Monday 26th September

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb, the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics and orchestration is in Ireland to perform in the American Ambassador’s Residence as part of his 'Creative Minds' series

Friday 23rd September

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Alan Corr review the David Bowie box set “Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)”, “Shine A Light”, a covers album by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry and “Heads Up” by ...

Tuesday 20th September

"Composing The Island" at the National Concert Hall

Abie Philbin Bowman met some of the artists involved in the “Composing The Island” series at the National Concert Hall, which comes to an end this weekend Further details:   ...

Monday 19th September

"Paddy", a musical by Tommy Fleming

Lorcan Clancy spoke to the cast of “Paddy”, a musical by Tommy Fleming which is a tribute to the lost and forgotten Irish who emigrated over the centuries Full details: 

Wednesday 14th September

All Our Exes Live In Texas in session

Australian folk/country band All Our Exes Live In Texas who are in Ireland to perform at the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Festival details: Official website: (for copyright reasons ...

Friday 9th September

Sam Lee, folk musician

British folk musician Sam Lee explains why he is passionate about collecting folk songs for posterity, which he then records and re-imagines Further details on his Irish concerts: 

Album reviews

Zara Hedderman and Simon Maher review “Skeleton Tree” from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Schmilco” from Wilco and “Science Agrees” from D.A.R.K.

Thursday 8th September

Niamh Crowther in session

Singer/songwriter Niamh Crowther chats about the difficulties of forging a career in music while still at school; her debut EP is “Niamh Crowther” Official website:  (for copyright reasons this ...

"Composing The Island" remembers Ina Boyle and Frederick May

Abie Philbin Bowman profiles the lives of two lesser-known Irish composers - Ina Boyle and Frederick May; their work is being remembered in the “Composing The Island: In Ireland” series at ...

Wednesday 7th September

Neil Hannon in session

Neil Hannon in session to coincide with the release of the latest album “Foreverland” by The Divine Comedy Official website:  (for copyright reasons this item is not available to ...



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