Listen Back to Aidan McGrath on Showtime
Listen Back to Aidan McGrath on Showtime. Aidan dropped into studio on Fathers Day. What we originally intended to be a loopback at some of the greats ended up being a somewhat poignant Fathers day special.
If you were at a show during the 80s , 90s and 00's the chances are you would have been looking at the work of one Aidan McGrath. A renowned multi award winning lighting designer you probably know his work without knowing who he is.
He gave us some insight into Dermot Graham, Denny Corcoran, Bryan Flynn, John Donnelly and his own father Denis McGrath.
Aidan's song choices
'Tomorrow Belongs to Me' from Cabaret recalled Dermot Graham and his huge Tops and variety influence.
'Nothing Like a Dame' from South Pacific recalled Denny Corcoran as both director and performer.
'I Know Him So Well' recalled the whirlwind genius of Bryan Flynn as a visionary director.
'I, Don Quixote' recalled John Donnelly who brought so much to WIFLO over the years.
'In Happy Moments' recalled Aidan's own father Denis who died last summer.
'One Singular Sensation' is one of Aidans favourite songs because of the meaning behind it.
During the chat Aidan recalled the different directing styles and the personalities of the directors. He also shared some great anecdotes and memories of his time working with them all.
For more Showtime Podcasts click here.