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    Lesley Garrett at the National Concert Hall

    Soprano Lesley Garrett who is performing the opening concert in the RTE Concert Orchestra ‘Signature Series’ tomorrow night in the National Concert Hall

    Full details:  www.nch.ie 

    (for copyright reasons the music in this interview is not available to download in the podcast)

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    Album reviews

    Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review “Blackstar” by David Bowie and "Where Have You Been All My Life" by Villagers

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    Dublin guitarist Gerry Leonard and the David Bowie connection

    Gerry Leonard, a musician from Dublin who spent 15 years as electric guitarist with David Bowie and will be performing tomorrow night at the first David Bowie Festival at The Grand Social in Dublin

    Event details:  www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/dublin-bowie-festival/

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    "It Made You", a musical collaboration between St Patrick's service users and Irish musicians

    Musician Sean Millar and music therapist Paula Higgins explain the album “It Made You”, a collaboration between service users of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and a host of Irish musicians in aid of the Mental Health & Information Support Service  

    Full details:  www.walkinmyshoes.ie   and   http://www.firstfortnight.ie     

    (for copyright reasons the music in this item is not available to download in the podcast)

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    Shortlist for Choice Music Prize

    Jim Carroll with the acts that made the 'Irish Album of the Year' shortlist for this year’s Choice Music Prize

    Official website:  http://choicemusicprize.ie/

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    Saint Sister in session

    Chat and live music from folk duo Saint Sister

    Official website:  www.saintsisterband.com  

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

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    Remembering Pierre Boulez

    Music critic Paul Griffiths, author of the Oxford University Press study of Pierre Boulez, the maverick French classical composer who died today

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    Chat with singer/songwriter Lisa O'Neill

    Chat and live music with singer/songwriter Lisa O’Neill 

    Official website:  http://lisaoneill.ie/home/ 

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

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    New music in 2016

    Alan Corr with a preview of the new music to come in 2016

    (pic used:  album cover for "Blackstar" by David Bowie)

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