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    Music & Chat - Johnny Duhan

    Johnny Duhan joins John in studio now, a career spanning 40 years his greatest achievement is a quartet of epic albums, Just antoher Town, To The Light, The Voyage & Flame - which correspond to the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, To The Light.   Johnny will perform a couple of songs in studio.

    Johnny will be playing Saint Werburgh’s Church tomorrow night at 8pm, for the Temple Bar Tradfest The Triskel in Cork on the 21st of March.

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    Music & Chat with Zervas & Pepper

    Zervas & Pepper is an exotic sounding name for a music duo of, Kathryn Pepper and Paul Zervas. When you hear the duo you'll think of Californian sunshine & beautiful 60s harmonies. Joining John in studio for a chat & performance are Paul & Kathryn.

    Their second album is called Lifebringer - gig at The Sugar Club on Thursday, 23rd January 2014.

    www.zervasandpepper.com  for future information on their tour gigs & music

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    Garth Brooks- Ticket competition

    This morning we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for his show in July at Croke Park, 25th & 26th July, The biggest Brooks fans will have the opportunity to sing a little from his best known songs.

    Joining John on the line are Barry Kelly, Betty Braiden & Colin Duffy.

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    American country singer/songwriter Garth Brooks

    He is a man who holds a very special place in Irish hearts & he has been badly missed since he last came here 17 years ago. Garth Brooks is set to make a massive comeback when he arrives in Dublin in July for two shows at Croke Park. John had the great pleasure of meeting Garth yesterday in those very grounds.

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    Finbar Wright - Music & Chat

    Miriam's first guest this morning is regarded as one of our greatest romantic singers. He is also a celebrated tenor and has toured the world as part of the hugely successful Irish Tenors group. Next month he will be performing some of Pavarotti's best loved songs in a number of venues around the country. Finbar Wright joins Miriam in studio.

    For more information on Finbar go to www.finbarwright.com

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    The 4 of Us - music & chat

    In the new year it will be 25 years since Newry band The 4 of Us, burst on to the scene with the album 'Songs for the Tempted'. Brendan & Declan Murphy are marking the anniversary with a gig in Dublin's Vicar Street in March & this morning they join John in studio for a performance & chat.

    The 25th Anniversary gig is in Vicar Street on March 1st

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    Iconic Singer Songwriter Suzanne Vega

    John recently caught up with Suzanne Vega on the phone from New York, ahead of her concert in Dublin in February next year. Suzanne tells John the stories behind her biggest hits & some you will certainly recognise.
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    Singer Songwriter Josh Ritter

    American singer songwriter Josh Ritter is in studio with John this morning for a chat about his career  & performance.

    For upcoming tour dates in Ireland go to www.joshritter.com

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    Hip-hop artist Deanie

    Ballymun hip-hop artist Deanie recently made it to the final of the talent hunt 'MTV Brand New for 2014 Unsigned' & Deanie joins John now to perform the song that got him noticed by MTV called 'Champion'. This morning he chats to John & sings another of his songs 'Keep Pushing On'.

    Deanie’s got a new single 'I have arrived' from the album ‘Forty’ released last Friday available now on iTunes. 

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    More tributes to Nelson Mandela

    We play a song by Dolores Keane... 'Lion in a Cage' that hold lyrics that speak about Nelson Mandela's imprisonment in South Africa. John also reads a quote from Nelson Mandela 'Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically'.

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