Friday, October 1, 2010

Helena Mulkerns on the Radio

This weekend I have the very fabulous Helena Mulkerns joining us from the Sunday Scrapbook hot seat. Her career to date and credentials are terrifically varied and interesting, and I think she's going to give us a really brilliant show with her chosen theme "Behind the Headlines"


Helena Mulkerns
has worked mainly as a writer, journalist, editor and photographer. She has written for Hot Press, The Irish Times, Rolling Stone, Music Express, Downtown Magazine, Elle, New York Perspectives, The Irish Voice, The Irish Echo, Irish America, Film Ireland, Cineaste, Irish Tatler, The Sunday Tribune etc. etc. She has also contributed to two non-fiction books, The Irish In America, (published in conjunction with the PBS television series of the same name) and Motherland, from William Morrow and Company .

She completed several seasons as live New York presenter on the popular prime-time Irish television series, Gerry Ryan Live, and has organized and performed at many readings and literary evenings in New York. She hosted a regular Saturday night cabaret review, The Clumsy Cabaret in the Café Sin-é with Elizabeth Logun and Deanna Kirk, featuring music and comedy, and organized special events there such as The Bloomsday Jaunt and has since performed several times at Isiah Shaeffer's Symphony Space event, Bloomsday on Broadway. She also participated in the organisation of music festivals, rock concerts and literary/theatre events and literary readings, such as The Guinness Fleadh. In June 2009, she performed at the Bloomsday event organised by Colum McCann in New York. She thanks her grandfather Jimmy (The Rajah of Frongoch), a strolling player, comedian and revolutionary, for her lack of reserve in the vicinity of a live mike. She has spent ten years working between Afghanistan, Guatamala and Ethiopia with the UN Peacekeeping forces. She now runs the celebrated alternative monthly arts night "Cáca Milis" in Wexford. She was a founding member of New York based arts collective Banshee - for more on them go to http://banshee.info . She is a fantastic photographer and singer on top of all of that.

Lookit, be there or you know what'll happen* - 4pm - Liffey Sound.

Squares can catch up after on the archive as always.

* you'll be a square

3 comments:

Phillips L said...

Sounds like a good one! I will tune in.

Totalfeckineejit said...

She sounds a bit one dimensional, but I know you can pull it off , Niamh,so I'll tune in.

Niamh B said...

Do Phillips, you won't regret it.
Thanks TFE, we look forward to your company