Music

Thursday 10th August

Shane Hennessy in session

Shane Hennessy chats about his fingerpicking/flatpicking style of playing guitar, his influences and his latest album "Marrakech" Official website:   www.shanehennessy.ie 

Wednesday 9th August

Sinead Campbell Wallace and Redmond O'Toole at the National Opera House Wexford

Sinead Campbell Wallace (soprano) and Redmond O’Toole (guitarist) who are Music Network residents at the National Opera House Wexford; they perform there this weekend Full details:   www.nationaloperahouse.ie 

Review: "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch / Glen Campbell RIP

Ken Sweeney recalls the career of country music star Glen Campbell whose death was announced last night  /  he also reviews "Prefab Sprout: The Early Years" by John Birch

Friday 4th August

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review "Dark Matter" from Randy Newman and "Call It Love" from Briana Marela

Thursday 3rd August

50th anniversary of "The Velvet Underground & Nico"

Rachel Breslin marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the debut album "The Velvet Underground & Nico"

Wednesday 2nd August

Vladimir and Anton in session

Brothers and violin duo Vladimir and Anton chat about their background and the various musical styles that influence them Official website / Irish tour dates:   http://vladimiranton.com/

Tuesday 1st August

Review: "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned" by Kieron Tyler (published by Omnibus Press)

Monday 31st July

"The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" by Johnny Rogan

Johnny Rogan, author of "The Byrds - Requiem for the Timeless, Volume 2" (published by Random House)

Friday 28th July

David Power in session

Chat with uilleann piper David Power ahead of his appearance at the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival next week Official website:   www.davidpowerup.com   /   Festival details:   www.dungarvansummermusicfestival.com

Album reviews

Alan Corr and Sorcha Kenny review "Everything Now" from Arcade Fire and "Tremendous Sea of Love" from Passion Pit

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