Friday 5th May

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and James Byrne review "Pollinator" by Blondie, "From A Room, Vol 1" by Chris Stapleton and "No Shape" by Perfume Genius

Thursday 4th May

"Radamisto", an opera directed by Wayne Jordan

Theatre director Wayne Jordan talks about directing his first opera, Handel's "Radamisto" about a king who falls in love with his sister-in-law and declares war on the neighbouring kingdom Full ...

Tuesday 2nd May

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker in session

British folk musicians Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker chat about writing original folk music and their latest album "Overnight" Official website:

Friday 28th April

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Neil Doherty review "Humanz" from Gorillaz, "Something Else" from The Cranberries and "Rock n Roll Consciousness" from Thurston Moore

Tuesday 25th April

50th anniversary of "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Alan Corr marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles album "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Friday 21st April

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Casey review "Damn" from Kendrick Lamar, "The Last Rider" from Ron Sexsmith and "This Is My Town: Songs of New York" from Barry Manilow

Thursday 20th April

Winner of RDS Music Bursary 2017

Soprano Sarah Brady, winner of the RDS Music Bursary award for 2017 and John O’Kane, RTÉ Music & Arts Strategy Executive and chair of this year’s judging panel Official website: ...

Talos in session

Eoin French, leader of electronic pop band Talos about being a solo artist and now part of a band and their debut album "Wild Alee" Official website:

Wednesday 19th April

The Silken Same in session

New folk duo "The Silken Same" in session, with Mossy Nolan and Colm MacGowan Further details:

Monday 17th April

Arena continues at Cruinniú na Cásca

Continuing coverage from Cruinniú na Cásca celebrations at St Stephen's Green, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are joined by Cara O'Sullivan, Eugene Ginty and Simon Morgan for an hour of old fashioned entertainment with ...



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