The Glens Centre is proud to present its very own, inhouse, radio show on Ocean FM.

Arts North West is a new, 30 minute, arts magazine featuring the cream of talent in North Leitrim, Sligo & Sth Donegal. Tune in to to every Thursday at 9.30pm with a repeat every Sunday. Podcast will go live from Thursday, immediately after the show.

The Arts Page on the Ocean FM website can be accessed here where you can see access the previous shows!



Episode 1 featuring Rossa O’Snodaigh, Musician, Louise Kennedy, Writer and Philip Delamere, Leitrim Arts Office

Episode 2 featuring Johnny Gogan, Filmmaker, Maeve McGowan from the Hawkswell Theatre Sligo and Ciaran McAuley & Steve Wickham.

Episode 3 featuring Monica Corish, Sean MacDiarmada Summer School and Pat McCabe – “The Galway Spike”

Episode 4 featuring Hawk’s Well Director, Marie O’Byrne, speaking about the National Campaign For the Arts. Award-winning ex-RTE journalist, Susan O’Keeffe, gives us a brief on the Yeats Society Sligo and its upcoming festival. Poet Brian Leyden reads his provocative new prose piece, Mansplaining WB Yeats.

Episode 5 featuring Writer Úna Mannion reads from her work and chats with Declan Drohan. Music from Seamie O’Dowd and a discussion on the Sligo Midsummer Online Festival. Sculptor & Arts Activist Jackie McKenna in conversation with Declan Drohan.

Episode 6 featuring Singer/songwriter Perry Blake in conversation with Declan Drohan. Vernal Time, perceiving flowers in prose in lockdown, by Dr. Phillina Sun. Artist Niall Sheerin in conversation with Declan Drohan.

Episode 7 featuring Tara McGowan from the Cairde Sligo Arts Festival. Ted Kelly Lo Fi Trip hop meets Jazz. Michael Harding Newly commissioned prose by the Glens Centre “The Man Who Knew Nothing”

Episode 8 is a tribute to celebrated Leitrim-born singer Mary McPartlan who died in April. Writer and broadcaster Vincent Woods remembers Mary’s life and singing and her invaluable contribution to arts and culture in Ireland.

Episode 9 featuring playwright Frank Shouldice with music by Frieda Freytag, Eddie Lee from Sligo Jazz Project, bassist Rufus Reid at Sligo Jazz Project and dramaturg and amateur drama historian, Hubert McMorrow.

Episode 10 featuring Marie O’Byrne Director at Hawkswell Theatre, Seamie O’Dowd singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Lyn Brookes reading from LARCS & other Lovely Things by Leitrim For Choice and Emer McGarry Director of The Model Sligo.

Episode 11 featuring Dee Armstrong of the band Kíla discussing her work & The Glens Rock School and poet Mary Branley.

Episode 12 featuring Neal Farry & Dermot Hayworth of Ballymote Heritage Group discuss the archiving of the Corran Herald, Drumshee Days by Dark Daughter Productions and a sample from The Glens Rock School.

Episode 13 featuring writer Joel Smith, artist Michael McLoughlin ans episode one of Jumpin Inn by Little John Nee.

Episode 14 featuring Patrick Carayannis of ska band, The Piseogs, Maeve McGowan from The Hawkswell, The Bothy Lads by Ye Vagabonds and Episode two of Jumpin Inn by Little John Nee.


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