Folklore from the Dancefloor – Nationwide Broadcast

Nearfm’s Folklore from the Dancefloor to be broadcast on Community Radio nationwide

Nearfm’s Aoife Nic Canna has produced a major new documentary series on the characters and stories of the Irish club scene since the late 70’s – the resulting radio series is Folklore from the Dancefloor. In March 2013, and for the first time, this series will be broadcast on Community radio stations nationwide.

The series will remember and portray the clubs and the music from the disco inferno of the late ‘70s, up through the rave explosion of the late ‘80s, and right on up to the present day’s eclectic mix.

For this six-part series, Aoife has recorded in-depth interviews with the DJs, the promoters and the dancers including the Godfather of Punk Terry Hooley, FishGoDeep’s Greg Dowling, club historians and DJs Tonie Walsh and Paul Tarpey, Hot Press editor Stuart Clarke, award-winning writer Kevin Barry, Scary Eire’s Dj Mek, Bodytonic and European based Irish producers Sian, Arveen and Cymera.

This series was broadcast on community radio stations nationwide:

Ballyhoura Community Radio (
Claremorris Community Radio (
Dublin South FM (
Flirt FM (
Near FM (
West Dublin Access Radio (
Wired FM (


Praise for the Series

“Nic Canna’s well researched documentary records a range of participants unpicking scenes with the tangents of old social scenes surfacing in between.”Paul Tarpey, Notes on an Irish Disco Landscape

“Aoife Nic Canna has done us proud in this groundbreaking six-week documentary. She’s also given the journalists, archivists and historians among us reason to push this history ever further on”. – Tonie Walsh, Activist, DJ & Historian

@dirtydubsters – bringing the realness with this radio doc. about the history of Clubbing in Ireland. SALUTE!