Ep12: Clare O Mahony on Making Music and The Songs of Joni Mitchell.

Cork Musician Clare O Mahony was in the Rebel Matters Hotseat today talking about her albums, what goes in to getting a show on stage, and the upcoming Songs of Joni Mitchell show at the Everyman Theatre. Today’s show also features a Rebel Matters First. Clare recorded a song for us right here in the studio and it was just out of this world, so were going to get stuck into that before the interview to get the happy vibes going! Enjoy the show.

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EP: 10 Sam McNicholl on Running Connolly’s of Leap, and Being a Professional Musician

This week I sat down with Sam McNicoll who runs the famous public house and music venue Connolly’s of Leap, plays with the band Talos, and arguably has the best moustache in Ireland. We dug deep into the history of Connolly's of Leap and what it was like for Sam growing up in a venue that attracted artists such as the The Frames, The Pale, Garth Hudson from The Band, Donal Lunny, and John Martyn, and how the Pink Floyd hammer flag came to be a part of the infamous set up at Connolly’s. We also discussed Talos and their success, the excitement that comes with doing something that you absolutely love to do, and juggling the two big commitments of being a professional musician and business owner.

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Ep 6: Dr. Darragh Graham on Being An International Athlete, Strength Coach, and Professional Musician

On this episode, I was chatting to Dr. Darragh Graham from one of Ireland’s hottest bands right now, Hermitage Green. Darragh is one of my closest friends, and I say from a slightly biased point of view that he is one of the most versatile, talented, and insightful people that I know. From holding a PhD in sports science, competing internationally in track and field, coaching in professional rugby, and for All ireland winning football and hurling teams, to being a founding member of one of the freshest sounding bands in Ireland. 

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Ep 5: Starting a Business, and Overcoming Adversity with Dreadlock Queen Caroline Dausmann

On this episode of Rebel Matters, I sat down with the undisputed dreadlock queen of Cork City, Caroline Dausmann, who runs the Pink Octopus Dread Shop on Georges Key! My chat with Caroline went down the road of starting up a business, inspirational quotes, vintage Cork city, overcoming adversity, and the positive impact that an image change can have on your mentality. It was great to chat with a fellow startup gladiator, and we had plenty to chat about during the episode.

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Ep 4: Talking About Art, Travel, Inspiration, Creativity, and Sustainability, with Kari Cahill

This week I am sitting with West Cork based artist Kari Cahill. Kari has a hand in quite a few landmark projects in different parts of the country, as well as running a studio in Schull. In this episode, we talk about the importance of the arts in Ireland today, Kari’s visits to India, sustainability, creativity, and reconnecting ourselves to the landscapes of Ireland.

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Ep 1: Triathlon, Lucid Dreaming and Performance Enhancing Drugs with Chris Mintern.

Chris Mintern is an international triathlete, ACLAÍ sponsored athlete, mathematics aficionado, and aspiring hustler. It was great to be able to catch up with Chris to discuss his training routines, where he came from to become one of the top triathletes in Ireland, obstacles that he has overcome along the way, and some more obscure topics such as lucid dreaming, his short lived GAA career, and his view on performance enhancing substances.

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