Music

Wednesday 23rd November

Mixtapes From The Underground in session

Chat with Denis Cassidy, drummer with Dublin hip-hop collective Mixtapes From The Underground and Kenneth Killeen, director of the Improvised Music Company about the band sound and their performance this ...

Tuesday 22nd November

'Anatomy Of A Song' by Marc Myers

Marc Myers, author of “Anatomy Of A Song”, a chronicle of 45 hit singles spanning the years 1952 to 1991 and how this music reflects the social history of the ...

Essay: Pink Floyd, the early years

To coincide with the release of the box set Pink Floyd ‘The Early Years 1965 – 1972’, Alan Corr with an essay about the important part the band has played ...

Friday 18th November

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Niall Byrne review “A Seat At The Table” from Solange Knowles, “Hardwired To Self-Destruct” from Metallica and “57th and 9th” from Sting

Wednesday 16th November

Bell X1 in session

Paul, Dom and Dave from Bell X1 chat about their career to date and the subjects tackled on their latest album  “Arms” Official website:   http://bellx1.com  (for copyright reasons this item ...

Violin masterclasses at the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Daniel Rowland, Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London who is in Ireland this week to host a series of free master-classes at the Royal Irish ...

Tuesday 15th November

'On The Banks: Cork City In Poems and Songs', edited by Alannah Hopkin

Alannah Hopkin, editor and poets Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Gerry Murphy talk about “On The Banks: Cork City In Poems and Songs”, a collection of poems and songs about Cork ...

Review: 'Set The Boy Free', a memoir by Johnny Marr

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Set The Boy Free”, a memoir by Johnny Marr of The Smiths (published by Century Books)

Essay: The Rolling Stones, Robert Johnson and the devil

Peter Murphy with an essay unravelling the links between The Rolling Stones, American blues singer Robert Johnson and the devil

Friday 11th November

Remembering Leonard Cohen, RIP

A special programme remembering the life and work of Leonard Cohen, with guests Paul Muldoon, John MacKenna, Peter Murphy and biographer Sylvie Simmons  (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to ...

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