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    A tribute to Nora Barnacle

    Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly and poet Nuala Ní Dhomnhaill explain the background to their musical homage to the wife of James Joyce, “Nora Barnacle”, which premieres at the National Concert Hall tomorrow night (Bloomsday)

    Full details:  www.nch.ie  

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    Soak, live in session

    Northern Irish singer/songwriter Soak chats about her debut album “Before We Forgot How To Dream"

    Official website:  www.soakmusic.co.uk    

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    Album reviews

    Lauren Murphy and Brian Lloyd review “Deja Vu” from Giorgio Moroder, “Before This World” by James Taylor and “Grand Romantic” by Nate Ruess

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    Great Music in Irish Houses

    Classical musicians and sisters Deirdre and Fionnuala Moynihan talk about their musical background and performing at this year’s Great Music In Irish Houses Festival

    Full details:  www.greatmusicinirishhouses.com 

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    Hermitage Green, live in session

    Chat with Dan and Barry from the Limerick band Hermitage Green

    Official website:  www.hermitagegreen.com  

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    Johnny Borrell, live in session

    Johnny Borrell talks about his career as lead singer with Razorlight, going solo with his current band Zazou and their album “Borrell 1”

    Official website:  www.johnnyborrell.com    

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    Album reviews

    Edel Coffey and Jim Carroll review “Drones” by Muse, “Before We Forgot How To Dream” by Soak and ‘Alternative Light Source’ by Leftfield

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    Profile of Stephen Sondheim

    David Benedict with a profile of American musical theatre composer Stephen Sondheim; the RTÉ Concert Orchestra celebrates Sondheim’s 85th birthday tomorrow night at the National Concert Hall

    Further details:  www.nch.ie/Online/RTECO-Sondheim-04Jun15    

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