My revamped, critically-acclaimed podcast series Offbeat is back right here!

Bookmark this site. Offbeat is back October 30th with a thought-provoking, musical mashup of the best in art, pop and world music. Handel to Hip-Hop, with context and content, analysis and history! Can’t wait to provide listeners and readers with an alternative to mainstream musical radio – critically acclaimed by Irish press (The Irish Times, […]

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Marni Nixon, WHO? My radio interview with the Legendary Hollywood soprano before her death.

  OK, so this interview brings back bittersweet memories, since the amazing Marni Nixon is no more. The soprano voice behind Hollywood’s greatest musical hits (West Side Story, The King and I and My Fair Lady), Marni was one of my childhood favourites. I vowed to track her down and interview her if I ever […]

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French-Algerian Guitarist Pierre Bensusan in conversation with me for Offbeat.

Another blog post, another podcast interview from the Offbeat archives. This one features my interview with supremely gifted guitarist Pierre Bensusan, in advance of his Dublin concert. I’m always apprehensive about interviewing artists outside the classical music spectrum (Bensusan’s brand of guitar virtuosity defies categorisation anyway) but this particular conversation was a chance for me […]

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Kronos Quartet Founder David Harrington talks to me for Offbeat.

Another radio interview from the Offbeat archives. I was really nervous to interview world-class musician David Harrington, founder and violinist with the brilliant Kronos Quartet, but talking to him was a superb experience. We covered a range of musical topics, including and especially David’s collaboration with Bollywood songstress Asha Bhonsle. This interview attracted a great […]

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Can’t wait to get back to work on my music theory and analysis PhD…

Because studying theory and analysis at doctoral level complements my training in piano performance in a way that is intellectually and spiritually fulfilling. Because I want to continue to train as a researcher and lecturer in the analysis of both classical and popular music, to inspire other musically inclined students to take up the subject […]

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