Wednesday 27th September

Hudson Taylor in session

Chat and live music with Harry and Alfie from the band Hudson Taylor  Official website: 

Review: "Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze" by Chris Difford

Róisín Dwyer reviews "Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze" by Chris Difford (published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Thursday 21st September

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Neil Doherty review "Roll With The Punches" from Van Morrison, "Ununiform" from Tricky and "Wonderful Wonderful" from The Killers

Wednesday 20th September

Katie Laffan in session

Singer/songwriter Katie Laffan chats about her route into a career in music, growing success and being a cultural trailblazer for Culture Night Official website: 

Tuesday 19th September

Opera in the cinema

Fergus Sheil chats about the live screening of 'The Magic Flute' (productions by The Metropolitan Opera New York and The Royal Opera House Covent Garden) which are coming to Irish ...

Wednesday 13th September

Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival 2017

Mary Hickson and Bryce Dessner, co-curators of the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival - four days of music, art and conversation in over 30 venues across Cork city Full ...

Emma Langford in session

Limerick singer/songwriter Emma Langford talks about her route to a career in music, the gender imbalance in the industry, her community work and her debut album "Quiet Giant" Official website: ...

Monday 11th September

Drimoleague Singing Festival 2017

The inaugural Drimoleague Singing Festival, with guests including John Spillane, Nell Ní Chroinín and Liam O'Maonlaí Full details: 

Friday 8th September

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review "Unfinished Business" from Paul Brady, "Sleep Well Beast" from The National and "Native Invader" from Tori Amos

Wednesday 6th September

Simon Quigley Ensemble at the Skerries Soundwaves 2017 Festival

Pianist/composer Simon Quigley who is one of the performers at the upcoming Skerries Soundwaves Festival, with a piece called "Crimson Gown" which he composed with Fiach Moriarty Full details:



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