Starring Stephen Rea and with original music by Gavin Friday, Patrick McCabe’s radio play “Country & Irish” airs this Saturday, at 9.45pm GMT on BBC Radio 3. In the Irish Midlands – where sentiment and psychopathy do an old-time waltz, and no-one gets out of the ballroom alive, Donie ‘Jellybelly’ Burris’s life is in free-fall.…

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Gavin, Maurice and writer Pat McCabe are collaborating on a collection of surreal Irish tales: a series of McCabe’s stories set to music. McCabe in a recent Hot Press interview: “It’s called Emerald Germs. The boys are doing the music for it, and we’re hopefully gonna do it with RTE radio, and maybe a CD…

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