‘ LUCKY COUNTRY’ PODCAST
A podcast series where Irish people, from a wide range of ages and backgrounds , share their journey leaving Ireland and settling in Australia.
They tell their intimate stories, their trials & tribulations. many now call Australia home.
ABC Radio Sydney’s leading Evening Radio Host, Chris Bath, chats with Jack Murphy about his brand new podcast series Lucky Country (first aired Mar 14 2019)
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Featuring 2 Dubliners who grew up 5 kms from one another BUT … 55 years apart! meet Harry Cummins & Neil O’Sullivan …
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Harry Cummins settles in australia while Neil O’Sullivan shares his passion for soccer & the big influencers during his formative years …
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Harry Cummins & judy his sydney born wife start their family in the snowy mountains. his fellow dubliner,Neil O’Sullivan,50 years his junior, DREAMS about heading to australia.
we meet martin cunningham, born in war torn northern ireland. he recalls how he & his mum narrowly escaped death when they had simply gone shopping in the border town of newry.
martin was just 7 years old
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South dubliner,Neil O’Sullivan settles into life in australia, playing soccer, setting up a business, while dealing with mental health issues.
newry born martin cunningham, recalls his early years in the troubles of northern ireland ,HOW he became an obsessed cricket follower & his dreams of university life in england
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martin cunningham tells of his time leaving northern ireland for england - meeting english born sinn fein supporters & ex british soldiers, GRADUATING UNIVERSITY & getting a job in cambridge, before heading out on a 12 month VISA with HIS english GIRLFRIEND.
meet daragh foley, a 20 something dubliner & professional boxer. born in england to irish parents who’d returned home to the CELTIC tiger, darragh recalls his early years in ENGLAND & ireland and how his passion for boxing started!
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martin cunningham stays on in australia after his breakup & meets his future wife at a sydney train station
daragh foley, recalls his early years in ireland & how he turned his boxing into a sporting success.
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aug 17th below …
Featuring INCREDIBLE Documentary on BERNADETTE DEVLIN-MCALISKEY & 50 Years since the BATTLE of DERRY’S BOGSIDE. Music from … Stiff Little Fingers, U2, KILA, Simple Minds, Paul Brady & more !
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Featuring DERRY GIRLS Interview about Series 3, Danny Doyle (RIP this week) ,The Pogues, Dermot Kennedy, Picture This, The Script, MOVIE REVIEW - BLACK 47 , Plus comedy drama R.O.C.K.
Featuring Sharon Shannon, The Corona’s LIVE, Saw Doctors, Ronan Keating, Dervish with Andy Irvine, Father Ted snippets & comedy drama R.O.C.K. …
Featuring Delorentos, The Coronas, The Script, Director, KILA, Thin Lizzy, Dermot Kennedy, … PLUS Comedy & Satire - OLIVER CALLAN’S Boris Johnson, Derry Girls snippets & Double episode of R.O.C.K. …
Featuring IRISH GIRL POWER The Cranberries, The Corrs, Frances & Mary Black, Moloko’s Siobhan Murphy, Sinead O’ Connor, Enya, … PLUS Comedy - Derry Girls snippets & R.O.C.K. …
Featuring a track from Ireland’s No 1 album this week from Mick Flannery , The Frames, The Coronas as gaeilge, Monoband, Picture This as gaeilge, Sinead O’Connor, Luka Bloom … PLUS Comedy - Tommy Tiernan , Derry Girls snippets & a double episode of R.O.C.K. …
NEW MUSIC from DERMOT KENNEDY & THE CRANBERRIES… Damien Dempsey, Thin Lizzy, Picture This, Westlife with John Stephan , Republic of Loose . PLUS COMEDY - David O ‘Doherty with Derry Girls snippets & the latest from R.O.C.K.
