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In Search of Purpose with Sal Hanvey

Hi, I am Sal Hanvey; and I am in Search of Purpose. I invite various types of people, from all walks of life onto my podcasts. Politicians will be on the show; and Doctors, Lecturers, Spiritual Leaders, Film Makers, Musicians, Music Producers, Radio and TV broadcasters and Presenters, Comedians, Restauranteurs, Food Producers, Religious Leaders, Celebrity Photographers, Sports men and women and much, much more. I am interested in peoples stories, unique and broad; everyone has a story to tell. Come on a journey with me and my guests, where we can all be 'In Search of Purpose'.

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Hi, I am Sal Hanvey; and I am in Search of Purpose. I invite various types of people, from all walks of life onto my podcasts. Politicians will be on the show; and Doctors, Lecturers, Spiritual Leaders, Film Makers, Musicians, Music Producers, Radio and TV broadcasters and Presenters, Comedians, Restauranteurs, Food Producers, Religious Leaders, Celebrity Photographers, Sports men and women and much, much more. I am interested in peoples stories, unique and broad; everyone has a story to tell. Come on a journey with me and my guests, where we can all be 'In Search of Purpose'.

#020 | Ralph McLean | *Audio Only

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How can I describe the very talented Ralph McLean? Well he is a TV presenter, Radio DJ, respected arts commentator, producer, scriptwriter and newspaper columnist….. Ralph has done it all in his impressive career.

In this podcast we discuss his road trip through America, which I am very jealous of, as it just sounded like the trip of trips.  He tells me about the time he interviewed Harrison Ford and all he could think was "That's Han Solo".  He also describes going to interview Dolly Parton at her home, in her own little church with the stained glass windows.  He paints the picture.  

One thing that stood out mostly about Ralph in this podcast is his sheer passion and commitment to music, whether its on a personal level on via the various mediums and platforms that he shares, through radio, TV or print. 

A perfect podcast for this weekend. You can thank me later!

Jul 18 2020

43mins

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#020 | Ralph McLean

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How can I describe the very talented Ralph McLean? Well he is a TV presenter, Radio DJ, respected arts commentator, producer, scriptwriter and newspaper columnist….. Ralph has done it all in his impressive career.

In this podcast we discuss his road trip through America, which I am very jealous of, as it just sounded like the trip of trips.  He tells me about the time he interviewed Harrison Ford and all he could think was "That's Han Solo".  He also describes going to interview Dolly Parton at her home, in her own little church with the stained glass windows.  He paints the picture.  

One thing that stood out mostly about Ralph in this podcast is his sheer passion and commitment to music, whether its on a personal level on via the various mediums and platforms that he shares, through radio, TV or print. 

A perfect podcast for this weekend. You can thank me later!

Jul 18 2020

43mins

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#019 | John McCormick | *Audio Only

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John McCormick is the founder and Owner of Helen's Bay Organic farm, which has been in operation for over 30 years.  There is a collection service via a farm shop, home vegetable delivery service and they also have a stand at St. Georges Market.

I have volunteered at the farm and I have learnt so much from John about growing vegetables and what is involved in growing your own veg.  I am so glad somewhere like this exists and it is so close to me which is even better.  

If you want to know more about what the farm has to offer and want to know what happens behind the scenes on an Organic Farm then this is the podcast for you.  

Jul 15 2020

40mins

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#019 | John McCormick

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John McCormick is the founder and Owner of Helen's Bay Organic farm, which has been in operation for over 30 years.  There is a collection service via a farm shop, home vegetable delivery service and they also have a stand at St. Georges Market.

I have volunteered at the farm and I have learnt so much from John about growing vegetables and what is involved in growing your own veg.  I am so glad somewhere like this exists and it is so close to me which is even better.  

If you want to know more about what the farm has to offer and want to know what happens behind the scenes on an Organic Farm then this is the podcast for you.  

Jul 15 2020

40mins

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#018 | Stuart Bailie | *Audio Only

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Stuart Bailie is a Music Journalist, and an old school one at that!  He has been the CEO for The Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast, helping musicians move their way up and get the recognition they deserve.  He was a Broadcast Presenter on the radio for many years across various stations on the BBC.  He has recently set up a new publication with his Daughter called : 'Dig it' as well as having written and compiled a book titled: 'Trouble Songs', which takes a look at the music industry and the artists involved in N. Ireland through the decades of The Troubles.  

He has written for the likes of NME and has worked with Warner Brother, so this man has been at the fore front of many genres of music for many decades.  Let me take you on a journey through Stuarts career and all the wonderful stories he has to share along the way.  

Jul 08 2020

57mins

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#017 | Cormac Neeson | * Audio Only

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Cormac is a song writer, musician, guitar player, music teacher and one of the most amazing singers I have ever heard.  (And I have heard a good few singers).

