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The Green Wave with Davie Furey

The Green Wave is a podcast/radio show presented by singer/songwriter Davie Furey. Featuring interviews and music with some of Ireland's finest musicians, songwriters, poets and authors.


Davie Furey In Conversation with Niall McNamee
Niall McNamee is an Irish singer-songwriter and actor known for his own passionate, thoughtful and full-blooded songs.He has starred opposite Pierce Brosnan, fought with Jackie Chan, played comic foil to Bono, and romantically duetted with Imelda May. Next up is a starring role in feature film Love Without Walls, performing his own compositions, as Niall's art and life come together.A self-taught musician, Niall has been immersed in music his whole life. Throughout years as a struggling young actor, Niall supported himself performing Irish folk songs, resulting in his knowledge of traditional music growing rich and deep. But all the while, he was writing his own material, drawing on that heritage but pushing into contemporary rock and pop territory. His latest EP Step By Step, showcases the musicians deep love for storytelling lyrics. Touching on life experiences and human emotions, the five-track release narrates heartbreak, nights out, ecstatic joy and reflection.
44:28 10/6/22
Davie Furey In Conversation with Doctor Millar
Sean Millar AKA Doctor Millar AKA All is leaf is a Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Writer & Theatre Maker.  His cracking new album, Ruining Everything, is out now!"He is the poet laureate of Dublins dark side, an Irish national treasure" The Irish Times"Irelands greatest songwriter" Hotpress"He remains Irelands best lyricist" RTE guide   less
68:41 9/22/22
Davie Furey in conversation with Hayley McKay
An accomplished and insightful songwriter, who effortlessly captures deep emotional sentiment with moving sincerity, she has co-written with twice Grammy-nominated songwriter Jan Buckingham (Whitney Houston) in Nashville, performed in Bob Harris’s home studio for his Under the Apple Tree sessions, and has supported Tom Jones, Albert Lee, Scouting for Girls, Martha Reeves and Hazel O’Connor. Hayley has had an exciting 2022 with performances at Glastonbury, C2C Festival 02 Arena London and Hardwick Live, where her band headlined the Introducing stage ahead of Stereophonics.  
29:58 9/16/22
Davie Furey In Conversation with Jim Page
Jim Page is an American singer and songwriter living in Seattle, Washington. He’s made 24 full length albums, been on a dozen compilations, done numberless tours, and written hundreds of songs. Some of them have been covered by Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, The Doobie Brothers, and Michael Hedges. He’s toured with Dick Gaughan, Planxty, Leftover Salmon, and Rob Wasserman. He’s shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Donal Lunny, Barry Melton, Robert Hunter, and Björn Afzelius.His most recent album, THE TIME IS NOW, is the most solid and ambitious to date. The song writing is top notch, the music and performance. After all these years Jim Page is at the top of his game.
79:14 8/25/22
Davie Furey in conversation with Frances McNamee
Frances McNamee is an extraordinary actor.  Her to career to date include playing Meg in Sting's The Last Ship, Belle in A Christmas Carol, Big Fish with Kelsey Grammer among others.  She is currently gaining rave reviews for playing the role of Elizabeth in Conor McPherson's award winning Girl of the North Country with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.  The production has just finished a 5 week run in Dublin's Olympia Theatre and now embarks on an 8 month tour of the UK.  It is not to be missed!!
66:20 8/11/22
Davie Furey In Conversation with Rory and The Island
Donegal singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher, who has been releasing music since 2011 under the project name Rory and the Island has had quite the 17 months since the global pandemic began. After moving his family to Edinburgh in Scotland to open a brand new live music bar in the city called "The Wildcat" in March 2020, the venue never saw it's official opening night due to Covid19 and Rory Gallagher found himself locked down in a new city and very very lost.Rory and the Island is set to release his brand new single “Call My Name” on 26 February, alongside announcing the release of his highly anticipated new album “Centre Falls Apart” - which is set for release on 11 March on new Irish indie label Voices of the Sea. Speaking of the single and the announcement of the album Rory and the Island said: "I'm so delighted and shocked that 25 years after releasing my first self funded album in Donegal at the age of 18, and then moving on through "The Revs" in the noughties that I am still able to write and release my own original songs into the public domain. I have become immune to supposed failures and rejections and I still have the exact same love for it as I did when I was 18, it's the music and the communication that matters"“Call My Name” the brand new single from Rory & The Island is out on 26 February across all digital platforms, with his highly anticipated new album “Centre Falls Apart” set for release on 11 March on new Irish indie label Voices of the Sea.
