Music

Tuesday 13th December

Jack Lukeman in session

Singer/songwriter Jack Lukeman performs tracks from and chats about his latest album “Magic Days”  Official website:   www.jacklukeman.com  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Monday 12th December

'Somebody To Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury' by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne

Mark Langthorne, one of the authors of “Somebody To Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury”

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Eamon Sweeney review “Peace Trail” from Neil Young, “Oxygene 3” from Jean Michel Jarre and “Valuables”, the final album from Irish band Enemies

Thursday 8th December

Caoimhín Ó Raghaillaigh and Cormac Begley in session

Live music and chat with traditional musicians Caoimhín Ó Raghaillaigh and Cormac Begley who have united for a tour around Ireland this month Full details:  www.irishmusic.net/CC

Wednesday 7th December

Miriam Donohue in session

Galway singer/songwriter Miriam Donohue chats about her debut album “Paperscapes” and combining music with a full-time career as a costume designer (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download ...

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)   

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