Music

Wednesday 19th August

The Mariannes in session

Irish alt-folk band The Mariannes chat about their formation in 2012 and their new EP “Lost With All Hands”

Official website:  www.breakingtunes.com/themariannes  

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

 

Tuesday 18th August

Thomas Bartlett, musician/producer

Thomas Bartlett chats about being a musician/producer, how he got involved with the band The Gloaming and the Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry 

Further details:  www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/      

Friday 14th August

Album reviews

John Meagher and Aoife Barry review “The Trackless Woods” by Iris DeMent, “The Boombox Ballads” by Sweet Baboo and “Midnight” by Grace Potter

Thursday 13th August

The Citizens in session

Singer/songwriter Ken O’Duffy and the multi-instrumentalist Tosh Flood of the band The Citizens chat about their latest album “Songs Of Absolution”

Official website:  http://thecitizensband.wix.com/the-citizens-band 

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Wednesday 12th August

Opera In The Open 2015

David Wray, musical and artistic director of Opera In The Open and soprano Sandra Oman explain the challenges of creating 1-hour performances in the open air; this year the focus is on French opera

Full details:  www.dublincity.ie/opera-open-2015-french-season-0  

 

The history of gangsta rap

Jim Carroll on the history of gangsta rap

Tuesday 11th August

Review: “It’s One For The Money: The Song Snatchers Who Carved Up A Century of Pop and Sparked a Musical Revolution” by Clinton Heylin

Róisín Dwyer reviews “It’s One For The Money: The Song Snatchers Who Carved Up A Century of Pop and Sparked a Musical Revolution” by Clinton Heylin (published by Constable)

The life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach

Composer Gerry Murphy who is one of the speakers on “Eternal Harmony: The Music of JS Bach” at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Further details:  www.kilkennyarts.ie/programme/the-man-behind-the-music 

Monday 10th August

Loves: singer Julianna Barwick

Author Paul Murray explains why he loves the music of Julianna Barwick

(for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Mahan Esfahani at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Lorcan Clancy met the Iranian harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani who is performing on the theme of ‘Eternal Harmony: The Music of JS Bach’ this week at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Festival details:  www.kilkennyarts.ie   

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