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The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss

The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss

By Athena Media

The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss is a podcast from the mothership Pantisocracy. Panti Bliss hosts intimate, one to one conversations with unique performances Pantisocracy is a society of equals. Season 3 of The Panti Personals starts May 6 2022.

Pantisocracy - The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast.
The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard.
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The Panti Personals S2 E8 - Xona
The Panti Personals S2 E8 - Xona
To close Season 2 of The Panti Personals we've a man that Panti Bliss can look up to, even while wearing high heels! It's 6 foot 7 Afro Irish soul singer and songwriter Xona - aka Jordan Onubogu. Xona was born in Lagos but calls Mullingar home, and has now made London his address. He tells the story of how he changed his name to his middle name Jordan, when he came as a ten year old, to Ireland, and started school. Then, he wanted to fit in and to be the same as all the other children but today, as a confident Black Irish performing artist, he has returned to using his birth name. Xona shares with love the story of how his mother, a single mum, made sacrifices, and worked hard, to create a better life for her children in Ireland. He talks of the challenges too of being the gay kid in a church based Nigerian Irish community and both Panti Bliss and Xona swap their 'coming out' stories. Xona, accompanied by the gorgeous farmer/musician Colm Conlan, performs two of his songs live for the Queen - 'This Could Be Us' and 'Slow Dancing' both from his recent EP 'In My Head' and you hear the EP version of the title song during the show, when he shares his story of writing the album during the pandemic. To find out more follow Xona on twitter twitter.com/xonatheartist The Panti Personals is an independent podcast produced by Athena Media, made by Helen Shaw and John Howard with additional research by Dara Shaw. Our theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan - used with her kind permission. To find all the shows, and see videos of the performances, go to www.pantisocracy.ie
54:15
February 18, 2022
The Panti Personals S2 E7 Edel Meade
The Panti Personals S2 E7 Edel Meade
Edel Meade is a jazz singer turned contemporary folk artist. She hails from Clonmel but has made Limerick her home and her latest album ‘Brigids and Patricias’ tells the stories of what it is to be a woman in Ireland from myth to misogyny; with songs about the true, though still unbelievable story, of Bridget Cleary, whose husband burnt her to death saying he believed she was a changeling, and a powerful spoken word piece called’ Long Way to Go’ about gender violence, which chimes with an Ireland which has just mourned Ashling Murphy. With the announcement that Feb 1, St Brigid’s Day, will become a new Irish national holiday from 2023, Panti Bliss explores why Edel is so fascinated by Brigid and how she is a cross between the pre Christian Celtic Goddess Brigit and the Christian saint, much loved in Ireland, who is so associated with the arrival of Spring, the feminine and womanhood, and why the new national holiday resonates with the public debate around gender violence. ‘It’s going to become ireland’s women’s day’ says Panti while Edel connects it to social justice, seeing it reaching beyond the male and female, towards aspirations of fairness, equality and justice. Edel tells Panti Bliss her family roots, in Co Tipperary, are in farming not song but her will to sing was shaped by a couple of incredible nuns in her schools who encouraged and gave her confidence. A career path to journalism brought her to Chicago but instead of radio she studied the blues and came back to take a degree in jazz music and spent a decade performing as a jazz artist. She is a vocal coach, now teaching people to sing, in the University of Limerick, and her lockdown was spent developing new strings to her bow; learning to play the tin whistle, sing sean nós and play Irish traditional music. She’s a committed life long learner and her track in 2022 sees her finally touring with the album, and getting to the Smithsonian in the USA to research cross over between Appalachian music and Irish traditional music there. In the show Edel performs live two of her songs for the Queen, accompanying herself on the gorgeous grand piano. Hear her sing ‘Song of the Seal’ and ‘Not For This World’ Other songs included are some of her jazz numbers God Bless The Child Blue Moon SideWays (from her jazz album Blue Fantastia) and Song for Bridget Cleary and Long Way to Go from the album ‘Brigids and Patricias’) You can find out more about Edel on www.edelmeade.com And you can see her perform in gigs at The Belltable, Limerick on 10th Feb & at Riverbank Arts Centre on 12th Feb. The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and our theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan, used with her very kind permission. http://pantisocracy.ie/edel-meade/ for more.
