Friday 28th October

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and John Meagher review “In Full Colour” by Declan O’Rourke, “Can’t Touch Us Now” by Madness and “Let It Be You” by Joan As Policewoman with Benjamin Lazar Davis

Thursday 27th October

"The Music of Arvo Part" at the National Concert Hall

Abie Philbin Bowman was at rehearsals for “The Music of Arvo Part”, a celebration of the music of the Estonian composer which will be performed by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra ...

Wednesday 26th October

Pleasure Beach in session

Belfast band Pleasure Beach in session ahead of their appearance at the Jameson Bow Street Sessions in Cork tomorrow Official website: Bow Street Sessions details:  (for copyright reasons this ...

Wexford Festival Opera 2016

A report on the programme of events for this year’s Wexford Festival Opera by Abie Philbin Bowman Full details: 

"Mary Gordon", a choral work at the National Concert Hall

Playwright Marina Carr and Wicklow County Council arts officer Jenny Sherwin explain their collaboration on “Mary Gordon”, a choral work commissioned by Wicklow County Council to mark the commencement of ...

Tuesday 25th October

"The Green One", an opera by Mark Roper and Eric Sweeney

Mark Roper and Eric Sweeney chat about their new opera “The Green One”, an adaptation of the mythical tale of the love rivalry between the Greek goddess Ishtar who is ...

Monday 24th October

"I Am Dogboy" by Karl Hyde

Karl Hyde talks about his autobiography “I Am Dogboy”, an insight into his life with electronic band Underworld through poetry and photography; he is a guest at the music industry festival Metropolis ...

Friday 21st October

Jinx Lennon

Punk folk poet Jinx Lennon performs from and chats about the ideas he addresses in his two new albums – “Past Pupil Stay Sane” and “Magic Bullets Of Madness To Uplift ...

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Laurence Mackin review “You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen, “Joanne” by Lady Gaga and “Gameshow” by Two Door Cinema Club

Thursday 20th October

The Loafing Heroes in session

Chat with Bartholomew Ryan, lead singer with folk band The Loafing Heroes about their fifth album “The Baron In The Trees” Official website:  (for copyright reasons this item is ...



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