The beautiful setting of Jenkinstown House was the venue for a concert with Jimmy MacCarthy; one of Ireland's greatest songwriters... Here is Jimmy performing 'Wonderchild' at the concert And 'Bright Blue Rose' And the song made famous by Christy Moore; 'The Contender' Here is Mary Black along with Jimmy back in 1988, performing one of his most famous songs 'As I Leave Behind Neidin' You can find out more about The Thomas Moore Theatre and Jimmy MacCarthy on Jimmy's website - http://www.jimmymaccarthy.net/website/
We had singer songwriter Jimmy MacCarthy on our show in September, as he was about to head off on a nationwide tour. Because of the extraordinary response to his appearance, many of you requested other songs of Jimmy's that we simply had not time for. Jimmy is back in studio with us this morning as his tour is coming to an end. Also joining us on the line are Mary Black, Brian Kennedy & Mary Coughlan. Jimmy was accompanied on piano by Rob Burke. All tour dates booked out but there are still some available tickets for Vicar Street, tomorrow ...
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.
Miriams first guest this morning is arguably Ireland's greatest songwriter, responsible for many of the biggest hits of Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Westlife & the Corrs, to name but a few. In studio with Miriam we have Jimmy MacCarthy for a chat & performance. Jimmy embarks on a Nationwide Tour throughout October 2013 - further details on gig venues & dates go to Jimmy's website. See below Jimmy singing 'Ride On' - a tribute to Seamus Heaney