46:52
February 04, 2022
The Panti Personals S2 E6 Zapho & Senita Appiakorang
The Panti Personals S2 E6 Zapho & Senita Appiakorang
The Panti Personals S2 E6 Zapho & Senita Appiakorang  To mark the beginning of a new year of twos our Queen, Panti Bliss, is with a winning twosome, two boss women from the X Collective, co founder Zapho, aka Ele Breslin and her fellow singer and songwriter Senita Appiakorang. The X Collective is a coming together of new Irish music talent and ambition, founded by Beslin and her partner Emily Shaw, and is now a creative, collaborative network of about 100 artists, musicians, singers and writers across the country.  Zapho and Senita came together with Toshín, Gemma Bradley and Chloe Agnew to release the song WB in April 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9YCgz5bJr4 and previously Zapho and a former Pantisocracy guest Tolu Makay recorded and released 'Collide' with Jenny Browne https://bit.ly/2X1cQmZ . Senita has also just brought out a new song with another Pantisocracy pal, Jess Kav, the powerful 'Ascension' featuring Toshín https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTzBNS-R0uk. In this episode Zapho and Senita share their stories and each perform a song for the Queen accompanied by their X Collective mate Louis Younge. Zapho sings 'Tell Your Mother' a new song she's written about coming out and it gets a release on Mother's Day this March. Senita shares a pulled back version of song she and Jess Kav will release shortly called 'Benefactor of Love' which is part of the Sister Fenix collaborative partnership she and Jess have created.  You'll also hear some excerpts in the podcast of: Shookrah & God Knows - I'm Right Here (Samantha Mumba Cover) Shookrah - 'Notions' Zapho - 'Peoples' ( forthcoming release from Zapho)  Find out more about the X Collective : https://www.oicheevents.com/thexcollective Find out more about Zapho https://www.zaphomusic.com/ And Senita on Twitter https://twitter.com/Appiseni Transcript https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/20c7a7e166af4a0ba6c7efef7f9e2a17/edit_v2?share_code=b1b31721385be5558bba The Panti Personals is an independent podcast produced by Athena Media, the series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard with research by Dara Shaw. We record in Camden Recording Studios Dublin and our theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan, used with her kind permission and support.  You can find all the episodes on www.pantisocracy.ie
53:44
January 21, 2022
The Panti Personals S2 E5 Niamh Regan
The Panti Personals S2 E5 Niamh Regan
For our final show of 2021 we've a warm hearted conversation with the acclaimed Galway singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, who shares stories of love and loss, grief and re-found happiness with the Queen confessor, Panti Bliss. Niamh comes from Kilrickle, a small village near Loughrea, and her debut album Hemet was nominated as best album in both the Irish Choice and the Irish Folk Awards.  Hemet is named after the Californian homeplace of Niamh's husband Wesley Houdyshell, who is himself a musician and whose family are the fun force behind the band Hippie Cream.  (We hear a clip from their song  All the Things from the slbum Trying to Turn a Unicorn Into a Horse) Niamh performs three of her songs for Panti Bliss live in Camden Recording Studios - Love You Senseless and Happy Again from her forthcoming EP 'In The Meantime' and the poignant 'Freeze Frame' from the Hemet album. To find out more about Niamh Regan and her music : www.niamhregan.com/ The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media. The series producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. Additional research by Dara Shaw. Our theme music is Lisa Hannigan 'Knots' courtesy of Lisa Hannigan.
52:14
December 31, 2021
The Panti Personals : S2 E4 - Nealo
The Panti Personals : S2 E4 - Nealo
Panti Bliss in conversation with the hip hop artist Nealo ranges from dog love to Dublin, from leaving law to following his heart, and from becoming a Dad to why cannabis should be legal. Nealo performs three of his songs, with his good mates Rachel MaCauley and Adam Shanahan, live for the Queen, and shares how lockdown brought time to write, but also time to assess relationships and future. Nealo (aka Neal Keating) hails from Clonsilla and began his music and stage career with the hard core punk band Frustration but after a sideways trip into law he found his heart and home in hip hop and mixes music with professional dog walking! In this conversation he shares some ups and downs, his joy at being a father and why he wrote a song for his mother, Rosemary. Music you hear in this episode includes: Nealo 'You Can't Go Home Again' ( live with Rachel and Adam) Nealo 'Under The Weather' ( live with Rachel and Adam) Nealo 'All The Leaves Are Falling' * from the album Frustration 'Last Will and Testament' * from previous recording Nealo 'Rosemary' ( live with Rachel and Adam) You can find out more about Nealo and his album 'All The Leaves Are falling' here: www.nealo.ie The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media - the producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the studio is Camden Recording Studios. Our theme music is Lisa Hannigan's Knots- kindly provided by Lisa with permission to use on the podcast. You can watch videos of the show's performances on www.pantisocracy.ie and find us in all podcast places.
