Learning Music during Lockdown“You can pick up any instrument and realise some music out of it at some stage.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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As the sun shines on our mass incarceration, web pages are full of suggestions and admonishments about what we should or shouldn’t be doing with all the time we allegedly have at our disposal. And when we finish watching our twelfth full-body workout video on Instagram, we might ask ourselves how we could possibly find something else to do that …

Irish sign language choir‘When you see my choir performing you’re actually seeing the music because we’re expressing it in Irish Sign Language, so it makes the song more visual.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Shirley Higgins is a choirmaster and teacher and has recently been honoured by Dublin City Council for her work. The Home Economics and Science teacher at Holy Family School for the Deaf in Cabra spoke with Ryan Tubridy about her career, and how exactly she helps her students to perform.  “Students come in here in Post Primary at half 8 …

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk AwardsVicar Street, October 25th

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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RTÉ Radio 1 has today announced that it will host the inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards at Vicar Street on October 25th this year, with the event being broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1 on the night. The RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards will be the first dedicated folk awards held in Ireland and will be presented by John …

Farewell Tours ‘You can get so much music online for free …the only way they make a living is through live events’

As heard on The Marian Finucane Show

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Elton John and Paul Simon are just two of the legendary artists joining a long list of musicians on their ‘last waltz’ but does a farewell tour really mean farewell? Marian Finucane was joined by conductor and broadcaster David Brophy to discuss. David says that Elton John first started his farewell tour back in 1977 but feels that this one …

Live Music in StudioCiara Sidine performs ‘Finest Flower’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Ciara Sidine popped into the studio for a chat and to perform two songs on Today with Sean O’Rourke. Click play above to see Ciara perform ‘Finest Flower‘.  Her new album ‘Unbroken Line‘ is released on 15th September. Share this Post

Creation Records ‘He spent time in the late 90s getting helicopters over from London to Dublin to have lunch.’

As heard on arena

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Founded 10 years before they signed their biggest act, the indie label Creation Records started life as the passion project of co-founder, Alan McGee. In 1983, McGee was running a club called The Living Room, working as a clerk with British Rail and managing a band called The Jesus and Mary Chain. In another in his occasional series on the …

Live Music in StudioClare Teal performs ‘Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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One of the UK’s most celebrated singers Clare Teal, is in Dublin to perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Friday August 4th) Clare took some time out of her busy schedule to give this performance on Today with Sean O’Rourke ‘Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love’. For more from Today with Sean O’Rourke, click here. Share this Post

Episode 5 PreviewDave Fanning’s Story of Irish Rock

As heard on davefanning

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From 90’s to the 00’s, this week, Dave recalls some of the bands who made it big, including Snow Patrol. It’s also the era of the singer songwriter, from Gemma Hayes to Lisa Hannigan to David Kitt. Dave also remembers bands who should have made it bigger, including The Revenants, fronted by Stephen Ryan. Listen to Dave Fanning’s ‘Story of …