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    "The Bends" by Radiohead

    Rachel Breslin marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the album “The Bends” by Radiohead

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    Celebrating the uilleann pipes

    Donal Dineen and uilleann piper Leonard Barry explain the art/music collaborative project “The Pipes, The Pipes”, a celebration of the music of the uilleann pipes which is part of the ‘I Love My City’ programme for St Patrick’s Festival

    Full details: www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/the_pipes_the_pipes 

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    Album Reviews

    Jim Carroll and Lauren Murphy review “Rebel Heart” by Madonna, ‘Fresh Blood’ by Matthew E White and ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ by Rebecca Ferguson

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    Jim McCann

    The musician Jim McCann died earlier today. He was best known as a member of The Dubliners, who he was with from 1974 to 1979.

    John Sheahan, who played with him in The Dubliners, talks to us about his friend and band-mate

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    Le Galaxie

    Le Galaxie's NEW album, ‘Le Club’, will be out on April 24th.

    Le Galaxie is one of 15 Irish acts going to South by South West (the music-industry showcase festival held every March in Austin, Texas in the USA).

    To find out what other musicians will be going from Ireland this year, go to www.musicfromireland.org

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    Anna Mitchell

    Anna Mitchell has just released her new album "Down To The Bone".

    Anna is touring around Ireland and starts in Cork Opera House on St Patrick’s Night. For full details on the tour and the album go to www.annamitchellmusic.com

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    Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa

    Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork is celebrating the 25th Birthday of their music course. Evelyn O’ Rourke spoke to some of the students, graduates and teachers involved in the course over the years.

    For futher info: www.csn.ie 

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    Patti Smith

    Donal Dineen joined Sean to talk about Patti Smith ahead of her Dublin show this summer. She will be performing ‘Horses’ at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 1st 2015, 40 years after the album was first released.

    Tickets are available from: www.ticketmaster.ie

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    Villagers

    Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, to be released on 13th April 2015. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. Tickets are available for Villagers on the following dates

    Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

    Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

    Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

    Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

    For further information go to www.wearevillagers.com / www.facebook.com/villagers / www.twitter.com/wearevillagers

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    Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

    In 1975, Led Zeppelin released their sixth studio album, a double album called ‘Physical Graffiti.’ The album was one of that decade’s biggest selling and is generally regarded as the band’s best, most ambitious album.

    40 years on, and the band has re-released it and John Meagher has been listening to this re-mastered version.

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