Music

Friday 8th July

Review: “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge

Paul Whitington reviews the book “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge, an exploration of the ‘Winterreise’ cycle of 24 songs composed by the dying Schubert in ...

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Alan Corr review “Take Her Up To Monto” by Róisín Murphy, “Wildflower” by The Avalanches and “Ellipsis” by Biffy Clyro

Tuesday 5th July

Twin Headed Wolf in session

Twin sisters Julia and Branwen Kavanagh of Twin Headed Wolf chat about their unusual instruments, performing at Glastonbury and playing in unusual locations Official website:   www.twinheadedwolf.com (for copyright reasons this item ...

"Symphony No 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" by Gorecki

Billy O’hAnluain reviews “Symphony No 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” by Polish composer Gorecki, one of the biggest-selling classical works of all time which is 40 years old this year

Thursday 30th June

"Roamer", a jazz collaboration

Matthew Jacobson explains “Roamer”, a project bringing four of Ireland’s improvising jazz musicians together next week at Arthur’s, Dublin's newest creative music hub, for a week of collaboration on original ...

Tuesday 28th June

Exit: Pursued By A Bear in session

Chat with Eoin and Tadhg from Cork band Exit: Pursued By A Bear  Official website:   www.facebook.com/exitpursuedbyabea (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Thursday 23rd June

Sultans of String in session

Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberté and Anwar Khurshid of Sultans of String chat about their unique sound which melds the various cultures of Canada - Gypsy jazz, Arabic, Cuban, flamenco and classical ...

Tuesday 21st June

"Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed!"

Billy O'hAnluain tells the intriguing story behind the compilation album "Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed!" 

Treelan, live in session

Eamonn Cagney, Niwel Tsumbu and Martin Tourish from the band Treelan, live in session Further details:   http://eamonncagney.com (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Monday 20th June

Peter Regan, classical pianist

Lorcan Clancy chats with Peter Regan, a pianist from Lanesborough, Co Longford who is on a break from his studies at the Glenn Gould School for classical musicians in Toronto 

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