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The Rebel Matters Podcast is a show hosted by Ainle Ó Cairealláin since 2017. Episodes feature artists, activist, and scallywags from all walks of life, and include informal chats with guests and occasional solo-runs by Ainle. New releases are usually out on every second Friday and the show is completely funded by our supporters on Patreon to whom we are extremely grateful. Here you will find the full back catalogue of episodes, links to some of the most common podcast platforms where the show is available, our blog, and more about who is behind the show. You can also find the link to our Patreon page should you wish to help keep the Rebel Matters Podcast on the road!

Nov 27, 2020

Stevie G is a DJ, radio presenter, a producer, a promoter and a youth worker who, for the past number of years, has been helping to nurture and amplify the creative expressions of Cork’s young migrant communities. 

Many people will be familiar with Stevie from his long-running show on Cork's RedFM and from spinning records in clubs all over. He started out DJing back in the early 90's at many legendary club nights and is a generous and respected figure in the Cork arts community, using his wide platform to help, encourage and open doors for the next generation. 

We talked about the legendary Sir Henry's nightclub in Cork and why it’s important not to wallow in nostalgia, we learn how Stevie got deep into music in the first place (did you know that Stevie G was originally a punk?) and we talk about the various projects Stevie is involved in, including the dynamic and important Cork Migrant Centre Youth project. As often happens during Rebel Matters chats, we delved into some of the current issues facing our society and the wider community today, and Stevie outlines why there needs to be a necessary shake-up of festival programming here in Ireland, in a post-pandemic future.