Music

Wednesday 4th January

The enduring appeal of the movie musical

Ruth Barton on the enduring popularity of movie musicals

Tuesday 3rd January

Review: 'Testimony', a memoir by Robbie Robertson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Testimony”, a memoir by musician Robbie Robertson (published by William Heinemann)

"Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey" by Robert Mountford

Robert Mountford explains his one-man play “Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey”, a blending of mythical Irish heroes, adoption and Phil Lynott Further details:   www.civictheatre.ie  

Friday 23rd December

A musical Christmas special

The Defence Forces School of Music/Army No 1 Band, the New Dublin Voices Choir and soprano Mairead Buicke in a musical Christmas celebration (for copyright reasons this item is not ...

Thursday 22nd December

"In Search Of The Blue Nile", a radio documentary by Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney talks about the subjects of his upcoming RTÉ Radio 1 documentary “In Search Of The Blue Nile”, about Glasgow band The Blue Nile Full details:  www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone 

Tuesday 20th December

Recommended music books/memoirs for Christmas

Tony Clayton Lea with his recommendations for the best music books/ biography/memoirs of the year – “Born To Run”  by Bruce Springsteen, “Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life” by ...

Monday 19th December

HoneyPie in session

HoneyPie (a new band with John Byrne and Fiach Moriarty) chat about how they got together as a band and they perform two songs for Christmas Further details:   https://twitter.com/honeypieband (for ...

Review: 'The Drum Thing' by Deirdre O'Callaghan

Graham Hopkins reviews “The Drum Thing” by Deirdre O’Callaghan, a photographic/interview book with some of the greatest drummers in the world (published by Prestel) Graham's website:  https://grahamhopkinsdrummer.com/

Friday 16th December

Album reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Alan Corr review a compilation album “Cool Christmas”, “A Pentatonix Christmas” from Pentatonix, “Tis The Seasons” from Frankie Valli, “Christmas Together” from Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood and “12 ...

Thursday 15th December

The Voice Squad in session

The Voice Squad chat about how they work together as a harmony group; they are performing as part of the Christmas season of the Steeple Sessions Full details:  www.steeplesessions.com 

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