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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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    "Carousel" coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Abie Philbin Bowman went to Leeds to speak to the cast of the Opera North production of the musical “Carousel” ahead of their show at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Full details:  http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie  

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    Moxie, in session

    Ted Kelly, banjo/guitarist with the band Moxie chats about their musical roots and their debut album “Planted”

    Official website:  www.moxiemuso.com

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” by Florence and the Machine, “Django and Jimmie” by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and “In Colour” by Jamie XX

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    Down With Jazz music festival

    Evelyn O’Rourke spoke to Kenneth Killeen, artistic director of the Down With Jazz Festival and Robbie Harris from the band Jiggy about what people can expect to see at the festival in Temple Bar this weekend

    Official website:  http://downwithjazz.ie 

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    Mary Coughlan, live in session

    Mary Coughlan chats about her new album "Scars On The Calendar"

    Official website:  www.facebook.com/marycoughlanandband  

    (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Album reviews

    Róisín Dwyer and Mark Whelan review “Kablammo!” by Ash, “Ratchet” by Shamir and “English Graffiti” by The Vaccines

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    Lismore Music Festival 2015

    Singers Carolyn Dobbins and Javier Abreu and producer Jennifer O’Connell with a preview of what’s on the programme at this year’s Lismore Music Festival

    Full details:  www.lismoremusicfestival.com 

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