Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Irish pirate radio station moved 304 times

The Meath Chronicle in Ireland reports:

"Portrait of a Pirate Radio Pioneer is a half-hour film by Jackie Jarvis and produced by Kevin Allen for IRISH TV that documents the fascinating life of a television engineer in rural Co Monaghan who set up the first land-based pirate radio station in Ireland.

Sean Mac Quillan works locally in Clones as a supplier of televisions, parts and services and in addition to his love for cobbling together old and disused remnants to fix television sets at minimum cost, he also doubles up as an ‘elegant chauffeur’ for debutantes to whom he hires out his vintage 1974 Jaguar.

As Mac Quillan recounts poignant moments while painting an ordinary life punctuated by extraordinary moments in laid-back tones, it is clear to the viewer that this authentic Irish character retains a steely determination to work solidly below the radar at what he loves in life while being an undisputed driven entrepreneurial pioneer and local treasure."

Read  whole article at: http://www.meathchronicle.ie/entertainment/roundup/articles/2016/10/06/4127910-pirate-radio-station-moved-304-times/

The programme was broadcast on Saturday, but the articles adds at the end "IRISH TV can be viewed on Sky 191; Freesat 400; Free to Air and www.Irishtv.com" so it could be repeated or available on the IrishTV website.

Info: Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group 

Alan Pennington, also on the BDXC-UK Yahoo group, adds:
The film is available to watch on Vimeo Mike at: https://vimeo.com/90407094
- his pirate radio exploits starts about 11 minutes in.

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