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    Live Music - Chequerboard

    John Lambert AKA Chequerboard performs 'Today is beautiful, we have things to Do' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. Chequerboard's latest album is 'The Unfolding' and his website is www.chequerboard.com.

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    Wexford Festival Opera

    Eoin Colfer on opening this year's Wexford Festival Opera which runs from Wednesady 23rd of October to Sunday November 3rd - the website for further details is www.wexfordopera.com.

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    Heartbeat of Home

    Moya Doherty and Joseph O'Connor on their production 'Heartbeat of Home' which incorporates Irish dancing as well as different dance styles from other countries. It previews from Wednesday 25th September - www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie.

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    Ronald Samm

    Ronald Samm on his lead role in 'Orpheus'. This production re-interprets Gluck's opera 'Orfeo ed Eurydice' for a contemporary audience and opens at The Everyman Theatre in Cork on Sunday the 22nd of September and runs for five performances only until September 28th. Tickets available on www.everymancork.com.

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    Superstar DJ's

    Jim Carroll on the rise of Superstar DJ's including Calvin Harris and David Guetta.

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    Live Music - Little Bear

    Little Bear perform 'The Few and Far Between' and 'Resonance' live in studio with interview by Evelyn O'Rourke. The band play Whelans in Dublin on October 3rd, The Limelight In Belfast on October 4th and The Nerve Centre in Derry on October 5th.

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    Fleetwood Mac

    Alan Corr on Fleetwood Mac who are playing two sold-out shows at Dublin's O2 this weekend.

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    The Clash Boxset

    Tony Clayton-Lea on two re-issued compilations from The Clash - 'Hits Back' and the more deluxe 'Sound System'.

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    Album Reviews

    Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review this week's new album releases 'AM'- the latest from the Sheffield quartet Arctic Monkeys, 'Rewind the Film' from Manic Street Preachers and MGMT with their self-titled third album.

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    Mercury Music Prize

    Aoife Barry takes a look at the acts nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize for Best UK and Irish album. Villagers are nominated for the album 'Awayland'. The full list of nominated albums is on www.mercuryprize.com.

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