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What does today sound like? Fergal’s got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one.

What does today sound like? Fergal’s got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one.
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Dublin, Ireland

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What does today sound like? Fergal’s got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one.

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English


Episodes

The Riptide Movement Perform Gorgeous Cover of 'The Cure' On Fergal D'Arcy

8/22/2019
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From terrifying taxi trips in Russia where the driver was punching himself to stay awake, to meeting Rory Gallagher's producer after he spotted JP's T-Shirt, these lads have tales to tell. The Dublin four-piece popped in to Fergal D'Arcy for some chats and tunes. First up, their brand new single, 'Something Special' and then a goosebumping cover of The Cure's song 'Boys Don't Cry' [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2019/08/22163046/RIPTIDE-MOVEMENT-AND-CURE-COVER.mp3"][/audio]...

Duration:00:12:49

Ben From Biffy Clyro Tells Fergal D'Arcy About Musical Re-Invention And Playing With Your Top On!

8/1/2019
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They are one of the finest live acts around today. And without doubt one of the soundest live acts around today. Scotland's finest rock exports are ready to roar in The Rebel County this weekend. Ahead of their appearance on the main stage at Indiependence this weekend, Ben from Biffy Clyro got on the blower to Ferg to chat about the latest updates with the band and the story with their brand new soundtrack album ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’ [audio...

Duration:00:05:11

Villagers Conor Tells Fergal About His Music Featuring In 'Big Little Lies'

7/12/2019
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Villagers have just released brand new single, “Summer’s Song” and as we’ve come to expect, it is brilliant! Featuring a chorus of six flugelhorns, “Summer’s Song” was written and produced by Conor O’Brien and mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT). In Conor’s words:“Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it's...

Duration:00:11:10

Groove Armada Tell Fergal About Amazing Story Behind Their Iconic Track 'The River'

7/10/2019
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Ahead of their appearance at The Beatyard Festival in Dun Laoghaire on August 3rd AND The release of their 21st anniversary album ‘GA21’, Fergal caught up with one half of the iconic Groove Armada. Tom Findlay told Fergal about their glittering career, how much they are genuinely looking forward to coming back to Ireland and the amazing story behind their legendary track ‘The River’. Have a listen… Click the play button above to hear the whole chat.

Duration:00:06:21

Brave Giant Join Fergal Darcy For A Fearless Cover Of Fleetwood Mac

7/5/2019
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In just three years, Brave Giant has gone from selling out two nights Upstairs at Whelans in Dublin to the band’s biggest headline show to date at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin being on the cusp of selling out almost five months out from show day, Saturday November 9th. This, coupled with releasing new music next month and a debut album coming this autumn has 2019 shaping up to be Brave Giant’s most exciting year to date. The yet to be titled debut album was recorded earlier this spring with...

Duration:00:06:55

Gary Lightbody Talks Writer's Block, Sobriety, and 25 Years of Snow Patrol

6/12/2019
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Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody sat down with Today FM's Fergal D'arcy for an exclusive chat, and opened up about his sobriety and the support from his bandmates who flew to LA and showed up at his door because they knew he needed help. . Gary LightBody of @SnowPatrol opens up about his decision to stop drinking & the support he got from his bandmates who flew to LA & showed up at his door because they knew he needed help.@garysnowpatrol @fergdarcyCheck out the full interview here:...

Duration:00:17:05

Coolio Loses His Precious Snowglobes In Divorce Settlement

6/11/2019
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Paradise's resident gangster, Coolio is set to play Live At Leopardstown this Thursday night and he took time to have a chat with Fergal about his amazing career, his cooking book and his utter devastation at losing his beloved snow globes in his divorce. Yup. Coolio loves his snow globes. To listen to Fergal's chat in full hit the Listen button on this page.

Duration:00:05:04

Hermitage Green Blew Us Away With Their Billie Eilish Cover

5/31/2019
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The lads from Hermitage Green dropped in to Fergal this week ahead of their many festival appearances this summer! They treated us to a performance of their new single, Heaven, and also did an amazing cover of Billie Eilish's Bad Guy. Press play above for the full podcast, or you can hear their cover here: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2019/05/31133806/HERMITAGE-GREEN-BAD-GUY-BILLIE-EILISH-COVER-FERGAL-DARCY-SHOW.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:07:51

Listen To The Full Unfiltered Delorentos On Fergal D'Arcy

4/12/2019
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'Buy and Sell' magazine. Baby sitting Billy Corgan's pet cat 'Satan'. Forgetting your passport just before embarking on a tour (we're looking at you Neil) Booking a house to stay in and finding it's a 'crack house' Getting stuck for accommodation so fans help out! Singing every verse of the 'Rattling Bog' for a baying mob and of course Medieval barrel making. There is only ONE way you will get to hear all these subjects discussed and that is through chatting to Delorentos as part of our very...

Ferg Was Joined By The Hugely Talented And Exciting Aimée

4/11/2019
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We've had Cher, Madonna, Björk, Ann-Marie and now Aimée. And now we have a singer-songwriter from Dublin who joins a list of singers that only go by one name. That is some list of talented females and when you hear Aimée she more than hold her own in that company. She is most well known for her vocals on 'Over Me' which she co-wrote and featured on with producer and DJ, Mark McCabe. “Over Me” was a Top 30 hit in Ireland and has over 1 million combined streams. She joined us on the Fergal...