01:00:24
December 17, 2021
The Panti Personals S2 E3 - Sive
The Panti Personals S2 E3 - Sive
Panti Bliss is with alt-folk artist Sive in this episode of The Panti Personals. A proud Naas native Sive’s voice and music is transformative, often called ‘dream folk’, and beyond her creative and artistic life she uses music and song as a community musician in choirs whose members include those with dementia and care home residents. During lockdown, while some of us were binging on Netflix, she co founded a social enterprise called Embrace Music, using music to make a positive difference in the world, and wrote a song cycle for the hospice movement ‘Murmurations’. She’s a climate warrior or worrier and says if you’re not concerned about what’s happening in the global environment you’re not paying attention to the world. In this up close and personal conversation Sive shares three songs with Panti – one of her latest ‘I Think Before I Speak’ and one of her old ones ‘If I Had A Home To Go To’ as well as a beautiful ballad ‘Tenlach’ – an old Irish word for home and hearth. Other music you hear in this episode includes: Sive – ‘We Are Moving’ (from her first album) Murmurations – ‘Better Days to Come’ Murmurations – ‘Blackbird’s Lament’ Murmurations – ‘The Dawning’ (from The Irish Hospice project). as well as a clip from a recording with one of her community choirs. You can find out more about Sive and her music : www.sivemusic.com and you can support her on patreon where she shares a new demo every month – patreon.com/sivemusic. Sive has a gig in Clonacody House in Tipperary on 21st December with Mike Hanrahan and Emma Langford, and will be taking part in a First Fortnight event in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Kildare on the 15th Jan. The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw and mixed by John Howard, the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. We record in Camden Recording Studios in Dublin. pantisocracy.ie/sive for more
56:46
December 03, 2021
The Panti Personals - S2 E2 - Ye Vagabonds
The Panti Personals - S2 E2 - Ye Vagabonds
The Panti Personals - S2 E2 - Ye Vagabonds Panti Bliss is with Brían and Diarmuid Mac Glionn, otherwise known as Ye Vagabonds, the multi-award winning harmonising brothers who hail from Co Carlow but whose music, songs and story are dipped in the waters of their mother's homeland, Arranmore Island in Co Donegal. Ye Vagabonds picked up best band at this year's RTÉ Irish Folk Awards as well as best folk track for their version of "I'm A Rover' and with Panti Bliss they share the roots of their music and how the Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield, ( which was under threat but planning permission for the hotel has now been rejected!), played such a part in their evolution as performers. For Panti they perform 'I'm A Rover' live and in hilarious detail tell the adventures of their All Boats Rise, slow tour, along the canalways with Myles O'Reilly, and perform one of the songs from that tour 'The Pride of The Barrow'. As they head into the mix for their third album they talk about 'blood harmonies' that unspoken sound language of siblings who sing together and gives us a unique insight into how they work together with the performance of a new song, written together. To find out more about Ye Vagabonds and their music : yevagabonds.com/ Audio archive recordings of Brían & Diarmuid's grandfather, Barney Beag Gallagher and their great grandmother,Biddy Néilí Gallagher, is with the kind permission of the Irish Traditional Music Archive www.itma.ie and Lisa Shields and comes from the audio recordings and collection of Lisa and Hugh Shields recorded on Arranmore Island in the 1970s. Find out more through Brían own podcast and transmedia blog on ITMA's Drawing from the Well online project www.itma.ie/drawingfromthewell/brian-mac-gloinn The clip of Andrew Early singing 'No One To Welcome Me Home' - a song learnt when he was 15 years old from Róise Rua was recorded by Brían's friend Steve O'Connor on the island in 2019. Early has since died and this song is included in Brían's Arranmore songs project and it is now one Ye Vagabonds sing themselves. Have a look at this gorgeous little video around the Róise Rua Festival now held on the island : http://feileroiserua.com/ (you’ll spot Myles and Ye Vagabonds!) Other clips of songs and sounds you hear in the programme include: Ye Vagabonds - I Courted A Wee Girl - from Myles O'Reilly's film of 'Seven Songs on Six Islands' tour. ( see the full video film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLUsLBuKQs) The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw. John Howard is the digital and audio editor, the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. The show is recorded in Camden Recording Studios with the kind support of Cian Boylan and the sound engineer is Conor Brady. To find out more go to www.pantisocracy.ie
01:15:37
November 19, 2021
The Panti Personals S2 E1 - Dani Larkin
The Panti Personals S2 E1 - Dani Larkin
