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  1. UCDScholarcast - Scholarcast 26: Perspectives on Popular Music in Ireland from the 1960s to the mid-1970s

    Abstract

    In this Scholarcast Paul Brady reflects on his early childhood encounters with music and on the importance of popular music in the 1960s to the formation of his own musical consciousness.  He recounts his earliest experiences playing with various  R ‘n’ B bands during his time as a student at UCD. In 1967 Brady joined The Johnstons whose combination of traditional Irish music with newer trends in folk music brought international success. Having distinguished himself as one of the most talented singers and accompanists of his generation he was invited by piper Liam O’Flynn to join Planxty in 1974.  Although deeply committed to traditional music, Brady stresses the importance of individual musical vision and the constant need for renewal and innovation.

    Paul Brady

    Paul Brady is one of Ireland’s leading singer-songwriters.  During his early career he was a member of several innovative folk and traditional bands including The Johnstons and Planxty. In 1976 he collaborated with Andy Irvine to produce a landmark album in Irish traditional music (Andy Irvine and Paul Brady).  He began a solo career in the late 1970s and his first solo album, Welcome Here Kind Stranger, was awarded the Melody Maker Folk Album of the Year. In the early 1980s Brady turned towards pop and rock music, and distinguished himself as a talented songwriter with albums such as Hard Station, True For You (1983), Back to the Centre (1985), Primitive Dance (1987). Other acclaimed albums include, Trick or Treat (1991), Spirits Colliding (1995), Oh What a World (2000), The Liberty Tapes(2002), Say What You Feel (2005) and Hooba Dooba (2010).

    http://www.ucd.ie/scholarcast/scholarcast26.html

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  2. Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series – Brian Eno

    The third annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture at Edinburgh College of Art was delivered by influential musician and producer Brian Eno.

    The celebrated artist discussed his life and career during a public lecture and at the University of Edinburgh’s George Square Lecture Theatre on 10th May 2016.

    Along with his public lecture, the renowned artist also took part in a number of workshops and seminars with students and staff from a variety of programmes at ECA.

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  3. A Salute to Irish Music with Martin Hayes | Connecticut Public Radio

    The musician Christy Moore said Ireland could never have the equivalent of a folk revival because it never let its traditions lapse. And that’s very true.

    http://wnpr.org/post/salute-irish-music-martin-hayes

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  4. The Roots Of Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’ | Here & Now

    This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the album, regarded as one of the most original-sounding and important of the rock era.

    http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/03/29/van-morrison-astral-weeks

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  5. Mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital - Conversations - ABC Radio

    Avi is revolutionising the image of traditional folk instrument, the mandolin (R)

    Avi grew up in Be’er Sheva in Israel, where he learned mandolin from a violinist.

    Not until he went to Italy to study at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Music in Padua, did he play music written specifically for his instrument.

    Today his style sits somewhere between the traditional mandolin technique he was taught in Italy, and his own.

    Avi now lives in Berlin and performs all over the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

    His renditions of Baroque and folk music, in concert and recordings, have been described as ‘electric’, and have seen his acclaim, and touring schedule, grow dramatically.

    In a first for a mandolinist, Avi was nominated for a Best Instrumental Soloist Grammy in 2010.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/avi-avital-rpt/9022104

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  6. Song Exploder | Stranger Things

    Composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein break down the opening theme to Stranger Things.

    http://songexploder.net/stranger-things

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  7. Take Me On: The Art Of The Cover Song - 1A

    What makes a great cover song?

    Is it a total reimagining, like Devo singing “Satisfaction,” Ike and Tina Turner taking on “Proud Mary” or Jimi Hendrix playing “All Along The Watchtower?”

    Is it a performance that brings a new energy or feeling to the original, like Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Got To Get You Into My Life” or Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah?”

    Or can a covering artist bring a weight to a song that makes it feel all their own, like Johnny Cash singing “Hurt?”

    The answer is yes.

    While taking on another artist’s hit can seem like an easy way to please fans, it can also be a risk. Covering a song invites a comparison to the original. When done right, it’s a beautiful tribute that can become a hit all its own. When done wrong, it can be the pop equivalent of dancing on a grave.

    Turn up your headphones and get ready for a music-filled examination of the art and craft of the cover.

    https://the1a.org/shows/2018-01-18/take-me-on-the-art-of-the-cover-song

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  8. Episode 1: New Day Rising from Do You Remember? A podcast about Hüsker Dü on RadioPublic

    In the first of this illuminating five-part history of the great Twin Cities punks Husker Du, we meet the band before they became a band, following Grant Hart and Greg Norton as they grow up in St. Paul, and then encounter Bob Mould, a new kid at Macalester College with a Flying V guitar and a love for punk rock equal to theirs.

    https://play.radiopublic.com/do-you-remember-a-podcast-about-hsker-d-GmpV5n/ep/s1!80d781e4f527437c949ca737fb4a2b015efc3673

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  9. Heat Rocks EP17: Vernon Reid on Jimi Hendrix’s “Band of Gypsys” (1970) | Maximum Fun

    Vernon Reid is one of rock’s greatest guitarists, having rising to stardom in the 1980s as a member of Living Colour. It’s not surprising, therefore, that he’d choose an album by one of rock’s other great guitarists: Jimi Hendrix and his final album, Band of Gypsys, recorded live at the Fillmore East and released in the spring of 1970. Reid gave us an amazing lesson into what exactly made Hendrix so brilliant, least of all on this album.

    http://maximumfun.org/heat-rocks/heat-rocks-ep17-vernon-reid-jimi-hendrixs-band-gypsys-1970

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  10. R.E.M. | Out Of Athens

    By the early nineties R.E.M. found themselves one of the biggest bands on the planet. What they had achieved was beyond their wildest dreams but it had taken them over a decade to get there. This RTÉ Radio One music documentary recorded in Athens, Georgia and North Carolina in the US by Ken Sweeney takes the listener on that journey with R.E.M. out of Athens (Georgia). Without slick videos for the new MTV, or support from mainstream radio, R.E.M. built their following playing an alternative circuit of gigs across America as evangelists for this new music. R.E.M. blazed a trail for every independent band to follow from Nirvana to Pearl Jam.

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