Tuesday 24th January

Review: 'The Microcosm: Visionary Music of Continental Europe 1970-1986'

Jim Carroll reviews the compilation album “The Microcosm: Visionary Music of Continental Europe 1970-1986”

Friday 20th January

Album reviews

Sinead Ní Mhordha and Stephen Byrne review “Yesterday’s Gone” by Loyle Carner, “Intoxicated Women” by Mick Harvey and “Apocalipstick” by Cherry Glazerr

Wednesday 18th January

Paddy Casey and Mundy in session

Paddy Casey and Mundy in session, ahead of their joint concert at Temple Bar Tradfest Further details: (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Anúna and Japanese theatre tradition of Noh

Michael McGlynn and Zach Trouton of Anúna who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and performing the 1917 WB Yeats play ‘At The Hawks Well’ (inspired by the Japanese tradition of ...

Tuesday 17th January

Caoimhín Vallely in session

Chat and live music with trad pianist Caoimhín Vallely  Official website:

Quarter Block Party festival in Cork

Visual artist Kate O’Shea and musician Éna Brennan (who performs as Dowry) who are participants in the Quarter Block Party arts & music festival in Cork Full details: 

Monday 16th January

The Eskies live in session

Chat with The Eskies ahead of their performance at the Banjo and Bovril Festival in Bray this weekend Official website:  Festival details: (for copyright reasons this item is ...

Friday 13th January

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Simon Maher review “I See You” by The xx, “Oczy Mlody” by The Flaming Lips and “Rennen” by Sohn

Essay: Ed Sheeran, the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Alan Corr with an essay about how he admires artists like Ed Sheeran who make the ordinary into something extraordinary 

Wednesday 11th January

Ireland's showband years

Ronan Collins chats about the enduring popularity of the music from Ireland’s showband era



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