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    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 – 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 – 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 – 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.

  • Around the World – 3 & 5 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 Preview – 3 & 5 April 2022

    Listen to last week’s show and see the running order on DavySims.com and find out more about the show. You can also listen to Part 1 and Part 2 on […]

  • Around the World – 27 & 29 March 2022

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio plays-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 Preview – 27 & 29 March 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 – 20 & 22 March 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 – 13 & 15 March 2022

    Slice Audio and Ferry FM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio plays-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.

  • Armagh City Radio plays Around the World.

    A seventh community radio station will begin broadcasting Around the World from Sunday 27 February with Armagh City Radio carrying the show every Sunday at 10:00 pm.

  • Around the World – 5 & 7 December 2021

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne plays-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 – 3 & 5 October 2021

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne plays-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 shortlisted for radio award

    The 2021 Community Radio Awards shortlist was announced this morning. Around the World the weekly radio show I have been presenting for almost three years, has been shortlisted in the Specialist Music Show of the Year. The final results to be announced at the awards ceremony on the 23rd of October in Coventry.

  • Around the World – 26 & 28 September 2021

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne plays-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 September 2021

    Around the World is on Slice Audio, Ferry FM, and Radio Larne on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight. On Tuesdays at 7:00 pm the show is broadcast on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Around the World – 22 & 24 August 2021 – Playlist and Catch Up

    SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne plays-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 – 8 & 10 August 2021 – Playlist and Catch Up

    Here’s the running order for this week’s show. Around the World is on Ferry FM and Slice Audio on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight and on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Around the World Preview – 1 & 3 August 2021 – Playlist and Catch Up

    Here’s the running order for this week’s show. Around the World is on Ferry FM and Slice Audio on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight and on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Around the World Preview – 25 & 27 July 2021 – Playlist and Catch Up

    Here’s the running order for this week’s show. Subscribe to my weekly e-mail previewing the show on Substack. Around the World is on Ferry FM and Slice Audio on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight and on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio.

  • Around the World – 11 & 13 July 2021

    Here’s the running order for this week’s show. Around the World is on Ferry FM and Slice Audio on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight and on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio. 

  • Around the World – 27 & 29 June 2021 – Playlist and Catch up

    Here’s the running order for this week’s show. Subscribe to my weekly e-mail previewing the show on Substack.

  • Around the World – 20 & 22 June 2021 – Playlist and Catch up

    Around the World is on Ferry FM and Slice Audio on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight and on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Bangor FM, Lisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio. 

  • Around the World – 6 & 8 June 2021 – Playlist and Catch up

    Here’s the running order and audio for this week’s show. It’s on Slice.Audio and Ferry FM at 10:00 pm Sundays and Bangor FM 107.9, Lisburn’s 98FM, FM105 Down Community Radio on Tuesday at 7.00 pm

  • Around the World – 16th and 18th May 2021 – Playlist and Catch up

    Here's the running order for the show on Slice.Audio and Ferry FM at 10:00 pm 16 May. It's also on Bangor FM 107.9, Lisburn’s 98FM, FM105 Down Community Radio (Radio Garden links) on Tuesday at 7.00 pm 18 May