Vulnicura, the eighth studio album from Bjork, is one of three new albums up for review this week. Edel Coffey and Laurence Mackin have also been listening to This Chemical Sea from Jape and Modern Nature from The Charlatans.
Jape’s new album This Chemical Sea is out this Friday and Richie Egan is with us tonight in studio ahead of its release.
This Chemical Sea is out on Friday and Jape play The Academy in Dublin on the 19th of February, The Roisin Dubh in Galway on the 20th, The Kasbah Social Club in Limerick on the 21st and Cypress Avenue in Cork on the 22nd.
Jim Carroll reports from the festival of new music acts, Eurosonic 2015, in Groningen, Norway. It is one of the most important music festivals in Europe. It is now one of the most important music festivals in Europe. He has been going to the festival for the last 10 years.
For lots more on the festival go to eurosonic-noorderslag.nl
Hailed as a prodigy in 2004 at the young age of 11 having been a finalist in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, he was named by the Telegraph as one of the Top 10 Britons of 2012. He returns to the National Concert Hall in Dublin this Sunday as part of their International Concert Series. Benjamin joins Seán on the programme from London.
Tickets and information for this Sunday night's concert are at https://www.nch.ie
Philip Hammond is the featured composer at the RTE National Symphony Orchestra Horizons season on Jan 27th, a concert which will feature his new piano concerto, and ‘Miniatures and Modulations’ - an album of solo pieces based on songs collected by Edward Bunting. Philip joins us from Belfast to tell us more.
Paul G Smyth is an improv pianist who begins a series of collaborations with other improv and free jazz musicians from around the world at the National Concert Hall
The first in the ‘Duos’ series of collaborations will take place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall in Dublin on January 22nd, and it will feature saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. More information on www.note.ie
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour of America, a live musical show combining Spaghetti Western, Japanese Butoh Dance and free improvisation runs this week at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre.
They’re called ‘The Devils’ Spine Band, and Director and Composer, Trevor Knight comes into studio to discuss
Presenter: Seán Rocks