Tuesday 10th November

New album from Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant talks about “Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings”, a revisiting of her debut solo album from 20 years ago

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New album from Somadrone

Dublin electronic musician Neil O’Connor, aka Somadrone, talks about his newly-released fifth album “Oracle”

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Monday 9th November

Classical guitarist Liam McManus

Teenage classical guitarist Liam McManus talks about how his love of the guitar started at a very young age, winning the Classical Guitar section of Sky Arts ‘Guitar Star’ competition and his ambitions for the future

Friday 6th November

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Laurence Mackin review “Delirium” from Ellie Goulding, “Making Time” from Jamie Woon, “Elaenia” from Floating Points and “Art Angels” from Grimes

Thursday 5th November

Celebrating Arvo Pärt

Paul Hillier who will be conducting the Chamber Choir Ireland in their celebration concert “Arvo Pärt at 80” next month

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Review: “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” by John Carder Bush

Mary McGill reviews a book of rare photographs of Kate Bush taken by her brother and long-time collaborator John Carder Bush – “Kate: Inside the Rainbow” (published by Sphere)

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Wednesday 4th November

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock in session

Allen Tighe and Enda Bates of the band The Spook Of The 13th Lock explains the idea behind "Lockout", their large scale composition for guitar orchestra inspired by the 1913 Dublin Lockout

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Review: "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" by Grace Jones

Róisín Dwyer reviews “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”, the autobiography by Grace Jones and Paul Morley (published by Simon & Schuster)

Tuesday 3rd November

"Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette

Rachel Breslin on the 20th anniversary re-issue of Alanis Morissette’s international debut album “Jagged Little Pill”

Chat with All Tvvins

Conor Adams and Lar Kaye from Irish band All Tvvins

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