Wednesday 2nd April

Music & chat with Wallis Bird

We have music & chat this morning as John is joined in studio by one of our most instriguing & hard working singer-songwriters, Wallis Bird. Wallis is back with a new album 'Architect' & will perform in studio this morning.


Wallis is doing an in-store in Tower Records, Dawson Street, April 25th

Gig dates & venues - The Academy, Dublin Apr 25th / Monroes Live, Galway 26th April / Half Moon Theatre, Cork Opera House 27th April.

Friday 28th March

Music & chat with Picture House

Dublin band Picturehouse, best known for the hit singles 'Sunburst', 'Heavenly Day', 'Everybody Loves My Girl', 'Somebody Somewhere', the band toured extensively with the likes of The Corrs, The Saw Doctors, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Marillion, Mel C & many more. Dave Browne & Esa Taponen are in studio with John this morning.

Wednesday 26th March

Wexford Festival Opera

This October will see the 63rd season of the Wexford Festival Opera. We have an opportunity this morning for listeners to win some fantastic prizes thanks to the organisers of the Festival. First John is joined in studio by a very talented soprano Chloe Morgan. Chloe sings Adele's song 'Someone Like You' accompanied by Vincent Lynch on keyboard.


Wexford Festival Opera runs for 12 days from 23rd Oct to 2nd Nov - booking opens March 29th



Wednesday 12th March

Music with The Bonny Men

They have national champions in their ranks & have also won some international accolades.  Unusually in the world of trad music they are writing their own material – normally they are a seven piece but today we have four of them in studio

The Bonny Men members are Natalie Ni Chasaide on keyboard, her brother Maitiu on uilleann pipes, brothers Conor & Barry Lyons on Bodhran & Guitar, Adam Whelan on Bouzouki, Moss Landman on Flute & Turlough Chambers on Fiddle.

Tuesday 4th March

Music with Joe Kearns & friends

John is joined in studio this morning by a young musical student Joe Kearns, from Bettystown Co Meath. Joe & his friends Joe Monaghan, Liam McDonald & Daniel Noonan will perform Winding Wheel & SOS.

(All the students study music here in Dublin at BIMM - Brighton Institute of Modern Music)

Friday 28th February

Music & Chat with band Red Empire

John is joined in studio this morning by a five piece Dublin band called Red Empire, for a chat & performanence.  Frontman Craig Cahill introduces other members of the band, brothers Richie & Deco Connolly, Dessie Finn & Gar McCarthy. They will perform their song Small Mercies & a disco classic from KC & the Sunshine Band, 'Get Down Tonight'.

Their single 'Small Mercies' can be downloaded today on itunes & googleplay today.

Friday 14th February

A Special St. Valentines Day Programme

This morning we have our special St. Valentine's Day Quiz with three couples competing to become champions of love! Also in studio with John is Tommy Fleming to sing some romantic songs, that will have you slow-setting across the floor and the man who fell for a woman in an instant.

In studio with John is Tina Koumarianos, contributing editor to IMAGE magazine who will be adjudicator of our love quiz.

Our three couples are Peter & Valerie Murphy from Tallaght, Noel & Annemarie Costello, Waterford & Liam Lynch & Carrie Daly from Ashtown.

On the line we also have Pat Cusack & Julie Corcoran from Cavan.

(The winners of the quiz will win a relaxing weekend break in Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in Meath & runner-up will receive a Valentines Hamper courtesy of




Thursday 13th February

Jim Reeves Music

Country crooner Jim Reeves died in July 1964, when he dominated the airwaves & record sales here in Ireland.  This morning joining JOhn in studio are singers Al & Isla Grant for a chat & performance. Al's voice bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Jim Reeves.

Wednesday 12th February

Midge Ure - Ultravox

Joining John from a studio in Edinburgh is Midge Ure from Ultravox, behind such hits as 'Dancing with Tears in My Eyes' & of course 'Vienna'. He joins us to talk about his childhood, his music, Band Aid & touring again.

Midge is coming to Dublin soon in March...An Acoustic Evening in the Sugar Club on Sunday 2nd March @ 8pm.

Tuesday 4th February

Music & Chat - Conor Quinn & White Chalk

John's next guest was a finalist on first series of The Voice of Ireland, he has since formed a band called The White Chalk & their new EP recently climbed to the Number 1 spot on I-tunes album chart downloads. Conor Quinn & White Chalk perform in studio this morning.



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