Tracks of My Life with Stuart Lawler

Nov 23, 2021, 07:00 PM

Tracks of My Life is a show on RNIB Connect Radio presented and produced by Toby Davey where he invites a guest to take us on a journey through their life, sharing the tracks that mark important moments which bring back memories to them.

Their chosen tracks of their life might include the first track they can remember hearing, the first track they bought, a number of tracks that mark moments in their life and the final track, a track that they would like to pass on which might give people hope for the future.

 In this trimmed down podcast version of Tracks of My Life Toby is joined by Stuart Lawler, Head of Content Creation and Business Development Manager for Sight and Sound Technology Ireland.

Stuart’s Tracks of My Life journey starts with ABBA winning the Eurovision contest in 1974 with their track Waterloo which launched their successful pop music career and the same year that Stuart was born.  Stuart also has a connection with Eurovision as he joined the Irish judging panel for the 1995. Contest
Early life for Stuart was spent growing up on his parents farm in Kildare, rural Ireland, being treated by his parents the same as his two sighted sisters which gave Stuart a great growing in life and work ethic too    

Then Stuart will talk about his life at  boarding school and then College life for him in Dublin and a track that is strangely on a lot of radio station Christmas playlist that takes him back to those boarding   school days. 

While Stuart was studying Music Technology in Dublin he also spent time on community radio station NEAR FM (North East Access Radio with fond memories of presenting his very first live music show with a certain boy band track that featured very heavily on the stations playlist back then.

 Before we come to Stuart’s final track we have a track that he has dedicated to two close friends who were work colleagues too who sadly suddenly passed away a couple of years ago which had a real lasting affect on Stuart’s life and his career path too.. 

We will end with a very up lifting track which some people might think is a bit of  a strange choice coming from someone who graduated with a degree in music technology but a track for Stuart that he will put on if he is not feeling great that certainly lifts his spirits.

You can catch the hour-long version of Tracks of My Life with Toby’s guest’s music tracks in full by tuning in to RNIB Connect Radio every Tuesday at 7pm, repeated on Thursday at 1pm and Sunday at 8pm.