The Green Wave with Davie Furey

Davie Furey

The Green Wave is a podcast/radio show presented by singer/songwriter Davie Furey.

Featuring interviews and music with some of Ireland's finest musicians, songwriters, poets and authors.

All Episodes

Dublin-based The Crayon Set specialise in hook-filled, alternative pop. The band was founded by main songwriter Robert Baker and the first line-up of the band released their eponymous debut album in 2013. It is filled choc-a-bloc with infectious, uptempo indie pop songs. The Irish Times described it as “as catchy as a virus”.  Its follow up ‘Lost Languages’ was released in 2017. The album was in part a tribute to many of their favourite 'Americana' artists. It featured Kate Dineen on guest vocals who went on to become a full-time member of the band. Musician.ie made it their Irish album of the year.   Their new album 'Downer Disco' is due out in Sept 2021. It was recorded with producer Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio in Dublin in 2019. The release was put on hold due to Covid ’19. It is their strongest album to-date filled with their trademark expertly-crafted pop songs & dual girl/boy vocal interplay - this time with added synth-pop & electronic goodness. 

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Nov 10

51 min 48 sec

As an artist Tanya McCole is one of the finest singer/songwriters in this isle of Ireland and beyond. These songs touch the soul in such a way that I have no doubt they will be enjoyed for many years to come.  In 2018 Tanya went back to the studio with a fresh batch of songs and recorded "Because Of You".In stark contrast to "Love, Hate & The Blues”, this new album is stripped back to reveal her uniquely distinctive voice and songwriting ability.That same year she fulfilled a lifelong dream of touring with Grammy award winner John Prine.

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Oct 27

47 min 3 sec

Stephanie Rainey releases the lead track, "13",  from her debut EP on the 20th October 2021.  It comes after a busy year with several single releases including No Cowboy and Ross and Rachel.  A brilliant songwriter and singer, Stephanie has some live dates coming in April 2022.

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Oct 19

51 min 56 sec

Hermione Hennessy is a singer-songwriter, music manager, creative director,  and recording artist. She’s also the daughter and former manager of the legendary late Irish singer-songwriter Christie Hennessy.  Hermione’s debut album ‘Songs My Father Taught Me’ which was signed to Warner Music, stayed at the number one spot within the Irish charts for five weeks, where she also toured alongside Willie Nelson and Leona Lewis.  In this fascinating chat with Davie, they explore the songs she has recorded, her Dad's incredible body of work and the relationships that shape us through music.

Oct 14

1 hr 35 min

Irish singer-storyteller David Keenan has spent the majority of the last decade growing up on the road, drawing from primary source experiences and a vivid imagination.  His forthcoming second album “WHAT THEN?” is a deft but noticeable step up from his debut, fulfilling his promise, and then some. Out 15th October 2021. Tasters of what’s to come with the album are evident in singles ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’, ‘Bark’, ‘Sentimental Dole’, and ‘What Then Cried Jo Soap’.Here is an artist unafraid to offer up his dealings with the human condition for all to see and hear. Sometimes self-deprecating, sometimes darkly-humoured, always intentional, you get the sense that a veil has been lifted and there's a beautiful truth about to be exposed.

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Oct 8

53 min 8 sec

Rachel Grace is a rising singer/songwriter hailing from County Wexford. She is a proudly homegrown independent artist and has been self-funded since she first started writing music.  She burst onto the scene at the tender age of 13 with the release of her first album, ‘Song For You’, displaying a level of songwriting that is often described as being well beyond her years.  In 2018 she released a five-track EP, ‘Routes’, with it’s single ‘You Don’t Know’ quickly reaching number three in the iTunes Charts and receiving airplay from Ireland’s number one radio station, RTÉ Radio 1. The EP received consistent praise from national and international media and audiences alike, earning her the spot of ‘PlayIrish Artist of the Week’ on BeatFM.  Her latest release from 2021 is Cry me an Ocean,

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Oct 4

32 min 31 sec

Colm Gavin is an emerging Singer/Songwriter phenomenon from Dublin. Performing from the ripe age of 14 and writing from the age of 10 he has performed across Ireland and further afield, sharing the stage with acts as varied as Glen Hansard, ORB, Liam O’Maonlai, John Spillane, Orla Keogh, Kíla, Damien Rice and also played at the inaugural opening night of the musical “Once” in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre. In the past his music has been featured on RTE TV and Radio, College Radio Stations across the country and has he also been featured on NME’s main website. September 2014 saw the release of his Debut Solo EP “Your Endless Slumber” which spent the week of its release at No.1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and garnered widespread attention from a number of Irish independent Record Labels.  In 2015 he released his album A Voice for the Urban Darlings and in 2021 he released his new EP, The 1992 Tapes

