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    Thomas Bartlett, musician/producer

    Thomas Bartlett chats about being a musician/producer, how he got involved with the band The Gloaming and the Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry 

    Further details:  www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/      

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    Album reviews

    John Meagher and Aoife Barry review “The Trackless Woods” by Iris DeMent, “The Boombox Ballads” by Sweet Baboo and “Midnight” by Grace Potter

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    The Citizens in session

    Singer/songwriter Ken O’Duffy and the multi-instrumentalist Tosh Flood of the band The Citizens chat about their latest album “Songs Of Absolution”

    Official website:  http://thecitizensband.wix.com/the-citizens-band 

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Opera In The Open 2015

    David Wray, musical and artistic director of Opera In The Open and soprano Sandra Oman explain the challenges of creating 1-hour performances in the open air; this year the focus is on French opera

    Full details:  www.dublincity.ie/opera-open-2015-french-season-0  

     

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    The life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach

    Composer Gerry Murphy who is one of the speakers on “Eternal Harmony: The Music of JS Bach” at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Further details:  www.kilkennyarts.ie/programme/the-man-behind-the-music 

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    Loves: singer Julianna Barwick

    Author Paul Murray explains why he loves the music of Julianna Barwick

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Mahan Esfahani at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Lorcan Clancy met the Iranian harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani who is performing on the theme of ‘Eternal Harmony: The Music of JS Bach’ this week at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Festival details:  www.kilkennyarts.ie   

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Jonathan Creasy review “Compton” from Dr Dre, “Positive Songs For Negative People” from Frank Turner and “Automatic” from Don Broco

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