Music

Friday 18th August

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Dan Hegarty review "Painted Ruins" from Grizzly Bear, "Dark Days and Canapés" from Ghostpoet and "Summer Dancing" from Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis

Thursday 17th August

Hanggai in session

Chat and live performance from Hanggai, throat singers from Mongolia who are performing their blend of traditional folk/rock at the Kilkenny Arts Festival this week Further details:   www.kilkennyarts.ie 

Tuesday 15th August

David Rooney in session

David Rooney chats about changing career direction from cartoonist with Hot Press to music; his debut album is "Bound Together" Official website:   www.davidrooney.com 

Friday 11th August

"Antarctica" by Linda Buckley and David Power

Linda Buckley who has collaborated with uilleann piper David Power on "Antarctica", a multi-media artistic installation inspired by the early expeditions to explore the Arctic; it premieres at the Kilkenny ...

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Eamon Sweeney review "Fangclub" from Fangclub, "Rainbow" from Kesha and "Good Time" film soundtrack from Oneohtrix Point Never

Thursday 10th August

Studio session musicians The Wrecking Crew

Sandy Harsch looks at the glory days of studio session musicians like the Los Angeles-based The Wrecking Crew (which included Glen Campbell)

Shane Hennessy in session

Shane Hennessy chats about his fingerpicking/flatpicking style of playing guitar, his influences and his latest album "Marrakech" Official website:   www.shanehennessy.ie 

Wednesday 9th August

Sinead Campbell Wallace and Redmond O'Toole at the National Opera House Wexford

Sinead Campbell Wallace (soprano) and Redmond O’Toole (guitarist) who are Music Network residents at the National Opera House Wexford; they perform there this weekend Full details:   www.nationaloperahouse.ie 

Review: "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch / Glen Campbell RIP

Ken Sweeney recalls the career of country music star Glen Campbell whose death was announced last night  /  he also reviews "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch

Friday 4th August

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review "Dark Matter" from Randy Newman and "Call It Love" from Briana Marela

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