Music

Friday 31st March

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and John Casey review “Silver Eye” by Goldfrapp,  “Let The Dancers Inherit The Party” by British Sea Power and “Endless” by Tale of Us

Thursday 30th March

Lorcán MacMathúna and setting the Egyptian Book of the Dead to music

Sean nós singer Lorcán MacMathúna (with Martin Tourish and Éamon Galldubh) chats about his musical project to set the Egyptian Book of the Dead to music Further details:   www.musictown.ie 

50th anniversary of The Doors debut album

Róisín Dwyer marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the self-titled debut album by The Doors

Monday 27th March

Sing-Along Social, Mother's Day and ABBA

Sorcha Kenny reports from this month’s Sing Along Social event, celebrating Mother’s Day and the music of ABBA Official website:   www.facebook.com/pg/singalongsocial 

David Keenan in session

Dundalk singer/songwriter David Keenan chats about the importance of singing in his own accent and the inspiration for the songs on his current album “Cobwebs” Official website:   www.davidkeenan.ie

Friday 24th March

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Dan Hegarty review “More Life” from Drake, “Sacred Earth” from Sharon Shannon and “Damage & Joy” from The Jesus and Mary Chain

Thursday 23rd March

Michael Feinstein celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra

American singer Michael Feinstein who, as part of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series, will perform a celebration of Frank Sinatra at the National Concert Hall this weekend Full details:   www.nch.ie 

Monday 20th March

Little Hours in session

Chat and live music from John Doherty and Ryan McCloskey of the Donegal band Little Hours who are preparing to tour nationwide and release a new album Official website:   www.littlehours.com  ...

Friday 17th March

20th anniversary of "Baduizm" by Erykah Badu

Jim Carroll marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Baduizm”, the debut album from Erykah Badu

Thursday 16th March

"The Brendan Voyage" with Mark Redmond and the National Symphony Orchestra

Uilleann piper Mark Redmond who will be performing "The Brendan Voyage" by Shaun Davey with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall for their St Patrick's Day Celebration ...

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