Whats The Craic with Anthony Martin - Brighton's Irish radio show

Whats The Craic with Anthony Martin - Brighton's Irish radio show

What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show broadcasting on 97.2FM and on DAB in Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. The show plays nothing but Irish music, takes a look at relevant news, sports and events to interest the Irish community in Brighton with a sprinkling of well known Irish guests [previous guests have included : Ed Byrne, Stiff Little Fingers, Le Galaxie and Packie Bonner]. You can hear the show live Mondays at 3PM with repeats on Tuesdays at 8AM + Saturdays at 1AM. To find out more check out our website www.whatsthecraicr.co.uk. To get in touch email whatsthecraicrr@gmail.com

Episodes

October 16, 2017
Ahead of their third gig in Brighton in 18 months, we catch up with Luke from Irish band Otherkin whose debut album OK went straight to Number 2 in the Irish Album Chart last week - beating new entries from Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato! We talk about the album itself; tattoos; gigging in a variety of venues from sweaty ones to Slane Castle in front of 80,000 people as support to Guns N' Roses and we find out lots o...
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Ahead of his upcoming European tour - which includes a stop off in Brighton on 20th November at The Haunt, we catch up with Irish singer songwriter Bry. We hear about the innovative way he booked his early gigs; how his debut album came together with the help of Greg Wells who has worked with Katy Perry and Adele; how he ended up supporting Twenty One Pilots on the UK + European leg of their tour and we pit the sunny sandy beac...
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A new Irish language support group is being set up in Brighton and Hove to help people who are looking to learn [or brush up on] Gaeilge. Ahead of their first meet up on Wednesday 27th September - we're joined in studio by its founder David John Hulatt. We find out what lead to him setting up the group - HINT : it includes Brexit and the Duolingo app, and learn what he hopes the group will acheive. To find out more about the gr...
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If you’re a fan of Riverdance or Lord of the Dance or Irish dancing in general - how does the idea of learning how to dance like that sound? You may be in luck because an Irish dancing class is starting soon in Portslade. Ahead of the 10 week course, we're joined in studio by Marian Brown who will be guiding students through the jigs and reels! She also tries her luck at teaching Anthony to do a basic dance! To find out more ab...
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Celtic Shore are an Irish folk music band based in Sussex playing instruments such as the fiddle and the bodhran. We catch up with singer and guitarist Alan who is second generation Irish ahead of their next gig at The Stoneham Pub in Hove on Saturday 23rd September. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mon...
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Ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend we speak to John Nolan - the man behind the annual Crawley Irish Festival and Paddy Ryan - one of the performers taking part. We find out whats in store for the free one day Irish festival in Crawley and learn how the globetrotting singer songwriter got invited to take part. To find out even more about the Festival visit http://www.celtic-irish.co.uk/festival/ What's the Craic is a weekl...
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Magical landscapes and jaw dropping scenery are part of what defines the worldwide hit TV show Game of Thrones which is largely shot in Northern Ireland. We talk to Brian Twomey of Tourism Ireland about Game of Thrones tourism in Northern Ireland. We talk about some of the STUNNING settings used in the show, hear out about some of the Game of Thrones experiences tourists can expect and find out what visits from fans of the show are...
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Ahead of the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2017 taking place from 16th to 22nd August, we catch up with this year's London Rose Caoimhe Gallagher. We find out how she caught the Rose of Tralee bug, how it felt to be crowned the London Rose back in May, how her preparations are going and hear about some perks of the role!! What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on...
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Fans of the Harry Potter universe will be familiar with the magical game of Quidditch - JK Rowling created the game specifically for her series of books but fans from around the world have taken the next step and turned it into a real life sport. Flying broomsticks, magical snitches and wizardy may be missing but the game is gaining popularity in Ireland. We speak to Team Ireland squad member Rebecca O'Connor following the Quid...
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A Corkman has invented a device which will have pride of place in the Player's Lounge at this year's Wimbledon tournament. Roger Federer used the device in the run up to winning the Australian Open, Paula Radcliffe has used it, Ian Madigan has used it, Manchester City FC use it, the Miami Dolphins use it and the list goes on....... We speak to Noel Marshall about his device, the Back Baller, which has been taking the sporti...
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In light of talk of Islamophobia in the aftermath of Islamic terrorist attacks and the motives behind the Finsbury Park attack, where 47 year old Darren Osborne from East Cardiff drove a van into a group of Muslim worshippers near a Mosque in North London, we look back to the experiences of the Irish in Britain during the time of the Troubles. Did they experience similar hostility in retaliation to Irish Republican terror attacks? ...
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Ahead of the release of her next single 'Shy', we're joined in studio by singer-songwriter Danielle Morgan - whose mother hails from Fethard in County Tipperary. We catch up and find out what Danielle and her Dubliner co-writer John Merrigan have been up to since the release of her first EP and talk about Danielle's previous life as an officer in the Metropolitan Police. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio ...
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Following the result of the UK General Election, a political party from Northern Ireland holds the power of enabling the Conservative party to form the next UK Government. A lot of the post election press attention in the UK has focused on who the Democratic Unionist Party are, what they stand for and what a likely Conservative/DUP alliance may bring. Bernard Purcell Editor of the UK based Irish World newspaper spoke to us about wh...
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Following the result of the UK General Election, a political party from Northern Ireland holds the power of enabling the Conservative party to form the next UK Government. Given their "new found fame", we took to London Road in Brighton to ask people on the street what they knew about the Democratic Unionist Party and gave them a mini Northern Irish Geography test. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broa...
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Following the result of the UK General Election, a political party from Northern Ireland holds the power of enabling the Conservative party to form the next UK Government. We speak to Noel McAdam, Political Correspondent for the Belfast Telegraph to find out more about the Democratic Unionist Party and what impact a Conservative/DUP alliance may have on the Peace Process and on the power sharing arrangement in Stormont as well as h...
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Marc O'Reilly is a singer-songwriter from Waterford with three critically acclaimed folks blue albums under his belt. We caught up with him while he was in Brighton for The Great Escape Festival. We chat about his own musical influences, his latest album Morality Mortality, the music industry and social media. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and onl...
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They are a household name in Ireland with their debut single, Take My Hand, winning the Choice Music Prize for Best Song of 2016. Their debut gig which took place at The Academy in Dublin sold out and they have been selling out venues across the UK and Ireland ever since. We caught up with Jimmy and Ryan of Picture This while they were in Brighton for The Great Escape Festival. We talk about how they started making music together a...
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Aine Cahill is a singer songwriter from Cavan whose Glastonbury 2016 debut in a small tent was spotted by the BBC which led to her playing an acoustic performance live on their Glastonbury TV coverage. The reaction was overwhelming with ‘Aine Cahill’ trending on Twitter. We caught up with her while she was in Brighton to perform at The Great Escape Festival and spoke about her love for Lady Gaga and older music, her passion for liv...
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Dublin singer songwriter Ailbhe Reddy has been getting rave reviews following the release of her 2016 debut EP Hollowed Out Sea. It's received over a million plays on Spotify and has been gracing the Irish radio airwaves for the past year. We caught up with her after her second show at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and found out about how her love for spreadsheets, how she sees her songwriting as therapeutic and red pan...
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She has supported the likes of James Vincent McMorrow and Wyvern Lingo and is building a reputation for her live performances - Irish singer songwriter Maria Kelly dropped in for a chat and session while in Brighton for The Great Escape Festival 2017. We find out how she got she got started in music, learn how she writes her music and chat about who she plans seeing at The Great Escape Festival. Maria's EP The Things I Should i...
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