Friday 22nd July

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Simon Maher review “You Got Me Singing” by Jack & Amanda Palmer, “Red Earth and Pouring Rain” by Bear’s Den and “Operator” by Mstrkrft

Thursday 21st July

Pearse McGloughlin and Nocturnes in session

Pearse McGloughlin and Nocturnes in session, Pearse talks about the inspiration for tracks on their forthcoming album “The Soft Animal” Official website: (for copyright reasons this item is not ...

A profile of Taylor Swift

Rachel Breslin profiles the rise and rise of pop star Taylor Swift

Wednesday 20th July

“In The Shadows Of Steam” at the Earagail Arts Festival 2016

Hannah Peel and Tommy McLaughlin, two members of “In The Shadows Of Steam”, a musical group commissioned by the Earagail Arts Festival to explore in music the legacy of the ...

Tuesday 19th July

Irish pipers heading to the World Pipe Band Championships

Noel Kelly (Pipe Major) and John Lamb of St Lawrence Pipe Band Howth, Brian McMahon, Chairperson of the Irish Pipe Band Association and Gordon Boag from Glasgow Live who are ...

Monday 18th July

The Unthanks in session

Rachel and Becky of the English folk band The Unthanks and their producer Adrian McNally chat about their musical roots and bringing folk music to a contemporary audience; they will be ...

Friday 15th July

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review “Love & Hate” by Michael Kiwanuka, “Loud Hailer” by Jeff Beck and “Nothing’s Real” by Shura

German pianist/composer Hauschka

German pianist and composer Hauschka talks about his musical style; he was invited to perform at the IMMA Summer Party this weekend Official website:    (for copyright reasons the music in this ...

Wednesday 13th July

The Hothouse Flowers in session

Chat with Peter O’Toole and Liam Ó Maonlaí of The Hothouse Flowers about the possibility of a new album and keeping the art of busking alive; they perform at the ...

Friday 8th July

Review: “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge

Paul Whitington reviews the book “Schubert’s Winter Journey:  Anatomy of an Obsession” by Ian Bostridge, an exploration of the ‘Winterreise’ cycle of 24 songs composed by the dying Schubert in ...



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