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    Ailbhe Reddy in session

    Singer/songwriter Ailbhe Reddy in session

    Official website:   www.ailbhereddy.com 

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

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    Album reviews

    Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review “Post Pop Depression” from Iggy Pop, “Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future” by Underworld and “Luneworks” by Mmoths

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    “Shakespeare Songs”, with jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard

    Jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and pianist Guillaume de Chassy explain their show “Shakespeare Songs” which draws inspiration from Renaissance composers and various characters from Shakespeare’s plays

    Tour details:  www.musicnetwork.ie 

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    Mongrel State in session

    Rock/country band Mongrel State chat about their international line-up – Ireland, Italy, Spain and Argentina – and their first album “Mestizo”

    Official website:  http://mongrelstate.com

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    Sharon Carty in Handel's "Ariodante" for MusicTown 2016

    Mezzo soprano Sharon Carty chats about performing next month in Opera Theatre Company’s production of Handel’s “Ariodante” with the Irish Baroque Orchestra; it takes place in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral as part of the MusicTown Festival 2016

    Full details:  www.musictown.ie 

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    Album reviews

    Aoife Barry and Laurence Mackin review “Good Grief” from Lucius, “Untitled Unmastered” from Kendrick Lamar and “Ephemera” from Little Green Cars

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    Tim Berne and OKO in session

    American jazz saxophonist/composer Tim Berne chats about collaborating with Dublin electronic jazz outfit OKO on a current tour

    Official website:  www.facebook.com/OKOband  

     

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    "InSight" from the Irish Composers Collective and Tonnta

    Sorcha Coller from the Irish Composers Collective and Robbie Blake from the ensemble Tonnta with cellist Adrian Mantu explain “InSight” a new series of concerts bringing together artists and composers to perform new work

    Full details:  www.irishcomposerscollective.org   and    http://tonnta.ie      

    (for copyright reasons the music in this interview is not available to download in the podcast)

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    Michael Jackson, Motown and "Off The Wall"

    John Meagher looks at the career of Michael Jackson, as a new documentary from Spike Lee set to be released this year - “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall”

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    Album reviews

    Lauren Murphy and Jim Carroll review “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Long Way Home” by Lapsley and “Save Your Soul” by Hermitage Green

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