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With Iarla Ó Lionáird

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

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.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 19 Oct 2011 19:00

Music Played

  • The Humblebums

    Blood And Glory

    • The New Humblebums.
    • Fabulus FBUBX 201/2.
  • Crooked Still

    Tell Her To Come Back Home

    • Still Crooked.
    • Signature SIG2013.
  • Alasdair Roberts

    The Golden Vanity

    • Too Long In This Condition.
    • Navigator NAVIGATOR40.
  • Naomi Bedford

    Railroad Bill

    • Tales From The Weeping Willow.
    • Dusty Willow DWR001.
  • Moonshee

    Fair And Tender Ladies

    • CD single.
    • Park Records PRKCD115.
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird

    The Goat Song

    • Foxlight.
    • Realworld CDRW184.
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird

    The Heart Of The World

    • Foxlight.
    • Realworld CDRW184.
  • Sarah McQuaid

    Johnny Lad

    • When Two Lovers Meet.
    • Mongrel Music MMCD001.
  • Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson

    The Heysham Peace-Egging Song

    • Lady Diamond.
    • Selwyn Music SYNMCD0007.
  • The Wilson Family

    The Hunt Is Up

    • A Grey Lock Or Two.
    • BITCD311.
  • Jackie Oates

    Young Johnson

    • Saturnine.
    • ECC Records ECC004.

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