Tuesday 17th April

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

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

Friday 13th April

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Brian Boyd review "Resistance Is Futile" from Manic Street Preachers, "Juliana Hatfield sings Olivia Newton John" and "Sweet Decay" from Ciaran Lavery

Thursday 12th April

"Leonard Cohen, Philosopher", a lecture by Philipp W Rosemann

Professor Philipp W Rosemann, who will deliver a lecture "Leonard Cohen, Philosopher" next week as part of the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series at NUI Maynooth Full details:

Wednesday 11th April

8 Strings 2 a Bow in session

Chat and live music with "8 Strings 2 a Bow", classical music duo Gerald Peregrine (cello) and Elizabeth Cooney (violin) who play Castletown House on Saturday Full details:

Monday 9th April

Jinx Lennon in session

Poet, guitarist and alternative MC Jinx Lennon chats about how going through a difficult period himself inspired his latest album "Grow A Pair" Official website:

"The Marriage of Figaro" by Irish National Opera

Kay Sheehy spoke to the director, musicians and various cast members at rehearsals for "The Marriage of Figaro", the first production by Irish National Opera

Forgotten musical gems - Hailu Mergia

Donal Dineen in the latest in his occasional series on forgotten musical gems – the Ethiopian jazz musician Hailu Mergia

Friday 6th April

Winner of RDS Music Bursary Award, 2018

Leaving Cert student and cellist Killian White, winner of the RDS Music Bursary Award for 2018 Full details:

Album reviews

Anna Carey and Eamon Sweeney review "Golden" from Kylie Minogue, "Pleasure" from Le Galaxie and "Goat Girl" from Goat Girl

Thursday 5th April

Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart

Scottish musician Karine Polwart, who last night won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for the sixth time (this year for Folk Singer of the Year)  Official website:



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