Music

Wednesday 23rd March

The Academic in session

Craig Fitzerald, lead singer with Westmeath band The Academic about their growing success and putting off college to concentrate on the band Official website:   www.facebook.com/thisistheacademic  (for copyright reasons this item ...

Tuesday 22nd March

"Opera Briefs", a showcase for new operatic talent

Stage director Conor Hanratty and Kathleen Tynan from the Royal Irish Academy of Music explain the idea behind “Opera Briefs”, a collaboration between the Lir Academy and the RIAM to help showcase ...

“Imagining Home: England” with Cáit O'Riordan at the National Concert Hall

Cáit O’Riordan, one of the performers at “Imagining Home: England” at the National Concert Hall, exploring how the historically troubled relationship between Ireland and England has been reflected in song Full details: ...

Monday 21st March

Ailbhe Reddy in session

Singer/songwriter Ailbhe Reddy in session Official website:   www.ailbhereddy.com  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Spring/summer season with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Conductor John Wilson previews what’s ahead in the spring/summer season for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Full details:  www.nch.ie 

Friday 18th March

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review “Post Pop Depression” from Iggy Pop, “Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future” by Underworld and “Luneworks” by Mmoths

Wednesday 16th March

“Shakespeare Songs”, with jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard

Jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and pianist Guillaume de Chassy explain their show “Shakespeare Songs” which draws inspiration from Renaissance composers and various characters from Shakespeare’s plays Tour details:  www.musicnetwork.ie  (for copyright reasons ...

Tuesday 15th March

Sharon Carty in Handel's "Ariodante" for MusicTown 2016

Mezzo soprano Sharon Carty chats about performing next month in Opera Theatre Company’s production of Handel’s “Ariodante” with the Irish Baroque Orchestra; it takes place in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral as ...

Mongrel State in session

Rock/country band Mongrel State chat about their international line-up – Ireland, Italy, Spain and Argentina – and their first album “Mestizo” Official website:  http://mongrelstate.com (for copyright reasons this item is not ...

Friday 11th March

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Laurence Mackin review “Good Grief” from Lucius, “Untitled Unmastered” from Kendrick Lamar and “Ephemera” from Little Green Cars

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