Music from the The Staves, three sisters Emily, Jessica & Camilla Staveley-Taylor, who have taken the music world by storm with their harmonies. This morning they speak to Miriam from a studio in UK.
The August Bank Holiday is next weekend and so is the Casltepalooza Music and Arts Festival.
There you will find some of the best acts around including CSS, Ghostpoet… And So I Watch You From Afar… Luke Vibert … and of course the best of the music you - our listeners - have sent into us on our own dedicated stage – at the wooded wonderland setting that is Charleville Castle, Tullamore.
See http://www.castlepalooza.com/ for full details on everything you need to know from tickets, to campervans, to children … and everything else.
This week’s selection is from Glimmermen. They are Gavin Cowley, J.Bassetti and Phil Murray. The song is called This Town…it's the first single from their debut LP, which is been released in Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Friday 9th August & in Whelan’s, Saturday 10th August .
More info visit http://glimmermen.com/
Music from Ian O'Doherty who plays in Whelans in Dublin and McCarthy's Bar in Dingle regularly. He has released his own EP Never in Colour. He is supporting Gemma Hayes in Westport on October 5th.
As you know we regularly chat to our guests about the songs that are the soundtrack to their lives & this morning Miriam is joined in studio with sports legend Paul O'Connell, before we get to those songs, we play a clip of some of the highlights of Paul's fantastic career.
Last year the Chieftains celebrated 50 years together & on August 1st, Paddy Moloney will celebrate his 75th birthday. Joining Miriam in studio this morning is Paddy Moloney, along with some great musical friends, Seán Keane, Kevin Coneff & Tríona Marshall. Also to wish Paddy birthday wishes on the line from UK is Imelda May & from LA, Ry Cooder.
The Chieftains will be playing two gigs this weekend with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & other guest on Friday July 19 & Saturday 20th. Conductor is Stephen Bell. www.nch.ie