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Oct 1

42 min 32 sec

Galia Arad is an American singer/songwriter who is currently based in Dublin.  Galia’s classical musician parents and classical voice training steered her directly into the arms of rock ‘n’ roll. She has toured the USA, Ireland, England (supporting Jools Holland), and Japan (where she not only gigged, but was the first place winner of a sake chugging contest and runner up of a wet kimono contest.) As for her less impressive accomplishments, she is the winner of Songwriter Hall of Fame's Abe Olman award for Excellence in Songwriting, and winner of The Great American Song competition. Galia, with much noise, has also caught the attention of one of her music idols, Shane MacGowan (from The Pogues), who wrote the liner notes for her sophomore album "Ooh La Baby", and is featured on two tracks.

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Sep 27

45 min 48 sec

Steo Wall is an emerging talent on the Irish music scene, a striking wordsmith with a unique musical style. His live sets have been described as pure alchemy. Steo has an eclectic taste to his music which shines through the multi-genre array of songs at his disposal. With a mix of spoken word and folk inspired melodies all woven to an acoustic groove, Steo is bringing something new, fresh and exciting. Tyrone born, Limerick adopted. Kathleen Turner's unique vocal style has been inspired by a wide range of music, from gospel to folk.  She makes every song sound like a privately shared confidence.

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Sep 22

1 hr 18 min

Barry Geraghty is one of the finest and most successful jockeys Ireland has ever produced.  With over 1,900 career wins, 43 Cheltenham festival winners, an English and Irish Grand National winner and Irish Champion jump jockey twice, Geraghty has had a glittering career in the saddle.  Not without its lows, however, with multiple injuries and career setbacks Geraghty showed incredible mental strength to keep coming back eventually retiring in 2020, fourth on the all time winners list.  In this extended and thoughtful chat with Davie, Barry picks five of his favourite songs.  They discuss his recent autobiography, True Colours, his relationship with the legendary Nicky Henderson and JP McManus plus his partnerships with some extraordinary horses like Moscow Flyer and Sprinter Sacre.

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Jun 2

1 hr 44 min

Mary Coughlan is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian).  One of Ireland's finest singers, Mary Coughlan released her incredible album, Life Stories, in 2020 to much critical acclaim.  Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression and power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life.  In this fascinating chat with Davie, she discusses her songs, her writing and her captivating story.  Honest, reflective and entertaining, Mary is a national treasure.

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May 27

1 hr 21 min

The seeds for this album Hidden Gems  were sown when The Zombies  were inducted to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in March 2019 in New York City.  Due to this achievement widespread interest has grown in the band members individual projects which include ARGENT, Colin Blunstone and The Chris White Experience.Francie and Chris have a longstanding musical relationship since the 80’s and Francie is featured on three of the albums from The Chris White Experience; these songs are also included on Hidden Gems.Hidden Gems is a feelgood rock album with some outstanding performances from many iconic musicians, including:Tim Renwick (Pink Floyd), Russ Ballard (ARGENT),  Russ also wrote many classic songs including God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You, Since You’ve Been Gone, plus so many more… John Verity (ARGENT), Jim Rodford (ARGENT/The Kinks), Bob Henrit (ARGENT) , Vivienne Boucherat & Chris White (The Zombies),  Jan Akkerman (FOCUS), Christy Dignam (Aslan), Finbar Furey (The Fureys), Gerry O’Connor (Joe Bonamassa/The Dublin Legends), Keith Donald & Matt Kelleghan (Moving Hearts)  plus many more..One of the hidden gems is a first recording of a new song written by Paul Williams, Oscar and Grammy award winning songwriter, with Keith Donald  and arranged by Fiachra Trench.A hidden gem from the archives, a live recording from a TV show in RTÉ Dublin 1974, when Francie was just a kid!!

