Music

Wednesday 2nd March

"Blissful Pentecost" at Louth Contemporary Music Society

Eamonn Quinn, artistic director of Louth Contemporary Music Society which is hosting a free performance of “Blissful Pentecost”, a new piece composed by Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli to commemorate tragic ...

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin scores silent film "Irish Destiny"

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talks about the inspiration (the Irish national anthem) for his soundtrack to 1926 silent film “Irish Destiny”; he’ll be performing it live at the Irish Film Institute this ...

Tuesday 1st March

Van Morrison as gaeilge, for IMRAM

Liam Ó Maonlaí and Hilary Bow chat about taking part in “Moondance: Songs by Van Morrison”, a special concert of Van Morrisson songs as Gaelige for IMRAM, the Irish Language ...

Monday 29th February

New album from The Gloaming

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill of The Gloaming chat about the band’s forthcoming second album “The Gloaming 2” Official website:  http://thegloaming.net      (for copyright reasons the music in ...

Thursday 25th February

Black Bank Folk in session

John Colbert (whose grand-uncle was Con Colbert) and James Sheeran of folk duo Black Bank Folk chat about their debut album “Rising”, a concept album about participants on all sides in the ...

Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto and conductor

French musician Nathalie Stutzmann chats about the challenges of combining careers as a contralto and a conductor; tomorrow night she conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performing the music of Wagner ...

Wednesday 24th February

Preston Reed in session

American guitarist Preston Reed performs live and chats about his unique two-handed playing style and teaching a young Ed Sheeran to play guitar; he is currently on an Irish tour Official ...

Tuesday 23rd February

David C Clements in session

Singer/songwriter David C Clements chats about the themes in the songs on his debut album “The Longest Day In History”, being the support act for big-name artists and performing in people’s living ...

Monday 22nd February

Bill McCarthy in session

Singer/songwriter Bill McCarthy talks about his dual career with the Augustines and being a solo artist Official website:    www.weareaugustines.com (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as ...

Review: “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music”, a memoir by Dave Stewart

Róisín Dwyer reviews “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life In Music”, a memoir by Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics  Further details:  http://davestewart.com/   

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