34:09 3/22/22
Davie Furey In Conversation with David Hope
David Hope is releasing a new album later this year.  In this episode he chats with Davie about some of his previous work and also the first single from the new album, Lover's Leap.  Lovers Leap (Coast of Clare)' is an atmospheric ode to Hope's home county of Clare and its Atlantic coastline, "So wild and so strong". The song speaks to a reawakening of a deep connection and passion for County Clare’s captivating mystery: "My eyes opened wide and I saw with pride, what I'd loved for so long". The song draws inspiration from a visit to the stunning Loophead Peninsula, where a young Hope spent many summers fishing and exploring.
57:29 2/3/22
Davie Furey in Conversation with Leo Moran (The Saw Doctors)
The Saw Doctors are one of Ireland's most loved bands.  In this episode, Leo Moran, joins Davie to chat about some of their songs and their inspirations.
86:15 1/26/22
Davie Furey in Conversation with Michael Conlan
Michael Conlan is an Irish professional boxer. As an amateur, he reached number one in the AIBA bantamweight world rankings, with achievements that include a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics and gold at the 2015 World Championships. He has been one of Ireland's most successful amateur fighters of all time.   Since turning professional he has had 16 fights, 16 wins with 8 of those fights by knock out.  He is due to fight Leigh Wood for the WBA World Featherweight title in March 2022.
54:00 12/14/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Rob Baker from The Crayon Set
Dublin-based The Crayon Set specialise in hook-filled, alternative pop. The band was founded by main songwriter Robert Baker and the first line-up of the band released their eponymous debut album in 2013. It is filled choc-a-bloc with infectious, uptempo indie pop songs. The Irish Times described it as “as catchy as a virus”.  Its follow up ‘Lost Languages’ was released in 2017. The album was in part a tribute to many of their favourite 'Americana' artists. It featured Kate Dineen on guest vocals who went on to become a full-time member of the band. made it their Irish album of the year.   Their new album 'Downer Disco' is due out in Sept 2021. It was recorded with producer Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio in Dublin in 2019. The release was put on hold due to Covid ’19. It is their strongest album to-date filled with their trademark expertly-crafted pop songs & dual girl/boy vocal interplay - this time with added synth-pop & electronic goodness. 
51:48 11/10/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Tanya McCole
As an artist Tanya McCole is one of the finest singer/songwriters in this isle of Ireland and beyond. These songs touch the soul in such a way that I have no doubt they will be enjoyed for many years to come.  In 2018 Tanya went back to the studio with a fresh batch of songs and recorded "Because Of You".In stark contrast to "Love, Hate & The Blues”, this new album is stripped back to reveal her uniquely distinctive voice and songwriting ability.That same year she fulfilled a lifelong dream of touring with Grammy award winner John Prine.
47:03 10/27/21
Davie Furey in Conversation with Stephanie Rainey
Stephanie Rainey releases the lead track, "13",  from her debut EP on the 20th October 2021.  It comes after a busy year with several single releases including No Cowboy and Ross and Rachel.  A brilliant songwriter and singer, Stephanie has some live dates coming in April 2022.
51:56 10/19/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Hermione Hennessy
Hermione Hennessy is a singer-songwriter, music manager, creative director,  and recording artist. She’s also the daughter and former manager of the legendary late Irish singer-songwriter Christie Hennessy.  Hermione’s debut album ‘Songs My Father Taught Me’ which was signed to Warner Music, stayed at the number one spot within the Irish charts for five weeks, where she also toured alongside Willie Nelson and Leona Lewis.  In this fascinating chat with Davie, they explore the songs she has recorded, her Dad's incredible body of work and the relationships that shape us through music.
95:12 10/14/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with David Keenan
Irish singer-storyteller David Keenan has spent the majority of the last decade growing up on the road, drawing from primary source experiences and a vivid imagination.  His forthcoming second album “WHAT THEN?” is a deft but noticeable step up from his debut, fulfilling his promise, and then some. Out 15th October 2021. Tasters of what’s to come with the album are evident in singles ‘Peter O’Toole’s Drinking Stories’, ‘Bark’, ‘Sentimental Dole’, and ‘What Then Cried Jo Soap’.Here is an artist unafraid to offer up his dealings with the human condition for all to see and hear. Sometimes self-deprecating, sometimes darkly-humoured, always intentional, you get the sense that a veil has been lifted and there's a beautiful truth about to be exposed.
