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    Music - Featuring X

    In studio with John this morning are a female five-piece from Drogheda in Co Louth who earlier this summer all did their Leaving Certs. Their band is called Featuring X & their new single is called Wild Love.

    Band members are Niamh Sharkey, Dara Farrelly, Jenny McKeown, Eleanor Rogers and Sarah McLaughlin.

    Future gigs are Galway Fringe Festival- July 23rd / The Le Cheile Music and Arts Festival in Oldcastle, Co Meath- August 2nd / the Ballinamore Fringe Festival in Co Leitrim - August 23rd.

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    Music & chat with Mr. Woodnote

    This weekend sees the start of the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular with concerts, family picnics, artisan food events. Australian-born & now Bristol-based, Mr. Woodnote (also known as Mikey) also joined by vocalists Lil Ryhys & Eva Lazarus join John in studio this morning.

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    Pink Floyd the classic British Band

    Pink Floyd, a band that sold over 250 million records, including the era defining 'Dark side of the Moon' & 'The Wall'. They recorded 14 studio albums & are about to add a 15th

    Joining John in studio are BP Fallon & music journalist with the Irish Times Kevin Courtney.

      

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    Music & chat with a band from Seattle

    It is hard to believe that it is now 20 years since one of America's most iconic rock stars, Kurt Cobain, was found dead in his Seattle home.  Kurt fronted Nirvana - arguably the most influential band of a generation, with their album Nevermind being one of the best selling records of all time.

    Nirvana's original drummer was Chad Channing, who now fronts a band called 'Before Cars' who are on a European tour this month. They join John here in studio for a chat & performance.

    {Before Cars are playing Sat July 5th Monroe's Galway, Sunday July 6th in the Sugar Club, Dublin}

    for more information on Before Cars go to www.beforecars.com

     

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    Irish & Cuban music connection

    Irish producer & lecturer Bob Jackson was on holiday in Cub & at the opening of an art exhibition Bob heard Erdwin Garcia & his band. They were introduced & spent the next few days recording a demo using a handheld recorder. Bob flew back to Ireland, edited & mixed the demo. Bob tells John what happened next.

    Check out www.erdwingarcia.com for more info

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    Music & chat with Lyla Foy

    London singer songwriter and producer Lyla Foy is in Ireland this week to perform three shows - last night she was in Cork and she joins us this morning from our Cork Studios with Feather Tongue, for a performance & chat.

    www.leylafoy.com

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    Rodrigo y Gabriela Busking

    Music fans where treated to a surprise gig yesterday afternoon on Dublin's Grafton Street when Mexico acoustic duo, Rodrigo y Gabriel showed up for a surprise busking session. Colm Flynn reports.

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    Heavy Metal Music

    It may be a big surprise for many as US heavy metal group Metallica are headlining at one of the biggest music festivals in the world this year, Glastonbury!  In studio with John is a heavy metal fan, journalist Ronan McGreevy & on the line we are also joined by Darragh O'Leary who runs the Invictus Records label & Into the Void Record shop in Dublin's Temple Bar....to talk about the current popularity of heavy metal music.

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    Sean Kilraine on Leitrim's John McKenna

    It is said that Leitrim's John McKenna is one of the most influential figures in the world of traditional Irish flute music. John died in 1947 & his music has been remastered in a new CD collection by Sean Kilraine. Sean joins John for a chat & a performance with flute players Liam Kelly & Dave Sheridan.

    They perform one of John McKenna's -  'The Rollicking Irishman'

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