Music

Friday 13th July

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and John Meagher review "Lamp Lit Prose" from The Dirty Projectors, "All That Reckoning" from Cowboy Junkies and "Sculptor" from Luluc

Thursday 12th July

Review: "Country Music USA" by Bill C Malone and Tracey E.W. Laird

Sandy Harsch reviews the 50th anniversary edition of "Country Music USA" by Bill C Malone and Tracey E.W. Laird (published by University of Texas Press)

Wednesday 11th July

"Orfeo ed Euridice" by Irish National Opera

Sharon Carty and Emma Martin chat about the Irish National Opera production of "Orfeo ed Euridice" at the Galway International Arts Festival Further details:   www.giaf.ie   and   www.irishnationalopera.ie

Monday 9th July

Forgotten musical gems - Burning Spear

In the latest in his occasional series on forgotten musical gems, Donal Dineen looks at the career of 1970's reggae artist from Jamaica, Burning Spear

Friday 6th July

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review "Scorpion" from Drake, "Jellies" from 77:78 and "Where I'm From" from Steo Wall

Tuesday 3rd July

A profile of Róisín Murphy

Siobhán Kane with a profile of singer Róisín Murphy, from her days as frontwoman with Moloko before branching out as a solo artist Official website:   www.roisinmurphyofficial.com 

Friday 29th June

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Eamon Sweeney review "The Now Now" from Gorillaz, "High As Hope" from Florence & The Machine and "Uniform Distortion" from Jim James

Wednesday 27th June

An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Harp Festival 2018

Cormac de Barra, one of the performers at An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Harp Festival this weekend Further details:   www.cairdenacruite.com/festival/international-harp-festival

Friday 22nd June

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Brian Boyd review "Heaven and Earth" from Kamasi Washington, "Dark Matter Dreams" from Field Division and "Kazuashita" from Gang Gang Dance

"Hum", a documentary about Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan, the subject of the documentary "Hum", in which director Nathan Fagan explores how creating music has helped Kevin cope with mental illness Official website:  www.kevinnolan.info 

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