"Lush harmonies" "striking melodic pop" & "perfect synchronicity" are some of the ways our next musical band have been described. So it is little surprise that they have racked up credits with big selling acts like Hozier & others. They are Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry . Together they are Wyvern Lingo.
The Widow Knows ep3 is available to download from iTunes & from www.bandcamp.com
Live music today comes from a singer songwriter who recorded her first album in 1993 at the tender age of 12 following an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show & went on to become a household name & Meteor Award Winner. Luan Parle joins Oliver in studio this morning & sings her latest single 'When My Day is Done'.
You can see Luan tonight in Whelans, Dublin
Since forming around a campfire at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York in 2004, Red Molly have gone on to make six albums & have toured worldwide. The trio, Molly Venter, Laurie MacAlister & Abbie Gardner are currently on tour in Ireland & the UK before heading back stateside & they join John in studio this morning.
October Gig dates & Venues for tour in Ireland.....
Fri 10 Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ire. Raheen House Hotel
Sat 11 Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ire. The White Horse
Sun 12 Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ire. The Venue Theatre
Mon 13 Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Ire. Balor Arts Centre
Weds 15 Sligo, Ire. Hawk’s Well Theatre
Elaine Paige, the Olivier Award-winning British musical theatre star, who has appeared on New York stages in Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd & Follies, kicks off her "farewell" concert tour in the U.K. today, October 9th.
The tour encompasses Elaine's monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre & this morning John speaks to Elaine Paige about her forthcoming tour.
Irish artistes have featured large in this year's X-Factor. No fewer than five home-grown solo artistes making it through to the "Boot Camp".
In studio with John this morning is one of those contestants, Janet Grogan who secured one of Simon’s 6 coveted seats to go through to the “Judges Houses”. But this was when things started to go horribly wrong when - in a cruel twist of fate and at the eleventh hour - she was swapped out in favour of a rival contestant.
John is joined in studio by singer songwriter Sinead O'Connor, to take part in our mipod series, where a guest selects music taking us through the sound track of her life & times.
Sinead is performing in the Netherlands, Belgium & US before playing at Vicar Street, December 16th....tickets on sale now www.vicarstreet.ie
Australian born James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, gave up a promising football career in the name of music & he's helping to raise the profile of the humble ukelele with his hit song 'Riptide'. This morning he joins John for a chat & performance.
His album is called ‘Dream Your Life Away’.
his website is www.vancejoy.com
John is now joined by a young band who have been called 'serious challengers' for the area populated by the likes of Fleet Foxes & Mumford and Sons.
They are The Young Folk & their new album called 'Little Battle' was released last week. It's available in Tower Records & on iTunes.
They’re playing the Spirit Store, Dundalk this Friday, September 19th… Soundwaves Festival, Skerries on Saturday, September 27th… & The Botton Factor, Dublin on Friday, October 24.
Presenter: John Murray