This morning the programme is in Connolly Station to begin a week-long celebration of the best of Irish music, RTE in collaboration with the Irish Rail are taking you on the BIG MUSIC TRAIN across the country to capture the brilliant music being played & created. On our programme this morning we kick-start the music week with Kodaline & RTE Concert Orcestra, Paul Brady, Bugle Babes, Lisa O'Neill, Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey & RTE CO with Train House Band, Bronagh Gallagher & the Artane Boys Band.
As in part 1 - and R.T.E. C.O. principal conductor David Brophy joins us in studio to discuss some Easter music. David recommended these works; 1) Handel's, "Messiah" (and played excerpts from same) 2) Gesualdo - "O Vos Omnes" 3) Arvo Part - "Passio"
Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Today's panel: Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs correspondent, Irish Times. / Peter Brown, Founder, Irish Institute of Financial Training - www.iift.ie/areyoursavingssafe / Mary Hanafin, former F.F. Minister for Education. / John Byrne, social care worker and lecturer, W.I.T. / John Lyons - deputy whip, Labour Party and T.D. Dublin North West. / John Downing, political columnist with the Independent and former deputy govt. press secretary. And R.T.E. Concert Orchestra principal conductor David Brophy joins us lives in studio to tell us about some classic Easter music.