Tuesday 30th January

The government's Capital Grant Scheme for musical instruments

Sharon Rollston of Music Network and Laoise O'Brien, recorder-player and previous beneficiary of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht's capital grant scheme for musical instruments

Thursday 25th January

Tradfest 2018, live from House of Lords, College Green

A Tradfest special, live from the House of Lords on College Green. Chat and live music from The Dhol Foundation, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Steve Wickham, Pierre Bensusan and Karrie  

Wednesday 24th January

Kaleidoscope, a mini-concert series

Lioba Petrie explains the intention behind the mini-concert series Kaleidoscope, to take classical and experimental music into a more relaxed and informal environment; their gala concert takes place at The ...

Tuesday 23rd January

Judy Collins at Temple Bar Tradfest 2018

Legendary folk singer Judy Collins chats about the New York music scene in the 1960's/1970's; she is a guest at this year's Temple Bar Tradfest Full details:

Celebrating Estonian independence, a concert at the NCH

Kaspars Putnins who will conduct the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a special concert at the NCH to mark 100 years since Estonia declared independence Full details: 

Monday 22nd January

Ailie Blunnie in session

Ailie Blunnie chats about her recently-released debut album "West To The Evening Sun" Official website:

Friday 19th January

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Neil Doherty review "Between Two Shores" from Glen Hansard, "I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life" from Tune-Yards and "Vertigo" from Eden

Thursday 18th January

Forgotten musical gems - Molly Drake

In the latest in his occasional series of forgotten musical gems, Donal Dineen looks at the career of Molly Drake  

Wednesday 17th January

This Is The Kit in session

This Is The Kit (aka Kate Stables and band) chat about the themes on their most recent album "Moonshine Freeze" and her musical influences Official website:

Tuesday 16th January

The Revs in session

Donegal band The Revs chat about their success in the early 2000's, taking a break from the band and their upcoming reunion show Further details: 



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