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The Cowshed Talks
66 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Working In Production
It's springtime and we are back with a great talk - here is the start of a discussion we hope to grow, about transforming our workplace to best care for personal and colleagues wellness. Derek Nagle meets with Gary Flood to talk about his experiences and how he's found that valuing personal experience and encouraging personal development are central to developing a wellness mindset in the media industry. Gary Flood is a seasoned television producer, director, edit producer and script writer whose work encompasses factual entertainment, lifestyle, light entertainment, documentary, comedy and drama programming. He is also a certified Personal, Executive & Leadership Coach, and an experienced trainer specialising in communication, conflict resolution and presentation skills training. You are not alone Let's Talk
42 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Lisa Wilkinson. We discuss her many talents and struggles and then Lisa guides us through an amazing grounding anxiety exercise. Lisa and I will come back to this space over the next months to deliver more of these exercises which we will post on their own as a great free helpful support for all to access and use. You’re never alone, let’s talk.
113 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
Rosa Hoskins joins Ian Lamb
Lammy's Therapies Explained - he is joined by Rosa Hoskins to chat about Life Coaching. You are not alone - Let's talk 💚🌎
100 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Hidden Talents - Ep4
Ken Binley's guest is Camera Operator & Producer Chris Donohue. A huge thanks to Chris for a fantastic talk covering his experiences building a career in the television industry, traveling, social drinking, the side effects of his relationship with alcohol and his journey to living alcohol free. Bio: Chris Donohue is a professional camera operator & producer from Melbourne, Australia now living in County Cork Ireland. Over the past 15 years, Chris has moved up the ranks in the television industry from cable rigger to working across broadcast news, long-format drama, documentaries, reality TV, light entertainment, floor manager, live sports broadcasting as a camera operator, and producer. And there are more ears and help available to connect with: Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland +353 1 8420700 https://www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie/ Narcotics Anonymous Ireland https://www.na-ireland.org/ Minding Creative Minds IRL - Dedicated 24/7 helpline ROI: 1800 814 244 or NI/UK: 0800 0903677 http://mindingcreativeminds.ie/ Music Support UK https://www.musicsupport.org/what-we-do HSE Drugs and Alcohol helpline (Ireland) 1800 459459 firstname.lastname@example.org We always recommend you contact reputable counselling or psychotherapy services accredited by either of the following groups: Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy https://iacp.ie/ Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy http://iahip.com/about-us Let's talk
83 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Suzi Green talks with Chez Stock about wellbeing on and off tour. We are excited to hear from Suzi since she also has a huge interest in mental health and wellbeing. During lockdown Suzi started a peer zoom group ’The Back Lounge' for music and events refugees, as a way to connect with and support other music professionals in these uncertain times. We'd love to hear your thoughts, during or after the talk, in the comment section below - Let's Talk. Suzi Green has a career in the Music Industry spanning 25 years, and has tour managed artists including PJ Harvey, Placebo and The Chemical Brothers. After experiencing burn out, she left the industry and retrained as a Naturopathic Nutritionist, and has since returned to the business where she is able to use her new skills on tour, to the benefit of artists and crew. You are not alone - Let's talk.
103 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Hidden Talents Ep3
September's is international recovery month - and we have a very special show by Ken and Paul who leads by example, lighting the path for others to find hope and share the journey x Hidden Talents - Ken Binley's guest today is Lighting Designer Paul O'Neill. Paul's joined us to talk about his experience working professionally in the entertainment industry, his recovery from addiction, and how's he has re-trained as a bodywork therapist alongside looking forward to our industry picking up again. This is another beautifully authentic chat, thank you so much Paul for taking the time to share your story so far and for being honest and open sharing your experiences. You are not alone - Let's Talk folks x Listener discretion is advised x Born in Dublin, Paul O’Neill was blessed an idyllic early childhood. In 1984 he was plunged into the booming Dublin arts scene when a major venue offered a clueless twenty year-old student real money to light their next play. Before long he was a venue technician with a blossoming career as a lighting designer. In a diverse career spanning the worlds of theatre, music, dance, fashion, TV, corporate and civic events….he has also had stints in sound, rigging, tour & production management, as well as consultancy and installation work… and has been the tech manager of two well-known venues in Ireland. Paul’s path was far from smooth however, and at the age of 47, after yet another failed relationship and facing homelessness, he finally sought professional help. This led to finally addressing his relationship with alcohol and other escapes, opening the door to healing long-buried childhood trauma and taking ownership of his mental & emotional wellbeing for the first time. Also gifted with healing hands, he has trained in a range of bodywork therapies over the past twenty years, and since 2006 has combined freelancing on events with a practice in Amatsu and Body Harmony. Having lost too many friends and colleagues through suicide or substance misuse he is truly grateful to wake up each day with a clear head, and is committed to helping others to find whatever recovery and connection they can to be their best selves. Useful links to support groups mentioned by mentioned by Paul Al-Anon Family Groups – Strength and hope for families & friends of problem drinkers. http://www.al-anon-ireland.org Helpline +353(01) 8732699 Co-Dependents Anonymous Ireland http://codaireland.com To all listening - You are not alone. Let's Talk.