53:08 10/8/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Rachel Grace
Rachel Grace is a rising singer/songwriter hailing from County Wexford. She is a proudly homegrown independent artist and has been self-funded since she first started writing music.  She burst onto the scene at the tender age of 13 with the release of her first album, ‘Song For You’, displaying a level of songwriting that is often described as being well beyond her years.  In 2018 she released a five-track EP, ‘Routes’, with it’s single ‘You Don’t Know’ quickly reaching number three in the iTunes Charts and receiving airplay from Ireland’s number one radio station, RTÉ Radio 1. The EP received consistent praise from national and international media and audiences alike, earning her the spot of ‘PlayIrish Artist of the Week’ on BeatFM.  Her latest release from 2021 is Cry me an Ocean,
32:31 10/4/21
Davie Furey in Conversation with Colm Gavin
Colm Gavin is an emerging Singer/Songwriter phenomenon from Dublin. Performing from the ripe age of 14 and writing from the age of 10 he has performed across Ireland and further afield, sharing the stage with acts as varied as Glen Hansard, ORB, Liam O’Maonlai, John Spillane, Orla Keogh, Kíla, Damien Rice and also played at the inaugural opening night of the musical “Once” in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre. In the past his music has been featured on RTE TV and Radio, College Radio Stations across the country and has he also been featured on NME’s main website. September 2014 saw the release of his Debut Solo EP “Your Endless Slumber” which spent the week of its release at No.1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and garnered widespread attention from a number of Irish independent Record Labels.  In 2015 he released his album A Voice for the Urban Darlings and in 2021 he released his new EP, The 1992 Tapes
42:32 10/1/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Galia Arad
Galia Arad is an American singer/songwriter who is currently based in Dublin.  Galia’s classical musician parents and classical voice training steered her directly into the arms of rock ‘n’ roll. She has toured the USA, Ireland, England (supporting Jools Holland), and Japan (where she not only gigged, but was the first place winner of a sake chugging contest and runner up of a wet kimono contest.) As for her less impressive accomplishments, she is the winner of Songwriter Hall of Fame's Abe Olman award for Excellence in Songwriting, and winner of The Great American Song competition. Galia, with much noise, has also caught the attention of one of her music idols, Shane MacGowan (from The Pogues), who wrote the liner notes for her sophomore album "Ooh La Baby", and is featured on two tracks.
45:48 9/27/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Steo Wall & Kathleen Turner
Steo Wall is an emerging talent on the Irish music scene, a striking wordsmith with a unique musical style. His live sets have been described as pure alchemy. Steo has an eclectic taste to his music which shines through the multi-genre array of songs at his disposal. With a mix of spoken word and folk inspired melodies all woven to an acoustic groove, Steo is bringing something new, fresh and exciting. Tyrone born, Limerick adopted. Kathleen Turner's unique vocal style has been inspired by a wide range of music, from gospel to folk.  She makes every song sound like a privately shared confidence.
78:00 9/22/21
Davie Furey in Conversation with Barry Geraghty
Barry Geraghty is one of the finest and most successful jockeys Ireland has ever produced.  With over 1,900 career wins, 43 Cheltenham festival winners, an English and Irish Grand National winner and Irish Champion jump jockey twice, Geraghty has had a glittering career in the saddle.  Not without its lows, however, with multiple injuries and career setbacks Geraghty showed incredible mental strength to keep coming back eventually retiring in 2020, fourth on the all time winners list.  In this extended and thoughtful chat with Davie, Barry picks five of his favourite songs.  They discuss his recent autobiography, True Colours, his relationship with the legendary Nicky Henderson and JP McManus plus his partnerships with some extraordinary horses like Moscow Flyer and Sprinter Sacre.
104:03 6/2/21
Davie Furey in conversation with Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian).  One of Ireland's finest singers, Mary Coughlan released her incredible album, Life Stories, in 2020 to much critical acclaim.  Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression and power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life.  In this fascinating chat with Davie, she discusses her songs, her writing and her captivating story.  Honest, reflective and entertaining, Mary is a national treasure.
