Monday 20th June

Peter Regan, classical pianist

Lorcan Clancy chats with Peter Regan, a pianist from Lanesborough, Co Longford who is on a break from his studies at the Glenn Gould School for classical musicians in Toronto 

Essay: musician John S Beckett

Essay by Charles Gannon about the subject of his biography “John S Beckett: The Man and the Music” (published by Lilliput Press)

Friday 17th June

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Alan Corr review “The Getaway” from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, “Starboard Home” which is a compilation by various Irish musicians and “The Dreaming Room” by Laura Mvula

Thursday 16th June

I Have A Tribe in session

I Have A Tribe (aka  Patrick O’Laoghaire) chats about his debut album “Beneath A Yellow Moon” Official website: (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as ...

Wednesday 15th June

"Music Books", a series of concerts by Louth Contemporary Music Society

Swiss composer Jurg Frey and Eamon Quinn from the Louth Contemporary Music Society with a preview of “Music Books”, a series of five concerts that will be performed over the ...

Tuesday 14th June

Arts News - Henry McCullough RIP

Tony Clayton Lea remembers the career of Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough who died today

"Songs of Joyce" by Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy

Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy explain their show “Songs of Joyce”, inspired by the music featured in the work of James Joyce, it is part of this week's programme of events for the ...

Friday 10th June

Album reviews

Simon Maher and Eithne Shortall review “Strange Little Birds” from Garbage, “Why Are You OK?” from Band of Horses and “This Is Your Life” from Augustines

Thursday 9th June

"Starboard Home", a musical celebration of Dublin Port and the river Liffey

Colm Mac Con Iomaire and John Sheahan who are collaborating on “Starboard Home”, a musical celebration inspired by the history of Dublin Port, the river Liffey and its relationship to ...

Wednesday 8th June

Natty Wailer in session

Natty Wailer chats about being a keyboard player with Bob Marley & The Wailers, life in Ireland and his own band The Reggae Vibes and their latest album "Destiny" Official website: ...



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