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    Hermitage Green, live in session

    Chat with Dan and Barry from the Limerick band Hermitage Green

    Official website:  www.hermitagegreen.com  

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    Johnny Borrell, live in session

    Johnny Borrell talks about his career as lead singer with Razorlight, going solo with his current band Zazou and their album “Borrell 1”

    Official website:  www.johnnyborrell.com    

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    Album reviews

    Edel Coffey and Jim Carroll review “Drones” by Muse, “Before We Forgot How To Dream” by Soak and ‘Alternative Light Source’ by Leftfield

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    Cathal Smyth, in session

    Cathal Smyth talks about his previous career as Chas Smash the backing singer/trumpet player with Madness and his debut solo album “A Comfortable Man”

    Official website:  www.facebook.com/MrCathalSmyth   

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    Profile of Stephen Sondheim

    David Benedict with a profile of American musical theatre composer Stephen Sondheim; the RTÉ Concert Orchestra celebrates Sondheim’s 85th birthday tomorrow night at the National Concert Hall

    Further details:  www.nch.ie/Online/RTECO-Sondheim-04Jun15    

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    "Carousel" coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Abie Philbin Bowman went to Leeds to speak to the cast of the Opera North production of the musical “Carousel” ahead of their show at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Full details:  http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie  

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    Moxie, in session

    Ted Kelly, banjo/guitarist with the band Moxie chats about their musical roots and their debut album “Planted”

    Official website:  www.moxiemuso.com

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” by Florence and the Machine, “Django and Jimmie” by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and “In Colour” by Jamie XX

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    Down With Jazz music festival

    Evelyn O’Rourke spoke to Kenneth Killeen, artistic director of the Down With Jazz Festival and Robbie Harris from the band Jiggy about what people can expect to see at the festival in Temple Bar this weekend

    Official website:  http://downwithjazz.ie 

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