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    Music & chat with Picture House

    Dublin band Picturehouse, best known for the hit singles 'Sunburst', 'Heavenly Day', 'Everybody Loves My Girl', 'Somebody Somewhere', the band toured extensively with the likes of The Corrs, The Saw Doctors, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Marillion, Mel C & many more. Dave Browne & Esa Taponen are in studio with John this morning.

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    Wexford Festival Opera

    This October will see the 63rd season of the Wexford Festival Opera. We have an opportunity this morning for listeners to win some fantastic prizes thanks to the organisers of the Festival. First John is joined in studio by a very talented soprano Chloe Morgan. Chloe sings Adele's song 'Someone Like You' accompanied by Vincent Lynch on keyboard.

      

    Wexford Festival Opera runs for 12 days from 23rd Oct to 2nd Nov - booking opens March 29th www.wexfordopera.com

       

     

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    Music with The Bonny Men

    They have national champions in their ranks & have also won some international accolades.  Unusually in the world of trad music they are writing their own material – normally they are a seven piece but today we have four of them in studio

    The Bonny Men members are Natalie Ni Chasaide on keyboard, her brother Maitiu on uilleann pipes, brothers Conor & Barry Lyons on Bodhran & Guitar, Adam Whelan on Bouzouki, Moss Landman on Flute & Turlough Chambers on Fiddle.

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    Music with Joe Kearns & friends

    John is joined in studio this morning by a young musical student Joe Kearns, from Bettystown Co Meath. Joe & his friends Joe Monaghan, Liam McDonald & Daniel Noonan will perform Winding Wheel & SOS.

    (All the students study music here in Dublin at BIMM - Brighton Institute of Modern Music)

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    Music & Chat with band Red Empire

    John is joined in studio this morning by a five piece Dublin band called Red Empire, for a chat & performanence.  Frontman Craig Cahill introduces other members of the band, brothers Richie & Deco Connolly, Dessie Finn & Gar McCarthy. They will perform their song Small Mercies & a disco classic from KC & the Sunshine Band, 'Get Down Tonight'.

    Their single 'Small Mercies' can be downloaded today on itunes & googleplay today.

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    A Special St. Valentines Day Programme

    This morning we have our special St. Valentine's Day Quiz with three couples competing to become champions of love! Also in studio with John is Tommy Fleming www.tommyfleming.net to sing some romantic songs, that will have you slow-setting across the floor and the man who fell for a woman in an instant.

    In studio with John is Tina Koumarianos, contributing editor to IMAGE magazine who will be adjudicator of our love quiz.

    Our three couples are Peter & Valerie Murphy from Tallaght, Noel & Annemarie Costello, Waterford & Liam Lynch & Carrie Daly from Ashtown.

    On the line we also have Pat Cusack & Julie Corcoran from Cavan.

    (The winners of the quiz will win a relaxing weekend break in Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in Meath www.dunboynecastlehotel.com & runner-up will receive a Valentines Hamper courtesy of www.gifts.ie)

            

     

       

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    Jim Reeves Music

    Country crooner Jim Reeves died in July 1964, when he dominated the airwaves & record sales here in Ireland.  This morning joining JOhn in studio are singers Al & Isla Grant for a chat & performance. Al's voice bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Jim Reeves.

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    Midge Ure - Ultravox

    Joining John from a studio in Edinburgh is Midge Ure from Ultravox, behind such hits as 'Dancing with Tears in My Eyes' & of course 'Vienna'. He joins us to talk about his childhood, his music, Band Aid & touring again.

    Midge is coming to Dublin soon in March...An Acoustic Evening in the Sugar Club on Sunday 2nd March @ 8pm.

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    Music & Chat - Conor Quinn & White Chalk

    John's next guest was a finalist on first series of The Voice of Ireland, he has since formed a band called The White Chalk & their new EP recently climbed to the Number 1 spot on I-tunes album chart downloads. Conor Quinn & White Chalk perform in studio this morning.

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    Garth Brooks interview live from Oklahoma

    Three nights at Croke Park sold out in just 90 minutes, thousands of Garth Brooks fans braved the cold, the wind and the rain, camping out &  queued for hours in the hope of getting their hands on those golden tickets.  Still... Countless fans have been left distraught... but hopefully that’s not for much longer.  On the line to John this morning is the man himself,Garth Brooks!

    The Garth Broks Comeback Special Event will take place on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th & extra date added Monday 28th July.

    Tickets go on sale 6th Feb for extra date at 9am - €65.45 www.ticketmaster.ie  

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