Music

Wednesday 26th October

"Mary Gordon", a choral work at the National Concert Hall

Playwright Marina Carr and Wicklow County Council arts officer Jenny Sherwin explain their collaboration on “Mary Gordon”, a choral work commissioned by Wicklow County Council to mark the commencement of ...

Tuesday 25th October

"The Green One", an opera by Mark Roper and Eric Sweeney

Mark Roper and Eric Sweeney chat about their new opera “The Green One”, an adaptation of the mythical tale of the love rivalry between the Greek goddess Ishtar who is ...

Monday 24th October

"I Am Dogboy" by Karl Hyde

Karl Hyde talks about his autobiography “I Am Dogboy”, an insight into his life with electronic band Underworld through poetry and photography; he is a guest at the music industry festival Metropolis ...

Friday 21st October

Jinx Lennon

Punk folk poet Jinx Lennon performs from and chats about the ideas he addresses in his two new albums – “Past Pupil Stay Sane” and “Magic Bullets Of Madness To Uplift ...

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Laurence Mackin review “You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen, “Joanne” by Lady Gaga and “Gameshow” by Two Door Cinema Club

Thursday 20th October

The Loafing Heroes in session

Chat with Bartholomew Ryan, lead singer with folk band The Loafing Heroes about their fifth album “The Baron In The Trees” Official website:   www.theloafingheroes.com  (for copyright reasons this item is ...

Wednesday 19th October

Barry Douglas at the Wexford Festival Opera

World-renowned pianist Barry Douglas who is one of the performers at the forthcoming Wexford Festival Opera Festival details:   www.wexfordopera.com  

Monday 17th October

Jack O'Rourke in session

Jack O’Rourke performs live from and chats about his debut album “Dreamcatcher” Official website:   www.jackorourkemusic.com  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 14th October

"Heresy", a new opera by Roger Doyle

"Heresy" is a new electronic opera by Roger Doyle based on the life, work and deaths of the 16th century Renaissance man Giordano Bruno Further details:  http://rogerdoyle.com 

Album reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Eamon Sweeney review “Walls” from Kings of Leon, “Let Them Eat Chaos” from Kate Tempest and “These Systems are Failing” from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir

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