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    James Blunt singer songwriter

    James Blunt's song 'Your Beautiful' is such a timeless & great song, his debut album 'Back to Bedlam' which was the best selling album of the 2000s. James joins Miriam this morning to talk about his upcoming tour & his lates ablum 'The Moon Landing', his latest single is 'Bonfire Heart.

    James will be here at : INEC, Kilkenny – Feb 27th & Vicar St, Dublin – Feb 28th

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    Rory Gallagher Noir

    Joining Miriam on the line this morning are crime writer, Ian Rankin & Donal Gallagher, brother of Rory, to tell us about the very interesting project 'Kickback City' they have collaborated on.

    Kickback City is a CD, a live CD, Ian Rankin's novella, Graphics by Timothy Truman & an audio CD with a recording of Aidan Quinn reading the story.  It will be released in October.

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    Dublin Guitar Quartet - music & chat

    Miriam's first guests this morning are four fine guitar players, Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, Tomás Ó Durcáin & John O'Shea, also known as the Dublin Guitar Quartet. www.dublinguitarquartet.com

    Upcoming tour dates.....

    Month of September 13th Headfort House, Kells / 14th Chapter House, St.Mary's Cathedral Kilkenny / 19th Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge / 20th Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray /21st Nenagh Arts Centre, Tipperary / 22nd Spiritstore, Dundalk / 28th Triskel Christchurch, Cork

    October 5th South Studios, Dublin / 6th The Model, Sligo

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    Stereophonics - Music & Chat

    The Welsh band Stereophonics with the unmistakable voice of Kelly Jones have sold 9 million copies of their albums, had ten top-ten singles in the UK, opened for The Rolling Stones, The Who and David Bowie & will be playing in Ireland soon. Miriam is joined by Kelly & band mate Richard Jones from a studio in London.

        

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    Music & Chat with John Spillane

    Cork singer songwriter John Spillane has left his native county to find inspiration for his new album, he has been travelling around the towns of Ireland for a new TG4 series & writing new material along the way. John is in studio with Miriam for a chat & performances.

    For information on John's gig dates go to www.johnspillane.com

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    Music & Chat with the Webb Sisters

    Miriam's first guests are well known as 'the sublime' Webb Sisters who have been touring with Leonard Cohen since 2008. Sisters Hattie & Charley join Miriam in studio this morning, for a chat & performance.

    You can catch the Webb Sisters on stage with Leonard Cohen at the O2 tonight & tomorrow night & their latest album is called 'Savages' for further information on the Webb Sisters go to www.thewebbsisters.com

          

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    Winter Mountain - Music & Chat

    Miriam's first guests this morning are two young men, one English the other Irish who are both singer/songwriters who met by pure chance one night on a train station in Chicago. Marty Smith & Joseph Francis were both broke but intent on making their way by rail to Memphis, Tennessee, the birthplace of rock n'roll. In studio with Miriam are Winter Mountain. www.wintermountain.co.uk

    Upcoming gig dates:

    06-09-13 - McGrorys, Culdaff

    07-09-13 - Cyprus Avenue, Cork

    10-09-13 - The Errigale Inn, Belfast

    11-09-13 - Whelans, Dublin

    12-09-13 - The Spirit Store, Dundalk

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    Music & Chat with Kieran Goss

    Co. Down musician Kieran Goss joins Miriam in studio this morning. Kieran has performed no fewer than one thousand live gigs in the last five years but barely a one in Ireland! He's back next month with his first Irish tour in years.

    Dates of Kieran's homecoming tour October 2013 are below


    Friday 11th October 2013 DUBLIN | The Olympia Theatre
    Saturday 12th October 2013 ENNIS | Glór
    Sunday 13th October 2013 BELFAST | Lyric Theatre
    Saturday 19th October 2013 CORK | Triskel Christchurch
    Friday 25th October 2013 KILLARNEY | INEC

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    League of Legends - Laura Conway

    League of Legends is one of the most popular online computer games in the world, played by 50 million people every day & the voice you hear on the soundtrack to the virtual gaming experience is that of Sligo native, Laura Conway. Laura joins Miriam on the line from Sligo this morning.

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    Singer Songwriter Jimmy MacCarthy

    Miriams first guest this morning is arguably Ireland's greatest songwriter, responsible for many of the biggest hits of Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Westlife & the Corrs, to name but a few.  In studio with Miriam we have Jimmy MacCarthy for a chat & performance. 

    Jimmy embarks on a Nationwide Tour throughout October 2013 - further details on gig venues & dates go to Jimmy's website.

    See below Jimmy singing 'Ride On' - a tribute to Seamus Heaney

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