Monday 5th May

My Pod with Fr Ray Kelly

Since appearing on the JMS Walk in Oldcastle, Fr Ray has acheived world fame with over 34 million hit on youtube! His success has encouraged international record labels to consider a major deal. Fr Ray joins John in studio with a couple of his songs & his choice of others for our My Pod series.

Friday 2nd May

Music & chat with Kate Rusby

She has been described as the Queen of Folk & for the last 20 years she's been beguiling audiences with her beautiful voice. Kate Rusby is in our studio in Belfast live this morning to play for us ahead of her concert at the National Concert Hall tomorrow evening.

National Concert Hall - Saturday 3rd May - 7:30PM 

Wednesday 23rd April

Music & Chat with Sam Hollyman

Sam Hollyman was only 15 years old when he got the surprise of his life when jazz singer Michael Buble invited him to perform live on stage with him.   The young man from Stafford in England sang with Michael Buble & the audience loved it. Now 18 year old Sam is in studio with John this morning for a chat & perfomance. You can find Sam Hollyman on facebook & twitter.

Tuesday 22nd April

The Riptide Movement

The band have been together for 8 years now &have played at Glastonbury, supported the Rolling Stones & their new album went in at number one in the Irish charts. Riptide Movement join John in studio this morning for a performance & chat.

Friday 18th April

Brit Pop - 20 Years on

It's quite hard to believe that it is has been 20 years since the release of Blur's song Girl & Boys & that album was called Parklife. It was at the very beginning of Britpop - a musical and cultural phenomenon prominent in the 1990s. Kathryn is joined in studio by Matthew Devereux from The Pale, to take a trip down memory lane with us.

Matthew is releasing a new single with The Pale called “What Would The Smiths Do?”  visit

Monday 14th April

Music & chat with Asgeir

This morning we have a singer songwriter from Iceland, who was in Dublin recently & joined us in studio to record a couple of songs, titled Summer Guest & On That Day.

Asgeir album is called 'In the Silence'.


Thursday 10th April

Music & chat with Ralph McTell

President Michael D has been paying tribute to the contribution of the Irish to literature in England. Of course we Irish also owe something to our neighbours' input here - like the Englishman who wrote 'From Clare to Here'.   Ralph McTell is coming to Ireland for 'The Celtic Cousins Tour' on the following dates & venues.

9th May - The Helix - Dublin
10th May - Theatre Royal - Waterford
11th May - CIT-  Cork

Tuesday 8th April

Frank Rossi - Status Quo

Status Quo have sold more than 100 million records & appeared more than a 100 times on Top of the Pops. Members Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan & Francis Rossi are touring again!

Their gig is this Saturday 12th April in the O2 Dublin.

Monday 7th April

Music & Chat with Keith Hanley

In studio with John this morning is the Voice's 2013 winner, Keith Hanley. Keith is accompanied on guitar in studio by Richard McCourt to sing his song called Hush.

Friday 4th April

Music & chat with The Eskies

On their posters they describe themselves as 'Amazing Bearded Men', 'Sea-soaked Gypsy Folk' & 'Furious Folking Folkers', they are called The Eskies & they join John in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

They will be performing tonight @ The Button Factory, Temple Bar - doors open @ 7.30pm.

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