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Video for today: Thursday 19 Sept.

Saodsj’ from Reunion sing in Creole playing in Maloya is one of the two major music genres of Réunion Two albums Pokor Lèr, Saodaj’ 

This week I am listening to …

Flory Jagoda | Memories of Sarajevo I read today (17 September 2019) of the death of Jewish Bosnian singer, Flory Jagoda. Had not heard of her before, so a good reason to find some of her music . This 1989… Continue Reading →

Around the World 13 September 2019 – Playlist

This is the planned playlist for tonight – but things don’t always go to plan. You can listen every Friday at 8:00 pm local time (Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, London) and 19h00 Universal Time (UTC). The show is repeated at 4:00 am Saturday (03h00 UTC)

Author Henry McDonald talks about his new novel Two Souls – Podcast

In this episode of the podcast, Henry McDonald talks about his new novel, Two Souls.

This week I’m listening to … Week beginning 8-9-19

Building a playlist as I go

Around the World 6 September 2019 – Playlist

Here is the playlist and notes for the Slice Audio show Around the World for 6 and 7 September 2019.

This week I am listening to …

This week’s listening list starting with Tita Nzebu’s From Kolkata and Life, Death, Damnation, Peace | MDH

Around the World 30 August 2019 – Playlist

This is the playlist for Around the World as played tonight on Slice Audio at 8:00pm (7:00 UTC). This is the 4:00 am (3:00 UTC) Saturday morning extended version.

Sonja Sleator and Daniel Lynch – Podcast

It was recorded in our kitchen. An odd place to record a podcast. But it’s Saturday morning and Sonja Sleator and Daniel Lynch live nearby, and, why not? A conversation over a kitchen table and coffee.

Around the World 23 August 2019 – Playlist

Before I go on air, this was the planned running order. Things change and the two “extra” tracks are to be added. The 03h00 repeat has no news which allows me to add a couple of shorties.

This week I have been listening to …

All Irish or Irish linked this week (I have been listening to other music, too) and Northern Irish..

Henry McDonald – Two Souls – book review

Exciting, strong characters, envy, treachery, David Bowie, football violence, navigating around Belfast’s ring of steel. Bad decisions. Realistic and believable. Caroline Music carrier bags.

Around the World 16 August 2019 – Playlist

This was the planned running order – there were a few minor changes in order, (I was a bit tired and opened the wrong fader a couple of times leading to hilarious consequences). There are some notes on the music and artists, too.

This week I’ve been listening to …

I’m listening to about five albums a week, usually when out walking. This week …

Around the World 9 August 2019 – Playlist

At the time of posting this is the planned running order for the show tonight on Slice Audio. 

One from the Archive

Recently a group on Facebook was started “Friends of Downtown Radio 1976 – 2019”. Many of the people I used to work with have been posting memories and photos. Downtown is where I started in 1979. The 40th anniversary is in November.

This week I’ve been listening to …

Some of the albums I’ve been listening to this week.

Around the World 2 August 2019 – Playlist

This episode of the show was a pre-record. I’m currently on holiday but will be back with a live show from next Friday, the 9th August.

This is the playlist for 2 August. You can hear it on demand here and on MixCloud along with all previous episodes.

Around the World 19 July 2019 – Playlist

This is the plan for tonight from 7:00 UTC. A couple of extra tracks will be added to the 3:00 am Saturday repeat (not sure what just now)

The running order does change during the programme sometimes. An on demand version will be available on Saturday.

Charles Cumming – The Man Between

The central character “Kit” Carradine, is a writer of espionage novels and has a notion of himself as a spy. He is picked up by a man from the secret service, who inducts him into the darker hall of mirrors world to deliver a message. That’s when the paranoia begins.

Around the World 12 July 2019 – Playlist

In this episode I’m playing music from from Uruguay and previewing a couple of festivals happening over the next weeks on the Iberian peninsula: Festival Músicas do Mundo, Sines, Portugal (FMM) and Festival Intercéltico do Morrazo in Galicia.

Around the World 5 July 2019 – Playlist

From this week we are trying a little experiment by repeating the show. The first live broadcast is at 7:00 pm UTC and an extended repeat at 03:00 am Saturday. During the experiment, I’ll be posting the full programme (warts’n’all).

Listen on demand and read the running order.

Around the World 28 June 2019 – Playlist

Here’s the playlist for the show and the updated “listen again”. If you want a downloadable version let me know.

Around the World 21 June 2019 – Playlist

This is the planned playlist for the show and the stream version.
You can read and hear more about the Sarajevo visit here on the blog.

A quick visit to Sarajevo – for music, beer, and heat.

It has been a long held ambition to visit Sarajevo and another to see Mostar Sevdah Reunion in concert. When it became possible to do both and go to a beer festival, I grabbed the chance.

Around the World 14 June 2019 – Playlist

This is the playlist and the audio. Includes Afro Celt Sound System, Officina Zoe, La Bottine Souriante, Mostar Sevdah Reunion

Playlist: Inflammable Material 11 June 2019

This is the playlist and the audio for the last in this series for Slice Audio.

Around the World 7 June 2019

This is the playlist for tonight’s show more or less in the right order. There were a few changes as the programme was on

You can listen or download the show here from Mixcloud:

Playlist: Inflammable Material 4 June 2019

Here’s the running order for Inflammable Material from Slice Audio for 4 June and recording you can stream or download.

Around the World 31 May 2019

The Around the World running order and programme to download or stream from 31 May 2019

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