Music

Monday 19th February

Sophie Coyle in session

Folk singer, songwriter and illustrator Sophie Coyle chats about what inspires her music and her debut album "Blame Me For The Storm" Official website:  www.facebook.com/pg/sophiecoylemusic

Friday 16th February

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Alan Corr review "Dear Annie" from Rejjie Snow, "Everything Is Recorded" from Everything Is Recorded and "Imogen" from River Matthews

Wednesday 14th February

A love special for St Valentine's Day

A love special for St Valentine's Day, looking at some of the great screen romances, books that took the theme of love in strange directions and unusual love songs

Tuesday 13th February

Celebrating 70 years of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, with current and former members Bill Dowdall, Debbie Clifford and Noel Eccles

Monday 12th February

Malojian in session

Chat and live music from Belfast band Malojian, whose new album is "Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home" Official website:  https://malojian.com  /  video:  https://youtu.be/u2qLguqSziU /  https://youtu.be/b1RlclgCWX8

Friday 9th February

Album reviews

Brian Boyd and Edel Coffey review "Always Ascending" from Franz Ferdinand, "Damned Devotion" from Joan As Policewoman and "Little Dark Age" from MGMT

Thursday 8th February

Laura Moody, performer at the Spike Dublin Alternative Cello Festival

Laura Moody explains why she chose her alternative playing style; she is one of the performers at the Spike Dublin Alternative Cello Festival this weekend  Further details:   www.spikecellofest.com 

Friday 2nd February

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review "Man Of The Woods" from Justin Timberlake and "Walk Between Worlds" from Simple Minds

Tuesday 30th January

The government's Capital Grant Scheme for musical instruments

Sharon Rollston of Music Network and Laoise O'Brien, recorder-player and previous beneficiary of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht's capital grant scheme for musical instruments

Thursday 25th January

Tradfest 2018, live from House of Lords, College Green

A Tradfest special, live from the House of Lords on College Green. Chat and live music from The Dhol Foundation, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Steve Wickham, Pierre Bensusan and Karrie  

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