Music

Friday 25th November

Lorcán MacMathúna and Féasta 100

Sean nós singer Lorcán MacMathúna who is one of the performers at “Féasta 100” on 3rd December, one of the main closing events of the 1916 commemorative year which specifically ...

Thursday 24th November

"The Last Poets" by Christine Otten

Christine Otten, author of “The Last Poets” (a novel exploring the life and music of several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights ...

Curtis Stigers in session

American singer Curtis Stigers in conversation ahead of his performance this weekend at the National Concert Hall with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Full details:   www.nch.ie (for copyright reasons this item ...

Wednesday 23rd November

Mixtapes From The Underground in session

Chat with Denis Cassidy, drummer with Dublin hip-hop collective Mixtapes From The Underground and Kenneth Killeen, director of the Improvised Music Company about the band sound and their performance this ...

Tuesday 22nd November

Essay: Pink Floyd, the early years

To coincide with the release of the box set Pink Floyd ‘The Early Years 1965 – 1972’, Alan Corr with an essay about the important part the band has played ...

'Anatomy Of A Song' by Marc Myers

Marc Myers, author of “Anatomy Of A Song”, a chronicle of 45 hit singles spanning the years 1952 to 1991 and how this music reflects the social history of the ...

Monday 21st November

Pierce Turner in session

Singer/songwriter Pierce Turner chats about how living in America affected the sound of his latest album “Love Can’t Always Be Articulate”  Official website:   www.pierceturner.com  (for copyright reasons this item is ...

Friday 18th November

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Niall Byrne review “A Seat At The Table” from Solange Knowles, “Hardwired To Self-Destruct” from Metallica and “57th and 9th” from Sting

Wednesday 16th November

Bell X1 in session

Paul, Dom and Dave from Bell X1 chat about their career to date and the subjects tackled on their latest album  “Arms” Official website:   http://bellx1.com  (for copyright reasons this item ...

Violin masterclasses at the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Daniel Rowland, Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London who is in Ireland this week to host a series of free master-classes at the Royal Irish ...

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