What's The Craic

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What's The Craic on RadioReverb 97.2FM

What's the Craic was a weekly Irish radio show broadcasting on 97.2FM and on DAB+ in Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England.

All Episodes

One of the acts to perform at this year's Great Escape Festival is London/Belfast based high-energy alternative rock duo REWS consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-rocker Collette Williams.  They joined us in studio ahead of their show in Brighton to talk about their sound, their biggest gig to date and a Dragon's Den worthy idea for hooking bands up. 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 follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #festival

May 2018

11 min

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of an Irish dancing championship. We met up with writer and performer Margaret McAuliffe ahead of the show's run at the Brighton Festival to find out more about the one woman show and about its inspirations. Event Details: https://brightonfestival.org/event/13586/thehumoursof_bandon/ 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 follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Arts #Culture #Ireland #IrishDancing

May 2018

9 min

The Great Escape Festival is the biggest music festival of the year in Brighton and takes place from 17th to 19th May. This year a stack of up and coming Irish acts will coming to Brighton to take part. One of the driving forces behind giving Irish acts a voice abroad is Angela Dorgan of Music From Ireland. We catch up with her ahead of the festival to talk about the thriving music scene in Ireland at the moment and to learn more about the largest Irish continent to date to perform at The Great Escape. 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 follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #festival

May 2018

11 min

Ireland holds the record for winning the Eurovision Song Contest the most times. With 7 wins under the belt - the contest holds strong memories for people in Ireland. From an 18 year old singer who went on to run for President to a kids TV turkey puppet singing a French titled song - there have been plenty of characters along the way! Oisin O'Driscoll looks back at the story so far for Ireland at the contest.  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 follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #Eurovision

May 2018

4 min

Ahead of the imminent start of this year's Brighton Fringe festival, we speak to Eddie Alford the writer + director of a Brighton Fringe play set during World War 1\. The play follows the lives of 3 Irish members of the Royal Flying Corps and is based on true events. We find out more about the play and Eddie's own history with the Royal Air Force. 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 follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #RoyalFlyingCorps #WorldWarOne #RAF #theatre #BrightonFringe #FringeFestival

Apr 2018

11 min

We speak to Brian Cumiskey who's grandmother Peggy Curran lived in Brighton between 1948 and 1953\. She passed away recently and the family are trying to track down any photos of her and her husband (whom she met in Brighton) from that time. Brian tells us more about people she knew back then from the Irish club   in Brighton - could you be related to someone who has photos or memories from that time? 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 9am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #history #memories

Apr 2018

12 min

We speak to Sean Leonard, the man behind a one man show coming to the Brighton Fringe about Richard Martin MP who was known affectionately as "Humanity Dick". The Galway MP was a celebrity duellist, father of animal rights and the RSPCA, infamous cuckold and rolling financial disaster. We hear more about the colourful character and what to expect from the show Humanity Dick: A Tale of Beasts and Bullets. The show runs from 8th to 11th May at Junkyard Dogs in Brighton. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 9am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #RSPCA #Fringe #BrightonFringe

Apr 2018

16 min

Niall Horan is one of the most recognised Irish names globally after his stint in the MASSIVELY succesful group One Direction. Well now the man from Westmeath is on a solo world tour which sees him come to Brighton this week.  On Tuesday night he will take the stage at The Brighton Centre just days after being named as the only 40 year old on the Sunday Times Rich List.  We chat to local fan Oisin who will be making the trip to The Brighton Centre to see the Irish popstar perform. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 9am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #NiallHoran #OneDirection #popmusic #Mullingar

Mar 2018

8 min

The music of much-loved Belfast singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy is being celebrated with a new release, ‘Raving for Bap’ by The Raving Beauties. All profits from the release will be going to Belfast’s Marie Curie Hospice where Bap passed away after a short and brave fight with cancer in November 2016. We're joined in studio by Brian Bell who is behind the project to hear more about the 5 track EP - what inspired it and how it all came together. To order the limited edition 10” vinyl version of the ‘Raving for Bap’ EP go to:http://farmmusic.bigcartel.com/product/the-raving-beauties-raving-for-bap-a-tribute-to-bap-kennedy To download or stream ‘Raving for Bap’ (suggested donation £5) see: https://ravingforbap.bandcamp.com Donations can be made at: www.justgiving.com/ravingforbap 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 9am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #MarieCurie #Belfast #tribute

Jan 2018

12 min

After the untimely passing of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan at the age of 46, we talk to someone who has seen Dolores perform many times over the years. Carmel, a listener from Brighton, tells us about the first time she saw teenager Dolores perform - how vulnerable and shy she was then - and how she developed into the rock Goddess that we will remember her to be. We talk about the memories and music of the Limerick native who went on to become as big as Madonna in the 1990s. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #Limerick #TheCranberries #DoloresO'Riordan #tribute

