It has been a busy five years for Glen Hansard since his Oscar winning song 'Falling Slowly'. Glen is home this week from a tour abroad & dropped by for a very interesting chat & performance with Miriam.
An absolute real music legend, Bryan Ferry will be playing at a sold out gig at theNational Concert Hall. Roxy Music lead singer Bryan took time out to speak toMiriam yesterday when he arrived in Dublinfor his gig tonight, which may bring back memories for some or our listeners.
Joining Miriam this morning is Jack L who is in studio for a chat & performance. Jack L will be back touring in Edinburgh in August with the 27 Club - in a show dedicated to artists who died at the age of 27, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplan, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouw, Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix & Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.
Before Edinburgh, there are plenty of other Irish gigs coming up For further information on Jack L go towww.jacklukeman.com
Singer & actress Bernie Nolan died yesterday aged 52 after a long fight against breast cancer. We had spoke to her sister Colleen on our programme recently & here we have a reminder of that interview, followed by the Nolan Sisters hit'I'm in the Mood for Dancing'.
This morning we play another entry to our competition, to appear on our Castlepalooza stage at the Castlepalooza Festival which takes place this August Bank Holiday weekend. This is entry number five & it is Yvonne Bolton (concertina & fiddle) with Alan Jordan (guitar, vocals, low whistle) with 'The Cellar'
Last week we had Neil Hannon & Thomas Walsh here in studio, otherwise known as the Duckworth Lewis Method who sang live in studio. Here we have another song we recorded with them called Third Man from their latest album'Sticky Wickets'.
This morning Miriam is joined by Bellx1 who are one of our best known rock bands. They’ve just released a new album – Chop Chop & in studio with Miriam are Paul Noonan & Dave Geraghty.
www.bellx1.com Upcoming gigs Marquee in Cork 4th July & Iveagh Gardens in Dublin 13th July.
You'll notice Pop Up locations by the Chop Chop sandwich boards displayed outside - anyone who purchases the album from these locations will receive a free voucher to see the band play a few songs from the record acoustically at the venues and times listed below. Pop-Up Shops & acoustic performances July 1 - Mon in Wexford- The Sky & The Ground @ 7pm July 5 - Fri in Cork – Debarras, Clonakilty @ 1pm & later @ 7pm in Galway's Roisin Dubh July 9 - Tues in Dundalk - Spirit Store @ 1pm & @ 7pm in Belfast - Oh Yeah @ 7pm July 10 - Wed in Ballybofey - Balor Theatre @ 1pm & @ 7.30pm in Derry - Cool Discs July 11 - Thurs in Kilenny - Rollercoaster / The Set @ 1pm & later @ 7pm in Limerick - Dolans
This morning we have music from a band who will be playing support to Rod Stewart in the RDS tomorrow night, called Moya. Moya joins Miriam for a chat & performance. Their album is called 'Lost & Found' available now on CD & download.
Over the course of the summer we will be airing the best of your music on the programme & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza Festival this August BH weekend. This is a song called 'Feels like our Path' from a band based in Howth, Jethro Pickket.
Keep that music coming in, the deadline is July 1st
One album about cricket is extraordinary but in studio with Miriam is the Duckworth Lewis Method who have proved that it could be done! For a chat & performance from their album 'Sticky Wickets' are Thomas Walsh, (fromerly Pugwash) & Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy).
Their second album 'Sticky Wickets' is out on Friday.