Wednesday 22nd November

Annette Bellaoui, speaker at the Festival of Politics 2017

Danish activist Annette Bellaoui who is one of the speakers at "All Together Now", a discussion about the universal language of music; it is part of this week's Festival of Politics ...

History of Record Labels - Good Vibrations

In the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels, this week Jim Carroll looks at the Irish label Good Vibrations

Tuesday 21st November

25th anniversary of "Automatic For The People" by REM

Alan Corr takes another listen to the REM album "Automatic For The People", first released 25 years ago

"Song of Granite", a film by Pat Collins

Peter Browne on the musical life of Joe Heaney/Seosamh Ó hÉanaí, the subject of a new film by Pat Collins "Song of Granite"

Monday 20th November

Lankum in session

Chat and live music with the folk band Lankum, whose new album is "Between the Earth and Sky" Official website:

Friday 17th November

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and John Meagher review "Low In High School" from Morrissey, "The Architect" from Paloma Faith and "Rest" from Charlotte Gainsbourg

Thursday 16th November

International Guitar Quartet in session

Chat and live music with the International Guitar Quartet who will be performing at the National Opera House Wexford as part of the Music Network Residency series Full details:  ...

Friday 10th November

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Alan Corr review "Reputation" from Taylor Swift, "West To The Evening Sun" from Ailie Blunnie and "Synthesis" from Evanescence

Wednesday 8th November

"Lou Reed - A Life" by Anthony DeCurtis

Anthony DeCurtis, author of the biography "Lou Reed - A Life" (published by John Murray)

Bedouine in session

Singer/songwriter Azniv Korkejian, aka Bedouine, chats about growing up in a compound in Saudi Arabia, her Syrian heritage and her debut album Official website:



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