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    Celebrating the Dublin Book Festival

    Live from Smock Alley Theatre in conjunction with the Dublin Book Festival. Readings and conversation with authors Rob Doyle and Daniel Seery, poet Dimitra Xidous, author and illustrator Annie West and music from Hannah McPhillimy and Hilary Woods

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

    Official website:  www.dublinbookfestival.com

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    Album reviews

    Lauren Murphy and Alan Corr review “Avonmore” by Bryan Ferry, “Pom Pom” by Ariel Pink and “Different Every Time” by Robert Wyatt

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    Cerys Matthews and Dylan Thomas

    Cerys Matthews talks about her new album for children in which she set the poetry of Dylan Thomas to music – “Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems & Tiger Eggs”

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    Composer David Bremner

    Organist/composer David Bremner talks about the album “L’Air du Temps/The Spirit of the Times”, a musical collaboration featuring uileann pipes and cathedral pipe organ

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    Album reviews

    Lauren Murphy and Chris Wasser review "The Endless River" by Pink Floyd, "Sonic Highways" by Foo Fighters and "Lost Domain" by Tim Wheeler

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    Bob Dylan basement tapes

    Tony Clayton Lea reviews "The Complete Basement Tapes" by Bob Dylan and The Band, the first time all 138 basement tapes have been released in full

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    Honouring John Count McCormack

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the new civic square and sculpture in Athlone to honour local hero John Count McCormack

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