Studio Guest – Randall Stephen Hall on Sun 23rd Feb 2-4pm with Transatlantic Conversations with Bob Leslie
Randall Stephen Hall – or Stiofán to his friends, based in County Antrim, is an artist, illustrator, writer of books and poems, and a professional story-teller. He is also, and this is what brought him to my attention at Celtic Music Radio – a writer of fine and unusual songs.
The songs often incorporate a great deal of humour, as well as musing on the nature of life, love, and the mixed up roots of Northern Irish identity. If you like Flann O’Brien, I’d hazard a guess you’ll probably find something to like in Stiofan’s work.
He was discovered by the late BBC Radio Ulster broadcaster Gerry Anderson who took a liking to his songwriting and not only played his CDs on his show but invited him several times into the BBC studios to play live.
His CD, Your Good Self was my Album of the Month for November 2019, and I’ve rarely enjoyed playing an album more.
He’ll be my guest on Transatlantic Conversations on Sunday 23rd February (2-4pm). If you’ve heard him before, I’m sure you’ll be tuning in – if you haven’t, then have a wee listen, you’ll be in for a real treat!