Jan 2018

8 min

In the run up to Christmas, Dwayne Woods, the man behind an Irish music radio show on Dublin Digital Radio has compiled an album of Christmas songs performed by some of Ireland's best acts in aid of Pieta House. The 15 song album "A Co Present Christmas" is made up of covers of classic Christmas songs as well as two original festive tunes and features the likes of Villagers, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jack O'Rourke as well as some of the freshest new Irish talent. We chat to the presenter of Co-Present and find out how he came up with the idea for the album and how it all was put together. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #Christmas #festive #charity

Dec 2017

10 min

The Irish border has emerged as a huge sticking point in the Brexit negotiations with the Taoiseach leo Vardaker asking the UK for a formal written guarantee that there will be no hard border with Northern Ireland. This comes ahead of a crunch summit in December when European leaders will decide whether withdrawal talks can move into Phase 2 and onto the matter of post Brexit trade. We're joined by Bernard Purcell, the editor of The Irish World to discuss the issue and to talk about the latest developments. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Ireland #NorthernIreland #Britain #Brexit #Politics

Nov 2017

13 min

One is from Westlife, the other from Boyzone and both are coming to Brighton. Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy have joined forces to create Boyzlife and on 8th December they bring their stage show to The Old Market looking back at the life of the two of the biggest Irish bands of all time and signing some of the hits. We catch up with Brian McFadden of Westlife ahead of the gig and find out what life in a massively successful 90s boyband was like; hear how Bob the Builder scuppered their plans to get 12 consecutive UK Number 1 singles and learn more about what's in store for people heading along to their UK tour. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #Westlife #Boyzone #Boyzlife #tour #boyband

Nov 2017

12 min

Every great World Cup campaign has a memorable song but as hopes run high ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup Qualifier games against Denmark - an Irish band has put together a play off song designed to rouse the spirits. "Lets Beat The Danes" is a playful song from the newly formed band The Tipperarys which has already caught the attention of the Danish media. We chat to the man behind the song and find out what spurred him to write it, hear of his plans to take to the field at the Aviva Stadium and learn of his interest in Conor McGregor's beard! You can watch the video to the song on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqzdryrR2rI&feature=youtu.be 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #sport #Ireland #Denmark #COYBIG #WorldCupQualifiers #WorldCup2018

Nov 2017

9 min

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 of Brighton connections! Otherkin play The Hope in Ruin in Brighton on October 29th http://www.hope.pub/events/2017/10/29/otherkin 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #music #gig #album #Guns'n'Roses #Slane

Oct 2017

24 min

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 beaches of Brazil against Russia for future tour possibilities. 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #music #gig #tour #album #SnowPatrol #TwentyOnePilots #HarryPotter

Sep 2017

15 min

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 group see: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrightonandHoveIrishLanguageGroup/ 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #language #lessons #meetup #Gaeilge #teanga

Sep 2017

9 min

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 about the course visit : https://www.portslade.org/Course/irish_dancing_for_fun_cl022a/ 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #ceili #irishdancing #rince #Riverdance #LordOfTheDance

Sep 2017

11 min

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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irishmusic #trad #folk #celtic

Sep 2017

9 min

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 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 Mondays at 3pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8am or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Crawley #podcast #Irish #festival #musicfestival #ceili #trad #folk #celtic

Aug 2017

12 min

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 bringing to the local economy! #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #GameofThrones #NorthernIreland #tourism #HBO

Aug 2017

14 min

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 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #podcast #Irish #London #RoseofTralee #Tralee #Kerry #festival #celtic #culture

Jul 2017

14 min

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 Quidditch European Games in Oslo. We hear how the real life Quidditch is played and find out about Ireland's pre game rituals! 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #sport #HarryPotter #HarryPotter20 #Quidditch

Jul 2017

12 min

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 sporting world by storm! 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #Wimbledon #sport #tennis #PremierLeague

Jul 2017

15 min

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? Ty Galvin of Brighton Irish joins us in studio to discuss and we find out about some of the experiences members of the Irish community in Britain had at the time. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #FinsburyPark #MuslimCommunity #IrishCommunity #Troubles

Jun 2017

10 min

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 show that broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #music #singer #songwriter #MetPolice #London

Jun 2017

11 min

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 what impact such an alliance would have on the island of Ireland, what the reaction has been from the Republic of Ireland so far and what challenges lie ahead for Ireland's new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #NorthernIreland #UK #Ireland #ConservativeParty #DemocraticUnionistParty #LeoVaradkar #politics

