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    Remembering reggae producer Sir Coxsone Dodd

    Jim Carroll on the legacy of Sir Coxsone Dodd, a music producer who was responsible for starting the careers of Jamaican reggae legends and is now remembered in a Soul Jazz album called “Coxsone’s Music: The First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat, 1960 – 1962”

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    Arena at the Dublin Book Festival 2015

    Tonight's show is live from Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Dublin Book Festival; guests include poet Kate Dempsey and authors Frankie Gaffney, Danielle McLaughlin and Reggie Chamberlain King and live music from The Matthews and The Healing

    Full details: www.dublinbookfestival.com      

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    The North Sea in session

    Singer Eoin Kenny and bassist Lee Carr from the band The North Sea chat about and perform tracks from their latest album “Anniversary”

    Further details:    www.facebook.com/thenorthseapage   

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

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    Men Of Twenty in session

    Chat with lead vocalist Johnny McDonnell and lead guitarist Daniel Clarke of Limerick band Men Of Twenty

    Further details:     www.facebook.com/MenOfTwenty   

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

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    New album from Natalie Merchant

    Natalie Merchant talks about “Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings”, a revisiting of her debut solo album from 20 years ago

    Official website:  www.nataliemerchant.com    

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    New album from Somadrone

    Dublin electronic musician Neil O’Connor, aka Somadrone, talks about his newly-released fifth album “Oracle”

    Official website:  www.iamsomadrone.com        

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    Classical guitarist Liam McManus

    Teenage classical guitarist Liam McManus talks about how his love of the guitar started at a very young age, winning the Classical Guitar section of Sky Arts ‘Guitar Star’ competition and his ambitions for the future

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Laurence Mackin review “Delirium” from Ellie Goulding, “Making Time” from Jamie Woon, “Elaenia” from Floating Points and “Art Angels” from Grimes

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    Celebrating Arvo Pärt

    Paul Hillier who will be conducting the Chamber Choir Ireland in their celebration concert “Arvo Pärt at 80” next month

    Further details:  www.chamberchoirireland.com/events/arvo-part-at-80/   

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