81 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Chez Stock talks with Suzi Green about Chez’s vast touring experience and how she found the healthiest working environments always celebrate diversity, ability and skill. Chez Stock is an LA based FOH engineer & tour manager. Her 20 year career in audio has taken her to stadiums around the world and tiny clubs you've probably never heard of (for good reason). The pandemic hit & the touring industry evaporated overnight in March 2020. She now has lots of time on her hands & has started volunteering for a local street cat TNR rescue & is currently fostering multiple kittens. You are not alone - Let's talk.
122 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Hidden Talents Ep2
Ken Binley's guest today is Lighting Designer Andrew Leonard. He joins us to talk about his 45 years experience in the entertainment industry, living in the moment and the need for collaboration in these pandemic times. Bio: Born in Dublin in 1953, Andrew Leonard grew up in the leafy suburbs in Killiney Co. Dublin. Educated first by nun’s with men’s names in black habits, Andrew then went to St. Conleth’s in Ballsbridge, followed by Ampleforth, a Public School in Yorkshire run by Benedictine monks in skirts / habits! He went to Trinity in Dublin to study Business Studies, but got diverted into theatre by an old school friend and he discovered his vocation for lighting and theatre there and spent most of his time in the Players’ Theatre. Just before he left Trinity, he saw an ad for Lighting operators in RTE, went for it and got the job, which he stuck at for 3 very valuable years. He left to start Stage and Location Lighting with Rupert Murray in 1978, which then became Lighting Dimensions. It was the start of an era, the beginning of the indigenous business which has grown to dizzy heights today. Andrew left the company in ’94 to become a freelance Lighting Director and contractor. Andrew joins us to talk a little bit about keys moments, turns in the road, the coping with the stresses and strains of running a business, of relationships, and how he addressed those moments with the help of personal development work, therapy and mindfulness. Here's a link to Oscailt a fantastic service referenced in the show: https://oscailt.com/practitioners/ Let's talI
122 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Rowan McDonagh talks with Ian Lamb
Join us this evening at 7pm - Rowan McDonagh talks with Ian Lamb about Rowan’s experience of being bipolar, his experiences of periods of residence in mental health hospitals, his problems with trauma, addiction and the passion he has as a mental health advocate in our industry. We are excited to hear from Rowan since he joins us after some months seeking care during Covid19 lockdown. Rowan and Andi Flack at Ancroo Live initiated The Tech Check talks, which is growing to become an important industry wide conversation with our peers. We welcome Row to the mic with open arms, and no better man than Lammy to chat away with! Put the kettle on. Rowan McDonagh is an Irish tech production manager for large scale festivals. He has over 25 years experience in the live music industry. From managing irelands largest AV company to stage manager and production manager, Rowan's experience spans the entire industry. Rowan has a diagnosis of rapid cycling bi-polar disorder, and is in recovery from trauma and addiction. Rowan founded The Cowshed with Claire Morrissey. He is a huge advocate of mental health issues within our industry. Let's talk.
77 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Naomi Venables talks with Ian Lamb
Naomi Venables talks with Ian Lamb about mental health issues in family life, in particular drawing the focus onto when our children have their own mental health issues. How as parents you care for them, what professional and parent group help is available out there and how you deal with the knock on mental health stress of this on yourself whilst also dealing with the responsibility of working.
80 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
In conversation with Mig Burgess
Mig Burgess joins Claire Morrissey to chat about Mig's career in lighting, advocacy promoting mental health awareness and the findings of a recent survey published by University of Surrey: The UK Technical Backstage Entertainment Industry Mental Health Evaluation.
95 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
CBT and NLP
Owen Fitzpatrick is a Psychologist, International Best Selling Author and Speaker and Trainer. Having a Masters in Applied Psychology, Owen has travelled the world to more than 100 countries and spoken to audiences in over 30 countries. His TEDx speech on ˜Mind Control” has been seen by more than a million people worldwide. He is creator of the Changing Minds Podcast and he is author of 8 books available in more than 15 languages. Having worked with more than 10,000 people as a therapist and coach, Owen has coached Billionaires and Olympic athletes helping them to perform at their very best. For more than 20 years, he has worked with tens of thousands of people helping them to achieve high performance in what they do and master the art of influential communication and engaging presentations. Owen is also an award winning filmmaker, screenwriter and actor winning multiple awards in Europe and America. He has also had one of his plays produced and shown around Ireland. Owen has featured as the presenter expert on his primetime television show 'Not Enough Hours' on Irish Television where each week he worked with someone to help them manage their time and lives more effectively.
90 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Hidden Talents Ep1
Ken Binley talks with Ian Lamb about his new series here on Tech Check called 'Hidden Talents' and about his life and mental health whilst working in a diverse range of areas in the entertainment industry.
