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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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    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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    Sing with the Sopranos as part of the John Murray Show Show Summer Tour

    Earlier this week our four finalists gathered the the NCH to meet the three sopranos & the orchestra. Soprano Celine Byrne metored garage service manager, Padraig Connaughton from Galway, Regina Nathan offered her advice to Garda Sean O'Mahony, originally from Limerich but now living in Athy. Cara O'Sullivan mentored both Lorraine Melia, Castleknock, Dublin & Wendy Thibault from Wicklow. To bring the day to a close, all seven singers took to the stage to sing O Sole Mio for the very first time along with RTE Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Finucane.

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