Click HERE to listen to a podcast of Radio DJ and writer Steve Conway talk about himself and his

Steve Conway

work on my ‘Behind the Lines’ programme on Liffey Sound FM 96.4. The programme goes out live on Tuesdays 8.00 to 9.00pm on FM and on   Steve discusses his very successful book ‘Shiprocked’ (‘Life on the Waves with Radio Caoloine’), an account of his times with the pirate station. He has lots to say about his various experiences as a rookie radio presenter and the adventures associated with his early times on air. Anyone who has read Steve before, or has seen him perform his work live, will know that there are many good laughs in store in this programme. He also reads from other work and has lots of advice for how to get published. Well, he can tell you how HE got published… and every little helps!

Click HERE to listen to poet Pauline Fayne talk about her new book ‘Mowing in the Dark’ on the Liffey Sound radio programme ‘Behind the Lines’ and many other matters to do with her poetry. Our discussion ranges widely over her life and times and her writing over the years, going back to her grandfather, a contributor to Dublin’s long-disappeared ‘Evening Mail’ newspaper, and who’s writings were an initial inspiration for her work.

Another ‘Behind the Lines‘ programme on Liffey Sound FM featuring writers from the South County Dublin area which were published in the book ‘County Lines’ in 2006 and edited by Dermot Bolger. Dermot writes in his introduction: ‘I have been truly privileged to work with all the writers in this book … between them they have created a unique quilt of life as lived in South Dublin over the past decades. As an editor I would like to thank them for their patience and hard work and for affording me that privilege and those insights.’ And I too would like to thank the writers featured in this broadcast for their permission to include their work: Tony Higgins, Colm Keegan and Dympna Murray Fennell, along with my own contribution to the book. The readers are Emer Horgan and Jonathen White. A podcast of the programme is available in the ‘Radio Archives‘ slot in the Blogroll on the left of this site.

Last Tuesday (19 April) at 8.00pm the first of my ‘Behind the Lines’ programmes was broadcast live on Liffey Sound FM. However, for those unfortunate persons unable to get us on 96.4 a podcast is available from ‘Radio Archives’ in the Blogroll on the right hand side of this site.  ‘County Lines’ is a collection of personal accounts of life in the South County Dublin area and produced in book form by Desmond Bolger when he was Writer in Residence with South County Dublin Co. Council in 2006. It’s on the shelves of all libraries in the area and also exists in audio-book form. It is truly a wonderful selection of writings and, quite apart from its main purpose of giving a flavour of life in the county, it is a great testiment to writing talent available to Desmond in his project. This particular programme features Brian Kirk, Colm Keegan, Eileen Casey and the late Joan O’Flynn. There is such a wealth of great material in this book that I intend to feature it in future programmes and to have some of the writers on the show in person.