Arts + Culture

Your weekly Saturday fix of culture in a mix of podcast and print format: music, books, art, theatre, dance, film and more.

A leap of faith, for art's sakeListen now (29 min) | In Macroom seven years ago, two sculptors took a chance on an old convent in need of extensive repairs; as ambitions for Chapel…
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In the pandemic Rike Lenzing started turning paper into pieces of jewellery from her home in Cork city. Next month her paper creations will be on show…
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Iraqi poet and novelist Rodaan Al Galidi spent almost a decade in the Dutch asylum system having fled Saddam's regime; now his experiences have become a…
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Eoin Ó Riabhaigh at 3 Rivers Rising FestivalListen now (37 min) | Uilleann piper and pipe maker Eoin Ó Riabhaigh on how he got the nickname Rabies, ambitions to record in Nashville, and the…
Jimmy Crowley at 3 Rivers Rising FestivalListen now (46 min) | Legendary Cork folk singer Jimmy Crowley reflects on decades of archiving songs from the beautiful city, and his recent yearning…
Welcome to Gleann na PhúcaListen now (41 min) | It's the Northside park undergoing a revival: now, funding is being sought by a group of artists for an ambitious new project to…
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West Cork musician Martin Leahy makes a weekly pilgrimage to the Dáil to sing his song of protest about Ireland's housing disaster. It's about his own…
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