Music

Tuesday 29th March

The Frank and Walters in session

Paul and Ashley from Cork band The Frank and Walters chat about their new album “Songs For The Walking Wounded” Official website:   www.frankandwalters.net (for copyright reasons this item is not available ...

Friday 25th March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review “Chaosmosis” from Primal Scream, “Scan The Blue” from exmagician and “You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To” by Richmond Fontaine

Thursday 24th March

“Live at the Foxrock Folk Club: The Parish Hall Tapes 1970-72”

Jeremy Kearney and Kevin McCann remember the Foxrock Folk Club in the 1970’s as the album “Live at the Foxrock Folk Club: The Parish Hall Tapes 1970-72” is released Official website: ...

Wednesday 23rd March

The Academic in session

Craig Fitzerald, lead singer with Westmeath band The Academic about their growing success and putting off college to concentrate on the band Official website:   www.facebook.com/thisistheacademic  (for copyright reasons this item ...

Tuesday 22nd March

"Opera Briefs", a showcase for new operatic talent

Stage director Conor Hanratty and Kathleen Tynan from the Royal Irish Academy of Music explain the idea behind “Opera Briefs”, a collaboration between the Lir Academy and the RIAM to help showcase ...

“Imagining Home: England” with Cáit O'Riordan at the National Concert Hall

Cáit O’Riordan, one of the performers at “Imagining Home: England” at the National Concert Hall, exploring how the historically troubled relationship between Ireland and England has been reflected in song Full details: ...

Monday 21st March

Ailbhe Reddy in session

Singer/songwriter Ailbhe Reddy in session Official website:   www.ailbhereddy.com  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Spring/summer season with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Conductor John Wilson previews what’s ahead in the spring/summer season for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Full details:  www.nch.ie 

Friday 18th March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review “Post Pop Depression” from Iggy Pop, “Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future” by Underworld and “Luneworks” by Mmoths

Wednesday 16th March

“Shakespeare Songs”, with jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard

Jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and pianist Guillaume de Chassy explain their show “Shakespeare Songs” which draws inspiration from Renaissance composers and various characters from Shakespeare’s plays Tour details:  www.musicnetwork.ie  (for copyright reasons ...

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