coming up on Friday's show....an interview with acclaimed poet Philip Schultz, a look at the comic partnership between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and reviews of the latest albums from Sharon Van Etten, Neil Young and Sam Smith
Last year the Chieftains celebrated 50 years together & on August 1st, Paddy Moloney will celebrate his 75th birthday. Joining Miriam in studio this morning is Paddy Moloney, along with some great musical friends, Seán Keane, Kevin Coneff & Tríona Marshall. Also to wish Paddy birthday wishes on the line from UK is Imelda May & from LA, Ry Cooder. The Chieftains will be playing two gigs this weekend with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & other guest on Friday July 19 & Saturday 20th. Conductor is Stephen Bell. www.nch.ie
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
Imelda May is back gigging after the birth of her daughter, Violet. She intends bringing eight month old Violet with her as her husband and guitar player Darrel Higham is always with them. She is delighted to be back on the road. She spoke to Miriam She is playing support to Bruce Springsteen in Kilkenny next month and is the headline act at the Kilruddery Groove Festival on Sunday, July 7th. For details see http://groovefestival.ie/