Music

Wednesday 21st June

Damien Dempsey in session

Damien Dempsey chats about his sources of inspiration and his latest album "Soulsun" Official website:  http://damiendempsey.com/

Tuesday 20th June

Pipeworks Organ Festival 2017

Lorcan Clancy reports on the Pipeworks Festival which takes place this week; the theme is Mighty Fortress, celebrating the musical legacy of the Protestant Reformation Full details:  www.pipeworks.ie

The Strypes in session

The Strypes chat about expanding their musical boundaries, finding new inspirations and how they influenced the sounds of their new album "Spitting Image" Official website:   http://thestrypes.com 

Friday 16th June

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Stephen Byrne review "Spitting Image" from The Strypes, "Melodrama" from Lorde and "How Did We Get So Dark" from Royal Blood

Thursday 15th June

Elaine Mai in session

Electronic musician Elaine Mai chats about how personal issues influenced the music on her latest album "The Colour of The Night" Official website:   www.elainemai.com 

Tuesday 13th June

"Between Your Love and Mine", a requiem written by Leonard Cohen

John MacKenna directs "Between Your Love and Mine", a requiem celebrating the life of young people who died prematurely, featuring the words & music of Leonard Cohen and approved by ...

Friday 9th June

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and John Casey review the self titled album from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, "Heartbreak" from Lady Antebellum and "Truth is a Beautiful Thing"from London Grammar  

Thursday 8th June

Opera Theatre Company and the 24 Hour Opera

Sarah Shine explains the concept behind the 24 Hour Opera, a production from the Opera Theatre Company’s Opera Hub which takes place in the Chocolate Factory in Dublin this Friday ...

Wednesday 7th June

20th anniversary of Spiritualized album "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space"

Simon Maher marks the 20th anniversary of the Spiritualized album "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space"

Monday 5th June

40th anniversary of "Exodus" by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Jim Carroll marks the 40th anniversary of the Bob Marley & The Wailers album "Exodus"

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