Past Shows

Newfoundland's 1st podcast; with your host, Jim Fidler

ROAR-2005-08-10 - Episode 10 - We Did It

ROAR-2005-08-10 - Episode 10 - We Did It!!!

This Week on the ROAR:
We celebrate our 10th episode by covering the 29th annual St. John's Folk Festival. We chat with people including Gerry Strong (A member of Tickle Harbour and a Crowd of Bold Sharemen), Roy O'Brien of O'Brien's Music, Bob O'Brien of Ocean Net, Kevin Kelly of the Newfoundland Herald, Sally Goddard of Atlantic Union and Stan Pickett of the St. John's Folk Arts Council and more. We hear music from Atlantic Union and Lindsay Ferguson, give away our 10th episode celebration prize package and break a Guiness Book World Record to boot.

Best listened to on headphones. - Yes, that was Jim playing the harmony. TCON

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ROAR-2005-07-29 - Episode 9 - GalaCast 2

ROAR-2005-07-29 - Episode 9 - GalaCast 2


This time on the ROAR:
The 4th and final episode covering this year's, 1st annual, Atlantic Crossroads Festival,
www.atlanticfest.com
We hear from various people at the post-fest gala bash, at Erin's pub, as well as music from:
Ger Wolfe, Colleen Power, Ken Cotter and
Mark Grevelle.
It was a wonderful time for all and we really hope you enjoy!

Best listened to on headphones.
Huge thanks to everyone from Lillian and myself. You were all an absolute honour and pleasure to work with and we wish you all the best with whatever you do in the future.
Until we meet again!

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ROAR-2005-07-20 - Episode 8 - GalaCast 1

ROAR-2005-07-20 - Episode 8 - GalaCast 1

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, comments from Clyde Rose, Martin Finn, Darrell Power, Clare O'Mahony, Mick Flannery and closing remarks from Jim.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler,
The Game by Pamela Morgan, It Wasn't Her by Martin Finn, Close to You by Niall Conolly, When Johnny Came Back From the War by Darrell Power, I Can't by Clare O'Mahony, In The Gutter by Mick Flannery and Rhythm of the Goat by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Really; we're not kidding about that...

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ROAR-2005-07-13 - Episode 7 - FestCast 2

ROAR-2005-07-13 - Episode 7 - FestCast 2

This time on the ROAR:
Openings by Eddy Mailbag, Marion and the antenni disaster, greetings from Kevin Reeves, opening remarks from Jim, a chat with volenteer Wayne Cooke, more from Jim, the new feedburner feed, Itunes coming soon, announcing Kevin Reeves as the winner of a copy of Jim's new CD, Midnight Rover, Joke of the Week and that's about it.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler,
Mick Flannery and Pamela Morgan at Bridie Molloy's, Clare O'Mahony at the Celtic Hearth and Martin Finn.

Best listened to on headphones.
This episode contains absolutely no nakedness.


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ROAR-2005-07-04 - Episode 6 - FestCast 1

ROAR-2005-07-04 - Episode 6 - FestCast 1

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Vic in Philly and Darrell Power, opening remarks by Jim, talking about the up-coming AtlanticFest, checking the mail, the "Jim Fidler Wav Player", greetings from Gypsy, more thanks to Sid in Massachusetts for showing us his love, Jim's new CD finally on www.jimfidler.com, July 4th shout-out to American listeners, phone calls coming in, they want Jim to do a nude photo with a whistle, into the van with Anne from Philly, off downtown to put up posters and tings, checking out a live film shoot, a brief chat with Nina Patey, into the pub, running into our neighbour, Jenna and a bunch of secret messages from the Atlantians.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
and
Call Me Down and The Curra Road, live at the Celtic Hearth, by Ger Wolfe.

Best listened to on headphones.
If it weren't for 't, it would just be weren.

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ROAR-2005-06-19 - Episode 5 - Off To The Pub

ROAR-2005-06-19 - Episode 5 - Off To The Pub

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jean-Guy Bruno in Quebec and Kevin Doucet in Alabama, opening remarks from Jim, explanation of "the

Republic of Avalon", Newfound?land, Mike O'Brian, Tony Richards, the song "Stuck Between Iraq and a Hard Place", the

new mic, first recording with the new Iriver, passing St. John's harbour, seeing some ships in the harbour such as

the New Orleans and the Dorch, sheep man, French greetings to Jean-Guy, into the pub, saying hello to Susan, Mike

Slade, tech tip regarding the 10 DB cut mic cable, chatting with Colin Carrigan, announcing Kevin Doucet as the

winner of the ROAR t-shirt, the first installment of Mailbag with Eddy Mailbag with letters from Tom Peter in New

York, Bill Sherer somewhere in the U.S. and Kevin Doucet in Alabama, Joke of the Week 1, big thanks to Sid in

Massachusetts for making a financial contribution to the ROAR, the up-coming AtlanticFest, NBC, Newfoundlander by

choice, NIS Newfoundlander in spirit and lots of stuff.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis by Jim Fidler
and
Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Dr. Cod, Rosco and the Jim Fidler Jug Band

Best listened to on headphones.
That Dave Panting guy rocks!

