The Brendan O'Connor Show

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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.


    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.


    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).




    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.

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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




    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.

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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.


    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.

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    Music - The Willis Clan - chat & performances

    In studio with John this morning are a family of musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. The Willis Clan are currently in the middle of an Irish tour & have released an album called Heaven.

    John speaks Brenda, mother of the troop before they perform 'Road to Watertown' followed later by 'A Few of My Favourite Things/'.




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