Úna Monaghan Interview (Harp, samples)

Episode 69 · September 28th, 2020 · 2 hrs 5 mins

About this Episode

The hornpipe is the rebel, the wink, the wee pocket of mischief. Electronics, samples, rhythms. The harp, and the influence of Janet Harbison. Performing for others and performing alone. Art and listener responses. The Star Factory, mapping Belfast, engineering in sound. Gender, power, Mise Fosta and equal representation in the music business in Ireland.

Úna's website is the place to go for more info about her life and work (very cool stuff to discover):

The first three tracks we listen to together are from Úna's album, 'For', which you can buy here:

They're 'Nanny Nora's and The Clean Player,' 'Mammy's,' and 'An Dearcadh.'

The last track is 'The Chinwag,' which you can see Úna perform here:

You can find more info about Mise Fosta here:
'We aim to change the culture of abuse and harassment within the Irish traditional music & dance scene.
Contact us at [email protected]'

And you'll find FairPlé here:
'FairPlé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. We advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.'

Úna - thank you for such a wonderful, unique listening experience.

Darren and Dominic


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