The Panti Personals S2 E1 - Dani Larkin 'For me music is medicine' says Dani Larkin. The Panti Personals podcast is back and in this first episode of a new season Panti Bliss is talking with folk singer-songwriter Dani Larkin, who comes from the tiny townland of Madden in the border county of Armagh. Dani shares her Gemini fascination with duality, and how being queer, and coming from a conflicted borderland, has shaped her. She's worked in conflict resolution, using music, across the world, including a period spent working in Israel and Palestine which she says has left a lifelong mark. Her new album 'Notes for a Maiden Warrior' draws on Irish mythology and feminine energy and she performs two of her songs for Panti during the show 'Samson & Goliath' and 'Bloodthirsty', and the episode features excerpts of her songs 'The Red Maca's Return' and 'The Magpie'. You can find out more about Dani and her music here: www.danilarkin.com www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKjJlsQJm9mA4ThiaGj88A The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw, audio edit and videos by John Howard, the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. See www.pantisocracy.ie for videos of the show.
52:32
November 05, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E8 : Jerry Fish
The Panti Personals S1 E8 : Jerry Fish
The Panti Personals with Panti Bliss and Jerry Fish   #ThePantiPersonals  Panti Bliss is with the definitive showman Jerry Fish for this episode of The Panti Personals. To some he's best known as the frontman and driving force of the hit 1990s band 'An Emotional Fish' to others he's the creative magic behind 'The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow' at the Electric Picnic Festival (remember festivals?!). Born in Dublin, he was raised and shaped by London's South End, where the streets were, he says, tough and he was surrounded by a multi-cultural migrant community. from Ireland, the Carribbean and Asia. He came back to Dublin in his mid teens, expecting to find 'home' but found Dublin treated him as an outsider so he took to wandering, and travelling, including a stint living on a rock in the Greek Isles. Back in Dublin 'An Emotional Fish' came together, and a helter-skelter five years of riding the rock n' roll wave of touring with bands like U2 followed. These days the wanderer has settled down, living the country life with his lovely wife Nikki, their four children, and one spectacular moustache! The band he brought together when he returned to music is 'Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club' and Jerry performs two of his own songs, with the accompaniment of Cian Boylan, for Panti Bliss, in the show.  Transcript of the show:: www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…74d3e06154a981d Music you hear in this episode includes: 'Where The Sun Don't Shine' - Jerry Fish (Live with Cian Boylan)  'True Love Will Find You in the End' - Jerry Fish (Live cover of Daniel Johnston's song)  'Julian' - An Emotional Fish  'Celebrate' - An Emotional Fish  'Be Yourself' - Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club  'If God Was A Girl' - An Emotional Fish  'My Friend Jim' - An Emotional Fish The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent production. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. The Panti Personals Season 1 is recorded in Camden Recording Studios Dublin with the kind support of Cian Boylan and Conor Brady. http://pantisocracy.ie/jerry-fish/ for more
57:24
August 06, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E7 Elaine Mai
The Panti Personals S1 E7 Elaine Mai
The Panti Personals S1 E7 Elaine Mai  #ThePantiPersonals  For maybe the first time in our Pantisocracy world Panti Bliss gets to chin wag with a fellow county woman, electronic composer, singer and musician Elaine Mai. Elaine grew up in rural Mayo on a farm until she was eleven and moved to town. She came out in college at University College Galway and met her future wife Roisin there, as well as starting to explore her musical journey which eventually led her to electronic music. In those days there were few women leading in that genre and she had no role model, now in her mid 30s she is not just a role model herself, composing, producing and recording her own work, but also leading in creating a more gender equal environment for women in the music industry. She is one of the Irish artists representing Ireland in the EU gender equality in music initiative KeyChange. In this episode she performs her track 'Still Feel' from her forthcoming album with the uber talented singer and collaborator Ailbhe Reddy. You can find out more about Elaine and her work here: www.elainemai.com/ Transcript of the episode : www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/…5f429efd8a1b525 Music and performances you hear in this episode includes: Elaine Mai - IOU Elaine Mai - No Forever (feat. MayKay) Elaine Mai - Somewhere Else Elaine Mai - Softly Elaine Mai - Still Feel (feat. Ailbhe Reddy) Ailbhe Reddy - Personal History Vickey Curtis - Two Fat Ducks Pillow Queens - Gay Girls Pillow Queens - Gay Girls (Elaine Mai Remix) The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media, the producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. The theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan used with her kind permission. visit www.pantisocracy.ie for more and to see the videos of Elaine and Ailbhe's performance of 'Still Feel'.
