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    Heathers live in studio

    Joining John in studio for performances & chat are twins Ellie & Louise Macnamara, also known as Heathers.

    International breakout sensation,  twin sisters Ellie & Louise  are enjoying a big year in 2014 with their second album Kingdom having been released in the US, Canada and around Europe to great reactions. This year also saw Heathers tour for the first time in Asia, and they return to the US again in September for more concert dates. 

    Heathers also play the following Irish dates this summer:

    Thursday JUNE 19 - Leopardstown Racecourse, DUBLIN

    Friday JULY 4 – Droichead Arts Centre DROGHEDA

    Saturday JULY 5 – Spirit Store, DUNDALK

    Friday JULY 11 – Shortts WATERFORD

    Saturday JULY 12 – INEC, KILLARNEY

    Friday AUGUST 1 – Le Cheile Festival, MEATH

    Saturday AUGUST 9 – Mermaid Arts Centre, BRAY

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    Singer songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor

    Murder on the Dancefloor was a massive 2001 hit for John's next guest, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Sophie will be playing the Westport Festival at the end of the month & she has released a new album called Wanderlust. Sophie joins John for a chat in studio this morning.

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor plays the Main Stage on Sunday the 29th of June at the Westport Festival of Music and Food: www.wesportfestival.com

     

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    Christy Moore live in Studio

    John is delighted to be joined this morning in studio by one of our greatest singer songwriters Christy Moore. Christy  chats to John about old friends, music collaborations & upcoming gigs, in-between a selection of songs picked by our listeners.


    Tickets for Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Fri July 11th (standing-only) and the Marquee, Cork, Sat July 5th (seated) on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie & outlets nationwide.


     

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    Welsh singer Tom Jones

    He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then Sir Tom Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music, pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel & has old over 100 million records, with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK & 19 in the US.

    Tom Jones tickets at the Live At The Marquee in Cork for 19 Jun 2014 go to www.ticketmaster.ie

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    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

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    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

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    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'.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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