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    Music & chat with Nina Hynes

    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.

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    Singer Songwriter Gabrielle Aplin

    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.

     

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    Chat & music with Eamon Keane

    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

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    Claire Martin to sing 'Lady Ella'

    Songs such as The Lady is a Tramp or That Old Black Magic are such classics by Ella Fitzgerald they live on. In studio with John this monring is jazz singer Claire Martin, who is in Dublin to sing 'Lady Ella' at the National Concert Hall with the RTE Concert Orchestra tomorrow night.

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    UK The Voice - Andrea Begley

    Joining John on the line this morning is Andrea Begley, whose rendition of the Sarah McLachlan hit 'Angel' won her praise from the judges on the UK.s The Voice, on Saturday night. Andrea, from Co Tyrone, tells us about her experience.

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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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