My debut broadcast takes place tomorrow when KCLR 96fm airs ‘Cow’ – a 40 minute radio drama I wrote and produced. ‘Cow’ goes out at 11am Irish time, April 1st, Easter Monday (that’s midday on mainland Europe, 6am New York, 9pm Melbourne) and can be accessed via the KCLR 96fm website, by clicking on the ‘listen live’ button.
Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, ‘Cow’ tells the story of Agi, a beautiful Hungarian woman with a secret who arrives on Damien and Marie Cleary’s farm in Glenmore to work as a mushroom picker. The Clearys’ already strained, childless marriage appears under further threat by her presence. An unlikely friendship develops between Marie and Agi however, leading both women to a new world view.
In a light hearted fashion, ‘Cow’ views the rural South East through the eyes of a foreigner bemused by cultural mainstays such as hurling and camogie, D.J. Carey, pub culture and the power of Smithwick’s beer. The forty-minute drama also explores contemporary issues such as Eastern European immigration into rural Ireland and social perceptions of women, both immigrant and native.
Do turn on and tune in…