Music

Wednesday 7th December

Bob Dylan, American culture and the Nobel Prize for Literature

Dr Daniel Geary, Professor in American History at Trinity College on how Bob Dylan influenced 1960’s American culture and whether he is a worthy winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Monday 5th December

Review: 'Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983' by Tim Lawrence

Jim Carroll reviews the book “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence (published by Duke University Press)   

'On Raglan Road' by Gerard Hanberry

Gerard Hanberry whose book “On Raglan Road” explains the stories of the women who inspired some of the best-known Irish love songs (published by Collins Press)

Friday 2nd December

Album reviews

John Meagher and Róisín Dwyer review “Blue & Lonesome”, a covers album from The Rolling Stones, “Darkness and Light” from John Legend and “Starboy” by The Weeknd

Thursday 1st December

Review: "Cured", a memoir by Lol Tolhurst

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys”, a memoir by The Cure founding member and drummer Lol Tolhurst (published by Da Capo Press)   

Wednesday 30th November

Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine in session

Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine talk about their days with Planxty as a retrospective CD/DVD “Planxty: Between The Jigs and The Reels” is released  

Monday 28th November

A new album from Richie Ramone

Richie Ramone chats about her career as a drummer with American punk band The Ramones in the 1980’s, his solo career and latest album “Cellophane” Official website:    www.richieramone.com 

Friday 25th November

Album reviews

Sinead Ní Mhordha and Tony Clayton Lea review “We Got it from Here…Thank You For Your Service” from A Tribe Called Quest, “Goodnight City” from Martha Wainwright and “Gunslinger” from Garth ...

Lorcán MacMathúna and Féasta 100

Sean nós singer Lorcán MacMathúna who is one of the performers at “Féasta 100” on 3rd December, one of the main closing events of the 1916 commemorative year which specifically ...

Thursday 24th November

"The Last Poets" by Christine Otten

Christine Otten, author of “The Last Poets” (a novel exploring the life and music of several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights ...

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