NEW MUSIC from THE CRANBERRIES… Declan O ‘Rourke, Dermot Kennedy, The Script, Divine Comedy, David Byrne, Enya. PLUS COMEDY - Aisling Bea & David O ‘Doherty with Derry Girls snippets
june 22 below
BLOOMS DAY Reading from Irish Senator, David Norriss…MUSIC from LUKA BLOOM, DERMOT KENNEDY,HOZIER,PICTURE THIS,BOOMTOWN RATS, PLUS Comedy - David O’ Doherty and the hilarious R.O.C.K
SPECIAL SHOW IN Support Of The Irish Musicians Union Call To Boycott the Israeli Apartheid State hosting the Eurovision in 2019
Listen to Irish RTE Great MIKE MURPHY on how appallingly he was treated by the Israeli State
GREAT Music ... Christy Moore, KILA, The Shaker Hymn, Frances Black, Elvis Costello, Sharon Shannon with Roisin El Safty, Damien Dempsey, Aodhan Chezney Conlan & Odhran Murphy... & R.O.C.K.
april 27 below featuring ‘The catalpa rescue’
Interview with prolific Australian author, President of the Australian Republican Movement and former Wallaby, storyteller PETER FITZSIMONS. Peter tells us about his latest book, ‘The Catalpa Rescue’, the escape of Irish Fenians from Fremantle Jail, Western Australia in 1875. Music from Paddy Reilly & The Dubliners, Glen Hansard, Thin Lizzy & The Pogues. Satire from Oliver Callan , CALLAN’S KICKS & R.O.C.K.
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Dedicated to LYRA MCKEE , her partner and family #rip
Music from Flogging Molly, Dermot Kennedy, Frances Black sings RAGLAN ROAD at Martin McGuinness funeral, DERRY 2016,Mary Black,WESTLIFE with Sydney’s JOHN STEPHAN. HILARIOUS Satire - CALLAN’S KICKS &… R.O.C.K!
april 13 2019 below
Music from Van Morrison & The Chieftains, U2, PICTURE THIS, Keywest. PLUS comedy from David O’ Doherty, SUPER Satire - CALLAN’s KICKS & ROCK!
april 6 2019 below
SPECIAL FEATURE ON BREXIT , PICTURE THIS, US Chart Topper HOZIER, Phil Lynott’s 2 Dublin Songs, The Strypes & Director Plus Ross O’Carroll Kelly & SUPER Satire - CALLAN’s KICKS!
March 23 2019
FEATURING MIAMI SHOWBAND MASSACRE INTERVIEW Plus US Chart Topper HOZIER sings in a NYC Subway.Dermot Kennedy LIVE on Ellen DeGeneres Show. KILA, Snow Patrol, Undertones. Ross O’Carroll Kelly & SUPER Satire - CALLAN’s KICKS!
March 16 2019
HAPPY ST PATS ! Sasta La Fheile Padraig MUSIC from The Pogues, Picture This, KILA & Christy Moore PLUS Ross O’Carroll Kelly & SUPER Satire - CALLAN’s KICKS! … PLUS R.O.C.K… THIS SHOW IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MURDERED in CHRISTCHURCH by racist, bigoted right wing extremists, seemingly led by an Australian from NSW, the state where we are based. #racism #rip #peace #justice #equality
NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL part 1 dec 29 2018
30 YEAR IRISH STATE SECRETS REVEALED. UPBEAT TUNES from MARXMAN with Sinead O’Connor, Samantha Mumba, U2, The Potbelleez, Moloko, Aslan, KILA, COMEDY from DYLAN MORAN, PLUS …Satire, R.O.C.K & the HILARIOUS… Callan’s Kicks !
show OCTOBER 6 2018
MUST LISTEN PODCAST Features chilling interview with the MIAMI SHOWBAND survivor Stephen Travers. He shares what happened on the night of the massacre of his band mates on July 31st 1975. Plus latest news, satire & music from a range of Irish artists.
show SEPTEMBER 29 2018
This show features EXCLUSIVE interview with the creator of ROSS O’CARROLL KELLY, PAUL HOWARD. Plus news, satire & music from a range of Irish artists.