Music

Friday 1st April

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Jim Carroll review “Everything You’ve Come To Expect” from The Last Shadow Puppets, “Weezer” (the White Album) from Weezer and “Atomic” by Mogwai

Thursday 31st March

Otherkin in session

Dublin grunge pop band Otherkin chat about their style of music and forthcoming second EP “The New Vice”

Official website:   www.facebook.com/otherkinOK   

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Wednesday 30th March

Chloe Hanslip in session

Violinist Chloe Hanslip (accompanied by Danny Driver on piano) chat ahead of their nationwide tour with Music Network

Tour details:  www.musicnetwork.ie

Official website:   www.chloehanslip.com 

Tuesday 29th March

“Consairtín”, The National Concertina Convention

Dr Tim Collins and Padraig Rynne, directors of “Consairtín”, the National Concertina Convention which takes place in Ennis next weekend

Full details:  http://consairtin.ie   

The Frank and Walters in session

Paul and Ashley from Cork band The Frank and Walters chat about their new album “Songs For The Walking Wounded”

Official website:   www.frankandwalters.net

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 25th March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review “Chaosmosis” from Primal Scream, “Scan The Blue” from exmagician and “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To” by Richmond Fontaine

Thursday 24th March

“Live at the Foxrock Folk Club: The Parish Hall Tapes 1970-72”

Jeremy Kearney and Kevin McCann remember the Foxrock Folk Club in the 1970’s as the album “Live at the Foxrock Folk Club: The Parish Hall Tapes 1970-72” is released

Official website:  http://foxrockfolkclubproject.blogspot.ie/  

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Wednesday 23rd March

The Academic in session

Craig Fitzerald, lead singer with Westmeath band The Academic about their growing success and putting off college to concentrate on the band

Official website:   www.facebook.com/thisistheacademic 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Tuesday 22nd March

“Imagining Home: England” with Cáit O'Riordan at the National Concert Hall

Cáit O’Riordan, one of the performers at “Imagining Home: England” at the National Concert Hall, exploring how the historically troubled relationship between Ireland and England has been reflected in song

Full details:   www.nch.ie/Online/Imagining-Home-England-29Mar16

"Opera Briefs", a showcase for new operatic talent

Stage director Conor Hanratty and Kathleen Tynan from the Royal Irish Academy of Music explain the idea behind “Opera Briefs”, a collaboration between the Lir Academy and the RIAM to help showcase operatic talent from both colleges

Full details:   http://projectartscentre.ie/event/opera-briefs-2/ 

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