Play by Ear

Play-by-Ear-logoPlay by Ear is a music quiz show on Claremorris Community Radio on Thursday nights at 8pm.

It’s hosted by myself and features two teams each week facing questions on all things music-related. Clancy, the robot scorekeeper from After the Fact, also chips in to help out. He even sings a couple of songs as a challenge for the contestants!

Each show consists of five rounds:

  1. Intros (on the buzzer)
  2. Team choice (from five available sets of questions)
  3. Cover versions mashup
  4. Team choice (from three remaining)
  5. Final five

If you’d like to listen live, go to www.ccr946.ie at 8pm on Thursday evening and click on the ‘Listen Live‘ button. The show is also repeated on Saturdays at 8pm. If you’d like to listen to some previous shows, I will be adding the show to the station’s archive on mixcloud.com: www.mixcloud.com/claremorrisfm/

Episodes:

# Date (Click to listen) Team A Score Team B
1 Feb 4th, 2016 Allan Tiernan Pat Lydon 28-20 Michael Gleeson Tommy Gleeson
2 Feb 11th, 2016 Andrew Newman Dave Edwards 15-12 Dolores Keaveney Eamon Hanrahan
3 Feb 18th, 2016 Chris Green Yvonne Green 7-26 Darragh Burke Elaine Wright
4 Feb 25th, 2016 James Bonsall Darren O’Regan 26-23 Eamonn Kelly Linda Conway
5 Mar 3rd, 2016 Allan Tiernan Pat Lydon 28-21 Andrew Newman Dave Edwards
6 Mar 10th, 2016 Michael Gleeson Tommy Gleeson 18-28 Andrew Newman Dave Edwards
7 Mar 17th, 2016 James Bonsall Darren O’Regan 18-20 Darragh Burke Elaine Wright
8 Mar 24th, 2016 Vincent O’Loughlin John Whittle 9-23 Eamonn Kelly Linda Conway
9 Mar 31st, 2016 Allan Tiernan Pat Lydon 32-15 Dolores Keaveney Andrew Kohler **
10 Apr 7th, 2016 Dolores Keaveney Andrew Kohler ** 15-17 Michael Gleeson Tommy Gleeson
11 Apr 14th, 2016 James Bonsall Darren O’Regan 24-11 Vincent O’Loughlin John Whittle
12 Apr 21st, 2016 Eamonn Kelly Linda Conway 11-6 Darragh Burke Elaine Wright

Standings:

Group A

# Team Pld. Pts. Diff. Pts.
1 Allan Tiernan & Pat Lydon 3 +32 6
2 Andrew Newman & Dave Edwards 3 +6 4
3 Michael Gleeson & Tommy Gleeson 3 -16 2
4 Dolores Keaveney & Andrew Kohler ** 3 -22 0

Group B

# Team Pld. Pts. Diff. Pts.
1 Eamonn Kelly & Linda Conway 3 +16 4
2 Darragh Burke & Elaine Wright 3 +16 4
3 James Bonsall & Darren O’Regan 3 +14 4
4 Vincent O’Loughlin & John Whittle * 3 -46 0

* Vincent O’Loughlin and John Whittle have replaced Chris Green & Yvonne Green who took part in show 3.
** Andrew Kohler has replaced Eamon Hanrahan as Dolores Keaveney’s team-mate.

Knockout:

# Date (Click to listen) Team A Score Team B
SF1 May 5th, 2016 Eamonn Kelly Linda Conway 20-25 Andrew Newman Dave Edwards
SF2 Apr 28th, 2016 Allan Tiernan Pat Lydon 27-21 Elaine Wright Darragh Burke
Final May 19th, 2016 Allan Tiernan Pat Lydon 31-13 Andrew Newman Dave Edwards