DIY IRL With Anna's Anchor

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Lizzy Farrall is an artist that produces music. Really great music at that. She is such a legend and that's about all you need to know....apart from her debut album Bruise came out on Pure Noise Records this year and it's amazing.Support the show (
Seánie Cahill is a freelance videographer / photographer from Enniscorthy Co.Wexford. Seánie spends a lot of his time creating content and producing videos for the hugely successful, vegan-friendly YouTube channel of The Happy Pear. We chat about growing a YouTube channel to the point where you have a silver play button in the house, how we think Covid-19 will change life for good and much much more. This week's song is entitled "Sky is Closer".Support the show (
Brendan McInerney is the drummer of the Limerick Synth Pop band Bleeding Heart Pigeons who are currently releasing their second album. We talk about what it was like being signed to Virgin records before turning 18, touring Russia, playing with The Pixies and much more.Support the show (
In 2017, I played a bunch of shows in America, booked by myself. After insane drives, sleeping on a pink eye couch, potential murder in Tennessee woods and some amazing gigs, I crossed a real lifetime goal off of the bucket list.Support the show (
Matt Brasch is guitarist for legendary Philly punk band, The Wonder Years. He also has a side project called Cold Climb It and records bands whenever he's not on tour with The Wonder Years which is rare! We chat about the current Covid situation in America / Philly, recording bands, making candles, narrowly escaping brawls and much more! This week's song is a cover of His Father's Voice " No Room For Romantics" taken from DIY LK's Bed Covers compilation in aid of Doras Luimní.Support the show (
Bonus episode - tour woes - losing my toe on tour with the Wonder Years when we supported them on a European tour with my other band, The Winter Passing Support the show (
This week's guest is Edel Doherty who is one half of Art For Blind Records currently based in Co.Sligo. Edel is also a graphic designer and runs her own screen printing business with her partner Danny!This week's song is entitled "At The Bottom of the Stairs".Support the show (
Seán McGowan is a singer/songwriter from Southampton. Having released an album on Xtra Mile Recordings and toured with the likes of Billy Bragg, Sean has achieved some amazing things in his time as a solo artist. We chat about touring, insecurities and sleeping in terrible hostels at the Giant's Causeway.Support the show (
This week's guest is Elvis Beetham. We talk about his time as a musician, artist in residence and running a surf school in Co.Mayo aswell as his latest pursuit into the world of personal development. Elvis is a very inspirational character and I want to say a huge thanks to him for coming onto the podcast!This week's song is called "Cleeve's".Support the show (
Neil Kennedy is a Music Producer based in Southampton. With distant heritage in Co.Kilkenny, home of his favourite Irish band, Kerbdog, we sit down to chat about his career as a producer and what it takes to own and operate his production house, The Ranch.This week's song is called "I'm Sorry, But".Support the show (
A bonus episode for you this Christmas. The often overlooked Christmas story of the first Anna's Anchor tour through Czech Republic, Austria and Tralee.Support the show (
Pat Muldowney is owner of the legendary music venue “The Joiners”. Joiners has had acts like Green Day, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Arctic Monkeys grace its 250 cap room. The venue is arguably one of the most iconic and legendary rooms in the U.K. that’s been around for more than 50 years and for me, represents how important smaller venues are to the community. Pats parents are from Laois and Kildare and we sat down for a chat in his living room in Southampton. I met Pat first when I played the joiners supporting Seán  McGowan and I’ve been back a few times since. When it boils down to it for me, getting to play a venue like the Joiners and getting to meet and chat with someone like Pat makes this whole thing worth while. This week's song is called "The Docks"Support the show (
Aoife McElwain from Co.Monaghan via Saudi Arabia and Dublin is an amazing hardworking creative individual that hosts the Sing Along Social, is a food writer and stylist for publications like the Irish Times and also is the author of the amazing book "Slow at Work". This week's song is called "City Canal".Support the show (
Mark Graham from Co.Waterford has so many interesting projects on the go, it's hard to pigeon hole his creative endeavours into a brief description. Of his many talents, Mark plays drums and sings in the legendary electronic band King Kong Company, he writes for a number of national publications, has released a book called "A Year of Festivals in Ireland" and has his own podcast called "The Irish Music Industry Podcast".Support the show (
I was on tour this week with Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties so I had no opportunity to interview anyone so decided to do something a little different, a bit of a Q&A with questions submitted by you, the listener! So here we go. In the same way London and New York have a team in the Senior Football Championship but aren't really a part of the whole thing in reality, this is that.Support the show (
