Music

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

Thursday 13th October

Richmond Fontaine in session

Willy Vlautin and Dan Eccles from the band “Richmond Fontaine” chat about their album “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To” and their current tour which will be ...

Wednesday 12th October

"Be Here Now" by Oasis

Rachel Breslin looks at what makes the third album from Oasis such a seminal moment in their career, “Be Here Now" which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year  

Irish musician Alex Petcu

Alex Petcu performs from and chats about his new album "In Time – Music for Solo Percussion" Official website:  www.alexpetcu.com 

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