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May 20

52 min 58 sec

Lewis is an Irish/English singer songwriter, musician and educator who works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, blending ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from across Ireland and the UK. A pioneer of Folk, Lewis is a timeless and gifted storyteller who captivates listeners with her fearless lyrics,  gorgeous otherworldly voice, and satisfying arrangements. Frequently compared to the likes of Ane Brun, Kate Rusby and Julie Fowlis. Her debut album, Glenaphuca released on 5th March 2021 has received great support from RTÉ 1, FRUK, BBC Radio Ulster and RTÉ na Gaeltachta.“Dad.. why are you always hiding in a band.. release your own music!” Stuck at home (er ..only a Home of the Year finalist 2015) during Covid 19, Ger Eaton, creative director, future planner, musical collaborator and style savant, heeded this advice from his recently self-appointed A&R daughter, 18 year old Jude, dusted off his old 4 Track Tape machine, and is finally releasing his first solo project single entitled “I Thought I’d a Friend”. Jude had noted that while her Dad had worked with Duke Special, Jack L, Mundy, Fionn Regan & The Pale (to name just a few), appeared on Later with Jools Holland, played Glastonbury, toured extensively at home and in the US with his own bands Las Vegas Basement, The Carnival Brothers and (her favourite) Les Marionettes, he had never released music as a solo artist. “Your like that old guy…” she said “Brian Eno.. you always stand out from the rest”. As creative director and fashion forecaster of 25 yrs for the chic Robert Chambers Hair Salon, Ger has indeed used his creative talents to turn everything he encounters (including himself) into a visual kaleidoscope of flair. Now Ger, while ruefully accepting that the modern A&R approach has changed, is taking Jude’s advice when releasing “I Thought I’d a Friend”. Jude maintains that due to her Dad’s unique look and interests he can appear in any number of media formats (such as fashion, hairdressing, styling, and interior design) as well as, of course… the usual music ones!

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May 13

1 hr 1 min

Sean Boylan chooses 5 songs that have helped shape is life.  Seán is a GAA legend in every sense of the word.  He retired from his position as manager of the Meath GAA Senior Football team in 2005 after twenty-three years in charge.  During his time with Meath, he managed the team to four All-Ireland Senior Football Championships (1987, 1988, 1996, 1999), three National Football League titles, and eight Leinster Senior Football Championships.  In recognition of his services to Meath GAA and his services to Meath as a county, Boylan was conferred as Freeman of the County of Meath.  He was entered into the GAA Hall of Fame for his services to Meath football in 2006.  Seán is also a  traditional herbalist practicing at Edenmore, Dunboyne.  The art and science of the traditional herbalists within the Boylan family can be traced as far back as the 15th century. Each generation has fostered the knowledge of their ancestors, but adapted successfully to the needs of the clients in the times they live in.  Dunboyne Herbs is a multi-disciplinary clinic primarily treating through herbalism, but also incorporating other therapies such as massage.

May 6

1 hr 25 min

Donal chooses 6 of his favourite songs and poems.  In a candid and open chat with Davie, they explore what it takes to be a writer, the power of writing and the influences that have shaped their work.  Donal Ryan is the author of 7 bestselling novels and a short story collection. He has won numerous awards, among them the European Union Prize for Literature, The Guardian First Book Award and three Irish Book Awards. He was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for From A Low And Quiet Sea.  His latest book, Strange Flowers, was voted Novel of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards for 2020.

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Apr 29

1 hr 11 min

Irish born singer - songwriter Megan O’Neill has just released her second full length studio album on March 12th, 2021 - titled Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty. This much anticipated album follows her last release, ‘Ghost of You’ (June 2018) which hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in the UK and Ireland.Gerry Tully is a native of Meath, Ireland, who has carved himself a reputation as an outstanding performer, entertaining crowds with his own evocative style. A natural, self-taught musician, he is a compelling performer delivering classic folk songs with a rich and assured style. Gerry’s original songs are mesmerising, political and caring, thoughtful and haunting.

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Apr 22

1 hr 21 min

Susan Quirke is a singer, songwriter, musician, meditation teacher, and also a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur for her work in the field of well-being and mental health. Susan believes music and meditation are powerful forces for healing and transformation in the world.  Her debut album, With The Sea, is released April 23rd 2021 and features some of Ireland’s leading musicians, including acclaimed violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, former Lír guitarist Colm Quearney, Justin Carroll on keyboard, Graham Hopkins on drums, and Rob Malone on bass.Eamonn MacDonncha is an Irish singer, songwriter who released his album, Piece of Mind in 2017.  He sings song in both English and Gaelic (native Irish language).  A superb vocalist with clever lyrics, he his both a thoughtful and progressive songwriter.

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Apr 14

1 hr 17 min

Cormac O'Caoimh is an Irish singer/songwriter with several albums under his belt.  His intimate vocals, magical melodies and exquisite guitar playing has always attracted very favourable appeal to critics (with Mojo, The Irish Times, HotPress, R2, Americana UK, OndaRock in Italy and many more) always quick to point to his unique style as well as comparisons to acts varying from the dreamy pop of The Go Betweens, Badly Drawn Boy, Elliott Smith and Prefab Sprout to the introspective and more folk-oriented Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon. But he sees himself as a pop song-writer. When pop was good.Varo are singers and fiddle players Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Nerea Breschi. They perform Irish traditional songs and tunes with arrangement influences from the Folk, Baroque and Classical traditions, weaving around the melodies with harmonies, drones and countermelody.  Lucie, from France, and Consuelo, from Italy, met in 2015 after moving to Dublin to pursue their love for Irish traditional music, and immediately started a fruitful collaboration. They travelled to Ireland along different musical paths, Lucie from jazz, classical music, and French folk, Consuelo from Irish trad, folk, and world music.  Lucie and Consuelo have been involved in various other projects, such as Landless, Lisa O' Neill's Band, Ye Vagabonds, The Morning Tree, Alasourse, The Nomadic Piano Project.

