Monday 18th April

Ryan Vail in session

Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail explains how the piano in a Derry doctors house influenced the songs on his latest album “For Every Silence”

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Friday 15th April

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Laurence Mackin review “The Hope Six Demolition Project” by PJ Harvey, “Person A” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and “This Path Tonight” by Graham Nash

Thursday 14th April

"A Night By The Ocean" by Simon Quigley

Musician/composer Simon Quigley explains his debut solo project at the National Concert Hall next week, a concert called “A Night by the Ocean” where the ocean is the theme that links all the songs

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Tuesday 12th April

Loves with Patricia Bardon - "La Mer" by Debussy

Mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon explains her Loves - Claude Debussy’s composition “La Mer”

Programme for the 12 Points Plus jazz festival, 2016

Kenneth Killeen, Director of the Improvised Music Company, explains what’s in store at this year’s 12 Points Plus festival, showcasing the best of European and Irish contemporary jazz

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Monday 11th April

Clare O'Mahony in session

Cork singer/songwriter Clare O’Mahony performs live and chats about her new album "Make Your Move"

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Friday 8th April

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “Red Flag” from All Saints, “Distortland” from The Dandy Warhols and “Human Performance” from Parquet Courts

Wednesday 6th April

“1916: Revolution and Rhetoric” by the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Gerard Keenan and Oonagh Keogh of the Irish Chamber Orchestra describe what to expect at their concert “1916: Revolution and Rhetoric”, with narration by Des Keogh

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"Echo Macalla", an artistic/musical expression through stained glass

Abie Philbin Bowman went to rehearsals in St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra for “Echo Macalla”, a new exhibition/performance of musical instruments made of glass, created by artist Róisín de Buitléar with musical performance by Síle Denver on harp and by Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole 

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Tuesday 5th April

Dylan Tighe in session

Singer/songwriter Dylan Tighe performs live, talks about his musical concepts and his new album "Wabi Sabi Soul"

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