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    Ukulele Festival - Dun Laoghaire

    Despite being involved in the music business all his life, including writing press releases for the Rolling Stones at 18, Tony Boland never actually played an instrument!

    Now having reached the age of 64, he feel in love with the ukulele & has started up his own ukulele festival.

    Tony Boland & Keith White are in studio this morning.

    www.ukulelehooley.com  for further information

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    New Musical - The Bloody Irish!

    Horslip's legend Barry Devlin has turned his musical theatre & his latest project, a show commemorating the 1916 Rising, which is predicted to be a worldwide hit.

    Barry joins Dave this morning in studio & the musical will preview tonight at the Helix in Dublin.

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    Mipod - Shane McGowan & Victoria Mary Clarke

    Every week on lazy Friday we ask people to pick a few songs that mean something special to them.

    This week we have Shane McGowan & his partner, Victoria Mary Clarke to choose their songs.

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    Music from Bagatelle

    An Irish rock band who first formed in August 1978, well known for their popular pop hits such as 'Second Violin', "Leeson Street Lady" & "Summer in Dublin", perhaps their best known & best loved song.

    Bagatelle are now on their final tour & original members Liam Reilly & Ken Doyle along with Canadian guitarist Kurt Schefter, join Brendan in studio for a chat & performance this morning.

    www.facebook.com/bagatelleofficial/info

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    MiPod with Dónal Ryan

    Each Friday we will have a guest in studio to do a MiPod, to talk about themselves & their life through the songs the mean something in particular to them.

    This moring we have author of books, The Spinning Heart & The Thing About December, Dónal Ryan, (plus surprise guest for Dónal, Cáit O'Riordan).

        

     

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    Music - The Geddes

    This morning's live music is from The Geddes, three Dubs & a frontman from Mayo, Liam Geddes. The other members are Liam McDonnell, Gavin Doyle & JP Keogh.

    Their debut single Frontline was released in 2014, followed by We're Only Human in April of this year. They perform Astronaut & Hold my Hand in studio this morning.

    www.facebook.com/TheGeddes

    twitter @officialgeddes

     

     

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    Music with The Drays

    Irish music fans of a certain vintage with a liking for low-key, quality, country-tinged guitar music will undoubtedly fondly remember Dublin's great Stars of Heaven.

    Stephen Ryan is back with his new band & equally laid back,The Drays & they are in studio for a chat & performance this morning.

    Their debut album 'Look Away Down Collins Avenue' has already made an impression in the charts & for more information on their music go to www.thedrays.com

            

     

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    Music - Kimmie Rhodes

    Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a Texan who calls Austin home. Her multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris & many many more.

    Kimmie Rhodes joins John this morning for a chat.

    For further information on Kimmie Rhodes  www.kimmierhodes.com

     

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    Music with Seo Linn

    Seo Linn & TG Lurgan brought us Avicii as Gaeilge, the band appeared on the Late Late & have racked up thousands of Youtube hits.

    The 6 member band, Stiofán Ó Fearaíl, Daithí Ó Ruaidh, Keith Ó Briain, Kev Shortall, Conor Ó Móra & Cathal Ó Ruaidh are all fluent Irish speakers & are passionate about bringing the Irish language & culture around the world in a fun way with their Kickstart campaign.

    Seo Linn join us for a chat & performance.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects

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    Music - Niamh Crowther

    John's music guest this morning is a relative newcomer to the music business. Niamh Crowther impressed a panel of Irish music industry gurus with her songwriting as far back as 2011, at the tender age of 14!

    Niamh joins John in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

    Niamh's wesite www.niamhcrowther.com

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