He is well known as the front man in the band 'The Answer'.  They have supported and shared the stage with Whitesnake (a-mas-ing!) and ACDC but to name a few.  They are high energy and addictive to listen to.

Cormac, more recently released his solo album, Broken Wing.  A more intimate and personal refection album. 

Join us on a journey through music, song writing and doing what he loves best- creating music for us all to embrace.  You won't be disappointed.  

Jul 03 2020

30mins

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#017 | Cormac Neeson

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Cormac is a song writer, musician, guitar player, music teacher and one of the most amazing singers I have ever heard.  (And I have heard a good few singers).

He is well known as the front man in the band 'The Answer'.  They have supported and shared the stage with Whitesnake (a-mas-ing!) and ACDC but to name a few.  They are high energy and addictive to listen to.

Cormac, more recently released his solo album, Broken Wing.  A more intimate and personal refection album. 

Join us on a journey through music, song writing and doing what he loves best- creating music for us all to embrace.  You won't be disappointed.  

Jul 03 2020

30mins

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#016 | Paddy Anderson | *Audio Only

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I met Paddy many years ago.  He has a unique way of playing.  Paddy is an astounding flamenco guitar player.  He has travelled wide and far and written some compositions around his experiences immersed completely in different cultures.  

In this podcast, we talk music, meditation, lockdown and his new album.  Come Join us.    

Jun 30 2020

52mins

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#016 | Paddy Anderson

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I met Paddy many years ago.  He has a unique way of playing.  Paddy is an astounding flamenco guitar player.  He has travelled wide and far and written some compositions around his experiences immersed completely in different cultures.  

In this podcast, we talk music, meditation, lockdown and his new album.  Come Join us.    

Jun 30 2020

52mins

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#015 | Dave Swift | Audio Only

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I have known Dave for almost 20 years. We go way back! It was great to catch up with him in this podcast as he has a lot of interesting stories to tell.  He is one of those people that time flies by with.  Every time we meet up, there is always great story exchanges, energy and a bit of craic and banter.  

One thing that wasn't discussed in this podcast that has recently come to light is that Dave has indeed been on the BBC this week as he is the ONLY OFFICIAL BAND in the world who are performing together right now.  He has recently got together over lockdown with a band (all cover-19 checked and negative) and moved into a private mansion location in England where they have been recording music and basically living the life of Riley.

Daves' day job is playing Bass Guitar mostly in Jools Hollands Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for over 30 years.  I have had the pleasure of playing before him and Jools Holland and the rest of his band and I supported their band a few years back on the Irish leg of their UK and Irish tour.  It was an amazing experience.  One that I will cherish forever.  

It was great to catch up with Dave, even if he was at the time, not disclosing his secret location.  What a brilliant project- to join with fellow musicians in amidst a pandemic, in secret.  Pretty cool.  I hope you enjoy this podcast.  

Jun 27 2020

59mins

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#015 | Dave Swift

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I have known Dave for almost 20 years. We go way back! It was great to catch up with him in this podcast as he has a lot of interesting stories to tell.  He is one of those people that time flies by with.  Every time we meet up, there is always great story exchanges, energy and a bit of craic and banter.  

One thing that wasn't discussed in this podcast that has recently come to light is that Dave has indeed been on the BBC this week as he is the ONLY OFFICIAL BAND in the world who are performing together right now.  He has recently got together over lockdown with a band (all cover-19 checked and negative) and moved into a private mansion location in England where they have been recording music and basically living the life of Riley.

Daves' day job is playing Bass Guitar mostly in Jools Hollands Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for over 30 years.  I have had the pleasure of playing before him and Jools Holland and the rest of his band and I supported their band a few years back on the Irish leg of their UK and Irish tour.  It was an amazing experience.  One that I will cherish forever.  

It was great to catch up with Dave, even if he was at the time, not disclosing his secret location.  What a brilliant project- to join with fellow musicians in amidst a pandemic, in secret.  Pretty cool.  I hope you enjoy this podcast.  

Jun 27 2020

59mins

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#014 | Billy Burns *AUDIO ONLY*

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Billy Burns (born 13 June 1994) is a professional rugby union player who plays for Ulster. His favoured position is fly-half. He is the younger brother of Bath and England fly-half Freddie Burns. Born in England, Burns represent England for youth rugby union teams, before being called to represent Ireland at the 2020 Six Nations Championship.

In November 2019, having established himself in the Ulster team and formed a strong half-back.

I knew very little about rugby but now I know a lot more about it, and what better person to gain some insight into the world of rugby than from Billy Burns Himself.

