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With Iarla Ó Lionáird

1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 19 October 2011

Mike Harding presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music. This week, Mike's guest is the Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, who speaks to Mike about his latest album, Foxlight.

Iarla, known to many for his work with the Afro Celt Soundsystem, grew up steeped in the Sean Nós (old style) singing traditions of West Cork. On this week's show, he explains to Mike how those beginnings continue to influence his throroughly modern writing and recording style.

Foxlight is Iarla's third solo studio album, and was produced by Leo Abrahams (Paul Simon, Brian Eno). Iarla tells Mike about the making of this remarkable record and fills him in about his forthcoming collaboration with the great fiddler Martin Hayes.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for The Humblebums

    The Humblebums Blood And Glory

    The New Humblebums, Fabulus FBUBX 201/2

  • Image for Crooked Still

    Crooked Still Tell Her To Come Back Home

    Still Crooked, Signature SIG2013

  • Image for Alasdair Roberts

    Alasdair Roberts The Golden Vanity

    Too Long In This Condition, Navigator NAVIGATOR40

  • Image for Naomi Bedford

    Naomi Bedford Railroad Bill

    Tales From The Weeping Willow, Dusty Willow DWR001

  • Image for Moonshee

    Moonshee Fair And Tender Ladies

    CD single, Park Records PRKCD115

  • Image for Iarla Ó Lionáird

    Iarla Ó Lionáird The Goat Song

    Foxlight, Realworld CDRW184

  • Image for Iarla Ó Lionáird

    Iarla Ó Lionáird The Heart Of The World

    Foxlight, Realworld CDRW184

  • Image for Sarah McQuaid

    Sarah McQuaid Johnny Lad

    When Two Lovers Meet, Mongrel Music MMCD001

  • Image for Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson

    Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson The Heysham Peace-Egging Song

    Lady Diamond, Selwyn Music SYNMCD0007

  • Image for The Wilson Family

    The Wilson Family The Hunt Is Up

    A Grey Lock Or Two, BITCD311

  • Image for Jackie Oates

    Jackie Oates Young Johnson

    Saturnine, ECC Records ECC004



    Mike talks to Irish singer Iarla O Lionaird about his latest album.


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