Music

Wednesday 25th April

Thibaut Garcia and Isang Enders in session

Thibaut Garcia (classical guitar) and Isang Enders (cello) who are on a Music Network tour of Ireland Full details:   www.musicnetwork.ie 

Monday 23rd April

Arts News - the future of RTÉ performing groups

Publication of the independent report into the future of the two RTÉ performing orchestras - the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Friday 20th April

Essay: Record Store Day

Alan Corr with an essay on vinyl ahead of Record Store Day.

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review "44/876" from Sting and Shaggy; "Treasures from the Temple" from Thievery Corporation; and "Primal Heart" from Kimbra.

Thursday 19th April

Le Galaxie in session

Chat and music Le Galaxie on the release of their new album "Pleasure".

Wednesday 18th April

"Lyrics of our Lives"

Paul Linehan, of Irish band The Frank and Walters and Julie Feeney talk about "Lyrics of our Lives: The Art of Songwriting", one of the events to be held during ...

Tuesday 17th April

Kendrick Lamar awarded Pulitzer Prize for his album "Damn"

Aoife Barry, Assistant News Editor at TheJournal.ie and Kendrick Lamar fan, joins Seán in studio to talk about the Pulitzer Prize he was awarded last night for his album "Damn".

"Béal" at the MusicTown festival

Macdara Yeates and Stephen James Smith join Seán in studio to talk about Béal, an evening of poetry and traditional Irish music they have curated as part of the MusicTown ...

Beyoncé at Coachella

Mary McGill talks about Beyoncé fresh from her success headlining Coachella.

Mercury Rev's "Deserter's Songs" 20 years on

John Meagher discusses "Deserter's Songs" by Mercury Rev 20 years on.

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