53:16
July 23, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E6 : Bronagh Gallagher
The Panti Personals S1 E6 : Bronagh Gallagher
The Panti Personals S1 E6 Bronagh Gallagher #ThePantiPersonals pantisocracy.ie/bronagh-gallagher The original Derry Girl Bronagh Gallagher, is the guest with Panti Bliss is this episode of The Panti Personals. Bronagh, an old friend of Panti's, began her film acting and singing career on a high as Bernie in Alan Parker's classic, The Commitments when she was just 17. Her film appearances include Star Wars, Pulp Fiction and Albert Nobbs and she is currently filming the TV series Brassic in Manchester. Bronagh's work life splits between acting and singing and during the pandemic she collaborated with Dave Stewart on the track 'Truth or Dare' and with Noel Hogan on the song 'Cry Baby'. In this conversation Bronagh shares her lockdown secrets, including daily yoga and meditation, and how she headed back home to Derry for lockdown 1, enjoying the quiet, and stayed close to her parents. With musician Cian Boylan on piano she performs two of her own songs for Panti, 'Greatest Love' and 'So the Story Goes' and talks of how music remains the first love of her life. You can find out more about Bronagh and her work here: www.bronaghgallagher.com Music Bronagh performs in this episode : 'Greatest Love' 'So The Story Goes' and we hear from her recordings of 'Cry Baby' and "Truth or Dare'. Transcript of Episode https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/c12bdd7a49b74a62b3071a674fb87134/edit_v2 The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast production, the producer is Helen Shaw and the audio and digital editor is John Howard. The shows are recorded in Camden Recording Studios with Conor Brady and our themem music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan and it is used with her kind permission. For more go to www.pantisocracy.ie and see the videos of the performances from the shows.
01:10:26
July 09, 2021
The Panti Personals S1 E5 : Adrian Crowley
The Panti Personals S1 E5 : Adrian Crowley
Adrian Crowley, the man whose voice Panti Bliss describes as ‘the deepest, darkest pint of Guinness pre smoking ban’ is the guest in this episode of The Panti Personals. Adrian is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer whose ninth album ‘The Watchful Eye of the Stars’ is just out. Adrian was born in Malta to a Maltese Mum and an Irish Dad, and after a few early years in Cameroon, he grew up in Barna, Co. Galway. These days he lives in Dublin with his French born wife and their two children, Max and Alice. In this intriguing, conversation with Panti, Adrian shares the story behind the documentary art film he made with director Niall McCann ‘The Science of Ghosts‘, the influences behind his music, and how in Malta he feels the vibrations, the connection of his ancestors. Adrian performs ‘Bread and Wine’ from his new album for Panti and shares a remarkable spoken word piece he wrote during lockdown called ‘The Ascension of Larks’ which was first performed in Musictown earlier this year. And you can find out more about Adrian and his work here: www.adriancrowley.com The Panti Personals podcast is an independent production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the theme music is Lisa Hannigan ‘Knots’ – used with her kind permission.
