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BANTER is a series of talks, interviews and discussions which cover this, that and the other. 

We've been in situ at the Twisted Pepper since summer 2009 and have taken in appearances at festivals and events up and down the country and in the UK like Electric Picnic, Other Voices, Kinsale Arts Festival, CultureTECH, Belfast Music Week, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Galway Arts Festival and a multitude of others.

Over 400 guests have appeared at Banter to date including Nile Rodgers (Chic, Daft Punk), Dawn O’Porter (author and TV presenter), Jon Ronson (film-maker, author and writer), John Grant (musician), Lenny Abrahamson (film-maker), Alan McGee (Creation Records), Domhnall Gleeson (actor) Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division), David Arnold (film score composer), Colm Toibin (author), Paul Morley (cultural commentator), John Mulholland (The Observer editor), Alice Maher (artist), Guillem Balagae (biographer of football manager Pep Guardiola), Karl Ove Knausgaard (novelist), Ed Vuillamy (The Observer), Frank Fitzgibbon (Sunday Times editor), Donal Ryan (novelist),
Dr Steve Myers (Head of Accelerators at CERN), John Naughton (The Observer, Open University), Angela Scanlon (stylist), Rosanna Davidson (Miss World), Miriam O'Callaghan (RTE broadcaster), Brian Kerr (former Republic of Ireland football manager), Paul Muldoon (Pulitzer Prize-winning poet) and Eimear McBride (novelist).

BANTER is produced by Jim Carroll (who also hosts the talks) and Eoin Cregan. Get in touch with Jim or Eoin if you want to talk about having Banter at your event or festival.

Check out the website here: Banter



A night of vintage gúnas, books and lady problems from Dawn O'Porter, pictured with guest interviewer Anna Carey, at Banter at the Twisted Pepper.​


Composer Stephen Rennicks, director Lenny Abrahamson and actor Domhnall Gleeson bringing the Frank circus to Banter at The Twisted Pepper


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