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    John Wilson and Essential Classics

    John Wilson, conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra previews their new series of Essential Classics concerts at the National Concert Hall

    Full details:   www.nch.ie 

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    Columbia Mills

    Chat and live music from Wicklow band Columbia Mills

    Official website:  www.facebook.com/columbiamillsinfo   

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    Search for Ireland's best busker

    Fiachna Ó Braonáin talks about the TG4 series Busker Abú, a search for Ireland’s best busker

    Full details:  www.tg4.ie 

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    Album reviews

    Edel Coffey and Mark Whelan review “Froot” by Marina and the Diamonds, “Tracker” by Mark Knopfler and “Strangers To Ourselves” by Modest Mouse

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    Plagiarising music

    John Meagher discusses high profile accusations of musical theft - when does homage cross-over into plagiarism?

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    Lucky Peterson, blues singer

    Chat with blues singer Lucky Peterson about his latest album “The Son Of A Bluesman”

    Official website:  www.lucky-peterson.com 

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    Celebrating the uilleann pipes

    Donal Dineen and uilleann piper Leonard Barry explain the art/music collaborative project “The Pipes, The Pipes”, a celebration of the music of the uilleann pipes which is part of the ‘I Love My City’ programme for St Patrick’s Festival

    Full details: www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/the_pipes_the_pipes 

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    "The Bends" by Radiohead

    Rachel Breslin marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the album “The Bends” by Radiohead

    Album Reviews

    Jim Carroll & Lauren Murphy review “Rebel Heart” by Madonna; ‘Fresh Blood’ by Matthew E White; and ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ by former X-Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson.

    Jim McCann

    The musician Jim McCann died earlier today. He was best known as a member of The Dubliners, who he was with from 1974 to 1979.

    John Sheahan, who played with him in The Dubliners, talks to us about his friend and band-mate

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