I was delighted to be joined by Rónán Hession on this week’s episode of The London Ear. As I said during our chat, I think the last time I saw Rónán was at an open mic night in MB Slattery’s in Rathmines, maybe 12/13 years ago.
Rónán is an accomplished musician and under the moniker Mumblin Deaf Ro, released three albums including Dictionary Crimes, which was nominated for the Choice Music Prize in 2012.
Rónán has now turned his hand to writing novels, his first, ‘Leonard and Hungry Paul’ will be published through Bluemoose Books in March 2019.
On October 1st, Rónán will be joining a number of writers in Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, for an evening of new writing. The evening is presented by the North Fiction Alliance. As with a lot of industries in the UK, book publishing seems to be London centric. This group focuses on how many great little publishers there are outside London, in this case in the North of England. Bluemoose Books, who are publishing Rónán’s novel, are based in Yorkshire.
I’m going to be there on October 1st, hope you join me. You can get your tickets here.
The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM 214 // Sep 29 2018 Playlist
1. whenyoung: Given Up
2. Petite Noir: Blame Fire
3. AE Mak: Love Flush
4. Craig Armstrong and Guy Garvey: Cornflower (Marbelle)
5. Villagers: Fool
6. Chat with author Rónán Hession Part 1
7. Mumblin Deaf Ro:
8. Chat with author Rónán Hession Part 2
9. Mumblin Deaf Ro:
10. Lana Del Ray: Mariners Apartment Complex
11. Saint Sister: You Don’t Call James Vincent McMorrow Remix
12. Neneh Cherry: Kong
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