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    Castlepalooza Festival

    Castlepalooza festival. Last year was good & your response  phenomenal. This  year is going to be even better. That's right folks, we're inviting you again to send in your song - folk, techno, death metal, rock, and every other genre from Art Punk to Zulu Pop. In studio this morning with Miriam are two members of a band 'Fight Like Apes', Jamie Fox & Maykay, who will be headlining in the Festival in August.

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    Steve Lillywhite

    Steve Lillywhite is the producer behind hit records by U2, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, The Pogues, Dave Matthews Band, 30 seconds to Mars & many, many more. He will be looking for the next big star with a global hit on a new TV Talent show, aptly named The Hit. Steve joins Miriam from Los Angeles.

    The details on how to apply for the songwriters competition can be found on the RTE webpage below, closing date is May 24th.

    http://www.rte.ie/tv/audienceparticipation/thehit.html or email thehit@vipmg.tv

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    American R&B singer Alicia Keys

    Recently Miriam got the opportunity to speak to American R&B singer, songwriter & actress, Alicia Keys by phone in New York. Alicia will be in Dublin in the O2 May 22nd 2013. 

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    Music & chat with The Whileaways

    Also in studio this morning are three Galway-based singers & musicians who have formed a new group together called The Whileaways. Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy & Nicola Joyce perform for us this morning.

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    The Great Gatsby & The Cotton Club Quartet

    With the release of the new Great Gatsby film next week, Miriam is joined in studio with author Cathy Kelly & The Cotton Club Quartet.  The Great Gatsby fever is heading our way & author Cathy will be giving us a Bluffer’s Guide to The Great Gatsby, while we have a little of the 1920s music from The Cotton Club Quartet

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    Lana Gibson & Band

    Lana Gibson is from Ballyduff Upper, Waterford & is in studio with Neil this morning with her band, for a chat & a couple of performaces of her country & western songs.

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    Vinyl is King

    This morning you can forget your iPods & CDs, for one hour only, the record is King! In studio with Shay this morning are Pat Moore, Ian Hester, Jacqui Carroll, 2xm DJ, Tony Dunne & Linda O'Sullivan.

    But first on the line we have Kevin Barry, a big fan of the Smiths!

     

       

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    Music & chat with Nina Hynes

    Ten years ago Irish musician Nina Hynes achieved chitical acclaim with her album, Staros. Since then she has emigrated to Berlin but is back this week to perform with Dancing Suns on Sat 13th April at the Peppercanister Church, Dublin 2. Nina is joined by pianist Fabien Leseure, for a performance & chat.

    For any further information please contact info@blockt.ie

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    Singer Songwriter Gabrielle Aplin

    She's a young singer songwriter, with folk music in her heart & commercial success in the palm of her hand. She's had a number one hit with her cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'The Power of Love' & now her much talked about debut album is soon to be released, John's first guest this morning is Gabrielle Aplin.

     

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