Music

Monday 31st August

The Strypes in session

The Strypes perform live and talk about their latest album “Little Victories”

Official website:   http://thestrypes.com/ 

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Friday 28th August

Celebrating the music of Van Morrison

A special programme celebrating the music of Van Morrison, to mark his 70th birthday. Guests include poet Paul Muldoon, Morrison biographer Johnny Ronan, colleague and friend Siobhan MacGowan and Dr Peter Mills author of “Hymns To The Silence: Inside The Words and Music of Van Morrison”  

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Thursday 27th August

Album reviews

Simon Maher and Lauren Murphy review “What Went Down” by Foals, “Here And Now” by Ryan Sheridan and “Depression Cherry” by Beach House

Wednesday 26th August

"I'll Remember", the Taste box-set

Tony Clayton Lea on “I’ll Remember”, a 4-CD box set of hits by the Irish band Taste (founded by Rory Gallagher)

John Blek & The Rats in session

Session and chat with John Blek & The Rats who perform some tracks from their new album “Borders”

Official website:   http://johnblekandtherats.com 

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Tuesday 25th August

"The Wheels Of The World" by Colin Harper and John McSherry

Colin Harper and John McSherry, co-authors of “The Wheels Of The World”, a 300 year history of the Irish uilleann pipes (published by Jawbone)

Official website:   http://thewheelsoftheworld.com

John McSherry's current tour details:  www.ulaidmusic.com 

 

 

Monday 24th August

"Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen

Jim Carroll marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Bruce Springsteen album “Born To Run”

Viv Albertine at the Lughnasa International Friel Festival

Viv Albertine (formerly of all-female punk band The Slits) who is a guest at Lughnasa International Friel Festival speaking on the subject of Women in Music

Further details:   www.lughnasainternationalfrielfestival.com  

Friday 21st August

Nighthawks Arts Collective

Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with the bands Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies, Tomorrows and Gangs, poets Paul Timoney, Paul Curran and Angela T Carr and singer/ songwriters Katie O'Connor, Elder Roche and Christian Collins 

Check out the Nighthawks at the Cobalt Cafe page on Facebook

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Thursday 20th August

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Simon Maher review “Little Victories” by The Strypes, “Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and “Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied” by The Fratellis

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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