Music

Tuesday 9th February

A new national anthem for Ireland

The artists Deirdre Power and Sean Taylor explain their project to find a new national anthem for Ireland - ‘Nice Screams – a Citizens’ Project’ is part of EVA International 2016 and they’re looking for people to send them a proposal for a new national anthem: just a verse and a chorus

Full details:  http://softday.ie/nicescreams/participate.html     

Monday 8th February

Regina Nathan celebrates "Sopranos"

Regina Nathan continues her short series profiling some of her favourite sopranos; tonight she talks about Leontyne Price

Full details:  www.nch.ie/Online/Regina-Nathan-22Feb16               

Friday 5th February

Album reviews

Jim Carroll and Róisín Dwyer review “Wonderful Crazy Night” from Elton John, “Anti” from Rihanna and “Commontime” from Field Music

Thursday 4th February

Ergodos Musicians in session

Benedict Schlepper Connolly and Garret Sholdice chat about the eclectic approach to music of their group Ergodos Musicians

Official website:   https://ergodos.ie  

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

Wednesday 3rd February

Eddi Reader in session

Chat with Scottish folk singer/songwriter Eddi Reader who is currently on an Irish tour

Official website and tour details:   www.eddireader.co.uk 

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

Monday 1st February

Regina Nathan celebrates "Sopranos"

Regina Nathan continues her short series profiling some of her favourite sopranos; tonight she talks about Montserrat Caballé

Full details:  www.nch.ie/Online/Regina-Nathan-22Feb16

 

Friday 29th January

Album reviews

Sorcha Kenny and John Meagher review “This Is Acting” from Sia, “Hymns” from Bloc Party and “Night Fiction” from Cian Nugent

Thursday 28th January

Martin Hayes & Friends, a public interview

Tonight's programme is a live public interview with acclaimed fiddler Martin Hayes to chat about his career and love for Irish traditional music; he is joined by fellow musicians Liz Knowles, Doug Weiselman and longtime collaborator Dennis Cahill

Official website:  http://martinhayes.com 

Tradfest details:   www.templebartrad.com 

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

Wednesday 27th January

The Bonny Men in session

The Bonny Men chat and perform live ahead of their performance at the Banjo & Bovril trad festival this weekend in Bray

Official website:  http://thebonnymen.ie

Festival details:  www.theharbourbar.ie/blog/banjo-and-bovril-trad-festival

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

Tuesday 26th January

Review: "101 Songs of Irish Rebellion"

Barry Gleeson reviews a new 5-CD box set “101 Songs of Irish Rebellion”

Further details:  www.essentialirish.com   

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