The Quick Overview:

Rathole Radio is a fortnightly Internet radio show featuring the best in new music from around the web, with occasional interviews and exclusive live performances to boot. Since 2009 it has also spawned two annual live events with artists such as I Am Not Lefthanded, David Rovics and Attila The Stockbroker. The show is presented by Dan Lynch, a musician, geek and podcaster from Liverpool in the UK.

All the bands from the Rathole Roadshow sat against the wall with gig poster

All the Rathole Roadshow 2011 team photo, picture by Beccy Newborough

The Principle:

There is one overriding principle running through the show and everything related to it…

“All musical styles have good and bad within them. Genres are pointless. Forget pigeon holes and embrace new sounds. You might discover something you like.”

Notes From The Host:

Me stood next to Alexei Sayle in the News From Nowhere book shop

Alexei Sayle and I in the book shop

I wanted to do a show about music because it’s a major passion of mine, an obsession really. I play and listen to an eclectic range of things. Old or new, electronic or acoustic, anything goes. If I like it then I’ll play it, that’s all that matters. There should be something for everyone in the show.

I also want to help promote the independent artists I like. There are interviews, performances and more to aide that. Getting to share a stage with some of these people at the live events is a real treat. Not to mention getting to interview heroes of mine such as Alexei Sayle (pictured, stood to the left).

If you’re an artist and would like me to review your music for the show please send it over. I love to hear new things. You can email: show @ ratholeradio.org, use the email link at the top or upload your music to me via SoundCloud. See the widget in the right sidebar.

The original plan was to have a different guest session every time but when that proved difficult I ended up playing live myself on most shows. People seem to like it thankfully and that’s become a bit of a tradition. You can hear my live acoustic tracks from time to time.

I hope you enjoy my selection of music and incessant rambling. Thanks for listening.



The show is officially licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence. Anything I say or perform on the show is licensed in this way. The music tracks I play by other artists may have different licenses and these will be clearly marked in the track listing. Please check these for yourself before using any of the tracks for other purposes to be sure they fit with your terms.

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Rathole Radio by Dan Lynch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.