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Only The Homely

  • Stuart Bailie
  • 11 Apr 08, 05:01 PM

Stuart Bailie.jpgIt’s high noon at the Equality Commission in Belfast and a new project goes live. It’s an internet radio project called Homely Planet and the idea is to put a positive front on the blossoming multi-cultural potential of Northern Ireland. And it that sounds like too many fancy words in one sentence, then have a listen to the music that’s being created before your eyes. Players from Zimbabwe, Poland and Ardglass, and thumping away in a sweet accord.

wilson.jpgSome of the faces in this room are familiar. There’s Paul McMordie, an excellent guitarist and a feature in projects such as the Motion Project and Beyond Skin. He’s joined by his cohort, Darren Ferguson and together they are explaining the new ethos.

homely2.jpgThey’re working with untrained radio heads, putting an emphasis on enthusiasm and application and not sweating the technical stuff. They’re not podcasting and neither can you listen again. It’s pure live, seat-of-the-pants and you suppose that playlists will not bother the schedules. All totally bonkers, of course, but out of such adventures may come an entirely new tone.

Stu Bailie presents The Late show on Radio Ulster, every Friday from 10pm until midnight. See his playlist here.

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