Monday 18th July

The Unthanks in session

Rachel and Becky of the English folk band The Unthanks and their producer Adrian McNally chat about their musical roots and bringing folk music to a contemporary audience; they will be ...

Friday 15th July

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review “Love & Hate” by Michael Kiwanuka, “Loud Hailer” by Jeff Beck and “Nothing’s Real” by Shura

German pianist/composer Hauschka

German pianist and composer Hauschka talks about his musical style; he was invited to perform at the IMMA Summer Party this weekend Official website:    (for copyright reasons the music in this ...

Wednesday 13th July

The Hothouse Flowers in session

Chat with Peter O’Toole and Liam Ó Maonlaí of The Hothouse Flowers about the possibility of a new album and keeping the art of busking alive; they perform at the ...

Friday 8th July

Review: “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge

Paul Whitington reviews the book “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge, an exploration of the ‘Winterreise’ cycle of 24 songs composed by the dying Schubert in ...

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Alan Corr review “Take Her Up To Monto” by Róisín Murphy, “Wildflower” by The Avalanches and “Ellipsis” by Biffy Clyro

Tuesday 5th July

Twin Headed Wolf in session

Twin sisters Julia and Branwen Kavanagh of Twin Headed Wolf chat about their unusual instruments, performing at Glastonbury and playing in unusual locations Official website: (for copyright reasons this item ...

"Symphony No 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" by Gorecki

Billy O’hAnluain reviews “Symphony No 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” by Polish composer Gorecki, one of the biggest-selling classical works of all time which is 40 years old this year

Thursday 30th June

"Roamer", a jazz collaboration

Matthew Jacobson explains “Roamer”, a project bringing four of Ireland’s improvising jazz musicians together next week at Arthur’s, Dublin's newest creative music hub, for a week of collaboration on original ...

Tuesday 28th June

Exit: Pursued By A Bear in session

Chat with Eoin and Tadhg from Cork band Exit: Pursued By A Bear  Official website: (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)



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