81:06 5/27/21
Davie Furey in Conversation with Francie Conway
The seeds for this album Hidden Gems  were sown when The Zombies  were inducted to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in March 2019 in New York City.  Due to this achievement widespread interest has grown in the band members individual projects which include ARGENT, Colin Blunstone and The Chris White Experience.Francie and Chris have a longstanding musical relationship since the 80’s and Francie is featured on three of the albums from The Chris White Experience; these songs are also included on Hidden Gems.Hidden Gems is a feelgood rock album with some outstanding performances from many iconic musicians, including:Tim Renwick (Pink Floyd), Russ Ballard (ARGENT),  Russ also wrote many classic songs including God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You, Since You’ve Been Gone, plus so many more… John Verity (ARGENT), Jim Rodford (ARGENT/The Kinks), Bob Henrit (ARGENT) , Vivienne Boucherat & Chris White (The Zombies),  Jan Akkerman (FOCUS), Christy Dignam (Aslan), Finbar Furey (The Fureys), Gerry O’Connor (Joe Bonamassa/The Dublin Legends), Keith Donald & Matt Kelleghan (Moving Hearts)  plus many more..One of the hidden gems is a first recording of a new song written by Paul Williams, Oscar and Grammy award winning songwriter, with Keith Donald  and arranged by Fiachra Trench.A hidden gem from the archives, a live recording from a TV show in RTÉ Dublin 1974, when Francie was just a kid!!
52:58 5/20/21
Davie Furey in Conversation with Lewis Barfoot and Ger Eaton
Lewis is an Irish/English singer songwriter, musician and educator who works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, blending ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from across Ireland and the UK. A pioneer of Folk, Lewis is a timeless and gifted storyteller who captivates listeners with her fearless lyrics,  gorgeous otherworldly voice, and satisfying arrangements. Frequently compared to the likes of Ane Brun, Kate Rusby and Julie Fowlis. Her debut album, Glenaphuca released on 5th March 2021 has received great support from RTÉ 1, FRUK, BBC Radio Ulster and RTÉ na Gaeltachta.“Dad.. why are you always hiding in a band.. release your own music!” Stuck at home (er ..only a Home of the Year finalist 2015) during Covid 19, Ger Eaton, creative director, future planner, musical collaborator and style savant, heeded this advice from his recently self-appointed A&R daughter, 18 year old Jude, dusted off his old 4 Track Tape machine, and is finally releasing his first solo project single entitled “I Thought I’d a Friend”. Jude had noted that while her Dad had worked with Duke Special, Jack L, Mundy, Fionn Regan & The Pale (to name just a few), appeared on Later with Jools Holland, played Glastonbury, toured extensively at home and in the US with his own bands Las Vegas Basement, The Carnival Brothers and (her favourite) Les Marionettes, he had never released music as a solo artist. “Your like that old guy…” she said “Brian Eno.. you always stand out from the rest”. As creative director and fashion forecaster of 25 yrs for the chic Robert Chambers Hair Salon, Ger has indeed used his creative talents to turn everything he encounters (including himself) into a visual kaleidoscope of flair. Now Ger, while ruefully accepting that the modern A&R approach has changed, is taking Jude’s advice when releasing “I Thought I’d a Friend”. Jude maintains that due to her Dad’s unique look and interests he can appear in any number of media formats (such as fashion, hairdressing, styling, and interior design) as well as, of course… the usual music ones!
61:02 5/13/21
Davie Furey in conversation with Sean Boylan
Sean Boylan chooses 5 songs that have helped shape is life.  Seán is a GAA legend in every sense of the word.  He retired from his position as manager of the Meath GAA Senior Football team in 2005 after twenty-three years in charge.  During his time with Meath, he managed the team to four All-Ireland Senior Football Championships (1987, 1988, 1996, 1999), three National Football League titles, and eight Leinster Senior Football Championships.  In recognition of his services to Meath GAA and his services to Meath as a county, Boylan was conferred as Freeman of the County of Meath.  He was entered into the GAA Hall of Fame for his services to Meath football in 2006.  Seán is also a  traditional herbalist practicing at Edenmore, Dunboyne.  The art and science of the traditional herbalists within the Boylan family can be traced as far back as the 15th century. Each generation has fostered the knowledge of their ancestors, but adapted successfully to the needs of the clients in the times they live in.  Dunboyne Herbs is a multi-disciplinary clinic primarily treating through herbalism, but also incorporating other therapies such as massage.
