Monday 21st March

Ailbhe Reddy in session

Singer/songwriter Ailbhe Reddy in session

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Friday 18th March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review “Post Pop Depression” from Iggy Pop, “Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future” by Underworld and “Luneworks” by Mmoths

Wednesday 16th March

“Shakespeare Songs”, with jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard

Jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and pianist Guillaume de Chassy explain their show “Shakespeare Songs” which draws inspiration from Renaissance composers and various characters from Shakespeare’s plays

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Tuesday 15th March

Mongrel State in session

Rock/country band Mongrel State chat about their international line-up – Ireland, Italy, Spain and Argentina – and their first album “Mestizo”

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Sharon Carty in Handel's "Ariodante" for MusicTown 2016

Mezzo soprano Sharon Carty chats about performing next month in Opera Theatre Company’s production of Handel’s “Ariodante” with the Irish Baroque Orchestra; it takes place in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral as part of the MusicTown Festival 2016

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Friday 11th March

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Laurence Mackin review “Good Grief” from Lucius, “Untitled Unmastered” from Kendrick Lamar and “Ephemera” from Little Green Cars

Thursday 10th March

Tim Berne and OKO in session

American jazz saxophonist/composer Tim Berne chats about collaborating with Dublin electronic jazz outfit OKO on a current tour

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Wednesday 9th March

"InSight" from the Irish Composers Collective and Tonnta

Sorcha Coller from the Irish Composers Collective and Robbie Blake from the ensemble Tonnta with cellist Adrian Mantu explain “InSight” a new series of concerts bringing together artists and composers to perform new work

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Michael Jackson, Motown and "Off The Wall"

John Meagher looks at the career of Michael Jackson, as a new documentary from Spike Lee set to be released this year - “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall”

Friday 4th March

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Jim Carroll review “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Long Way Home” by Lapsley and “Save Your Soul” by Hermitage Green



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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