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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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    Artists In Their Spaces - Maurice Seezer

    For her occasional series 'Artists In Their Spaces', Leeanne O’Donnell chats to songwriter Maurice Seezer about how the space in which he works affects his creativity

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    Essay: the death of a pop idol

    Peter Murphy with an essay ‘Twilight of the Idols’, examining what happens in the public consciousness when a pop idol dies

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    Aoife Scott in session

    Singer/songwriter Aoife Scott chats about the tracks on her debut album “Carry The Day” which was inspired by Irish history and her interpretation of other folk songs

    Official website:   http://aoifescott.com 

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

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    "Blissful Pentecost" at Louth Contemporary Music Society

    Eamonn Quinn, artistic director of Louth Contemporary Music Society which is hosting a free performance of “Blissful Pentecost”, a new piece composed by Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli to commemorate tragic events in two churches - a fire in Norway in 1822 and Oliver Cromwell's army in Drogheda in 1649

    Full details:   www.louthcms.org    

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