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Apr 8

1 hr 1 min

Mike Hanrahan is a singer-songwriter and guitarist.  Mike spent fifteen years with Stockton's Wing as songwriter, guitarist and singer, and ten years with Ronnie Drew as guitarist, writer and producer.  His book, Beautiful Affair, a journey in music, food and friendship, was shortlisted for the National An Post Book Awards in 2019. The album Beautiful Affair - Stockton’s Wing - A Retrospective went to number 1 in January 2020.

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Apr 1

1 hr 5 min

Jinx Lennon AKA Free State Nova border punk poet with neanderthal garage six string rawness ,bass drum, beats+dentist drill sound machines all meant to grip and uplift the demented,the dread filled and the desperate out there with righteous noise + words

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

International recording & touring artist, Dylan Walshe, is an Irish musician from the southeastern, working class, coastal suburbs of Dublin. He is known for his engaging impassioned live performances, lyrical songwriting & unique vocal style.Rob Corcoran writes and sings songs. Sometimes his friends play along. He's from Ireland and lives in London. It sounds serious but it's all lots of fun

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

David Geraghty is an Irish multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter. He is a founding member of Bell X1. Since 2014, he has been performing under the moniker Join Me in the Pines

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Dec 2020

59 min 38 sec

Gerry Adams is perhaps the best known Irish political leader in the world today. He has been shot and imprisoned for his political beliefs. He was banned from traveling into Britain and his voice was banned from the British broadcasting media under censorship laws.He is widely credited as one of the main architects of the Irish peace process and of the Good Friday Agreement. He is also the bestselling author of 18 books.Please note we are unable to play some songs due to strict publishing and licensing laws.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 25 min

Since the release of her stunning debut EP, Glitter Skies, Sara Ryan has gone from being one of Irish folk music’s hidden gems, to its ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the 2017 Irish Folk Awards.ELKAE is an electronic soul artist, songwriter and producer setting out in a genre of her own. She combines funky old-school grooves with new and exciting electronic production, polished off with her powerful, soulful voice to create a high energy live show.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

Irish songwriter, musician & curator | Guitarist and singer in Kern | Artist in Association at Droichead Arts Centre | Presenter of Ceol sa Bhaile podcast.

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Dec 2020

47 min 31 sec

With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.

Dec 2020

1 hr 26 min

Born into the legendary Black Family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, her dynamic and profound vocals explore the emotional depths of her lyrics, leaving the audience entranced. Aoife has a unique sound, Her music has a broad creative scope but is largely influenced by her own roots in folk and traditional Irish music. 

Dec 2020

58 min 52 sec

Charlie McGettigan started his musical career in the 1960s in various rock bands in Donegal. Moving to Dublin in 1968 he honed in on the thriving folk scene there at the time. In 1973, Charlie formed the highly successful group Jargon, which went on to win the prestigious Letterkenny Folk Festival, following in the footsteps of bands like Clannad and Pumpkinhead. Charlie has worked with artists like Maura O’Connell and Eleanor Shanley who both recorded many of his songs including “Feet of a Dancer”, “A Bed for the Night” and “If Anything Happened to You”.  Charlie joined forces with Paul Harrington and Brendan Graham to win the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with “Rock n Roll Kids”. He has released many solo albums including “In Your Old Room”, “Family Matters” “ The Man from 20” and “Stolen Moments” produced in Nashville by legendary producer Bil Vorndick. Charlie’s songs have been recorded by many artists including De Danann, Mary and Frances Black, Ray Lynam, Daniel O’Donnell, Sandy Kelly and Hal Ketchum to name but a few.  These days Charlie tours both here in Ireland and abroad. He presents “The Saturday Connection” on Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio, a two hour programme where he previews live music and theatrical events, interviews guests from the world of arts and entertainment and plays an eclectic mix of music and song on CD.  As well as serving on the Board of IMRO, Charlie is also a member of the Board of The Dock Arts Centre in Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Dec 2020

59 min 23 sec

Davie chats with Irish Singer/Songwriter ELLYD and picks some songs from her career to date.

Nov 2020

57 min 55 sec

Christy Moore joins Davie for a rare in depth interview discussing his songs and incredible career to date.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min