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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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    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/'.

    www.thewillisclan.com

          

     

     

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