Music

Monday 10th April

Celebrating silence in music at Trinity College

Adrian Tien, Centre for Asian Studies in Trinity College explains their Creative Challenge project "The Music of Silence: Its Interpretation and Performance", a series of musical performances examining whether silence ...

Friday 7th April

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and James Byrne review “Life. Love. Flesh. Blood” from Imelda May, “The Far Field” from Future Islands and “Pure Comedy” from Father John Misty

Wednesday 5th April

Danielle de Niese and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Danielle de Niese who will perform Mozart arias and Broadway hits with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra tomorrow at the National Concert Hall Full details:   www.nch.ie/Online/RTECO-Danielle-de-Niese-06Apr17

Cormac O Caoimh in session

Cork singer/songwriter Cormac O Caoimh talks about the ideas behind his latest album “Shiny Silvery Things” Official website:   www.cormacocaoimh.net

Tuesday 4th April

Liam and Seamus Wylie in session

Father & son musicians Liam and Seamus Wylie chat about performing as a duo and separately in public performances  

Friday 31st March

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and John Casey review “Silver Eye” by Goldfrapp,  “Let The Dancers Inherit The Party” by British Sea Power and “Endless” by Tale of Us

Thursday 30th March

Lorcán MacMathúna and setting the Egyptian Book of the Dead to music

Sean nós singer Lorcán MacMathúna (with Martin Tourish and Éamon Galldubh) chats about his musical project to set the Egyptian Book of the Dead to music Further details:   www.musictown.ie 

50th anniversary of The Doors debut album

Róisín Dwyer marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the self-titled debut album by The Doors

Monday 27th March

Sing-Along Social, Mother's Day and ABBA

Sorcha Kenny reports from this month’s Sing Along Social event, celebrating Mother’s Day and the music of ABBA Official website:   www.facebook.com/pg/singalongsocial 

David Keenan in session

Dundalk singer/songwriter David Keenan chats about the importance of singing in his own accent and the inspiration for the songs on his current album “Cobwebs” Official website:   www.davidkeenan.ie

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