Thursday 10th July

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.


Friday 4th July

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}

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Tuesday 1st July

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.

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Wednesday 25th June

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 talk about the current popularity of heavy metal music.

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.

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.

Thursday 19th June

Music & chat with Jessica Clemmons

John's next guest is from Heuston, Texas & she is unashamedly country, Jessica Clemmons is here in Ireland to launch her new single 'Single Tonight' taken from her EP 'What If'.

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Wednesday 18th June

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'

Monday 16th June

Heathers live in studio

Joining John in studio for performances & chat are twins Ellie & Louise Macnamara, also known as Heathers.

International breakout sensation,  twin sisters Ellie & Louise  are enjoying a big year in 2014 with their second album Kingdom having been released in the US, Canada and around Europe to great reactions. This year also saw Heathers tour for the first time in Asia, and they return to the US again in September for more concert dates. 

Heathers also play the following Irish dates this summer:

Thursday JUNE 19 - Leopardstown Racecourse, DUBLIN

Friday JULY 4 – Droichead Arts Centre DROGHEDA

Saturday JULY 5 – Spirit Store, DUNDALK

Friday JULY 11 – Shortts WATERFORD


Friday AUGUST 1 – Le Cheile Festival, MEATH

Saturday AUGUST 9 – Mermaid Arts Centre, BRAY

Wednesday 11th June

Singer songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor

Murder on the Dancefloor was a massive 2001 hit for John's next guest, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Sophie will be playing the Westport Festival at the end of the month & she has released a new album called Wanderlust. Sophie joins John for a chat in studio this morning.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor plays the Main Stage on Sunday the 29th of June at the Westport Festival of Music and Food:




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