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Talk Mode

2018-11-18 02:40:36

The new series of exclusive interviews with jazz professionals is now hooked up to the platforms (below). More to come soon.

 

Click on your personal preference...

 

     iTunes      Stitcher      TuneIn     Soundcloud     Mixcloud

Talk Mode

2018-11-03 01:53:47

A new podcast series officially launched on November 2nd.

You can listen in directly on the Talk Mode website. If you wish, you can also cick on other platforms from this page, including iTunes...

On the Road

2018-10-12 18:57:18

Eamonn was delighted to be back in Sligo again this weekfor what's turning into an annual trip (his third consecutive autumn visiting the county). On Wednesday and Thursday, he presented a two-day workshop to adults in VTOS, funded by the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education & Training Board. Many thanks to the participants for making it such an enjoyable experience.

Eamonn also got to hear local ensemble No Crows on Wednesday, who (which?) kindly performed an acoustic "Hey Joe" for him...

On The Road

2018-10-02 00:17:06

Eamonn had a rare night out over the weekend at The Limerick Jazz Festival: two for the price of one, in fact. He introduced Linley Hamilton along with Cian Boylan & The Camden Orchestra at The Belltable; and then, following a short sprint across the city, The Julian Siegel Quartet, upstairs in Dolan's. All very lovely, as was the company afterwards. Speaking of which, back to the podcasting...

Talk Mode

2018-09-21 08:57:24

Busy right now, preparing his first podcast series, due to launch on November 2nd. Thereafter, three new programmes will be available in a variety of platforms every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cassandra Wilson (pictured) is the first guest, quickly followed by Asaf Sirkis and Bugge Wesseltoft (all on Day 1). Plenty more jazz folk lined up for the future. Further details may be gleaned,  late October onwards, from here.

BOTN: Streaming Update

2018-05-25 17:24:06

Just been informed that the RTÉ lyric fm webpage links have at last been repaired. Eamonn's "Blue of The Night" programmes are again available via listen back - over 2,000 hours of music, going as far back as October 2011.

 

To stream a specific programme, go here and click on any highlighted date within the Programme Archive section (on the right side of the page). Note that Saturday night programmes often began late, depending on the duration of particular "Opera Night" broadcasts, especially those from New York's Met, so you may need to toggle forward a little...

Euphonic Favourites

2018-05-07 13:27:53

The second of two pilots is on the air right now. Listen live on Redtrain Express stream on The Jazz UK ...

 

Listenback will be streamed from tomorrow via Mixcloud. Visit here, for more information...

 

All going well, new weekly programmes to come, in 2019...

Euphonic Favourites

2018-03-21 13:22:01

Eamonn is busy prepping the running order for a couple of programmes on British jazz music to be broadcast by The Jazz UK

 

If you can’t catch these 2-hour programmes live, fear not - they'll be available for listen back on Mixcloud soon...

Surprise Me

2017-10-07 10:31:17

About to start work on an authorised biography of the late Louis Stewart. Looking forward to leaving the cave to share conversations with those who have a story to tell…

 

Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart won the Press Award for the Outstanding European Soloist at the 1968 Montreaux Jazz Festival. He toured with Benny Goodman for three years and recorded extensively, including eight albums with George Shearing. Louis also worked with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott in London, before deciding to make Ireland his home again. Having said that, most international jazz performers knew all about him. When yours truly interviewed the American singer Jon Hendricks in Paris some years back, the first question he asked me was, “How’s Louis?”

 

Louis was also renowned for his deadpan humour. When his son Tony asked him whether he’d prefer to be buried or cremated, his father replied, “Surprise Me.” A good title for a book about an improvising jazz musician…

In Print

2017-09-06 13:30:56

New book done, sanity restored. Happy to put my name to it. Here's hoping the literary agent in Manhattan can find a good home for it - may be remembered for this one...