Irish producer & lecturerBob 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.
It may be a big surprise for many as US heavy metal groupMetallica 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 RonanMcGreevy& on the line we are also joined by Darragh O'Learywho 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.
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.
It is said that Leitrim's John McKennais 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'
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
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-Bextorplays the Main Stage on Sunday the 29th of Juneat the Westport Festival of Music and Food: www.wesportfestival.com
John is delighted to be joined this morning in studio by one of our greatest singer songwriters Christy Moore.Christy chats to John about old friends, music collaborations & upcoming gigs, in-between a selection of songs picked by our listeners.
Tickets for Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Fri July 11th (standing-only) and the Marquee, Cork, Sat July 5th (seated) on sale nowfromwww.ticketmaster.ie& outlets nationwide.
He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then Sir Tom Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music, pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel & has old over 100 million records, with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK & 19 in the US.