Music

Tuesday 7th June

Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance 2016

Pianist and composer Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin chats about this year's Blás Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance which takes place at the University of Limerick and the annual bursary which ...

Monday 6th June

William Butt, cellist

William Butt chats about his love of Bach and performing at the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival this week Further details:  https://greatmusicinirishhouses.wordpress.com 

"Songs In The Key Of Life" by Stevie Wonder

Rachel Breslin explains why the 1976 album “Songs In The Key Of Life” by Stevie Wonder is a classic

Friday 3rd June

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review “Stranger To Stranger” from Paul Simon, “Ash & Ice” from The Kills and “Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul” by Dexys ...

Wednesday 1st June

Pauline Scanlon in session

Pauline Scanlon chats about her second solo album “Gossamer” and her career with Lumiére Official website:   www.paulinescanlon.net  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Tuesday 31st May

Review: “Exhibitionism” at the Saatchi Gallery London

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Exhibitionism”, a major exhibition of artefacts from the career of The Rolling Stones currently showing at the Saatchi Gallery London Full details:   www.saatchigallery.com

Dublin rapper Costello

Dublin rapper Costello chats about the hip-hop scene in Ireland, what inspires his writing and his latest album with GerryBoy “Overnight Legends” Further details:   https://costello2.bandcamp.com/  

Essay: the Open Ear Festival of Electronic Music, Sherkin Island

Donal Dineen with an essay about performing at the Open Ear Festival of Electronic Music this weekend in Sherkin Island (a showcase of the best of experimental Irish electronic music) Full ...

Monday 30th May

50th anniversary of "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys

John Meagher looks at the seminal album “Pet Sounds” by The Beach Boys which was released 50 years ago this month

Friday 27th May

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Jim Carroll review “Everything’s Beautiful” from Robert Glasper and the late Miles Davis, “The Ride” from Catfish and the Bottlemen and “Kidsticks” from Beth Orton

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