77 minutes | May 22, 2020
TC special Eddie Cummins Story
My name is My name Eddie Cumminsis. I have worked in the television industry as a stagehand for over 40 years. I love what I do and have the great fortune to work with some truly great people, men and women. I am a father and grandfather. I have two wonderful grandchildren and a wonderful daughter. I have two brothers and three sisters whom I love dearly and I have a beautiful and very supportive wife. I like to spend my pastime with my grandchildren, I do a lot of cycling, I love to eat good food and I am not a bad cook. Cummins. I have worked in the television industry as a stagehand for over 40 years. I love what I do and have the great fortune to work with some truly great people, men and women. I am a father and grandfather. I have two wonderful grandchildren and a wonderful daughter. I have two brothers and three sisters whom I love dearly and I have a beautiful and very supportive wife. I like to spend my pastime with my grandchildren, I do a lot of cycling, I love to eat good food and I am not a bad cook.
81 minutes | May 22, 2020
Ian Lamb brief biog 2020 Age 56 I live on the North Devon Coast in a village called Appledore Married to Jennie, we have no children but we do have two furkids – Milly, an 11 year old Lakeland terrier and Mr Bingley, a 4 year old Airedale terrier. Interests – walking, films, cooking, our dogs (I am glad I put a comma in there between those two interests or else you would have been forgiven for contacting the RSPCA), I enjoy noticing faces in things (pareidolia), sticking googly eyes on things to make them into faces and entertaining people with them, making people laugh is always an enjoyment. Born in 1964 and raised in a suburb of Nottingham with my elder sister and parents. A mostly happy, loving and fun childhood with every possible spare minute spent outside. At school I was interested mostly in practical subjects, acting and cross country running and I enjoyed working on a farm during most school holidays from the age of 12 to 16. I Loved being in the Cubs and Scouts and enjoyed climbing……..anything really I have suffered with, what I later discovered to be, clinical depression from the age of 13 and since then I have learnt a lot about the subject on my journey along this ‘long and winding road’. Since graduating from the London Academy of Dramatic Art in 1984 my profession has been a stage manager in the conference and live events industry apart from a 10 year hiatus when I was a lampy and rigger.
68 minutes | May 19, 2020
Stephen is a writer and director of film and telly and, most recently, a book called SHOOTING & CUTTING: A Survivor’s Guide to Film-making and Other Diseases - about his journey with Stage IV cancer and trying to get back to a productive and creative life afterwards. He lives near the sea in Dublin with his wife, comedian and actress Deirdre O’Kane, and their two kids Holly and Daniel. There is also a black cat called Samba in residence. Stephen is looking forward to a pint of Guinness in an actual pub later this summer.
60 minutes | May 15, 2020
John ‘Jake’ Kennedy
John ‘Jake’ Kennedy has more than 30 years’ experience in the management and delivery of large-scale events across a diverse range of entertainment and cultural areas. He spent close to 20 years as a key member of U2’s production management team and was Production Manager and later Tour Director on Zoo TV and Pop Mart tours which played to a total of 10m people worldwide. He was Project Director for the Woodstock 1994 and Woodstock 1999 Music and Arts Festivals in USA. Each event attracted approx. 500,000 people to two different small towns in up-state New York and commemorated the original Woodstock Festival of 1969. Mr. Kennedy has managed arts events at Hannover Expo 2000, at the JFK Centre for Performing Arts in Washington DC and for Stockholm 2000, the New Year’s Eve 2000 event attended by 750,000 people in Stockholm harbour. He has considerable experience of project management work in Third World countries, having managed the installation of power generation projects for APR Energy LLC. Most recently he has been producer of several music led made for TV Programs in Ireland, Germany and UK. John’s tunes: 1. Streets - U2 2. Raggle Taggle Gypsy/Tabhair dom do Lamh – Planxty 3. Running on Empty – Jackson Brown 4. Woodstock – Mathews Southern Comfort (prefer this to Joni Mitchel original)
56 minutes | May 13, 2020
Paddy McPoland joins John Kennedy
The Tech Check, Paddy Mc Poland joins John Kennedy to chat about mental health on and off the road.: Paddy is a Native of Belfast, Ireland but moved south with his family in his early years to Naas, Co Kildare. Studying in Carlow RTC, he became Ents Officer and then President of the Students Union, becoming USI National Exec Officer in 1985. From here he went full time into the music business. Firstly as Promoter rep then as Tour Manager, paddies client list includes - Clannad, Imelda May, Sinead O'Connor, The Stunning, Paul Brady, James Vincent McMorrow...there's tons of other bands that nobodys heard of too!! At the moment Paddy is on lockdown and busy rescheduling the Clannad Farewell World Tour for 2021…Well be talking about mental health and the stresses of tour life also how to cope with the now and what the future may or may not hold for us… Paddys tunes; Long Balconies - A Lazarus Soul Call Me Blue - A House Hypnotized - The Undertones Sing All Our cares Away - Damian Dempsey
77 minutes | May 8, 2020
The cowshed and Ancroo Live get together and shoot the breeze about mental health,
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