An initiative was recently floated at a Community Council meeting to start a Kinvara Community Radio station. The idea is to set up a studio capable of streaming live radio on the internet and also to broadcast on FM to a local area of 5 km radius, the legal maximum for community radio. The right to transmit via FM is licensed and requires more equipment. So this is a slightly longer process. However, getting the basic equipment in place (microphones, computer, sound desk, etc.) is the only thing necessary for streaming.
Since the idea was mooted some few months ago, several workshops have taken place with local groups invited to send a representative. Kinvara Area Music was invited and, as it happened, Eilish O'Connor, Martin Ryan, and Frank Hall were all able to attend. The basic training in operating a sound desk, organising programming, tweaking microphones, and so forth,Read more: Kinvara Community Radio
Upcoming GiG Room concerts: 'Hats Off To Clare' with Gerry Howard, April 30, Benefit for Road to Hope, May 14, with Sharon Murphy, et al..
At a recent concert, the GiG Room was expanded by approximtely 1/4, allowing a capacity of around 130±. The intimacy of the room was not at all compromised, the acoustics, if anything, were possibly enhanced by incorporating a few reflective surfaces to balance the quietness of the curtained off space. The seating was more comfortable, and the hall tended to fill up from the front, as the audience chose to be closer to the stage.
The expansion was made possible by the purchase of two more hoists & cabling by KAM with the assistance of the Community Council. A great debt of thanks is owed to Paddy Geoghegan whoRead more: GiG Room Update
To play in random order.
Mardi Gras, February 2013