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    Album Reviews

    To discuss three new album releases are Mark Whelan and Rachel Breslin.

    They’ve been listening to the new album by Mark Ronson Uptown Special as well as the new releases from Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, and Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor.

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    Philip Hammond

    Philip Hammond is the featured composer at the RTE National Symphony Orchestra Horizons season on Jan 27th, a concert which will feature his new piano concerto, and ‘Miniatures and Modulations’ - an album of solo pieces based on songs collected by Edward Bunting. Philip joins us from Belfast to tell us more.

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    Paul G Smyth

    Paul G Smyth is an improv pianist who begins a series of collaborations with other improv and free jazz musicians from around the world at the National Concert Hall

    The first in the ‘Duos’ series of collaborations will take place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall in Dublin on January 22nd, and it will feature saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. More information on www.note.ie

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    The Devil's Spine Band

    Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour of America, a live musical show combining Spaghetti Western, Japanese Butoh Dance and free improvisation runs this week at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre.

    They’re called ‘The Devils’ Spine Band, and Director and Composer, Trevor Knight comes into studio to discuss

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    Album reviews

    Simon Maher and Róisín Dwyer review the sampler/mini album from Madonna ahead of release of “Rebel Heart”, “Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper” by Panda Bear and “Viet Cong” by Viet Cong

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    Elliott Smith documentary

    Abie Philbin Bowman previews “Heaven Adores You”, a new documentary about the late American musician Elliott Smith

    Screening details:  www.ifi.ie   

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    Sea Road Sessions

    Chat with Alan Kelly and Kris Drever of the Irish, Scottish and Swedish folk/trad group Sea Road Sessions

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

     

    Official website:  http://searoadsessions.com/ 

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    Music For Galway

    Pianist Finghin Collins and soprano Helen Kearns talk about performing at  Music For Galway’s “Midwinter Festival” opening on the 16th of January and forthcoming Cellisimo season

    Official website:  www.musicforgalway.ie

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    Music in 2015

    Tony Clayton Lea previews the new albums we can look forward to in 2015

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