Tuesday 30th June

"Amy", the documentary

Alan Corr reviews “Amy”, a new documentary charting the life, career and death of Amy Winehouse

Friday 26th June

Matthew Spangler, theatre director/playwright

American theatre director/playwright Matthew Spangler talks about the challenges of bringing literary adaptations to the stage 

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Brian Eno, composer

Composer and producer Brian Eno talks about his background in art and popular music and how that has influenced his current work as an ambient composer

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Thursday 25th June

"The Puccini Scandal" at Loughcrew House

Composer/dramatist Niall Morris explains the scandal in the life of Puccini that is the basis of a new opera drama that will be staged at Loughcrew House next week

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Arts News - change to status of the National Concert Hall

Simon Taylor, Chief Executive of the National Concert Hall on today's announcement by Minister Heather Humphries of the change in status of the NCH

Wednesday 24th June

Courtney Lewis conducts the RTÉ NSO summer season

Belfast-born conductor Courtney Lewis returns to Ireland to conduct the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in their summer season

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A tribute to Grant Green

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to musicians Nigel Mooney and Hugh Buckley about their tribute tour to the music of jazz guitarist Grant Green  

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Tuesday 23rd June

Lisa Canny in session

Singer/songwriter/harpist Lisa Canny chats about her style of music and her debut single “Lifeline”

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Monday 22nd June

Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music & Song 2015

Donal Lunny and John Carty with a preview of what people can expect at this year’s Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music & Song at the University of Limerick

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Friday 19th June

Album reviews

Alan Corr and Róisin Dwyer review “No Place In Heaven” by Mika, “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges and “Get To Heaven” by Everything Everything



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