Music

Tuesday 10th January

Essay: "The Joshua Tree" by U2

Daragh Downes with an essay about his ongoing appreciation for U2 as they announce they will be touring their 30-year old album “The Joshua Tree”

The KLF to re-form?

Music journalist Siobhán Kane with a history of the band KLF as rumours abound that they are re-forming later this year

Monday 9th January

Review: "75 Years of Capitol Records"

Jim Carroll reviews the book “75 Years of Capitol Records” (published by Taschen)

Friday 6th January

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Eamon Sweeney review “11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory” from Dropkick Murphys, “Reflection” ambient album from Brian Eno and “Sleep No More” from Jack Savoretti

Thursday 5th January

Dermot & Flo at Temple Bar Tradfest

Dermot Byrne (button accordion) and Floriane Blancke (French harp) perform live and chat about their musical collaboration and performing at Temple Bar Tradfest at the end of this month Further ...

'David Bowie: Critical Perspectives', edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin Power

Eoin Devereux, co-editor of a collection of essays about the career of David Bowie - “David Bowie: Critical Perspectives” will be launched next week at the David Bowie Festival in ...

Wednesday 4th January

Steve Ryan of Windings in session

Steve Ryan, lead singer with the band Windings who are performing at the First Fortnight Festival Further details:   www.firstfortnight.ie Official website:   http://windingswindings.com  (for copyright reasons this item is not available ...

The enduring appeal of the movie musical

Ruth Barton on the enduring popularity of movie musicals

Tuesday 3rd January

Review: 'Testimony', a memoir by Robbie Robertson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews “Testimony”, a memoir by musician Robbie Robertson (published by William Heinemann)

"Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey" by Robert Mountford

Robert Mountford explains his one-man play “Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey”, a blending of mythical Irish heroes, adoption and Phil Lynott Further details:   www.civictheatre.ie  

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