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    Robert Doyle in session

    Singer and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Doyle chats about his style of music and his latest album “Lig Amach”, a mixture of songs in Irish and English

    Official website:   www.robertdoyle.net

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    A profile of Hank Williams

    Sandy Harsch with a profile of American country singer Hank Williams, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century

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    The Tulla Céilí Band celebrating 70 years

    Jim Corry, Mark Donlan, Charlie Harris and Brian Donlan of the Tulla Céilí Band perform live and chat about the band's history; the band is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year

    Further details of next performance:  www.feaklefestival.ie

      

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    “Left Behind – Songs of the 1916 Widows”

    “Left Behind–Songs of the 1916 Widows” is an album by composer Simon O’Connor and singer Michelle O’Rourke which will also be performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall; it is inspired by the book “Easter Widows” by historian Sinead McCoole (about the women in the lives of the 1916 leaders who were executed after the Rising)

    Further details:  www.nch.ie

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    Sean MacErlaine in session

    Multi-instrumentalist Sean MacErlaine chats about his musical style and explains why he chose to two Norwegian musicians to perform with as part of “The Duo Series” of concerts – guitarist Eivind Aarset and folk singer Unni Lovlid

    Further details:  www.seanmacerlaine.com 

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    Album reviews

    Róisín Dwyer and Alan Corr review “Pothole In The Sky” by Lisa O’Neill, “Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets” by Rufus Wainwright and “Altamira” film soundtrack by Mark Knopfler and Evelyn Glennie

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    Prince, RIP

    Reaction from fans and music industry professionals to the announcement of death of the musician Prince

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    A profile of Miles Davis

    Music journalist Billy Ó hAnluain with a profile of jazz legend Miles Davis, ahead of release of the Don Cheadle film “Miles Ahead”

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    In The Willows in session

    Waterford alt-folk band In The Willows in session; their new EP is "Fallen Bird"

    Official website:   www.facebook.com/inthewillows

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    Ryan Vail in session

    Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail explains how the piano in a Derry doctors house influenced the songs on his latest album “For Every Silence”

    Official website:   www.ryanvail.com 

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