George Lowden is a luthier and founder of Lowden Guitars, a world renowned guitar making company based in Co.Down. George's guitars have become some of the most sought after guitars in the world which is apparent from their roster of endorsed artists which includes none other than Ed Sheeran. We speak about how he got into making guitars, how his designs are influenced by landscapes and how things have changed for the company now that they are producing an Ed Sheeran signature range.Support the show (
This week's guest is Ronan Kealy aka Junior Brother from Co. Kerry. Ronan is a songwriter from Kilcummin who's often seen armed with an acoustic guitar and tambourine playing mad stuff from a different time all together. Junior Brother released an album this year called "Pull The Right Rope" on Strange Brew Records and its sensational. This week's song is called "Stone Walled Dancehall" and was written with Mike Hennessy and features Brendan McInerney on drums.Support the show (
Back again to bending the rules, we love to see it! This week's guest is Tom May from the band, The Menzingers. Originally from Scranton Pensylvania Tom and I spoke at Manchester Punk Festival. The Menzingers at this stage in their career are an iconic and genre leading band that continue to release incredible albums. I want to say a huge thanks to Tom for giving me his time and urge you to buy The Menzingers new album "Hello Exile".Support the show (
Ruth Dempsey of Co. Wicklow is the owner and proprietor of Finders Keepers Bray, an amazing vintage clothes shop in the garden county's seaside town. We chat about the running of a vintage store, where she sources her stock from and why are certain swear words okay for radio and others not.Support the show (
Pádraic Ó Griallais, is a 6th generation poitín distiller from Connemara. His family have been producing poitín on the shores of Galway Bay for over 170 years and a number of years ago Pádraic set up the first licenced distillery in Galway in over 100 years to legally produce and sell his families' highly regarded potion. We talk about the history of Poitín, Pádraic's family, how he set up Micil distillery and we even try a bit of the glorious product. If you enjoy this episode, you can find out more about Micil Distillery at . Support the show (
Stu Daly from Tallaght Co.Dublin is the bass player and singer for legendary punk band "Chewing on Tinfoil", If you're an Irish person that loves punk music, Chewie are the number 1 band. Their album Marrowbone Lane for my money is one of the best Irish albums written in the last decade. Stu also has own solo music which I have dubbed "Faux Dublin Soul" and it is as expected, a masterclass in songwriting. I hope you enjoy our conversation where we discuss the history of Chewing On Tinfoil, Irish poets, moving to the burbs of Wicklow and Dublin history.Support the show (
Rob Flynn aka Wolfgang Barber is a highly regarded barber that co-owns Faction barbershop in Templebar. Rob also plays in a band called The Winter Passing. I was delighted to get to chat with Rob about how he got into barbering, his approaches, techniques and the community around barbering. We also dived deep into the ethos behind the shop which he co-owns with Aaron Kiely. We also briefly talk about the future of The Winter Passing, playing Feile Na Greine and if Tipp will win the all Ireland!Support the show (
Andrew & Charles Hendy from Co.Louth are best known as TPM, Dundalk based Hip Hop group that has a social commentary on life in Ireland like no other. They also play in a ballad group called the Mary Wallopers and put on house shows of epic proportions in their gaff in Dundalk. Dundalk is a mad town, The Hendy's are mad characters and we have a special Co-Host called Graham who is also mad. Support the show (
Originally from the North Coast of Ireland, Ciara McMullan is a photographer based in Belfast Co.Antrim. Ciara has been documenting the N.I. music scene for over 10 years with an incredibly unique and distinctive style of photography. Ciara has since gone on to tour with bands such And So I watch You From Afar and Roe (who even supported Snow Patrol for an arena tour). Ciara is an incredibly hard working and driven person that takes photos like no other and it was amazing to get the chance to sit down with her and have a chat about all of her work!Support the show (
Aisling McCallion is a Technical Knitwear Designer, Product Developer & Shima Seiki Programer according to Linkedin but more clearly, she's an incredibly talented, creative designer that specialises in Knitwear from Muff Co. Donegal. Aisling has previously worked with Inis Mean knitting Co, puts on public events to raise awareness on the damage the fashion industry does and promotes sustainable fashion. She is also currently setting up her own knitwear brand. My respect and admiration for Aisling is endless and I hope you learn as much from this conversation as I did. This week's song is called "Blood Thinners"Support the show (
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Anna's Anchor
Podcast Status
Jun 23rd, 2019
Latest Episode
May 21st, 2020
Release Period
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About 1 hour

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