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    Ross Breen, singer/songwriter

    Singer/songwriter Ross Breen chats about his career and his forthcoming album “New Born Vibrancy”

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    Album reviews

    Lauren Murphy and Alan Corr review “Shadows In The Night” by Bob Dylan, “No Cities To Love” by Sleater Kinney and “Matador” by Gaz Coombes


    Ye Vagabonds

    Chat with Diarmuid and Brían McGloinn of folk group "Ye Vagabonds"

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    Album Reviews

    Vulnicura, the eighth studio album from Bjork, is one of three new albums up for review this week. Edel Coffey and Laurence Mackin have also been listening to This Chemical Sea from Jape and Modern Nature from The Charlatans.



    Dublin band Subplots are live in studio

    Subplots are Phil Boughton and Daryl Chaney and they’re joined on drums by Daryl’s brother Ross Chaney.

    ‘Autumning’, the new album from Subplots, will be launched on Friday, 30th January, at the Workman’s Club in Dublin.

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    Jape’s new album This Chemical Sea is out this Friday and Richie Egan is with us tonight in studio ahead of its release.

    This Chemical Sea is out on Friday and Jape play The Academy in Dublin on the 19th of February, The Roisin Dubh in Galway on the 20th, The Kasbah Social Club in Limerick on the 21st and Cypress Avenue in Cork on the 22nd.



    Jim Carroll reports from the festival of new music acts, Eurosonic 2015, in Groningen, Norway. It is one of the most important music festivals in Europe. It is now one of the most important music festivals in Europe. He has been going to the festival for the last 10 years.

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    Benjamin Grosvenor

    Hailed as a prodigy in 2004 at the young age of 11 having been a finalist in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, he was named by the Telegraph as one of the Top 10 Britons of 2012. He returns to the National Concert Hall in Dublin this Sunday as part of their International Concert Series. Benjamin joins Seán on the programme from London.

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