Camilla Griehsel – From Sweden to Ireland and the Journey Taken

It was during the Covid restrictions so the meeting between Camilla Griehsel and Ger Sweeney was via Zoom but the ensuing conversation flowed as freely as if they were sharing a coffee overlooking the sea in beautiful West Cork. Camilla is Swedish and has been singing since she was five years old. Her journey to … More Camilla Griehsel – From Sweden to Ireland and the Journey Taken

The Emerald Conversations Episode 11. Bowyer’s Limerick Part 2

This episode is the second part of Bowyer’s Limerick, a documentary that Ger Sweeney produced with the late Brendan Bowyer. Brendan was a native of Waterford but moved to Limerick when he was two and remained in the city until he was a teenager. Limerick has always been one of his “homes” in Ireland and … More The Emerald Conversations Episode 11. Bowyer’s Limerick Part 2

The Emerald Conversations Episode 10. Bowyer’s Limerick Part 1

This is the first part of a documentary that Ger Sweeney produced with the late Brendan Bowyer. Brendan was a native of Waterford but moved to Limerick when he was two and remained in the city until he was a teenager. Limerick has always been one of his “homes” in Ireland and he was very … More The Emerald Conversations Episode 10. Bowyer’s Limerick Part 1

The Emerald Conversations Episode 9. Eimear Quinn

This episode features the last person to win the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland, Eimear Quinn. I’m releasing this on the 24th anniversary of that win. On that fateful night in Oslo Eimear sang a Brendan Graham composition called “The Voice”. My conversation with Eimear covers her love of music from a young age, THAT … More The Emerald Conversations Episode 9. Eimear Quinn

The Emerald Conversations Episode 7. Tom Cussen and David Sanders from Shaskeen

The band Shaskeen celebrates 50 years on the road this year. Tom Cussen was the man that put the band together in London in 1970. David Sanders wasn’t even born in 1970 but today he is the latest recruit to the band that has done so much to promote traditional Irish music and song over … More The Emerald Conversations Episode 7. Tom Cussen and David Sanders from Shaskeen