It’s time for Banter’s annual trip to the seaside. With a bucket in one hand and a spade in the other, we take the Beatyard bus to Dun Laoghaire on August 5 and 6 for a weekend of pow-wows, conversations and encounters. Here’s what to expect at Banteryard 2017
1pm – meet the family – an encounter with Rusangano Family
The Rusangano Family story keeps getting better and better. After a year in which they released their “Let the Dead Bury the Dead” album and scooped the Choice Music Prize for it, Godknows, Murli and Mynameisjohn join us at Banteryard to talk about the current lie of the Rusangano land, how things have changed since their first appearance at Beatyard in 2015 and what comes next
6pm – meet the legend – an interview with Larry Heard
We talk house music and more with a man who was there when it was all coming together. Larry Heard is the producer behind such seminal house tracks as “Can You Feel It” and “Mystery Of Love”, a musician who has spent his lifetime creating sweet, warm, soulful tracks. A pleasure to welcome Larry to Banter and hear his take on life, music and everything else.
1pm – UCD Psychology of Media Entertainment Lab
One of the big hits at Banteryard 2016, our friends from the UCD Psychology of Media Entertainment Lab return with more examples of and experiments in how we engage, interact and behave in our everyday lives with technology, media, art and fiction
2pm – The Banter guide to starting a rocking food business
Just what do you need to know about opening your own food business? We’re joined by Colin Harmon (3FE), John Farrell (Super Miss Sue, Luna, 777, Dillingers, The Butcher Grill, Hang Dai, JCF Developments) and Sandy Wyer (Forest Avenue) to hear how they went about the job in hand.
4pm – Oh My God What A Complete Aisling!
The most notions Banter ever as we welcome Aisling to Banteryard. Ahead of the publication of their debut novel about the life and times of a girl from down the country in the big smoke, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen talk to us about all things Aisling and especially what she would make of Beatyard.