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ROAR-2005-06-11 - Episode 4 - The LaunchCast

ROAR-2005-06-11 - Episode 4 - The LaunchCast

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Carrie in Ohio, Anne from Philly, opening remarks from Jim, Journey Journal 3 from Dublin, listening to the fireworks, Jim waxes romantic about radio, announcing the ROAR t-shirt give away, the CD launch, Lillian talks with Nancy and Arnold Bennett, Corey Mitchell at the bar, Shawn and Tash Fulford, Steve Stafford, Dave Dalton, Trevor Merrigan, that's right, the namesake of Merrigan's Reel on Midnight Rover, Colleen Power, Terry the doorman, Jim being introduced by Darrell Power, some music from Jim, some closing thoughts and big thanks from Jim, a whole heap of fun, friends and stuff and tings and tings.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, The Curra Road and A Pair Of Brown Eyes live from the CD launch by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Big thanks to everyone involved for a very special night!

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ROAR-2005-06-04 - Episode 3 - The BirthdayCast

ROAR-2005-06-04 - Episode 3 - The Birthdaycast

This time on the ROAR:
Greetings from Roger in Maine, Rick from Pennsylvania, Carey from Ohio, introductry ramblings from Jim, the tip jar

at www.republicofavalonradio.com, Jim's birthday, the big 40, celebrating 30 years as a performing musician,

walkabout with Jim and Lillian, some good feedback, the ROAR makes the cover of TV guide, some mad motorists,

smelling the flowers along the way, some talk about the soon coming Midnight Rover CD launch, Atlanticfest is

coming, Canada lied to Newfoundland about not taking away the railroads, a shout-out to Kevin Reeves of the

Studiography podcast, more about the trippleU ting, some talk about www.libsyn.com, entering George Street, hearing

a cover version of No Woman No cry, standing outside of Confusion, sitting out on the deck and ordering some

yummies, Journey Journal 2 from Waterford, talking about the trip from London to Dublin, meeting the girl from

Australia, skipping through customs, fighting with baggage trollies, off to Houston station, first Irish pints at

the Galway Hooker, off to platform 6 for the train to Waterford, lots of sheep and cattle, arriving at the B&B in

Waterford, confusion at the Temple bar, off to the pub, checking out the Joinville of Waterford, sound checks,

shows, some Irish reaction to Jim's music, meeting Perry Power, a few tunes on the bodhran and whistle, Smithwick's

"off the shelf", the mystery man, some live music from Jim at the Waterford Arts Festival, announcing the winner of

the Midnight Rover CD, some Skype chat and you'll just have to listen for the rest.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, The Rhythm Of The Goat and Downtown Girl live in Waterford.

Best listened to on headphones.
Langaroo to you!

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ROAR-2005-05-28 - Episode 2 - Both Feet In

ROAR-2005-05-28 - Episode 2 - Both Feet In

This time on the ROAR:
Opening remarks from Jim, the Musician's Cooler, the introduction of the term, "tripple u", the ROAR being honoured by the Podcast Bunker, quality props from listeners, announcing the draw for copy number 2 of Midnight Rover, Journey Journal 1, on Air Canada flight 806 enroute to Ireland, Lillian on the wine, interview with Angela Antle of the CBC Weekend Arts Magazine, walkabout with Jim and Lillian, the skater dude, a wee tune from busker Richard Mixer, into the pub, another song from Mike and gang and all the in between bits.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, The Merman and Lillian (A Portrait in Sound) by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones.
Too much wine and too much song; wonder how we got along.

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ROAR-2005-05-21 - Episode 1 - Good To Meet Yee

ROAR-2005-05-21 - Episode 1 - Good To Meet Yee

This time on the ROAR:
Big, 1st time introductions:
Jim talks about how he first got into radio, listening to stations on the AM broadcast band at night, the instant

shortwave trick, the old police band radio, getting into shortwave, playing with casette recorders and making crude

multi-track recordings, CB radio, first dabblings into ham radio, the school for the blind in Halifax, starting with

music, first experiences with broadcast radio at CFGH in Halifax, eventually getting the advanced amateur radio

operator's ticket, VO1RV, Saint Mary's University, more broadcast radio at CFSM in Halifax, MUN Radio and more

broadcasting at CHMR, dabblings in Live365 with Roots Radio International, a bit about podcasting, new up-coming CD

release for Midnight Rover, IRLP node 7680, recording in Cork, Ireland, Jim and Lillian in the kitchen, a bit of

geographical and historical chat about Newfoundland, signal hill, some more talk about ham radio, the trip to

Ireland, the British vampire, island culture, starting with Irish traditional, Calypso and Mento music, Pressure

Drop, The Experience, big shout-outs to Cork and Waterford, Sonny's Dream, a wee trip down to the pub, into the

studio, looking at writing Song For Newfoundland, songwriting in general, a demonstration of the recording process

and a bit of music.

Music this time:
Our theme, Genesis, Midnight Rover, Dub Illusion and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler
and Far Away In Australia by Mike and the lads at the pub.

Best listened to on headphones.
Welcome to the ROAR!

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