Ep14 – Caoirne Ward

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Caoirne Ward in an emerging musician who knows what he wants.

When it comes to his music, he knows how he wants it to sound and he doesn’t compromise when it comes to his compostions. He’s not apologetic for who he is, his opinions and the success he’s working hard to achieve.

He started off wearing his influences very obviously on his sleeves in YouTube videos, yet now, after writing more than 100 songs, releasing 2 albums and a number of singles his own voice and style is coming through.

Now his music has over tens of thousands of plays on Spotify and his latest song Trying has made it all the way to Triple J.

In our conversation today we get beyond surface impressions. The longer the conversation goes the more of Caoirne comes to the fore. He’s learning his music is genuinely connecting with people and it’s firing him up to do more.

Before we begin today’s chat Caoirne’s kindly allowed me to drop one of his latest tracks, Honest. It’s a perfect post-summer tune filled with chilled out positive vibes. Great minimal composition. Heart on sleave stuff!

Enjoy the track. Hang around for the conversation.

You can check out Caorine’s music and stay up to date with him here:

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Ep7 – Ali Whitelock

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Ali Whitelock is a poet.

 

Hailing from Glasgow in Scotland, her writing is both brave and bold.

I’ve been fortunate through this podcast to meet so many people who’ve decided to put creativity at the centre of their lives.

Ali’s path to poetry wasn’t a straight forward one and maybe the journey has made her writing all the richer for the experiences she’s had and the decisions she’s made.

On the page her work squirms and wriggles and challenges at every turn. Through performance her poems come to life.

You can find Ali this Thursday, 21 March @ Kinokuniya bookstore in the Victoria Galleries in Sydney city centre.

She’s one of an amazing line up of poets as part of  “The Celtic Word: an evening of contemporary Scottish & Irish poetry & prose” which includes Anne Casey, Magi Gibson and Ian Macpherson.

You can find more info on this event here: https://www.kinokuniya.com.au/events/the-celtic-word-an-evening-of-contemporary-scottish-irish-poetry-prose/

On today’s pod Ali reads two of her poems, The Time It Takes To Boil An Egg and Please Do Not Pee in The Sink.

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Scott Hutchison

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I think it’s hard, and I don’t mean to divide the sexes here, but men, in particular, find something in the way that, not just me but The National, certain comics, say things in a way that’s, it’s what they feel, they know they feel it, but they don’t know how to tell people they feel that because it might seem emasculating to admit how completely destroyed you are, but there’s a way of putting it and if you put it in a poetic or funny way, and along to a heroic, joyful soundtrack then all of a sudden it’s not so weak anymore and it’s fine to admit it.

– SCOTT HUTCHISON