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    Sopranos Summer Tour

    This morning Miriam speaks to Kathryn Thomas who presented the second concert of the three sopranos- NSO Summer Tour  in Limerick last night.  Another one of our brave listeners, garda Sean O'Mahony,  performed  in front of an audience.  Regina Nathan mentored Sean for his debut performance & Kathryn spoke to family & friends before & after the show.

    For further informations go to www.rte.ie/nso

     

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    Castlepalooza Song

    As part of our Castlepalooza competition, we asked you in send in your music to the show & your reply has been phenomenal, the quality – impressive. Here we bring you our first song from Old Hannah with a song called ‘Irish Boys’  chosen for our Castlepalooza stage.

    Keep that music coming in & stay tuned for more next week.

    Details on website above.

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    Sopranos Summer Tour with John Murray Show

    Four of our brave listeners have been mentored by the Sopranos to give them the confidence to step on stage & perform with them & the RTE Symphony Orchestra in front of a live audience. Padraig Connaughton took to the stage in Galway & Miriam speaks to Kathryn Thomas who presented the show from our Galway studio.

    For further details go to www.rte.ie/orchestras

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    Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra

    Miriam is joined in studio for performance & chat with two accomplished musical guests, Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra. Moya's daughter Aisling Jarvis accompanies on guitar. Moya's & Cormac's second album is called 'Affinity', released June 7th.

    Moya & Cormac will be playing at the following venues

    8th June @ Celtic Note, 1pm, Nassau Street, Dublin

    18th June @ Steeple Sessions, Unitarian Church, Stephen's Green, Dublin

    22nd June @ Leo's Tavern, Gweedore, Donegal

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    American country singer Kenny Rogers

    He has sold 120 million albums & has had hits in each of the last 7 decades. A singer, musician, songwriter, photographer, producer, actor & best selling author, Kenny Rogers is coming to Ireland in July & he joins Miriam this morning.

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    Orla Fallon

    Our next guest has perormed for Bill Clinton, George Bush & Pope John Paul the second. but for her next project, she has her sights firmly set on an audience which is equally hard to impress: babies & toddlers! Orla Fallon joins Miriam in studio.

    Orla Fallon’s album, Lullaby Time, is available in Mothercare shops, in Celtic Note in Dublin, and from the website OrlaFallon.com.

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    Legendary guitarist Brian May

    Miriam's next guest is English musician, singer, songwriter & astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the guitarist of legendary rock band Queen. Brian May has written & performed some of the most recognisable anthems of all time with Queen & is officially the world's second-greatest EVER guitarist.  Brian is playing Dublin's Olympia Theatre with Kelly Ellis on June 30th.

    Tickets at www.ticketmaster.ie 

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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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