back to basics

Thanks to Liffey Sound FM for the interview on my book Dublin Folk Tales.
I started telling stories on radio there a long time ago.
And a listener texted in while I was on-air recalling those broadcasts.
Some things endure in the ether somewhere.
Nothing is ever wasted.
Long live radio.

on the radio

Thanks to Conor Byrne on Dublin South FM for the interview on his Community Affairs programme on Dublin Folk Tales.
It was good fun, especially the postscript section when there was a no-show from someone else and I was on again. 
Now, where were we?



Good Morning Dublin

Thanks to Angela Douglas on the Good Morning Dublin programme of Dublin City FM for the interview on Dublin Folk Tales.
It was fun.
And even funner to hear Angela’s own recollection of seeing Bang Bang pass by.

On the radio rising

radioBelated thanks to the Robinson team, Tony and Evelyn, on the D15 Today programme on Phoenix Fm on April 30.
A 15 minute spot became 30 minutes and only ended when the show went off the air to make room for the next programme.
Storyswap started here.


The Morning Show TV3

The Morning Show presentersI was interviewed by Martin King and Claire Brock on the TV3 programme The Morning Show on the book Dublin Folk Tales and on storytelling in general.
See it here at 29′.30″
note. At the start of the Pigwoman chat I say Griselda was Dr Richard’s wife and then I say sister. They were siblings. Wife is a slip of the tongue, for some strange reason.

Tom Dunne radio show

Dublin Folk Tales was described by Tom Dunne the Dublin radio star on his Newstalk show as a “great book that tells you all about the unbelievable characters” that are to be found in Dublin stories.
Author Brendan Nolan was a guest on the 73,000-listener daytime magazine programme on Tuesday morning April 17, 2012, talking about Matt Talbot and Bang Bang and the devil at the Hell Fire Club and other stories.
Tom wrapped up the hugely-enjoyable light-hearted interview with the comment that it is “great to see all the stories in one place.”
Listen here Part 2 at minute 44′.25″

Radio interviews

Media interviews started for the book on WDAR 96fm the station that hosts my own Telling Tales programme each week.
David Spain did the honours in interviewing the interviewer.
As a bonus there is included a telling of a story from the collection The Honeymooners
Hear it here