Friday, 4 April 2008

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MUNDY & SHARON SHANNON

"Galway Girl" is showing all the signs of becoming a classic Irish song, yet owes its roots to the great American songwriter Steve Earl. Great melody, fine words, all in all a timeless piece from Mundy and Sharon Shannon..

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO..

Without doubt Ireland's most irreverent overseas travellers, the three lads from the RTE series "How Low Can You Go," not happy with ruining the reputation of Irish people in Australia, now take their anarchic humour to the USA. The guilty men are Mark O'Neill, Baz Ashmawy and Michael Hayes..

OWEN BRADY

Recently nominated by the readers of GQ magazine at number 37 in the best things in the world, Owen Brady's fusion of jazz, pop and soul is reaching out to new audiences. From his debut album "Prepare to be Happy," Owen struck a chord with Baby Lion.

Tour Dates:
April 14 Dolans Limerick 
April 15 Cyprus Avenue Cork
April 16 Roisin Dubh Galway
April 18 Whelan's Dublin

ARMY PANEL

With units of the army shortly to be deployed as part of a major EU peace keeping mission to Chad, The Late Late Show devoted a large part of the programme to asking how Ireland's army is reacting to the challenges of the 21st century. With moving contributions from veterans of the ill fated Congo campaign, it's a far cry from their first UN mission to the Lebanon fifty years ago. Featuring the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Dermot Earley and veteran Reporter Cathal O'Shannon.

ARMY BAND

A new arrangement of the Van Morrison classic, brought to the screen by the band of the Defence Forces School of Music.

ARMY PANEL PART 2

Looking ahead to the deployment to Chad with contributions from Defence Minister Willie O'Dea, Lt. General Pat Nash overall EUFOR Commander for Chad, Lt. Colonel Paddy McDaniels, plus contributions from soldiers preparing for their African deployment, and their families.

PALESTRINA BOYS CHOIR

The boys of Dublin's Pro Cathedral choir - all 25 of them - with a simple piano and drum accompaniment performing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" 
 
Tour date:  April 13th National Concert Hall with the Guinness Choir and Orchestra

ORGAN DONATION

In 2006, a talented young music technician Eamonn Goggin, was tragically killed in a car crash in Co.Galway. Eamonn's parents Martina and Denis Goggin take great comfort from the fact that Eamonn's organs have given four other people the gift of life. With additional contributions from Paul Doona, a 31 year old Garda awaiting a kidney transplant and Rose Cross the successful recipient of a liver transplant.

STRANGE BOAT

Inspired by the tireless work of Eamonn Goggin's parents to heighten awareness of organ donation in Ireland, a group of musicians have given unselfishly of their time to record a new version of the Waterboys classic "Strange Boat."  They are Mike Scott, Eleanor Shanley, Alec Finn, Paul O'Driscoll and for The Late Late Show, Maire Breathnach.
 
More info:  www.strangeboat.org

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