Today’s show was a themed show, the theme being Irish Rock. Most of the tracks were from the 1980s or early 1990s. 

The Podcast of today’s shows can be found on Soundcloud. Just click, listen and enjoy… 


The playlist can be found at Spotify.

Five of the tracks were not available on Spotify and these tracks were kindly provided by  Fanning Sessions... a key resource for anybody interested in Irish Rock of the 80s and 90s.

These tracks were:

Our Library Spotlight of the week was UCC Library Music Resources. If you want to follow up on these check out our Subject Guide on Music

Ronan was away this week so we only have one track of the week. Martin’s track of the week is the Whipping Boy We Don’t need nobody else. Read this separate post to see why.

And our recommended read of the week is the most recent post from Colm O’Callaghan for the Blackpool Sentinel U2 and the Arc – a post looking at U2 in their very early days and their many visits to play the Arcadia in Cork. These visits to Cork are the subject of an upcoming RTE documentary.



The Podcast for this weeks show is available via Soundcloud. Just click and listen back

The Spotify playlist can be found here

Martin’s track of the week is Siouxsie and the Banshees version of The Beatles Dear Prudence. Click here for a small post on why. Ronan’s track of the week is Aldeia de Ogum by Joyce. He has written a small post explaining why

Our Library Spotlight this week focused on our Film Studies Collection. This collection is in the main utilisted by the large number of Film Studies courses run by many departments. It is also used by the general library user with an interest in cinema. UCC Library holds over 3,000 films on DVD, most of them borrowable. We also stock thousands of texts dealing with cinema. We subscribe to numerous journals and film magazines. And of course we subscribe to many film databases such as Film Index International , American Film Index Catalogue, International Federation of Film Archives A Film Studies libguide, newly released, can be accessed here our film studies liaison librarian is Claire O’Brien.

Our recommended read of the  week is one for those concerned with their Digital Privacy. This article by Kevin Mitnick on how to go invisible online is worth definitely worth a read.


The Podcast for the show is available through Soundcloud – just click and listen


The Spotify playlist for the show can be found here – again, you just need to click and listen


Ronan’s track of the week is Kenny Rankin In the Name of Love and Martin’s track of the week is Hayzi Fantayzee Shiny Shiny. Just click on the links to see why.

Our recommended blog of the week is another UCC Library blog, The Riverside: Reflections on research collections at UCC Library  the blog of our Special Collections and Archives team. The River-side is a blog which communicates information about research collections, projects and events in Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC Library. Their focus is the Library’s unique and distinctive collections including older printed books, manuscripts, archive collections, and electronic publications available via CORA, UCC’s Institutional Repository.The blog is produced by staff from Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services and is updated on a monthly basis.