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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Jonathan Creasy review “Compton” from Dr Dre, “Positive Songs For Negative People” from Frank Turner and “Automatic” from Don Broco

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    New Irish orchestra SinfoNua

    Joe Csibi and violinist/music graduate Matthew Wiley explain the genesis of the new Irish orchestra SinfoNua who are performing next week at the National Concert Hall with soprano Celine Byrne

    Further details:  www.nch.ie  /  www.nch.ie/Online/SinfoNua 

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    Origins of the Cork Gamelan Ensemble

    Mel Mercier, director of Cork Gamelan Ensemble talks about their origins 20 years ago and the release of their first album “The Three Forges” 

    Further details:  www.kilkennyarts.ie/programme/marble-city-sessions-1 

    Official website:  www.corkgamelanensemble.com   

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    Donnacha Dennehy, composer of "The Last Hotel"

    Donnacha Dennehy talks about his opera “The Last Hotel” which he created with playwright Enda Walsh and is playing in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival

    Further details:   www.dublintheatrefestival.com 

    Official website:  http://thelasthotel.ie 

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    Album reviews

    Simon Maher and Rachel Breslin review “Blood” by Lianne la Havas, “Marks To Prove It” by The Maccabees and “Momentary Masters” by Albert Hammond Junior

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    Bryn Terfel at the National Concert Hall

    Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel talks about his singing career and performing as part of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series at the National Concert Hall

    Full details:   www.nch.ie  

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    Opera Theatre Company at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Tom Creed and conductor Andrew Synnott of the Opera Theatre Company chat about the two short operas they will be performing at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival – “The Human Voice” and “Susanna’s Secret”

    Official website:   www.opera.ie 

    Further details:   www.kilkennyarts.ie/programme/category/music

     

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