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    Soprano Celine Byrne performance

    In studio with John is soprano Celine Byrne who is going to give us a treat with a performance of Un Bel Di Vedremo (One Fine Day) from Madame Butterfly by Puccini.

    The Moscow State Opera proudly presents Madame Butterfly, starring Ireland's International Top Sopreno, Celine Byrne at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2015 - April 22 to 26.


    Music from skiffle band The Craze

    The award winning show One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin yesterday & will run until Saturday 22nd November.   It features original music from The Craze & they join John in studio for a chat & performance.


    Music with Ruth-Ann Cunningham

    Johns next music guest is Ruth-Ann Cunningham, who at 26 years of age is behind some of the biggest hits on the radio.

    Based in LA, Dubliner Ruth-Ann joins John for a chat & performance. Ruth-Ann is accompanied by Ciaran Doyle on guitar.


    MyPod Series - Suggs of Madness

    John's next guest is the frontman to one of music's nuttiest bands that provided the soundtrack to many a youth back in the 80's, called Madness.  Lead singerSuggs also gives us a selection of songs that resonate closely to him.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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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.


    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.



    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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