The beloved DJ Jenny Greene joins Jarlath for a wide-ranging discussion of her journey from a kid too sick to sit her state exams to filling arenas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Plagued for years with a chronic cough, Jenny had no choice but to go on a course of aggressive steroids and miss crucial months and years in school. The story of how she found solace in music while sipping from a converted nebuliser and deciding to not sit the Leaving Certificate has to be heard to be believed. Later in the chat Jenny opens up for the first time about her personal and professional journeys including her choice to leave RTÉ and how she met her wife at 14 years old while attending the Gaeltacht. There’s news on a potential new musical project, an inside look at how to convert dancefloor bangers into orchestral pieces, why she thinks she has never experienced homophobia face to face in Ireland and a whole lot more. Irishman Abroad is completely crowdfunded by our listeners. We would like to thank everyone who has signed up at Patreon.com/irishmanabroad. Without these people we would not be here. If you like what we do and want to see it continue, why not sign up this week. We are offering a 15% discount to all new signups this month.
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