Wicklow-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anna Mieke recently released her debut album Idle Mind. Upcoming gigs include Doolin Folk Festival on June 14, and the Knockanstockan Festival in Co Wicklow, July 19-21.
Sapiens by Yval Noah Harari
I genuinely haven’t sat and watched a film in so long. I need to watch more films. I have a long list to get through now that I have more time.
Gyda Valtysdottir, Icelandic cellist/singer, in the Unitarian Church back in February.
Well, there’s a lot. The first thing I put on this morning was an album by Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, kora players from Mali.
The soundtrack to The Jungle Book, age 5.
Nils Frahm in the National Concert Hall a few years ago was pretty phenomenal. That and Huun Huur Tu (a Tuvan folk group who do throat-singing) in the Triskel, Cork. I see they’re returning to Cork to play at Live at St Luke’s this July, check it out.
I don’t tend to watch any — I didn’t grow up with a TV and didn’t get into the habit of watching series. Although, I did watch a bit of David Attenborough’s incredible Our Planet series.
Whenever I do listen to the radio, I usually put on Lyric FM... or random French radio stations online — good for practicing my French! Podcasts — I was pretty addicted to the West Cork podcast for a while. Mothers of
Invention (celebrating women pursuing climate justice) is also brilliant.
Early-mid 20th Century, North America, African-American blues and jazz. It seemed to be a very exciting time musically, as well as being politically significant.
Texas Gladden, Bessie Smith, and Mountain Man.
Sure. Lots of artists. And a famous pediatric surgeon in France.
The many, many indigenous rights and environmental campaigners, particularly in places like Brazil and the DRC
Ban cars, free bikes for everyone.