01:08:29
June 25, 2021
The Panti Personals: S1 E4 Jane Willow
The Panti Personals: S1 E4 Jane Willow
#ThePantiPersonals www.pantisocracy.ie  Panti Bliss is with a gorgeous young Dutch woman, singer and songwriter Jane Willow in this episode of The Panti Personals. But of course Jane's real name is Janneke van Nijnanten and much like our Queen, Panti Bliss and her homeboy Rory O'Neill, she loves the freedom a stage persona and name gives to her. There's a weird Glen Hansard theme going on in The Panti Personals as we heard how Galia Arad was inspired to come to Ireland by a Glen gig, and our Janneke took off to Dublin after hearing Glen talking about the glories of street busking as a musician in Dublin. Janneke went back to busking, more parks than streets, during lockdown, just to find an audience and have the joy of the singing in public again. In this episode she shares her story of coming here from her home town in the Netherlands, Breda which of course Panti thinks is a great name for a drag queen, Heavy Breda! During the show Janneke pops into her Jane Willow identity and performs twice for the Queen, a beautiful cover of Nick Cave's 'Into My Arms' and her own lovely song 'Let There Be Light', a suitable anthem for the times we're in. The Panti Personals gets closer to being a 'personals' column with Panti putting the call out for a gorgeous ginger haired guy for Jane (she has a thing for red-heads!). Find out more about Jane Willow here : www.janewillow.com/blog The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard, the theme music is by Lisa Hannigan, it's an instrumental version of her song 'Knots' used with her kind permission.
43:29
June 11, 2021
The Panti Personals : S1 E3 Myles O'Reilly
The Panti Personals : S1 E3 Myles O'Reilly
#ThePantiPersonals www.pantisocracy.ie  The multi-talented artist Myles O'Reilly is the guest with Panti Bliss in this episode of The Panti Personals. Myles, an artist of words, music and film, composes and releases his own beautiful, ambient music under the moniker Indistinct Chatter. Myles is celebrated for his gorgeous music docu-videos with artists like Villagers, Imelda May, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds and of course the lovely Lisa Hannigan - whose music is our theme song. He’s one half of the music show ‘This Ain't No Disco’ with Donal Dineen and has curated a stage at Body & Soul Festival for some seven years. Myles began his stage and music life as the band Juno Falls, which was effectively just him, and in this conversation with Panti Bliss he invites his good friend Rónán O' Snodaigh in to perform and sing Rónán's 'Tá'n t'Ádh Liom (Lucky Is Me)'. You can find out more about Myles and his work on https://arbutusyarns.net/ and support it via his Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/mylesoreilly. https://mylesoreilly.bandcamp.com/music to buy his music. Music you hear in this episode includes:  Crowded House - To The Island (Myles O'Reilly video can be seen here https://arbutusyarns.net/2021/03/20/crowded-house-to-the-island/ ) Emmi Leisner DANK SEI DIR,HERR composed by Ernst Reijseger  Indistinct Chatter - My Mother's Star  Indistinct Chatter - The Conservatory  Indistinct Chatter - Your Excitement The Panti Personals is an independent podcast produced by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard and the theme music is by Lisa Hannigan, an instrumental version of her song 'Knots'. All rights rests with Athena Media and Myles O'Reilly
55:39
May 28, 2021
The Panti Personals : S1 E2 Galia Arad
The Panti Personals : S1 E2 Galia Arad
The Panti Personals : S1 E2 Panti Bliss meets Galia Arad. (released May 15) http://pantisocracy.ie/galia-arad/ Galia Arad describes herself as 'Bob Dylan meets Britney Spears' and if that doesn't make you want to listen to this episode of The Panti Personals, whatever will? Galia hails from Bloomington, Indiana, but this singer-songwriter with a comic punch, has made Dublin her home. When she's asked by taxi drivers what fella brought her to Dublin? Galia smiles and says 'Glen Hansard' but in truth it's as much Shane MacGowan's work, as Glen's. But then you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out why! Galia's comic work is often with the gleeful Lollipops but her new release, 'Lion's Den' is a classic break-up song, a powerful pop ballad you can just imagine Britney covering. Galia's 'Britney crush' often means she includes a Britney cover in her gigs and her very dark and mysterious cover of 'Baby One More Time' made it to screen in a Marvel TV series 'Cloak & Dagger'. In this episode of The Panti Personals Panti Bliss finds a new soulmate in fellow podcaster Galia Arad, who she decides is 'a gas bitch' and ideal company for the habitual lockdown season. Galia, who has toured with Jools Holland, performs her latest release 'Lion's Den' and a song inspired by possibly her most embarrassing moment, when Elvis Costello emailed her to hook up for a gig. Music in this episode includes:  Galia & The Lollipops : What a Time  Galia's cover of Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time'  Galia Arad's Lion's Den - accompanied by Cian Boylan  Galia Arad and the Elvis Costello Song  To find out more about Galia go to www.galiaarad.com And follow her on twitter twitter.com/galiaarad The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw, the digital editor is John Howard. The theme music is Knots by Lisa Hannigan and used with her kind permission.
