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    Ryan Vail in session

    Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail explains how the piano in a Derry doctors house influenced the songs on his latest album “For Every Silence”

    Official website:   www.ryanvail.com 

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    Album reviews

    Rachel Breslin and Laurence Mackin review “The Hope Six Demolition Project” by PJ Harvey, “Person A” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and “This Path Tonight” by Graham Nash

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    "A Night By The Ocean" by Simon Quigley

    Musician/composer Simon Quigley explains his debut solo project at the National Concert Hall next week, a concert called “A Night by the Ocean” where the ocean is the theme that links all the songs

    Full details:  https://www.nch.ie/Online/A-Night-by-the-Ocean-19Apr16

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    Programme for the 12 Points Plus jazz festival, 2016

    Kenneth Killeen, Director of the Improvised Music Company, explains what’s in store at this year’s 12 Points Plus festival, showcasing the best of European and Irish contemporary jazz

    Full details:  www.musictown.ie 

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    Clare O'Mahony in session

    Cork singer/songwriter Clare O’Mahony performs live and chats about her new album "Make Your Move"

    Official website: www.clareomahony.com

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “Red Flag” from All Saints, “Distortland” from The Dandy Warhols and “Human Performance” from Parquet Courts

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    "Echo Macalla", an artistic/musical expression through stained glass

    Abie Philbin Bowman went to rehearsals in St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra for “Echo Macalla”, a new exhibition/performance of musical instruments made of glass, created by artist Róisín de Buitléar with musical performance by Síle Denver on harp and by Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole 

    Full details:  www.glasdrum.ie 

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    Dylan Tighe in session

    Singer/songwriter Dylan Tighe performs live, talks about his musical concepts and his new album "Wabi Sabi Soul"

    Further details:   www.breakingtunes.com/dylantighe

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