Friday 19th August

Album reviews

Lauren Murphy and Simon Maher review “At Swim” from Lisa Hannigan, “Innocence Reaches” from Of Montreal and “Pure & Simple” from Dolly Parton

Wednesday 17th August

The Dublin City Rounders in session

Rohan and Alex Healy of The Dublin City Rounders chat about the influence of American music on their sound and their plans for an alternative country song contest Official website:  (for ...

Friday 12th August

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Eamon Sweeney review “IIVV” by All Tvvins, “Major Key” from DJ Khaled and “A Weird Exits” from Thee Oh Sees

Thursday 11th August

Glimmermen in session

Dublin rock band Glimmermen chat about and play tracks from their second album “Breakin’ Out” Official website:  See the Studio 8 session on the RTÉ Radio 1 Facebook page: ...

Wednesday 10th August

Michael MacLennan in session

Scottish singer/songwriter Michael MacLennan chats about working with Gavin Glass on his latest album “Roaming Soul” and the influence of Americana on his music Official website:  (for copyright reasons ...

Monday 8th August

Live from the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2016

Live from the Set Theatre at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, with the British chamber ensemble The Heath Quartet, the Martin Hayes Quartet and French theatre troupe Footsbarn Websites:   / ...

Friday 5th August

“Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul” by Kevin Rowland and Dexys

Kevin Rowland chats about why he wanted to record an album of Irish folk songs on “Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul” 

Album reviews

Zara Hedderman and Simon Maher review “Boy King” from Wild Beasts, “Nigeria Freedom Sounds”, a compilation album from Soul Jazz Records and “Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not” from Dinosaur Jnr

Thursday 4th August

“Éist Anois agus Arís”, an album of Irish-language songs

Enda Reilly who is one of the artists featured on “Éist Anois agus Arís (Songs In Their Native Language”, an album of traditional Irish-language songs performed by a host of ...

Wednesday 3rd August

Áine Cahill in session

Cavan singer Áine Cahill chats about what she is trying to say in her music, being an ambitious person and performing at Glastonbury Official website: (for copyright reasons this ...



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