Music

Wednesday 11th May

Le Vent du Nord in session

Nicolas Boulerice and Olivier Demers of French Canadian folk band Le Vent du Nord chat about their French roots and blending various forms of traditional music

Official website:   http://leventdunord.com   and   Irish tour details:  www.musicnetwork.ie 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Review: “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford

Róisín Dwyer reviews the new biography “Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong: The Life & Music of Randy Newman” by David & Caroline Stafford (published by Omnibus Press)

Tuesday 10th May

120 Years of the Feis Ceoil

Abie Philbin Bowman reports on “The Music of Dublin: 120 Years of the Feis Ceoil”, an exhibition currently running at the Little Museum of Dublin

Full details:  www.littlemuseum.ie 

Monday 9th May

The King Mob in session

The King Mob (poet Karl Parkinson and guitarist Conor O) perform live and chat about their genre-blending style - fusing spoken word with experimental music

Full details:   https://tehkingmob.bandcamp.com/

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 6th May

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Chris Wasser review “Take Me To The Alley” from Gregory Porter, “Views” from Drake and “Detour”, a country album from Cyndi Lauper

Thursday 5th May

Slow Moving Clouds in session

Danny Diamond, Kevin Murphy and Aki of Irish Nordic folk trio Slow Moving Clouds chat about their blend of traditional musical styles and their debut album “Os”

Further details:   http://slowmovingclouds.com 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Wednesday 4th May

Lisa O'Neill in session

Singer/songwriter Lisa O’Neill talks about the inspiration for the songs on her latest album “Pothole In The Sky”

Official website:   http://lisaoneill.ie 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Ballydehob Jazz Festival

Leeanne O’Donnell chatted to Joe O’Leary, artistic director of the Ballydehob Jazz Festival which took place on the May bank holiday weekend

Official website:   www.ballydehobjazzfestival.org

Tuesday 3rd May

Luka Bloom in session

Singer/songwriter Luka Bloom talks about what inspires his music, his new album is "Frugalisto"

Official website:   www.lukabloom.com

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

 

Friday 29th April

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “Lemonade” from Beyoncé, “The Ship” from Brian Eno and “Everything At Once” from Travis

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