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    Duke Special plays Harry Nilsson

    Duke Special is one of the biggest musical acts to come out of Norther Ireland in the past decade & he has been mining Nilsson's work for hidden gems & forgotton treasures!  Duke Special joins Miriam in studio this morning, for a performance & chat.

    You can see Duke Special play the music of Harry Nilsson

    Roisin Dubh, Galway - Monday 14th Oct / the Sugar Club, Dublin - Tuesday 15th October / Cyprus Avenue, Cork - Friday 18th October - go to www.dukespecial.com for further details

     

     

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    Music from The Latchikos

    In studio with Miriam are a high-energy trad music trio featuring one of country's best fiddlers, the man crowned Ireland's greatest busker & a former Sawdoctor's drummer & together they are The Latchikos.

    The Latchikos have just released their first ever single – it’s called “Off to Bondi-Junction” - (download it now from itunes).

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    Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway

    My first guest is one of the world's favourite flautists. He has played for such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, President Clinton & Princess Diana. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide & has performed with Stevie Wonder, John Denver, Elton John, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd & many others. On Saturday he is to receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir James Galway along with his wife Lady Jeanne joins Miriam in studio.

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    Big Music Week Connolly Station

    This morning the programme is in Connolly Station to begin a week-long celebration of the best of Irish music, RTE in collaboration with the Irish Rail are taking you on the BIG MUSIC TRAIN across the country to capture the brilliant music being played & created.

    On our programme this morning we kick-start the music week with Kodaline & RTE Concert Orcestra, Paul Brady, Bugle Babes, Lisa O'Neill, Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey & RTE CO with Train House Band, Bronagh Gallagher & the Artane Boys Band.

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    Christy Dignam - Aslan

    Dublin rock band Alsan's facebook page has been given a big thumps up by fans after frontman Christy Dignam posted this message, saying there they are back in rehearsals & hope to be gigging this Christmas. Christy is on the line to Miriam this morning.

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    Comedy Heroes & Music - Katherine Lynch

    Miriam's next guest has had several hit TV series & runs of sold out shows in some of the country's top comedy venues.  She is one of Ireland's all-time most successful comediennes, she is of course Katherine Lynch. While we primarily associate Katherine with comedy, she is a woman of many talents, as her music album 'Settling Dust' contains a lot of original material dealing with themes as diverse as loss, love, fathers & home. Katherine is in studio with Miriam to tell us about her comic heros &  album.

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    Jools Holland

    He is the man who holds the world record for making more music programmes for TV than any other host!   Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Sting & Bill Medley of the Rightous Brothers & others have kicked off the new series of 'Later...with Jools Holland' last week. He has also featured his fair share of Irish talent & Miriam speaks to Jools this morning.

    Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis & guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall play The Convention Centre, Dublin - Saturday 5th October - tickets priced €49.50 are ONLY available from www.eventmaster.ie

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    Music & chat with Andrew Hozier

    In studio with Miriam this morning is a young singer songwriter from Wicklow, Andrew Hozier. In the last three years the excitement surrounding singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier Byrne has steadily grown. Andrew performs We Are Young & his own song 'Take Me To Church'. Also we have Chirs de Burgh joining us on the line who is a big fan of Andrews.

    To find out more about Andrew & his music plus EP & future gigs go to www.hozier.com

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    James Blunt singer songwriter

    James Blunt's song 'Your Beautiful' is such a timeless & great song, his debut album 'Back to Bedlam' which was the best selling album of the 2000s. James joins Miriam this morning to talk about his upcoming tour & his lates ablum 'The Moon Landing', his latest single is 'Bonfire Heart.

    James will be here at : INEC, Kilkenny – Feb 27th & Vicar St, Dublin – Feb 28th

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    Patrick Feeney - Country & Western Singer

    Miriam's first guest this morning is one of the big stars of the very vibrant country & western scene. At only 30 years of age, he has been forced to take a break due to worsening health, Patrick Feeney joins us in studio.

    Patrick will be appearing in RTE's Big Music Week Country Concert at The Landmark Hotel in Carrick on Shannon on October 3rd, along with Robert Mizzell & Louise Morrissey.

    tickets available at www.thelandmarkhotel.com or phone 071.9622.222

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