In this first program from the series, One of Our Own, singer/songwriter Robbie O’Connell is interviewed by writer Catherine Foley about his life and times. Robbie's mother was one of the Clancys of Carrick-on-Suir, and he recalls growing up on the Cork Road and later touring in the US with his uncles. You can hear all about this, and about Robbie’s father who hails from Scotch Quay in Waterford city.
This series is produced and edited by RoseAnn Foley, Catherine's sister, and it was made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.
RoseAnn says her aim was to shed light on the idea of what makes a true Waterford person. “They are all fascinating people,” she says. “I find their stories truly inspirational. I loved working on this series. And there’s a lovely vibe going through the series as Catherine and myself are old friends with a number of the guests. And then we met some of the others and we felt we had known them all along. It was a really enjoyable project.”
Have a listen to Catherine speak to Robbie for One of Our Own , through the link in this podcast.
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