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.
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
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.
This morning we bring news of a first ever tour as the show joins forces with the RTE Symphony Orchestra & our three wonderful sopranos, Celine Byrne, Cara O'Sullivan & Regina Nathan will be taking to the road & they join John in studio this morning.
This summer from Wednesday June 5th to Saturday June 8th, The John Murray Show will be travelling to four venues, Galway, Limerick, Cork & Waterford for an evening of orchestral & operatic favourites. We want to offer four lucky listeners a chance to join us on stage to sing with the sopranos, one singer with each venue. Email email@example.com for further information. The Closing Date is Monday 15th @ 5.pm.
Ten years ago Irish musician Nina Hynes achieved chitical acclaim with her album, Staros. Since then she has emigrated to Berlin but is back this week to perform with Dancing Suns on Sat 13th April at the Peppercanister Church, Dublin 2. Nina is joined by pianist Fabien Leseure, for a performance & chat.
She's a young singer songwriter, with folk music in her heart & commercial success in the palm of her hand. She's had a number one hit with her cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'The Power of Love' & now her much talked about debut album is soon to be released, John's first guest this morning is Gabrielle Aplin.
It is nearly three years since John's next guest resigned as the anchor of the lunchtime radio show on Newstalk 106. He says he has now returned to his first love, the piano & in studio Eamon Keane joins us for a chat & performance.
Join Eamon & friends for for an evening of unique piano improvisations and song at the National Concert Hall, Dublin Ireland - John Field Room - on 24 April 2013. Tickets €15. Bookings online at: www.nch.ie or call: T. 01 4170000