The Irish in France Podcast

Interviews & Music

Listen to our Podcast and Irish in France Talk Show, hosted by Páraic Maguire interviewing members of the Irish community in France and those connected with it. Some of the interviewees are well known and others less so, but all have an interesting story to tell while also sharing their selection of music.

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December 2023

Páraic’s guest in The Snug this week is Richard Dujardin, chairperson of Network Irlande.
His music choices:
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2;
  • Just My Imagination – The Cranberries;
  • Óró sé do bheatha abhaile – Sinéad O’Connor.

July 2023

In The Snug with Páraic this week is John Lalor, an Irish artist based in Paris since the late 80s.

His music choices:

  • More or Less – Edgar Loop (featuring Francesca Tedeschi)
  • Sacrifice (from the film Insider) – Pieter Bourke & Lisa Gerrard
  • Sarabande by Handel (from the film Barry Lyndon) – National Philharmonic Orchestra

June 2023

Our guest in The Snug this week is Shauna Kelly-Lefevre, bean na hÉireann, mother, businesswoman.

Her music choices:

  • Janis Ian – At Seventeen
  • Wild Youth – We Are One
  • Sinéad O’Connor – Mná n hÉireann

May 2023

Joining Páraic in The Snug this week is John Maguire, journalist and former Director of International Relations of France’s global public service broadcasting organisation, France Médias Monde.
His music choices:
  • Diane Cannon – Seán Ó Duibhir a’ Ghleanna
  • Moya Brennan – Méilte Cheann Dubhrann
  • Altan – Tá Mé ‘Mo Shuí