Wednesday 2nd December

"Asa, A Christmas Story" by Brian Byrne and Kasey Jones

Brian Byrne chats about his musical play “Asa, A Christmas Story” co-written with writer Kasey Jones and featuring a lonely seven year old boy who gets only a pencil for Christmas which he uses to draw himself into fantastical situations

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New opera "The Dead"

Composer Ellen Cranitch with director Jo Mangan chat about their operatic interpretation of the James Joyce short story “The Dead”

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Tuesday 1st December

Vyvienne Long in session

Singer/songwriter Vyvienne Long chats about her musical career and working on her second album

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Monday 30th November

Review: “The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory” by John Seabrook

John Meagher reviews “The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory” by John Seabrook, looking at the producers behind the music of pop stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Adele etc  (published by Jonathan Cape)

Ye Vagabonds in session

Diarmuid and Briain MacGloinn of the band Ye Vagabonds chat about their musical career 

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Friday 27th November

Album reviews

Simon Maher and Rachel Breslin review “White Light” by The Corrs, “Songs From The Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection” compilation by Carly Simon and “Human Love” by Newton Faulkner

Thursday 26th November

Anderson in session

Singer/songwriter (Daniel) Anderson of The Rags chats about making a career out of his love for music, getting your work to the public and his debut solo album “Patterns”

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Wednesday 25th November

Ian Bostridge, tenor

Tenor Ian Bostridge chats about his career ahead of his performance tomorrow night with John Wilson and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall

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Arts Accord International and 'Global Harmony' concert

Director of Arts Accord International Morgan Padayachee and performer Alan Grundy explain the concept behind the organisation – people’s lack of understanding of other cultures – and the ‘Global Harmony’ concert which this year will honour Nelson Mandela

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Tuesday 24th November

U2 "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" tour arrives in Dublin

Róisín Dwyer reviews the first Dublin concert last night in U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour



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