.

    Linda writes for both electronic and acoustic forces, and the diverse instrumentations of her work include Javanese Gamelan, choir, multi-channel tape, prepared piano and orchestra. Linda and Iarla discuss childhood, inspirations and influences in this candid, compelling conversation.

    Vocal Chords is the intellectual property of Athena Media Ltd and no production use can be made of the podcasts without the direct consent of the producers. www.vocalchords.ie

    • 56 min
    E13 - In Conversation with Glen Hansard

    E13 - In Conversation with Glen Hansard

    Glen is in conversation with fellow singer Iarla O Lionaird about his life and work in song. Glen Hansard's vocal journey began as a young teenager busking on the streets of Dublin but it has taken him to some of the biggest arenas in the world and an academy award for best song in the film 'Once'.

    He talks to Iarla about a life dedicated to music and shares a song 'Didn't He Ramble' written after the death of his father. Vocal Chords is the intellectual property of Athena Media Ltd and no production use can be made of the podcasts without the direct consent of the producers. www.vocalchords.ie

    • 58 min
    E12 - In Conversation with Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

    E12 - In Conversation with Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

    Iarla Ó Lionáird meets sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, two of Ireland's most respected traditional singers, and shares a conversation of family, song and language with them.

    From the stories of their father, the singer and folk song collector Aodh Ó Domhnaill, and his sister, the blind singer Neilí Ni Domhnaill, natives of Rann na Feirste, Donegal, to their own roots in the Meath Gaeltacht.

    Vocal Chords is the intellectual property of Athena Media Ltd and no production use can be made of the podcasts without the direct consent of the producers. www.vocalchords.ie

    • 56 min
    E 11 - In Conversation with Peggy Seeger

    E 11 - In Conversation with Peggy Seeger

    Iarla O Lionaird meets folk singer Peggy Seeger at her home in Oxford to explore her life's journey in song and song composition. Peggy talks of her childhood growing up under the influence of her older half brother Peter Seeger and in a home where legendary singers like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie would visit to meet her parents, song collectors and composers Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger.

    Vocal Chords is the intellectual property of Athena Media Ltd and no production use can be made of the podcasts without the direct consent of the producers. www.vocalchords.ie

    • 57 min
    E9 - In Conversation with Julie Fowlis

    E9 - In Conversation with Julie Fowlis

    Iarla O Lionaird talks to friend and fellow Celtic singer Julie Fowlis about her journey as a singer, a performer and a mother, through the songs that are rooted in the Scottish tradition as they find common ground and a sense of connectedness as native gaelic speakers. Vocal Chords is the intellectual property of Athena Media Ltd and no production use can be made of the podcasts without the direct consent of the producers. www.vocalchords.ie

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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A grateful amateur ,

Music : Mystic

Before discovering this profound audio exploration into music I was struggling to understand my choice to be a musician. I’ve listened to every episode of this series 3-4 times now during this covid-19 pandemic and every time I receive more clarity about my place in the sacred mystery of music making.
I have no doubt that this podcast will nourish and inspire artists from every discipline, especially musicians. I hope listening to this will help you understand your unique voice/perspective which the world needs to hear.

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