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    Music & chat with Lumiere in studio

    Listeners to our Christmas CD will be acquainted with the following duo, all the way from West Kerry are Lumiere, also known as Pauline Scanlon & Ellis Kennedy, accompanied in studio by Donogh Hennessy on guitar.

    *****Luminere are playing in Celtic Note today at lunchtime & in Bewleys tonight at 8pm, before travelling on to Newbridge, Galway & Belfast. Their album My Dearest Dear is on sale now - for further details go to www.lumieremusic.net

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    The music of Italian composer Ennio Morricone

    David Brobhy, Conductor with the RTE Concert Orchestra is in studio with John this morning to talk about the wonderful Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures & tv series. Morricone became known worldwide by composing the film scores of Spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone.

    Ennio Morricone is coming to Dublin on July 28th, along with his 97 piece orchestra & 100 strong choir.  Tickets on sale April 3rd at www.ticketmaster.ie

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    MyPod with Niall Breslin aka Bressie

    We see him on our tv screens every Sunday trying to find new Irish singing talent on 'The Voice' of Ireland. He is also a singer/songwriter, tv personality, Niall Breslin, aka Bressie, joins John in studio this morning.

    For Bressie's gig dates go to www.bressiemusic.com

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    Singer songwriter Jean Hartnett - stay in music or a new career

    John's next guest had emailed the programme looking for some advice. Jean Hartnett, in her thirties, feels she has hit a brick wall in recent times. Jean, from Sligo, sings, plays guitar & writes her own music. Jean's gigs have recently dried up, along with her confidence. Jean wishes to ask our listeners whether to give up music or not.

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    Music & Chat with Nathan O'Regan

    John's next guest in studio is Nathan O'Regan, a songwriter from Inniscarra in Cork who has his first EP 'Long Way Down' on release today. Nathan is here for a chat & performance.

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    MyPod with American singer Josh Groban

    American singer, songwriter, musician, actor & record producer, Josh Groban joins John this morning for a chat & to select a couple of his favourite songs.

                    

     

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    Music & Chat with The Unthanks

    Joining us from our Limerick studio are The Unthanks who bring something to the folk tradition that is theirs alone, they understand their roots in Northumberland & that allows them to shape something original & adventurous. Members, Rachel & Becky talk to John.

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    Music & chat with Of Monsters & Men

    Johin is joined in studio this morning by Icelandic group, Of Monsters & Men, who described their own sound as 'BIG - like a mountain with lots of caves to hide in.'

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    Singer Tracey Thorn

    Tracy Thorn has achieved popularity as part of the music group Everything But The Girl & Tracey joins John on the line from London to talk about her music & about writing her memoir, ' Bedist Disco Queen, How I grew Up & Tried to be a Popstar'.

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    Professor Austin Leahy band

    Normally my next guest is wearing scrubs, has a scalpel in his hand & is operating on veins & arteries, but this morning, he's warming up his vocal chords. Joining John in studio is Professor Austin Leahy, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Beaumont Hospital for a chat & performance.

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