Music

Monday 27th March

David Keenan in session

Dundalk singer/songwriter David Keenan chats about the importance of singing in his own accent and the inspiration for the songs on his current album “Cobwebs” Official website:   www.davidkeenan.ie

Friday 24th March

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Dan Hegarty review “More Life” from Drake, “Sacred Earth” from Sharon Shannon and “Damage & Joy” from The Jesus and Mary Chain

Thursday 23rd March

Michael Feinstein celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra

American singer Michael Feinstein who, as part of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series, will perform a celebration of Frank Sinatra at the National Concert Hall this weekend Full details:   www.nch.ie 

Monday 20th March

Little Hours in session

Chat and live music from John Doherty and Ryan McCloskey of the Donegal band Little Hours who are preparing to tour nationwide and release a new album Official website:   www.littlehours.com  ...

Friday 17th March

20th anniversary of "Baduizm" by Erykah Badu

Jim Carroll marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Baduizm”, the debut album from Erykah Badu

Thursday 16th March

"The Brendan Voyage" with Mark Redmond and the National Symphony Orchestra

Uilleann piper Mark Redmond who will be performing "The Brendan Voyage" by Shaun Davey with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall for their St Patrick's Day Celebration ...

Wednesday 15th March

Creating a score for a classic Japanese silent film

Matthew Nolan chats about creating a new score for "A Page of Madness", a classic Japanese silent film about a retired sailor who takes the job of janitor in an ...

Tuesday 14th March

"Acis & Galatea", directed by Tom Creed for Opera Theatre Company

Tom Creed talks about directing the Opera Theatre Company production of Handel’s love story “Acis & Galatea”, going on nationwide tour at the end of the month Full details:   www.opera.ie

Monday 13th March

Ae-Mak in session

Chat and live music with Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon of Ae-Mak Official website:   www.breakingtunes.com/aemak (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 10th March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review “Heartworms” from The Shins, “Semper Femina” from Laura Marling and “Yours Conditionally” from Tennis

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