Monday 22nd June

Music - Niamh Crowther

John's music guest this morning is a relative newcomer to the music business. Niamh Crowther impressed a panel of Irish music industry gurus with her songwriting as far back as 2011, at the tender age of 14!

Niamh joins John in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

Niamh's wesite

Friday 19th June

Singer Songwriter Jimmy MacCarthy

Jimmy joins John in studio this morning to reflect through his music on a week of sadness & sorrow.

On piano is Gavin Murphy.

Wednesday 17th June

Music - The Willis Clan - chat & performances

In studio with John this morning are a family of musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. The Willis Clan are currently in the middle of an Irish tour & have released an album called Heaven.

John speaks Brenda, mother of the troop before they perform 'Road to Watertown' followed later by 'A Few of My Favourite Things/'.




Tuesday 16th June

Music from The Railsplitters

John is joined in studio by five musicians, Lauren Stovall, Dusty Rider, Peter Sharpe, Leslie Ziegler & Christine King, all standing around one big old-fashioned looking microphone .

They are called The Railsplitters & are from various parts of US but Colarado based. They play bluegrass, with a modern twist & will perform 'Planted on the Ground' & 'Met the Day'.

Monday 15th June

The Proclaimers - Charlie Reid

At the end of June the Killarney Festival of Music & Food takes place in the Killarney National Park. On stage will be The Proclaimers, Scottish twin brothers Charlie & Craig & we get the opportunity to speak to Charlie Reid ahead of the performance.

Wednesday 10th June

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan is about to start a short ‘Intimate Acoustic’ tour. He has just released his brand new single, ‘Cecilia’, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1970 classic, from his soon-to-be-released new album, ‘One Good Night.’ He and his band are in studio to sing Cecelia and Cry. 

The tour kicks off at: McGrory’s Of Culdaff (Inishowen, Co. Donegal) 02 July

The Craic Theatre (Coalisland, Co. Tyrone) 09 July

The Flowerfield Arts Centre (Portstewart, Co. Derry) 16 July

The Lodge Entertainment Centre (Castlewellan) 23 July

The Ballymaloe Grainstone (Shanagarry, Co. Cork) 29 November

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Monday 8th June

Gavin Glass

Gavin Glass is currently musical director for a forthcoming movie by John Carney – best known for his award-winning 2007 movie ‘Once’.

He has also recently released his fourth album called “Sunday Songs”  which is out now in all good record shops and on iTunes. The album launch is in Whelan’s, Dublin on Sunday, June 28th.

Friday 5th June

Music - Zoe Conway & John McIntyre

Husband & wife Zoe Conway & John McIntyre join John in studio now for a few tunes & chat, also their collaboration with Lisa Hannigan.

Wednesday 3rd June

Music - Tir na nÓg

Tír na nÓg are credited with being one of the first progressive folk groups along with British band Pentangle - the original of the species from back in the late 1960s & 70s.

In studio with John are Sonny Condell & Leo O'Kelly.

Tuesday 2nd June

Guitarist Pat Coldrick

Pat has been playing classical guitar because his business went bust in 2008.  A carpenter who sold ornate Vicotrian Kitchens, but when the recession hit everything changed for him.

He picked up his guitar for the first time in 25 years & began to play. Pat joins John for a performance & chat in studio this morning.

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