Music

Friday 30th June

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Laurence Mackin review "Funk Wav Bounces Volume 1" from Calvin Harris, "TLC" from TLC and "Headlong" from John Smith

Mark Linkous and "The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse"

Hilary White profiles Mark Linkous, lead singer with the band Sparklehorse and the subject of the documentary "The Sad And Beautiful World of Sparklehorse" which is being shown in a ...

Thursday 29th June

A profile of Elizabeth Cotten

Donal Dineen profiles the American blues singer Elizabeth Cotten, who died 30 years ago today

Wednesday 28th June

"Woyzeck In Winter", with Camille O'Sullivan and Conor Linehan, directed by Conall Morrison

Theatre director Conall Morrison, performer Camille O’Sullivan and musical director Conor Linehan chat about their production "Woyzeck in Winter"  Full details:  https://woyzeckinwinter.com       

Monday 26th June

Ani DiFranco in session

Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco chats about how her political views and social campaigning informs her music; her latest album is "Binary" Official website:   www.righteousbabe.com 

Review: "Milk Of The Tree: An Anthology of Female Vocal Folk And Singer-Songwriters from 1966 to 1973"

Tony Clayton Lea reviews the 3-CD collection "Milk Of The Tree: An Anthology of Female Vocal Folk And Singer-Songwriters from 1966 to 1973"

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

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