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    Singer Karen Underwood

    Miriam's next guest is a talented singer & performer who moved here from Chicago in 1997 to start a new life in Cork. Since her time in Ireland, her life has been tinged with both happiness & profound sadness. Karen Underwood joins Miriam in studio this morning.

    Karen's new show is called 'The Ladies Lost & Found', a show covering tracks by legendary divas such as Billie Holiday, Whitney Houston, Judy Garland & more.

    Venue is the Everyman Theatre in Cork on Saturday November 30th @ 8pm

    (All profits go to Karen's Cork charity 'Bounce Back' - to create & spread awareness of suicide in youth).

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    Equinox - Europe's hottest Jazz Band fronted by a Dubliner

    Though legally blind Dubliner Johnny Daly became a founding member of one of Europe's hottest new jazz acts, Equinox. Just back from Amsterdam they are described as 'cool & lucid, exciting & virtuosic - a joy to hear' & are about to embark on a nationwide Irish tour. (Jimmy Magee also gives us an impronto performance by singing with Equinox).

    Equinox have recently released their second album 'Face the Music' & can be seen on their nationwide tour

    Galway - Town Hall Theatre - Sat 19th October

    Waterford - Theatre Royal - Wed 23rd October

    Dublin - The Sugar Club - Sun 3rd November

     

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    Liam Ó'Maonlaí, Hilary Bow & the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

    Miriam is joined by Liam O'Maonlaí, Hilary Bow & the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, who are in studio to perform, for the first time, an Irish language version of a Leonard Cohen & Van Morrison classic.

    Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire tonight - songs of Van Morrison

    Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Oct 24th - songs of Leonard Cohen

    An Grianán, Letterkenny, Nov 1st - songs of Leonard Cohen

    see www.imram.ie for more information

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    Kimmie & Cabe Rhodes

    Miriam's next guest is a country singer from Texas, who is not only a multi-platinum singer/songwriter but has also had her songs recorded by legendary artists such as Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris. Kimmie Rhodes is joined by her son Cabe to perform & chat with us this morning.

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    Tribute to Philip Chevron

    Philip Chevron, one of Ireland's best loved musicians died yesterday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer. The Dublin born musician was a member of the The Radiators from Space & The Pogues. Cait O'Riordan talks about this very special man & his life.

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    MyPod with Shane Ross

    While attention is now shifting to reform of the Seanad following the defeat of the referendum to abolish it. Shane Ross was the longest serving member of the Seanad & he joins Miriam this morning with his selection of the most meaningful music in his life, as part of the Mypod series.

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    Duke Special plays Harry Nilsson

    Duke Special is one of the biggest musical acts to come out of Norther Ireland in the past decade & he has been mining Nilsson's work for hidden gems & forgotton treasures!  Duke Special joins Miriam in studio this morning, for a performance & chat.

    You can see Duke Special play the music of Harry Nilsson

    Roisin Dubh, Galway - Monday 14th Oct / the Sugar Club, Dublin - Tuesday 15th October / Cyprus Avenue, Cork - Friday 18th October - go to www.dukespecial.com for further details

     

     

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    Music from The Latchikos

    In studio with Miriam are a high-energy trad music trio featuring one of country's best fiddlers, the man crowned Ireland's greatest busker & a former Sawdoctor's drummer & together they are The Latchikos.

    The Latchikos have just released their first ever single – it’s called “Off to Bondi-Junction” - (download it now from itunes).

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    Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway

    My first guest is one of the world's favourite flautists. He has played for such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, President Clinton & Princess Diana. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide & has performed with Stevie Wonder, John Denver, Elton John, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd & many others. On Saturday he is to receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir James Galway along with his wife Lady Jeanne joins Miriam in studio.

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    Big Music Week Connolly Station

    This morning the programme is in Connolly Station to begin a week-long celebration of the best of Irish music, RTE in collaboration with the Irish Rail are taking you on the BIG MUSIC TRAIN across the country to capture the brilliant music being played & created.

    On our programme this morning we kick-start the music week with Kodaline & RTE Concert Orcestra, Paul Brady, Bugle Babes, Lisa O'Neill, Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey & RTE CO with Train House Band, Bronagh Gallagher & the Artane Boys Band.

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