Music

Monday 18th January

Saramai in session

Chat and live music with singer/songwriter Saramai

Official website:   http://saramaimusic.com 

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

Friday 15th January

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Laurence Mackin review “Curve Of The Earth” by Mystery Jets, “Death Of A Bachelor” by Panic At The Disco and “Not To Disappear” by Daughter

Raymond Deane, composer of "The Alma Fragments"

Composer Raymond Deane explains the inspiration for his operatic suite “The Alma Fragments” which has its world premiere next week at the National Concert Hall  

Full details:  www.nch.ie 

Thursday 14th January

Heathers in session

Ellie and Louise McNamara of the band Heathers chat and perform live

Official website:  www.heathersmusic.net   

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

Wednesday 13th January

Runaway Go in session

Fiona O’Kane and Dave Jackson from indie pop band Runaway Go perform live and chat about their latest album “Alive”

Official website:  http://runawaygo.com   

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

Lesley Garrett at the National Concert Hall

Soprano Lesley Garrett who is performing the opening concert in the RTE Concert Orchestra ‘Signature Series’ tomorrow night in the National Concert Hall

Full details:  www.nch.ie 

(for copyright reasons the music in this interview is not available to download in the podcast)

Friday 8th January

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review “Blackstar” by David Bowie and "Where Have You Been All My Life" by Villagers

Dublin guitarist Gerry Leonard and the David Bowie connection

Gerry Leonard, a musician from Dublin who spent 15 years as electric guitarist with David Bowie and will be performing tomorrow night at the first David Bowie Festival at The Grand Social in Dublin

Event details:  www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/dublin-bowie-festival/

Thursday 7th January

"It Made You", a musical collaboration between St Patrick's service users and Irish musicians

Musician Sean Millar and music therapist Paula Higgins explain the album “It Made You”, a collaboration between service users of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and a host of Irish musicians in aid of the Mental Health & Information Support Service  

Full details:  www.walkinmyshoes.ie   and   http://www.firstfortnight.ie     

(for copyright reasons the music in this item is not available to download in the podcast)

Wednesday 6th January

Shortlist for Choice Music Prize

Jim Carroll with the acts that made the 'Irish Album of the Year' shortlist for this year’s Choice Music Prize

Official website:  http://choicemusicprize.ie/

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