This morning we announce another emerging music competition in collaboration with the Saturday Night Show.
Last year we saw entrants representing almost every town in the country & every conceivable genre of music. In studio we have last years winner Chanele McGuinness & Sat Night TV Show presenter Brendan O'Connor.
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He is one of the most successful indie musicans in the country but no-one knows who he is, so says Gavin Dunne. Musician Gavin has had over 50 million YouTube hits & over 6 million streams on Spotify todate & he joins John in studio this morning to talk about his niche but worldwide fanbase.
Just back from Germany, Donegal singer Mickey Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish roots & popular music scene for more than 10 years - with multiple top 20 hits & Platinum records to his name. Mickey joins John in studio to singe his latest single titled 'Wish You Well'.
Damien Varley had to cut short his career in rugby as the 31-year-old picked up the injury to his left foot during a training session in July 2013. Damien was a Munster hooker & has 3 caps for Ireland % made 121 appearances for the province, scoring 12 tries. Damien is also a keen musician he was known for his musical talents while singing on many a rugby tour. Damien joins John in studio for a chat & performance.
Vladimir & Anton Jablokov are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift - mastery of the classical violin - & are set to join forces on the stage of the National Concert Hall this Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015 as part of their nationwide tour. Vladimir & Anton join John in studio for a chat & performance.
Tomorrow night - 28th Feb, 8pm in Kildare @ Riverbank Arts Centre www.riverbank.ie/ 1st March, 8pm in Galway @ An Taibhdhearc www.antaibhdhearc.com / 5th March, 8pm in Cork @ Triskel Arts Centre www.triskelartscentre.ie / 6th March, 8pm in Wexford @ Wexford Arts Centre www.wexfordartscentre.ie / 7th March, 8pm in Meath @ Trim Castle Hotel www.trimcastlehotel.com / 8th March, 8pm in Limerick @ University Concert Hall www.uch.ie / 27th March, 8pm inWestmeath @ Mullingar Arts Centre www.mullingarartscentre.ie / 28th March, 8pm in Waterford @ Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.ie / 4th April, 8pm in Dublin @ The NCH wwwnch.ie
When Ireland take on England in the six nations in the Aviva on Sunday, the stadium will once again ring to the sound of Ireland's Call - our rugby anthem which is 20 years old this year.
Phil Coulter is the man behind the song, in a career apanning about 50 years, Phil has published hundreds of songs & collaborated with so many artists from Van Morrison, Planxty, Bay City Rollers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Jones, Celtic Thunder ....the list goes on & Phil joins John in studio this morning to mark Ireland's Call anniversary.
Presenter: John Murray