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    Irish Youth Opera

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports from rehearsals for 'The Rape of Lucretia' by Benjamin Britten, the inaugural production by the newly-formed Irish Youth Opera

    Official website: www.irishyouthopera.ie    

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    Album reviews

    Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review “Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar” by Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters, “Ryan Adams” by Ryan Adams and “El Pintor” from Interpol

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    Kaleidoscope music nights

    Congolese musician Niwel Tsumbu and new curators Karen Dervan and Lioba Petrie talk about Kaleidoscope Night, a musical salon held once a month at the Odessa Club in Dublin

    Official website:  www.kaleidoscopenight.com

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    Live Music: Hilary Woods

    Hilary Woods is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin who is about to release her new EP entitled ‘Night’.

    Hilary was in studio to play one of the songs from the EP called My Daughter, My Gold and to introduce another track ‘Flames’, the single from the upcoming EP.  ‘Night’, will be launched as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival on the 18th of September in Smock Alley Theatre. More information on www.fringefest.com

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    Portishead

    Portishead are headlining at Electric Picnic this weekend. It is their first show in Ireland since 1997.  It will be their first show in Ireland since 1997 and they will have earned their headline status on the back of only three albums recorded over a twenty three year period....

    Jim Carroll is in studio with a profile of the band

    Portishead will be playing on Saturday night as part of the Electric Picnic and they’ll be live coverage of the festival on RTE radio over the weekend.

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    Album Reviews

    Alan Corr and Angela Dorgan review: Hunto from Basement Jaxx, Royal Blood from Royal Blood and Tied to a Star from J. Mascis

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    Phil Lynott

    Today would have been Phil Lynott's 65th birthday and Róisín Dwyer is in studio to remind us about his life and career.

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