Wednesday 26th July

Chuck Prophet in session

American singer Chuck Prophet talks about his days with the psychedelic / country rock group ‘Green on Red’ before embarking on a solo career with his brand of ‘California noir’ ...

Tuesday 25th July

Ladysmith Black Mambazo in session

Chat with Ladysmith Black Mambazo about bringing the music of South Africa to a world audience; they are performing at the Galway International Arts Festival Further details:

"Cassette vs Vinyl", an exhibition by Horace Panter

Horace Panter (co-founder and bassist with The Specials) who is now a pop artist; his exhibition "Cassette vs Vinyl" can currently be seen at the Ebow Gallery Dublin 8 Full details: ...

Monday 24th July

Ruba Shamshoum in session

Chat and live music from Palestinian jazz singer Ruba Shamshoum Official website:

Review: "Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power"

Jim Carroll reviews "Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power", an album which coincides with an exhibition currently running at the Tate London exploring art ...

Friday 21st July

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Simon Maher review "Lust For Life" from Lana del Rey, "Raskit" from Dizzee Rascal and "Sacred Hearts Club" from Foster The People

Thursday 20th July

Dublin International Piano Festival 2017

Dr Archie Chen, founder and artistic director of the Dublin International Piano Festival which takes place over the next week Full details: 

Wednesday 19th July

Zoe Conway, John McIntyre and the Coohe brothers at the National Opera House Wexford

Traditional musicians Zoe Conway and John McIntyre (Ireland) and brothers Shaháb and Sháyán Coohe (Persia/Iran) who will perform in a Music Network residency at the National Opera House Wexford tomorrow  ...

A profile of Karen Dalton

Donal Dineen with a profile of the Cherokee folk/blues singer Karen Dalton who was born 80 years ago today; she was a favourite on the Greenwich Village folk scene in ...

Monday 17th July

Live from the Galway International Arts Festival 2017

Tonight the programme comes live from the opening night of the Galway International Arts Festival, with guests including theatre-makers Enda Walsh + Donnacha Dennehy, visual artists Anna Maria Pacheco, Maeve ...



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