Jun 2017

9 min

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 broadcasts on Brighton's Radio Reverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #NorthernIreland #UK #ConservativeParty #DemocraticUnionistParty #politics

Jun 2017

5 min

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 how it may change the effects of Brexit in Ireland. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #NorthernIreland #UK #ConservativeParty #DemocraticUnionistParty #politics

Jun 2017

11 min

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 online at radioreverb.com. You can hear it live Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #musicfestival #GreatEscape

Jun 2017

14 min

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 after Jimmy saw Ryan post a video on Facebook, the craic at their gigs, hearing your song blasting out from your local nightclub and their upcoming first album. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #musicfestival #GreatEscape

May 2017

13 min

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 live performances and drunken tweets! 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #musicfestival #GreatEscape

May 2017

18 min

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 panda YouTube videos! 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #musicfestival #GreatEscape

May 2017

7 min

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 is now available to buy/download/stream. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #musicfestival #GreatEscape

May 2017

16 min

We speak to Ryan óg and Ed Matthews of Koilibrí - a Brighton based band performing at The Alternative Escape 2017. Ryan Og is from Limerick/Clare and we find out how he got started in music, what inspires him and hear two of his tracks in session. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #musicfestival #AlternativeEscape

May 2017

27 min

Ahead of the selection of the London Rose on Friday 12th May for this year's Rose of Tralee Festival in August - we speak to the contestants vying for the London Rose crown at London Rose Centre. We also catch up with two former London Roses - Aisling Hillary and Emma Murphy-O'Connor to find out how they found the whole experience of representing London in Tralee and if they had any tips for this year's contestants. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #RoseofTralee #London #LondonRose

May 2017

46 min

Network Diagnostics is a play from Irish theatre company Octopus Soup Theatre that is running at Brighton Fringe 2017 from 5th - 7th May. We speak to writer and artistic director of Octopus Soup Theatre, Liam McCarthy whose work has been supported by the internationally renowned Druid Theatre Company and has produced across the UK and Ireland. We chat about the plot of the play, rehearsals and the big man himself Mr Octopus! 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #stage #theatre #BrightonFringe #fringefestival

May 2017

9 min

Robocobra Quartet are coming to this year's Great Escape Festival to perform 2 showcases on Friday 19th May. We chat to Chris Ryan of the Northern Irish act about their first album Music For All Occasions, the act's evolution, his approach to making music, gigging and his penchant for sit down comedy! 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #music #GreatEscapeFestival #jazz #punk #Belfast #Comedy

Apr 2017

17 min

We chat to Ged Graham, writer and star of a new Irish stage show based on the story of the infamous Dubliners and their rise from the backstreets of Dublin to international stardom, ahead of their performance at the Hawth in Crawley. We find out about the music that drives the show and how the show has been going down. We also ask Ged's opinion on whether Dubs are the worst drivers in Ireland as a recent survey suggests! You can find out more about Seven Drunken Nights at http://www.sevendrunkennights.com 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #stage #theatre #Dubliners #irishmusic #Crawley

Apr 2017

5 min

We catch up with Irish singer songwriter Rosborough ahead of his first appearance at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. We chat about his debut album which he is making up the road in Eastbourne, his approach to "competition" and his move back home to Derry after a stint in London and Liverpool. 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #music #GreatEscapeFestival #singersongwriter #Eastbourne #Derry

Mar 2017

16 min

Seachtain na Gaeilge is the biggest annual Irish language festival in the world and for 2017 Irish actor Art Parkinson who plays Rickon Stark in the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones is one of their ambassadors. We catch up with Art and chat about his love for the Irish language, talk about THAT scene from Season 6 of Game of Thrones, the benefits of having an Irish language tutor on set, playing the lead in Kubo and the Two Strings - an Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning animated film and ... preparing for the Junior Cert exams! And so much more! You can find out more about Seachtain na Gaeilge at their website www.snag.ie 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 Mondays at 8pm or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 3pm or Saturdays at 1am GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #Gaeilge #GameOfThrones #KuboAndTheTwoStrings #Oscars #BAFTA #RickonStark

Mar 2017

13 min

Following the sad news last week of the passing of former Brighton and Hove Albion defender and Corkonian Paul McCarthy we're joined in the studio by Alan Wares who presents RadioReverb's The Albion Roar. We chat about his memories of Paul, who started his career as a trainee at Brighton and Hove Albion, where he made over 200 league and cup appearances between 1990 and 1996. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #sport #football #Cork #Ireland #seagulls #BrightonAndHoveAlbion #RockmountAFC

