Social Fabric Podcast: LIVE

Social Fabric Podcast returns as part of the Whale Theatre’s “disPLAYced” programme, and explores this central theme through a combination of stimulating conversation, inspiring guests and uplifting live music. 

Would you ever consider running an ultra-marathon? Or enter an Ironman competition?

Have you ever had the desire to swim the earth’s coldest seas? Why? 

Is it really that good for your mental health?

And what if you are not interested in extreme sports? 

What if you are a musician and suddenly… Covid 19 happens?

Through my guests’ personal stories and experiences, we’ll explore these and more topics on a night of conversation, storytelling, live music and Q&A

Looking forward to seeing you in real life once again.

Andrea Splendori

With Guests Ger Kennedy & Vyvienne Long

Ger Kennedy – Ger Kennedy, known as Dr. Ice, is among the most accomplished athletes in the world of extreme sports. After an eclectic professional career on dryland, Kennedy has transitioned his physical talents, grit and creativity to the ice swimming community. His innate charisma and buoyant personality make his ability to withstand incredibly cold conditions looks so easy. In addition to pushing himself in Under Ice Swims, Ice Baths, Polar Ice Miles, and Ice Mile Zero, he achieved the Ice Sevens Challenge by completing 7 different Ice Miles in Ireland, Norway, Siberia, Morocco, USA, and Australia that culminated in a 2,800-meter high altitude lake in Chile. Source –

Vyvienne Long is a musician from Co. Dublin, Ireland. A classically trained cellist from the College of Music, Dublin and the Escola de Musica in Barcelona, she also sings and plays piano and writes music for her quintet which comprises 2 cellos, piano, doublebass and drums.

After touring for many years with Damien Rice, Long released an EP entitled Birdtalk in 2006. Her well-known cello heavy cover version of “Seven Nation Army” appeared on Even Better than the Real Thing, Vol 2, a charity compilation of cover versions by Irish artists.

She  has recently released her new album ‘A Lifetime of High Fives’, twelve new songs featuring Laetare Vocal Ensemble and ConTempo Quartet.

Source: WikiPedia


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