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”

Official website: 

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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

Monday 23rd November

Marc Carroll in session

Dublin singer/songwriter Marc Carroll chats about his career path and his new album “Love Is All Or Love Is Not At All”

Official website:    

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Project Messiah 2015

Abie Philbin Bowman reports from rehearsals of the volunteer choir Project Messiah, an initiative whereby people volunteer to learn Handel’s “Messiah” in 8 weeks before a public performance

Concert: takes place on Saturday 28th November at Whitefriar Street Church, Aungier Street, Dublin 2  

Friday 20th November

"Imagining Home", 1916 at the National Concert Hall

Musician Cáit O’Riordan and CEO of the National Concert Hall Simon Taylor explain the idea behind the NCH’s 1916 project “Imagining Home” - seven concerts held over a single week to honour 100 years of Irish music, culture and history

Full information: 

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