85:56 5/6/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Donal Ryan
Donal chooses 6 of his favourite songs and poems.  In a candid and open chat with Davie, they explore what it takes to be a writer, the power of writing and the influences that have shaped their work.  Donal Ryan is the author of 7 bestselling novels and a short story collection. He has won numerous awards, among them the European Union Prize for Literature, The Guardian First Book Award and three Irish Book Awards. He was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for From A Low And Quiet Sea.  His latest book, Strange Flowers, was voted Novel of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards for 2020.
71:50 4/29/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Megan O'Neill (part 1) and Gerry Tully (part 2)
Irish born singer - songwriter Megan O’Neill has just released her second full length studio album on March 12th, 2021 - titled Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty. This much anticipated album follows her last release, ‘Ghost of You’ (June 2018) which hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in the UK and Ireland.Gerry Tully is a native of Meath, Ireland, who has carved himself a reputation as an outstanding performer, entertaining crowds with his own evocative style. A natural, self-taught musician, he is a compelling performer delivering classic folk songs with a rich and assured style. Gerry’s original songs are mesmerising, political and caring, thoughtful and haunting.
81:17 4/22/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Susan Quirke (part 1) and Eamonn McDonncha (part 2)
Susan Quirke is a singer, songwriter, musician, meditation teacher, and also a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur for her work in the field of well-being and mental health. Susan believes music and meditation are powerful forces for healing and transformation in the world.  Her debut album, With The Sea, is released April 23rd 2021 and features some of Ireland’s leading musicians, including acclaimed violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, former Lír guitarist Colm Quearney, Justin Carroll on keyboard, Graham Hopkins on drums, and Rob Malone on bass.Eamonn MacDonncha is an Irish singer, songwriter who released his album, Piece of Mind in 2017.  He sings song in both English and Gaelic (native Irish language).  A superb vocalist with clever lyrics, he his both a thoughtful and progressive songwriter.
77:08 4/14/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Cormac O'Caoimh (part 1) and Varo (part 2)
Cormac O'Caoimh is an Irish singer/songwriter with several albums under his belt.  His intimate vocals, magical melodies and exquisite guitar playing has always attracted very favourable appeal to critics (with Mojo, The Irish Times, HotPress, R2, Americana UK, OndaRock in Italy and many more) always quick to point to his unique style as well as comparisons to acts varying from the dreamy pop of The Go Betweens, Badly Drawn Boy, Elliott Smith and Prefab Sprout to the introspective and more folk-oriented Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon. But he sees himself as a pop song-writer. When pop was good.Varo are singers and fiddle players Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Nerea Breschi. They perform Irish traditional songs and tunes with arrangement influences from the Folk, Baroque and Classical traditions, weaving around the melodies with harmonies, drones and countermelody.  Lucie, from France, and Consuelo, from Italy, met in 2015 after moving to Dublin to pursue their love for Irish traditional music, and immediately started a fruitful collaboration. They travelled to Ireland along different musical paths, Lucie from jazz, classical music, and French folk, Consuelo from Irish trad, folk, and world music.  Lucie and Consuelo have been involved in various other projects, such as Landless, Lisa O' Neill's Band, Ye Vagabonds, The Morning Tree, Alasourse, The Nomadic Piano Project.
61:57 4/8/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Mike Hanrahan
Mike Hanrahan is a singer-songwriter and guitarist.  Mike spent fifteen years with Stockton's Wing as songwriter, guitarist and singer, and ten years with Ronnie Drew as guitarist, writer and producer.  His book, Beautiful Affair, a journey in music, food and friendship, was shortlisted for the National An Post Book Awards in 2019. The album Beautiful Affair - Stockton’s Wing - A Retrospective went to number 1 in January 2020.
65:18 4/1/21
Davie Furey In Conversation with Dylan Walshe (Part 1) & Rob Corcoran (Part 2)
International recording & touring artist, Dylan Walshe, is an Irish musician from the southeastern, working class, coastal suburbs of Dublin. He is known for his engaging impassioned live performances, lyrical songwriting & unique vocal style.Rob Corcoran writes and sings songs. Sometimes his friends play along. He's from Ireland and lives in London. It sounds serious but it's all lots of fun
61:46 12/23/20
Davie Furey In Conversation with Jinx Lennon
Jinx Lennon AKA Free State Nova border punk poet with neanderthal garage six string rawness ,bass drum, beats+dentist drill sound machines all meant to grip and uplift the demented,the dread filled and the desperate out there with righteous noise + words
61:05 12/23/20