57:26
May 14, 2021
The Panti Personals : S1 E1 'Bressie' Niall Breslin
The Panti Personals : S1 E1 'Bressie' Niall Breslin
The Panti Personals - Season 1 Episode 1 www.pantisocracy.ie Panti Bliss meets Bressie' Niall Breslin  * trigger warning. This episode conversation touches on mental health, and references child abuse and suicide.  Panti Bliss is breaking out of lockdown and shaping a new podcast, a child of Pantisocracy, The Panti Personals, where she gets up close (two metres anyway) and personal with someone, for an intimate conversation and a private performance. Her first guest is a man of more hats than Philip Treacy. It's the handsome beast, mindfulness and music man, Niall Breslin, 'Bressie' of the Blizzards. This time Niall is Blizzardsless and performs two of his new spoken words pieces, 'Teen Spirit', which was first performed for this year's St Patrick's Day Festival, and inspired by the death of his teenage hero Kurt Cobain, and a brand new piece 'Closing Time', a tribute to the saving grace of Tom Waits, with Cian Boylan on piano.  Niall is co-founder of the mental health advocacy group 'A Lust for Life' and he hosts two podcasts, 'Where Is My Mind?' and one focussed on mindfulness 'Wake Up/Wind Down'. In this powerful and revealing conversation Panti and Bressie talk love, life, anxiety and resilience, and swap stories on how physical and sexual abuse, witnessed during their school years, has stayed with them, and haunted them. Find out more about Niall and his work : www.niallbreslin.com/ Or 'A Lust for Life': https://www.alustforlife.com/tools/mental-health/where-is-my-mind-podcast And to hear the Blizzards check out : open.spotify.com/artist/5wzUAvSTqE7BXNSL0OOzZR The Panti Personals is an Athena Media independent podcast production. The producer is Helen Shaw and the digital editor is John Howard. The Panti Personals sessions are recorded in Camden Recording Studios Dublin and this first season of the show has been made with the kind support of Camden Recording Studios and Cian Boylan. For more, and to see videos of performances from The Panti Personals, visit the mothership pantisocracy.ie/panti-personals/ Episode Transcript: https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/f970aaabdeea4310b0bf0f11e69af05e/edit_v2 All rights rest with Niall Breslin & Athena Media @AthenaMedia2021
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May 01, 2021
THE PANTI PERSONALS : Trailer
THE PANTI PERSONALS : Trailer
The Panti Personals - a new podcast hosted by Panti Bliss, started May 1 2021. Panti Bliss is breaking out of lockdown and getting up close (well two metres) and personal. In this new podcast, a child of the multi-award winning Pantisocracy, Panti Bliss is escaping her husband, Penny the dog and Crayon the lockdown cat, to have some intimate and revealing conversations with old and new friends who also, since, they're all performers, entertain her in a private audience of one. In this season she meets the handsome beast, mindfulness and music man, Niall Breslin, aka Bressie of the Blizzards, American singer and songwriter, Galia Arad, film-maker and musician Myles O'Reilly and the Dutch singer and songwriter Jane Willow. For more go to the mothership pantisocracy.ie/panti-personals/ The Panti Personals is an independent podcast production by Athena Media. The producer is Helen Shaw and the digital editor is John Howard. This first season of The Panti Personals is made with the support of Camden Recording Studios in Dublin. The theme music for The Panti Personals is Knots by Lisa Hannigan, and used with her kind permission. Thanks Lisa! If you like what we do, please share the podcast using hashtag #ThePantiPersonals 
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April 14, 2021