The John Murray Show

    Monday - Friday, 9 - 10am

    Music

    Listen

    The Hot Sprockets- performance & chat

    In studio this morning for performance & chat are Dublin band The Hot Sprockets.  Members Tim Cullen, Wayne Soper, Frankie Kelly & Andrew Sutton (missing member today is Joey Lynch) all share a love of rock & roll music, the kind that is haunted by ghosts of rhythm & blues! Their album The Button Factory is launched on June 7th.

    For more information on The Hot Sprockets go to www.hotsprockets.com

    Listen

    Bill Whelan & Sir James Galway

    John is joined in studio by one of our best known musical composers, Bill Whelan. Flautist, Sir James Galway is also on the line from his home in Switzerland to talk about their music collaboration Linen & Lace.

    We also play a music piece specially arranged for this morning's show by Bill Whelan called Evening Ceilí & perfomed by Zoe Conway on fiddle & the RTE Contempo Quartet.

    Tickets for The Bill Whelan Gala Concerts in Dublin & Limerick

    www.nch.ie or www.rte.ie/nso or www.uch.ie

    Listen

    Music & chat with Cara Dillon

    Irish folk singer, Cara Dillon has been performing since the age of 14 & has created many opportunities with an almost angelic voice. Cara is a great star in China & she joins John in studio this morning to performs songs from her new album 'A Thousand Hearts'.

    Listen

    Silverwood Music - Éibhin Eviston

    Frustration with record labels has led a group of musicians to form a kind of collective or co-operative to showcase what they do. They're calling it Silverwood Music & one of the musicians involved is Éibhin Eviston from Dublin joins John in studio this morning.

    Eibhin's single is titled 'I'm Back'

    For more information on Silverwood Music go to www.wilverwoodmusiclabel.com

    Listen

    Music & chat with The Niall McCabe Band

    Anyone who's ever been to Clare Island will probably know McCabes, once the only pub on the island, it was also a hotel, shop & post office & is a popular B&B today. Joining John in studio this morning is Niall McCabe & his band for a performance & chat.

    You can catch the Niall McCabe Band at the Crane Lane Theatre, Cork on Monday, June 9th.  They also play a regular gig every Sunday night at Coughlan’s Bar, Douglas Street, Cork

    Listen

    ALDOC - Music & chat

    Music this morning comes courtesy of a band called ALDOC & their new album titled 'From Tallaght to Halle'. To explain the title & other matters musical, ex Gráda frontman Alan Doherty chats to John & introduces all members of the band.

           

    Alan plays flute, Gerry Paul-guitar, Andrew Smith - DbI Bass, Christof Van Der Ven - banjo, Kristoffer Rylander - percussion, Julian Maierhauff - vocals & trumpet, Sjoerd Van Der Sanden - vocals & percussion - for further information go to www.aldocmusic.com

    Listen

    The John Murray Show & Sat Night Show music competition

    John Bela Reilly joins John in studio this morning to discuss & play samples of the selected Top 20 entries for the music competition.

    {The John Murray Show & the Saturday Night Show are among the biggest fans & supporters of new Irish music & we have Joined forces to run one of the biggest emerging music competitions ever in this country.} 

    Listen

    Music & chat with Rachel Ries

    Daughter of Mennonite missionaries, Rachel Ries hails from the inspiring, vast expanses of South Dakota. Her formative years were filled with Mennonite hymns, Suzuki violin and The Carpenters. Rachel's first album was called 'For You Only' - her third recent album is called 'Ghost of a Gardener' andRachel joins John in studio for performance & chat.

    www.rachelries.com her remaining tour dates in Ireland are Dublin 6th May (tonight) Ruby Sessions, Doyles, Dublin - May 7th Arthurs, Dublin & May 8th No Alibis, Belfast

     

    Listen

    My Pod with Fr Ray Kelly

    Since appearing on the JMS Walk in Oldcastle, Fr Ray has acheived world fame with over 34 million hit on youtube! His success has encouraged international record labels to consider a major deal. Fr Ray joins John in studio with a couple of his songs & his choice of others for our My Pod series.

    Listen

    Music & chat with Kate Rusby

    She has been described as the Queen of Folk & for the last 20 years she's been beguiling audiences with her beautiful voice. Kate Rusby is in our studio in Belfast live this morning to play for us ahead of her concert at the National Concert Hall tomorrow evening.


    National Concert Hall - Saturday 3rd May - 7:30PM  www.nch.ie 

    The John Murray Show

    Latest Show

    Walking Club News

    The John Murray Show on Twitter

    Presenter: John Murray

    Schedule Open Schedule