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    Tenor Placido Domingo

    A household name Placido Domingo made up a third of the famous Three Tenors, a title given to himself & fellow Spanish tenor, Jose Carreras & Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti a quarter of a century ago.

    Placido is still going strong as he approaches his 75th birthday & he joins John this morning ahead of his Dublin visit.

    Tickets for Placido Domingo @  3Arena in Dublin for 31 May 2015 @ 18:30 go to www.ticketmaster.ie

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    Vocal Ensemble, Ardú

    In studio this morning are an exciting vocal ensemble based in Dublin, called Ardú.

    The singers come from various parts of Ireland & the UK & specialise in arranging well known popular music for five or six voices. Their debut EP, Only You/Back, In Time, was launched at the City of Derry International Choral Fest in 2014.

    www.ArduMusic.com

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    Music from Ham SandwicH

    In studio this morning we have Irish Indie rock band from Meath, Ham SandwicH.

    Their latest album is called 'Stories From the Surface', & the songs they will perform from the album are 'Fandango' & 'Illuminate'.

    Ham SandwicH are playing Dublin's Olympia on May 29th

    www.hamsandwichmusic.com

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    Jim Rooney

    Jim Rooney's musical odyssey has seen him cross paths with the likes of Bob Dylan and James Taylor and as a Grammy winning record producer he’s worked with Nanci Griffith and Hal Ketchum to name but two artistes; he’s played with major figures like Don Everly of the Everly Brothers and he’s credited with having been a key link connecting Ireland's folk music scene to Nashville. 

    And you can catch Jim with the Clontarf Cowboy himself – Philip Donnelly - in the Community Centre in Ballinderreen, Co. Galway tonight

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    The Trouble Pilgrims - Chat & Performance

    In 1977 The Radiators From Space were Ireland's punk pioneers & in studio this morning we have two of the original members Steve Rapid & Pete Holidai, along with Tony St Ledger, now members of The Trouble Pilgrims, for a chat & performance.

    Vicar Street in Dublin this Sunday / Toners on Dublin's Baggot Street Sunday week....for more information on gigs go to www.thetroublepilgrims.com

    Buried Treasure

    Everyone has a favourite album that didn't quite make it in the charts.  Dan Hegarty, the 2FM DJ, has written a book documenting 110 albums from his own choice and those of some well known people in theatre, film and sport

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    Music & chat with Jenn Grant

    In studio with John is Canadian singer songwriter Jenn Grant who has arrived in Ireland to start her European tour in Galway tonight.

    Jenn's new album is called 'Compostela' & this morning will sing the song 'Bombshell' from this album.

    Jenn Grant plays the Roisin Dubh tonight, DeBarras in Clonakilty tomorrow night, Levis in Ballydehob on Friday & Whelans on Saturday night.

    www.jenngrant.com

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    Music with Róisín O

    Dublin singer Róisín O is in studio with her colleagues, John Broe & John Rigney for a chat & a performance of her new single 'If You Got Love' & will sing 'Chandelier' by Ria. 

    For more information on Róisín O go to

    www.roisino.com

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    Music with Duke Special

    John's music guest this morning is a busy man, Duke Special has released his tenth album 'Look Out Machines!' & is currently on tour to promote it. Duke is in studio for a performance & chat.

    www.dukespecial.com

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    Writing a Musical at age 22

    Dubliner Lauryn Gaffney has written a musical at the young age of 22! The musical called 'Big Shot' has been accepted into a prestigious US Arts Festival & Lauryn joins John to tell us how how she first became interested in music.

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