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    Music & chat with Eoin Glackin

    We last met Eoin Glackin at Sligo Live two years ago & since then Eoin has been busy writing, recording & touring! John is joined by Eoin in studio this morning, accompanied by Aisling Bridgeman on violinto perform Rain Finally Came & The Fishermans Blues.

    www.eoinglackin.com

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    Music - Cathryn Green

    John's next musical guest this morning celebrates her recently acquired Irish citizenship with her new EP 'Apple' & she sings a song from it called 'Hello'.  Cathryn Green performs in studio this morning.

    www.cathryngreenmusic.com

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    Music with Barry Tierney

    John's next guest won an international song writing contest at the age of 19 & one of the judges was the late Robin Gibbs of the Bee Gees, who paid the recording of the winning song 'The Rocketboy'. Six years on Barry now releases a new album 'Hotel Alamar' & here he performs one of those songs from the album called 'Rosie Ale of England'.

    You can catch Barry Tierney live in Coughlan's Cork tomorrow night & in The Lord Kinsale, Kinsale Saturday night.

    see www.barrytierney.com for full tour dates

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    Music & Chat - Nigel Connell

    John's next guest is a Co Meath drummer & singer Nigel Connell who has played support with some of the legendary names on the American music country scene & morel recently Nigel joined Daniel O'Donnells band as his drummer & backing vocalist on a world tour.

    His new CD will be called Washed in the River - to be released next year - 2015.

    Music played 'Washed in the River' with Athboy Gospel Choir with special guest Margot Daly & 'Down By the Mountain' with Nigel's band.

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    Music 'De Temps Antan' from Quebec

    Quebec is the only Canadian province that has a predominantly French-speaking population &  the only one to have French as its sole official language.

    Early settlers developed their own distinct musical style and in contemporary music you can hear a unique mix of Traditional, Celtic, Jazz and Classical music.  In studio with John this morning are De Temps Antan, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet & Pierre-Luc Dupuis, a Quebecois trio currently performing in Ireland.

    De Temps Antan are in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar Co Mayo tomorrow  29th October, on Thursday 30th October they’re in Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, Co Tipperary as part of Clonmel World Music and on Saturday 1st November they’re in The Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Co Dublin.

     

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    Music with Minnie & the Illywhackers

    We're fast-approaching the most bewitching time of year & we thought we're give you an entrée of all-things-eerie with a little spooky music.

    Minnie and the Illywhackers will perform a Transylvanian-themed concert especially for children & families in The Ark in Dublin's Temple Bar on Bank Holiday Monday & they join John in studio this morning.

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    Music with Wyvern Lingo

    "Lush harmonies" "striking melodic pop" & "perfect synchronicity" are some of the ways our next musical band have been described. So it is little surprise that they have racked up credits with big selling acts like Hozier & others. They are Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry . Together they are Wyvern Lingo.

    The Widow Knows ep3 is available to download from iTunes & from www.bandcamp.com

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    Music with Luan Parle

    Live music today comes from a singer songwriter who recorded her first album in 1993 at the tender age of 12 following an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show & went on to become a household name & Meteor Award Winner. Luan Parle joins Oliver in studio this morning & sings her latest single 'When My Day is Done'.

    You can see Luan perform on Saturday night in Whelans, Dublin

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    Music & chat with Red Molly

    Since forming around a campfire at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York in 2004, Red Molly have gone on to make six albums & have toured worldwide. The trio, Molly Venter, Laurie MacAlister & Abbie Gardner are currently on tour in Ireland & the UK before heading back stateside & they join John in studio this morning.

    October Gig dates & Venues for tour in Ireland.....

    Fri 10 Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ire. Raheen House Hotel
    Sat 11 Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ire. The White Horse
    Sun 12 Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ire. The Venue Theatre
    Mon 13 Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Ire. Balor Arts Centre
    Weds 15 Sligo, Ire. Hawk’s Well Theatre
     

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    Elaine Paige - The First Lady of British Musical Theatre

    Elaine Paige, the Olivier Award-winning British musical theatre star, who has appeared on New York stages in Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd & Follies, kicks off her "farewell" concert tour in the U.K. today, October 9th. 

    The tour encompasses Elaine's monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre & this morning John speaks to Elaine Paige about her forthcoming tour.

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