Feb 2017

9 min

A week after the Brexit Bill was passed in the House of Commons with an amendemnt rejected that could have clarified the rights of EU and Irish citizens , we speak to Irish born SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford. Representing a party that has been vocal in their support of Europeans living in Scotland from the outset, we speak about the uncertainty around the future of EU citizens living in Britain as well as British citizens living in Europe. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #politics #Brexit #Scotland #ScotlandNationalParty #Westminster

Feb 2017

15 min

Last Wednesday the so called Brexit Bill was passed in the House of Commons as part of the process of Britain withdrawing from the European Union. An amendment was put forward by the Labour Party as part of that bill that would have seen the rights of EU and Irish citizens currently living in Britain protected - however this was rejected. But what those that even mean? We speak to Dr Neil Dooley, lecturer of Politics at the University of Sussex to explore this development and its ramifications on Irish people living in Britain as well as on the island of Ireland itself. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #politics #Brexit #UniversityOfSussex #Westminster

Feb 2017

17 min

We talk to Mary Grammer of Grammer Music who are putting on a new Irish music festival in the heart of London this March called Emerald Sounds. The line up so far includes The Blizzards, Heathers, The Riptide Movement, Ryan Sheridan, Elm, Rubberbandits, Craig Gallagher Music and Paddy Casey Music with more to be announced. We find out how she came up with the idea for the festival, fish for an exclusive on who else is being added to the lineup and find out which act Mary is looking forward to meeting in person! What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #music #festival #Camden #London

Jan 2017

7 min

In an exclusive interview done at his Westminster office on the day Theresa May unveiled her 12 point Brexit plan, we speak to Conor McGinn - Labour MP for St Helens North - who originally hails from Bessbrook, County Armagh. We chat about his memories of home, him emigrating to London as a teenager, becoming an MP, the challenges of Brexit and how he became an "and finally..." news item on BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat at the end of 2016. Conor also shares with us the songs that remind him of home in an inspiring chat from a man who is in a unique position in British and Irish politics. What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #politics #NorthernIreland #Westminster #news #Brexit

Jan 2017

44 min

They've worked collectively with the likes of All Saints, Cilla Black, Julian Lennon, Sharon Corr and Shane MacGowan amongst others and ahead of their first stage show at The Hawth in Crawley, we chat to Bart Foley - frontman of UK based Celtic band Creeds Cross. We talk about the inspiration for the show, the dangers of having two left feet and ... Ed Sheeran?!? To find out more about the Creeds Cross: The Celtic Journey tour see www.creedscross.com What's the Craic is a weekly Irish radio show that broadcasts on Brighton's RadioReverb on 97.2FM, DAB and online at radioreverb.com. See whatsthecraicrr.co.uk for showtimes. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #Celtic #IrishDancing #Crawley

Jan 2017

12 min

It was a year of highs and lows, comedy and tragedy, making history and a WHOLE lot of controversy for Irish sport. It'll be a year that will live long in many's memories. We catch up with freelance sports journalist Coilin Duffy to look back at the biggest Irish sporting moments of 2016 in an extended podcast exclusive. 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 Mondays at 3PM or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8AM or Saturdays at 1AM GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #sports #rugby #UFC #athletics #boxing #football #olympics #paralympics #GAA #euro2016

Dec 2016

31 min

Christmas is a time of year where many families get together, shower each with gifts and enjoy a festive lunch with each other but not everybody gets to experience that romantic version of Christmas. A pub in Co Kerry however, is looking to help those less well off this Christmas by supplying free Christmas dinners. We speak to Jeff Gordon the manager of the pub in question - Connie Ks which is based in Rathmore, Co Kerry. 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 Mondays at 3PM or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8AM or Saturdays at 1AM GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #Christmas #Rathmore #Kerry #kindness

Dec 2016

6 min

An Irish Facebook group based in England is planning a Business Development and Networking Event in London this week which will see 2 expert speakers - Robert W. Norris, Vice President of BP Financial Operations and Tom Price, Managing partner at leading wealth management firm J.Stern & Co - talk about the post Brexit challenges facing businesses in the UK. It's the second networking event the group has planned for Irish Professionals based in the UK with more on the cards. We speak to event organiser Donal O’Connor about this new group and its plans for the future which will include plenty of networking opportunities and talks from Irish experts in many fields. 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 Mondays at 3PM or catch the repeat on Tuesdays at 8AM or Saturdays at 1AM GMT. You can follow us on Twitter at @whatsthecraicrr or on facebook.com/whatsthecraicrr for up to date news on whats coming up on the show and to get in touch with us. #Brighton #Hove #Sussex #Irish #podcast #business #London #networking #professionals #Brexit #finance #commerce

Dec 2016

10 min

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