Martin Doyle grew up in Banbridge, Co. Down during the Troubles and after a stint in Belfast’ Queen’s University, graduated from St Andrew’s College, Scotland.
After a number of jobs in France and Germany he settled down in London where he found himself working for a newspaper and from there his career moved through various jobs and assignments until his current role as Books Editor for The Irish Times.
In this candid conversation Martin discuss his experience of the troubles, the importance of music, the world of books, FatBoy Slim, Father Ted, the loss of his wife and more…
You can read the article that we discussed in the conversation here
Martin’s Music Choice
How soon is now – The Smiths
Thousands are sailing – The Pogues
I am the resurrection – Stone Roses
Dimanche a Bamako – Amodou & Mariam
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Into my Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
You’re the one – Shane MacGowan & Maire Brennan
All music is available on Spotify in the Social Fabric Playlist