Thursday 14th February

A profile of castrato Alessandro Moreschi

Niall Morris looks at the life of Alessandro Moreschi, who became a major castrato singing star in the 19th century and the only one ever to make solo recordings

Wednesday 13th February

Yurodny in session

Nick Roth, leader of Yurodny, a musical ensemble with a contemporary take on traditional/world music; they will perform at the Mother Tongues Festival in Galway and Dublin over the coming ...

Thursday 7th February

Junior Brother in session

Junior Brother who mixes social commentary in his alternative Irish folk sound; he performs at Quarter Block Party in Cork this weekend Further details:  /   Official website:

Wednesday 6th February

Claire Fitch at Spike, the Dublin Alternative Cello Festival 2019

Claire Fitch, formerly a cellist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and now a composer of music and soundtracks for video games; she is performing at Spike, the Dublin Alternative ...

Tuesday 5th February

A history of record labels - ZTT Records

In the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels, Jim Carroll looks at ZTT Records

Monday 28th January

Luke Kelly Honorary Concert

Leagues O'Toole, director of the Luke Kelly Honorary Concert at Liberty Hall this Wednesday, a literary and musical celebration marking the unveiling of two Luke Kelly sculptures in the city

60th anniversary of the day the music died

Karl Tsigdinos marks the 60th anniversary of the plane crash which killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, which became known as 'the day the music died'

Friday 25th January

Album reviews

Zara Hedderman and Brian Boyd review "DNA" from Backstreet Boys, "Toast To Our Differences" from Rudimental and "Bare" from Rosie Carney

Thursday 24th January

"Testament", an album by Mel Mercier

Mel Mercier explains the idea behind releasing his album "Testament", a collection of 11 of his pieces composed for theatre  

Monday 21st January

Tradfest 2019

Live from the Peppercanister church in Dublin, to celebrate Tradfest 2019 with guests The Eskies, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, David Kitt, Inni-K and Kern



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