Monday, April 28, 2008

Other Recent/Upcoming Projects

Here is a quick rundown on a few recent bits n' pieces:

'Flying Clippers: Flying Boats From Foynes To Newfoundland' was broadcast on Friday March 28th, on West Limerick 102 .
Thanks to all who helped on this production, both sides of the Atlantic. Once I figure out technology properly, I will add some audio to this site. This documentary might actually be broadcast in Canada too soon - watch this space....

'State' Magazine - Doing a few review bits for State, a new Irish monthly mag about to hit Issue #3. Also check their blog out for regular updates, including this interview with Vampire Weekend from ages ago...

SPIN South West - will be producing a documentary this summer for SPIN entitled 'The Hitchikers Guide To The South-West', which will see Mark Keane and myself hitch from Borris-In-Ossary to Dingle...yikes. Also recently spent a month as fill-in presenter with SPIN Talk, which I must admit was a lot of fun.

Limerick Independent - check in on Limerick Indo's site and paper weekly for update entertainment features.

'From Limerick To Lusaka' - I will be in Zambia at the end of May/start of June making a six-part series for Wired FM, looking at how Irish aid has helped the country. These programmes will be broadcast from October onwards.

'Creameries Of West Limerick' - production of this six-part series will commence in late August/early September. More info to follow....

The Famine Is Over

This summer Tipp FM will be broadcasting a new documentary, entitled ‘The Famine Is Over’.

A one-off programme one-hour in length, it will be about that fateful day in Killarney in 1987 when pride was brought back to the Tipp jersey following the monumental Munster Final replay win over Cork.

The programme will feature players, officials, and experts recounting their experiences of the day itself, the fixtures that led up to it, and the impact it would have on the renaissance experienced in Tipperary hurling over the coming years.

Fans of The Premier County who can recall the match and everything that surrounded it, regardless of whether they were ten or sixty years old at the time, are invited to take part in the programme also. Their emotions as the game progressed, the reaction from the rest of the crowd, the nerves, and indeed the celebrations at the end will all be focussed on.

Radio Producer/Journalist Ciarán Ryan, a native of Newport, will produce the documentary, and it will be supported by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland’s Sound & Vision Scheme, as well as Tipp FM.

Fans interested in being interviewed for the programme are asked to contact Ciarán via email at ciarandryan [at] gmail [dot] com and to include a brief paragraph (about 100-150 words) on what they recall from that day.

The programme is tentatively scheduled for broadcast on Saturday, June 7, the day before Tipp play Cork yet again in the Munster Championship, albeit this time a Semi-Final.