Thursday 3rd August

50th anniversary of "The Velvet Underground & Nico"

Rachel Breslin marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the debut album "The Velvet Underground & Nico"

Wednesday 2nd August

Vladimir and Anton in session

Brothers and violin duo Vladimir and Anton chat about their background and the various musical styles that influence them Official website / Irish tour dates:

Tuesday 1st August

Review: "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler (published by Omnibus Press)

Monday 31st July

"The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" by Johnny Rogan

Johnny Rogan, author of "The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" (published by Random House)

Friday 28th July

David Power in session

Chat with uilleann piper David Power ahead of his appearance at the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival next week Official website:   /   Festival details:

Album reviews

Alan Corr and Sorcha Kenny review "Everything Now" from Arcade Fire and "Tremendous Sea of Love" from Passion Pit

Thursday 27th July

Aimée Farrell Courtney in session

Bodhrán player Aimée Farrell Courtney chats about and demonstrates what it is about the bodhrán that she loves Official website: 

Wednesday 26th July

Chuck Prophet in session

American singer Chuck Prophet talks about his days with the psychedelic / country rock group ‘Green on Red’ before embarking on a solo career with his brand of ‘California noir’ ...

Tuesday 25th July

Ladysmith Black Mambazo in session

Chat with Ladysmith Black Mambazo about bringing the music of South Africa to a world audience; they are performing at the Galway International Arts Festival Further details:

"Cassette vs Vinyl", an exhibition by Horace Panter

Horace Panter (co-founder and bassist with The Specials) who is now a pop artist; his exhibition "Cassette vs Vinyl" can currently be seen at the Ebow Gallery Dublin 8 Full details: ...



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