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    New album from The Gloaming

    Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill of The Gloaming chat about the band’s forthcoming second album “The Gloaming 2”

    Official website:  http://thegloaming.net     

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

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    Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto and conductor

    French musician Nathalie Stutzmann chats about the challenges of combining careers as a contralto and a conductor; tomorrow night she conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performing the music of Wagner and Mahler

    Full details:   www.nch.ie

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    Black Bank Folk in session

    John Colbert (whose grand-uncle was Con Colbert) and James Sheeran of folk duo Black Bank Folk chat about their debut album “Rising”, a concept album about participants on all sides in the 1916 Rising

    Official website:   http://blackbankfolk.com 

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    Preston Reed in session

    American guitarist Preston Reed performs live and chats about his unique two-handed playing style and teaching a young Ed Sheeran to play guitar; he is currently on an Irish tour

    Official website:  www.prestonreed.com

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    David C Clements in session

    Singer/songwriter David C Clements chats about the themes in the songs on his debut album “The Longest Day In History”, being the support act for big-name artists and performing in people’s living rooms on his current tour

    Official website:   www.davidcclements.com  

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    Bill McCarthy in session

    Singer/songwriter Bill McCarthy talks about his dual career with the Augustines and being a solo artist

    Official website:    www.weareaugustines.com

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “Phase” from John Garratt, “Victorious” from Wolfmother and “Painting With” from Animal Collective

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    The Evertides in session

    Alma Kelliher, Ruth McGill and Ruth Smith of The Evertides chat about how they discovered their vocal harmonies would work well as a group and their debut EP “The Evertides”

    Official website:  http://theevertides.com

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    "The Other Half", by Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine

    Crime writer Mark Billingham explains how literature and music collide in “The Other Half”, a collaboration with country music duo My Darling Clementine; they perform next week at The Sugar Club

    Full details:  www.thesugarclub.com 

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