Vocal Chords Repeats – RTÉ Lyric FM February 2021

Vocal Chords is a multi award winning music documentary series made by Athena Media for RTÉ Lyric fm presented by one of Ireland’s most acclaimed sean-nós singers Iarla Ó Lionáird made with the funding support of the BAI and the TV licence fee.

In a sonic journey across the world Iarla and the production team, including Robert Hope and Michael Gallen, recorded the stories and journeys of vocal experiences from South Africa to Siberia. The series posed that eternal question of

‘Why do we sing, and what happens when we sing?’

The series has Gold three times at the New York Radio Festival – first in 2016 for the initial 5 part series, then in 2017 for the Paul Brady episode and in 2018 for the Peggy Seeger episode.

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In Conversation with Veronica Dunne

On RTÉ Lyric fmSt Stephen’s Day at 6pm – The wonderful Veronica Dunne and Iarla Ó’Lionáird in Conversation for Vocal Chords.


Iarla’s guest in this special Christmas edition of Vocal Chords is the singer and vocal coach Veronica Dunne.

Veronica or ‘Ronnie’ as everyone knows her celebrated her 90th birthday earlier this year and in this extended interview at her home she traces her life in song from her childhood, when singing competed with horses for her attention, to her debut at Covent Garden in La Boheme.

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Athena Media’s 3 finalists in New York Radio Festival 2017

For the fifth year running Athena Media has multiple winning projects in the prestigious International New York Radio Festival Awards. 

Three of our 2016 productions, Wilde Stories, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Vocal Chords- In Conversation with Paul Brady, are finalists in this year’s competition which culminates in a New York Gala on June 19th.

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