An Irishman Abroad
About This Show
See currencyfair.com/irishman for more details - In each episode, comedian Jarlath Regan is joined by a well known Irish writer, actor, performer, sports person or public figure to discuss their life and shared experience of Ireland and abroad.
Most Recent Episode
Wallis Bird: Episode 197
1 day ago
This week, Wexford born Wallis Bird joined Jarlath from her home in Berlin to discuss her experiences working within the music industry both as a performing artist and songwriter. Wallis speaks with such a refreshing level of positivity about her life, in which she has experienced the non-musical side of the music business (30:00), losing five fingers in a lawnmower accident (7:00) and having her friends spot an unattractive change in her character when she started to become a successful artist (28:00).
Wallis speaks frankly about her time being signed to a major record label while discussing what it’s like to be given a €5,000 clothing budget and personal stylist when she has no interest in clothes or shopping (34:00) and what her fundamental problem was with her experiences as an artist under contract (37:00). Wallis also explains why she believes the celtic tiger turned people into assholes (50:00) and why Ireland needs to reflect in order to progress (53:00). From recounting the incredibly powerful moment when she fell in love at first sight with her girlfriend (1:03:00) to why she no longer wants to experience the narcissism of being on stage (1:10:00), this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s most exciting creative talents.
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Rated 5 out of
Fascinating show with great guests. Hope it continues for years
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 5 out of
Really good show , easy to listen to and has great guests
Date published: 2014-03-05