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Into the west: Daithi

Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 08:23


The Muppets: an audience with Miss Piggy and Kermit

Daithi: the Clareman behind some of the best pop tunes of recent times on why he is happy not to be seen as the lad with the fiddle

Captain America: the Captain and Black Widow, AKA Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evan, on the latest superhero caper

Lulu James: Q&A with the 21st century soul singer

Plus CD reviews (including Windings/Land Lovers, Pharrell Williams, Nick Waterhouse, Skrillex, House of Cosy Cushions, Jimi Goodwin, Lyla Foy, Brendan Tiernan, Kaiser Chiefs, David Power, Rackhouse Pilfer, Polar Bear, Vijay Iyer etc), film reviews (Twenty Feet from Stardom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Muppets Most Wanted, The Past), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

Podcast plug: Banter is now in the podcasting business with new episodes from our previous adventures in talking going live every week. You can listen to or download our latest podcast, which features Mark Yarm, the author of excellent grunge oral history Everybody Loves Our Town, talking about the ins and outs of that fabled Seattle scene and was recorded at the Kilkenny Arts Festival last summer, here. Catch up on the podcasts to date here or subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link. The Banter podcasts are produced by Tanya White for Old Hat.

Glider plug: if it’s the last Friday of the month (and payday), it’s time for Glider at the Workman’s Club, Dublin 2. Playing this, that and the other upstairs from 10pm and downstairs from 11.30pm will be Piotrek & Przem (Andrews Sisters Brothers), (Cillian, Tanya and myself. Admission is free.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. One for the sports fans in the audience.