Author: DavySims

Producer - Broadcaster - Podcaster - Writer - exBBC Editor - exTEDx Organiser More in the About section
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway - Crooked TreeMolly Tuttle & Golden Highway - Crooked Tree

    Around the World – 25 & 27 September 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Orchestra Baobab - Made in DakarOrchestra Baobab - Made in Dakar

    Around the World – 18 & 20 September 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Balloon over Lake Bled with Bled CastleBalloon over Lake Bled with Bled Castle

    Five places in Bled, Slovenia to get a quick coffee

    There are dozens of places to eat and drink in Bled. You can be overwhelmed by the choice,. But if you are in a hurry - places to go, sites to see, SUPs to paddle - here are some of the best and fastest places.

  • Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On BoardTaj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On Board

    Around the World – 11 & 13 September 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Vieux Farka's Touré Les RacinesVieux Farka's Touré Les Racines

    Around the World – 4 & 6 September 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Noori & His Dorpa Band's Beja Power!Noori & His Dorpa Band's Beja Power!

    Around the World – 28 & 30 August 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Album Review – “UVJAMUOHTA / POWDER SNOW” – SOLJU

    In the most northerly part of Finland, nipped between Sweden, Norway and Russia is a small almost desolate village Utsjoki. It is home of mother and daughter combo Solju who release their spriong album this autum.

  • Bumayé by LassBumayé by Lass

    Around the World – 21 & 23 August 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Ibrahim Maalouf & Angelique Kidjo’s Queen of ShebaIbrahim Maalouf & Angelique Kidjo’s Queen of Sheba

    Around the World – 14 & 16 August 2022

    Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight: Slice Audio, Ferry FM, Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio. And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web Bangor FM 107.9 Lisburn’s 98FM, and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • jake thackray sister josephinejake thackray sister josephine

    Sipping a final benedictine

    My party-piece was singing Jake Thackray songs (or Thackery as I have wrongly called him for the last 50 years). With my Craviola CRA-6N guitar – the odd shaped one which distracted from me being barely able to play it – I changed my voice to a deep slightly plummy Yorkshire accent and – at the drop of a hat – played Brother Gorilla and Sister Josephine.

  • Around the World – 7 & 9 August 2022

    During the summer in particular I prefer to let the music speak for itself. This week - and in subsequent weeks - the emphasis will be on almost continuous music with minimal interruption. It’s even more important then to sign up on Substack for previews 

  • Around the World – 31 July & 2 August 2022

    This week, I’m playing musicians from Algeria, Australia, Basque Country, Benin, Colombia, Finland, France, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Niger, Ireland, Palestine, Scotland, Spain, Sudan, Texas, and Turkey. Listen to this week's show here.

  • Around the World – 24 & 26 July 2022

    In two weeks’ time a major music festival is to be held in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city. Brno, like Belfast, is a UNESCO City of Music part of the Creative Cities Network. The festival’s programme [here] ranges through busking to opera. I can’t be at Maraton hudby Brno, although I’ve been invited. Instead I’ll be playing music from some of the people who will be appearing in the Festival, throughout the show.

  • Around the World – 17 & 19 July 2022

    Music from Estonia, Reunion, Berlin, Portugal, Sweden, Mali, New Zealand, Hawaii and a whole bunch more. Around the World - the global jukebox plays all sorts of music form all sorts of places.

  • Around the World – 10 & 12 July 2022

    40 years ago this week, on 16 July 1982, the first WOMAD festival was held. It was in Shepton Mallet in England. World Music had arrived. Peter Gabriel, of course was the Godfather. I’ll be playing some of those artists from Live At WOMAD 1982 released on 16 July this year. It’s the album of the week.

  • Around the World – 3 & 5 July 2022

    On Around the World this week there’s Latin music from Slovakia, we’ll hear from Iraq, Jamaica, Mali, Bosnia, Japan, Brazil, England, Scotland, Wales, Denmark and Cyprus. Our featured album this week comes from a band who formed in Tennessee, at a whiskey distillery.

  • Around the World – 26 & 28 June 2022

    This is around the world – the antidote to airport queues, security checks, cancelled flights and badly behaved passengers. Kick off your shoes, put up your feet, put on the sleep mask and drift off on the magic carpet that is Around the World.

  • Around the World – 19 & 21 June 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

  • Around the World – 12 & 14 June 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

  • Around the World – 5 & 7 June 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

  • Around the World – 29 & 31 May 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

  • Around the World – 22 & 24 May 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

  • Around the World – 15 & 17 May 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. 

  • Tallinn Music Week moves to Narva – and so do I

    A few days before the Tallinn Music Week programme was announced, Russia invaded Ukraine after several years of occupation of the east of the country. This was prefaced by a significant strategy of anti-Ukraine propaganda by the Kremlin in Russia and in the east of Ukraine. "TMW will take place in Tallinn and Narva as a statement of solidarity: each of us in Europe is as safe and strong as our border states and communities." The TMW website announced soon after the invasion.

  • Around the World – 8 & 10 May 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

  • Around the World preview for 8 and 10 May – Greetings from Tallinn

    As I write I’m the Old Town in Tallinn City which like Belfast recently won the UNESCO City of Culture title. This is Tallinn Music week. It opened officially on Thursday with an open air concert by MTV Music Award winner Ivan Dorn from Ukraine.

  • Around the World – 1 & 3 May 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud.

  • Are you going to Tallinn Music Week?

    Planning to go to Tallinn Music Week? I’ll be a tourist most of the time and gig goer the rest of the time. But I’m happy to take a few meetings.

  • Around the World – 24 & 26 April 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud. You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

  • Around the World – 17 & 19 April 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio. You can hear the show anytime on MixCloud. You can sign up for the weekly preview on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.