Duration:00:05:20

"Cancer Will NEVER Stop Me From Living A Happy Life"

4/9/2019
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Laura was sixteen when she collapsed in school. There were no symptoms, no warning signs. Her GP diagnosed Influenza Type B. A week later her blood results were abnormal and she went for more tests and waited anxiously for the results. “I still remember the day with striking clarity. When my doctor said ‘Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia’ my body went rigid. Tears streamed down my face.” Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, commonly referred to as CML, is a slow growing cancer which affects the white blood...

Duration:00:04:21

Listen To The Full Unfiltered All Tvvins With Fergal Darcy

3/8/2019
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The Carlsberg Unfiltered Series with Fergal D’Arcy does exactly what is says on the pint glass by taking the opportunity to sit down with some of Ireland’s greatest musical acts for a night of unfiltered conversation and stripped back songs. First up where Conor and Lar of the amazing All Tvvins who sat down in with Ferg and in front a live audience on the legendary stage at Whelans to discuss their formation, how they both thought their dads were in The Beatles, wizards, Bono, the madness...

Duration:00:42:17

Fergal Darcy Is Flying It With Music Superstars Twenty One Pilots

3/7/2019
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Fergal caught up with Tyler and Josh from musical superstars Twenty One Pilots while they were over to play a stormer in the 3Arena last Friday. Greatest heroes in the world #skeletonclique #21pilots #banditotour #banditodublin #trench @twentyonepilots pic.twitter.com/HSCE8ziYig — Fergal D'Arcy (@FERGDARCY) March 1, 2019 The lads were in great form and chatted about easter eggs, live shows and their award winning fanbase The Skeleton Clique! Have a listen… [audio...

Duration:00:09:38

Irish Artist A. Smyth Performs Stunning Cover of Sigrid On Fergal D'Arcy

2/25/2019
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He was a standout performer at The Hard Working Class Heroes festival 2018 and drew huge critical acclaim for his appearance at Other Voices Live so it was an absolute pleasure to welcome the very brilliant A. Smyth to the Fergal D'Arcy show on TodayFM. The Dubliner gave us a blast of blistering brand new single 'Fever' and then a cracking cover of Sigrid that had us in rapture. Live Dates: March 14th – Upstairs in Whelans, Dublin

Duration:00:09:19

She Pinched Her Brother's Guitar To Teach Herself And Now Roe Is Now A Rising Star In Irish Music

2/18/2019
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This rising star from Derry is something very special. Roe dropped in to play her new single 'Down Days' for The Fergal D'Arcy Show, and she also performed a stunning cover of Lewis Capaldi’s 'Someone You Loved'. She told Fergal how she puts so much about her own life and friends into her but it wasn't until that fateful day when she nicked her brotehr's guiatr and ran off hid in a room and startewd putting a few chords together that she fell in love. If you want to make it...sometime you...

Duration:00:12:07

32 Gigs In 32 Nights. Fergal D'Arcy Meets Ireland's Hardest Working Band

2/13/2019
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There's something in the water in Mullingar. The musical lineage of this Westmeath town is seriously impressive. It started with Joe Dolan, then The Blizzards , then that wee Niall Horan then The Academic and now the latest to add themselves to the Mullingar band totem pole are Fallen Lights. Say no more. It's time for the lads themselves to introduce their own podcast. Cody, G, Jay and Joey are a 4-piece Indie/Pop outfit and they are serious contenders. They popped in to see Fergal and chat...

Duration:00:10:46

Ava Max Is All Sweet Not Psycho Chatting To Fergal D'Arcy

1/31/2019
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[audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2019/01/31151345/AVA-MAX-FULL.mp3"][/audio] 'Sweet But Psycho' was number one in fifteen countries including Ireland. It has had nearly 300 million streams on Spotify and catapulted her into worldwide fame but she is far from an overnight sensation. As she tells the Fergal D'Arcy show on TodayFM she crafted her skills from numerous singing competitions to gig after gig until she finally got her break. She also has a very entertaining Insta...

Duration:00:05:23

Ollie Tells Fergal About Involvement In Yes Campaign

1/22/2019
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Years & Years joined Fergal for a session and a lovely chat about what their amazing 2018, their Brit nomination, and being part of Ireland's Yes campaign. Sanctify and If You're Over Me were two of the biggest hits of 2018 and also happened to be two of The Fergal Darcy show favourites so it was a pleasure to have the guys pop in ahead of their live date at The Olympia. They also gave us a gorgeous blast of their new track Pray feat Jax Jones. Enjoy! To catch the full chat press the play...

Duration:00:06:23

Remembering Dolores O'Riordan: A Tribute On Today FM

1/15/2019
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Today marks one year since the tragic passing of one of Ireland's greatest musicians, Dolores O'Riordan. As part of a special tribute on his show today, Fergal D'Arcy remembered Dolores and the massive impact she had on the Irish music scene. In this special he documents the journey of Dolores and The Cranberries through their music and interviews throughout the years. To catch the documentary press the play button on the image on the top of the screen

Duration:00:15:21

The 1975 On Suprises Fans Will See On Their World Tour

1/11/2019
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The 1975 are a band going from strength to strength- their new album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' was well received when it was released back in December and their current tour is getting rave reviews. The lads brought their tour to Dublin's 3Arena last night where they left the audience seriously impressed. // D U B L I N // L O V E pic.twitter.com/b27orJ02Xy — The 1975 (@the1975) January 11, 2019 Fergal D'Arcy caught up with band members Adam Hann, Ross McDonald and George...

Duration:00:05:42