Jun 22 2020

30mins

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#014 | Billy Burns

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Billy Burns (born 13 June 1994) is a professional rugby union player who plays for Ulster. His favoured position is fly-half. He is the younger brother of Bath and England fly-half Freddie Burns. Born in England, Burns represent England for youth rugby union teams, before being called to represent Ireland at the 2020 Six Nations Championship.  

In November 2019, having established himself in the Ulster team and formed a strong half-back.  

I knew very little about rugby but now I know a lot more about it, and what better person to gain some insight into the world of rugby than from Billy Burns Himself.  

Jun 22 2020

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#013 | Keith Golden *AUDIO ONLY*

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I met Keith many years ago.  He was doing very different things back then....He was playing Bass in Dido's Band, gigging on the London scene and I was working on Top of the Pops as a Music Researcher for the BBC in London.  Good times.

Currently, Keith is all about personal and physical strength and helps people fulfil this strength, physically and mentally, through yoga and strength and rehabilitation.  It was great catching up with him.  Come join us on his a search of purpose which he has clearly found.   

Jun 19 2020

49mins

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#013 | Keith Golden

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I met Keith many years ago.  He was doing very different things back then....He was playing Bass in Dido's Band, gigging on the London scene and I was working on Top of the Pops as a Music Researcher for the BBC in London.  Good times.

Currently, Keith is all about personal and physical strength and helps people fulfil this strength, physically and mentally, through yoga and strength and rehabilitation.  It was great catching up with him.  Come join us his a search of purpose which he has clearly found.   

Jun 19 2020

49mins

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#012 | Laurence Harvey *AUDIO ONLY*

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In this podcast I get the opportunity to speak with Larry.  Larry really is a true talent.  He has worked on some of the most successful TV shows and movies of all time.  Batman Begins, Harry Potter and Game Of Thrones.  Larry works in special effects and is responsible for so much of the entertainment that we really on and expect in shows such as these.  It takes a very special dn unique character to produce some of the work that Larry produces.  

This is a great podcast, full of colour, laughter and insight into the world of movie making at its very core.  Join me! 

Jun 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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#012 | Laurence Harvey

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In this podcast I get the opportunity to speak with Larry.  Larry really is a true talent.  He has worked on some of the most successful TV shows and movies of all time.  Batman Begins, Harry Potter and Game Of Thrones.  Larry works in special effects and is responsible for so much of the entertainment that we really on and expect in shows such as these.  It takes a very special dn unique character to produce some of the work that Larry produces.  

This is a great podcast, full of colour, laughter and insight into the world of movie making at its very core.  Join me! 

Jun 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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#011 | Garry Jackson *Audio only*

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In this podcast, I get chatting to Garry Jackson.  Garry is the proprietor of Garry’s Barber Shop, Holywood along with his wife Mari. Garry has been cutting men & boys hair in Holywood for the last 31 years, & is very much at the heart of community.

Being an old punk Garry is extremely passionate about music & has “live sessions” in the shop which co-ordinate with the local Harmony Live Festival which his wife organises.

Five years ago Garry was asked if he’d be interested in becoming a bearded model. This in turn led to modelling jobs for Bushmills, TK Maxx & Paddy Powers among others.
All this creativity has now been processed into recently introducing the new GBS hair & beard product range.

We talk about lockdown, cutting hair, music, life and hugs.  Check it out! 

Jun 11 2020

40mins

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#011 | Garry Jackson

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In this podcast, I get chatting to Garry Jackson.  Garry is the proprietor of Garry’s Barber Shop, Holywood along with his wife Mari. Garry has been cutting men & boys hair in Holywood for the last 31 years, & is very much at the heart of community.


Being an old punk Garry is extremely passionate about music & has “live sessions” in the shop which co-ordinate with the local Harmony Live Festival which his wife organises.


Five years ago Garry was asked if he’d be interested in becoming a bearded model. This in turn led to modelling jobs for Bushmills, TK Maxx & Paddy Powers among others.
All this creativity has now been processed into recently introducing the new GBS hair & beard product range.

We talk about lockdown, cutting hair, music, life and hugs.  Check it out! 

Jun 11 2020

40mins

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#010 | Mari Jackson *Audio Only*

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In this podcast I have the pleasure of having a chat with Mari Jackson. In the last five years Mari Jackson single handedly founded “Harmony Live” a local music festival in her hometown of Holywood. Holding an MMBE Dip in music management Mari has brought such big names as Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Feeder, The Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Alabama 3, Reef, Hothouse Flowers, Toploader, Ryan McMullan & many more to the small seaside town. She has been running events in Holywood for over 25 years - all for charity.
Mari ran Holywood Culture Night in 2014 & 2015 and also works on Belfast Culture Night.

Mari a singer/songwriter & former nurse now owns a holiday rentals business in Nerja, Costa del Sol & Garry’s Barber Shop in Holywood along with her husband, Garry a well known barber.

Jun 08 2020

48mins

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