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Mystery Train with John Kelly is an award-winning, multi-genre music show. It travels far and wide through the many wonders of recorded music, from its vintage glories to the very latest sound and each Sunday, John hands over the controls and asks a guest to pick the tunes. Listen Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm on RTÉ Lyric FM.

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Mystery Train with John Kelly is an award-winning, multi-genre music show. It travels far and wide through the many wonders of recorded music, from its vintage glories to the very latest sound and each Sunday, John hands over the controls and asks a guest to pick the tunes. Listen Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm on RTÉ Lyric FM.

    Loah picks music by Kamasi Washington, Oumou Sangare and Charles Mingus

    Loah picks music by Kamasi Washington, Oumou Sangare and Charles Mingus

    John is joined tonight by Loah (AKA Sallay Matu Garnett), a singer songwriter of Sierra Leonean/Irish origin. Loah chats about her life and music and also picks the tunes, from Kamasi Washington, Oumou Sangare and Charles Mingus.

    • 31 min
    Artist Catherine Owens picks the tunes

    Artist Catherine Owens picks the tunes

    Tonight John's guest is artist Catherine Owens, and she'll be picking the tunes on another Sunday Service.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Composer, producer and musician Seán Mac Erlaine picks the tunes

    Composer, producer and musician Seán Mac Erlaine picks the tunes

    Tonight John is joined for a Sunday Service by composer, producer and woodwind instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine, who also picks the tunes.

    • 55 min
    Folk singer Eliza Carthy joins John and picks the tunes

    Folk singer Eliza Carthy joins John and picks the tunes

    John Kelly's guest this week is English folk singer Eliza Carthy. Eliza has worked with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, Richard Hawley, Peggy Seeger and Van Dyke Parks. She talks about her musical life and picks some fantastic music for the Sunday Service.

    • 49 min
    Gavin Bryars on working with John Cage and Tom Waits

    Gavin Bryars on working with John Cage and Tom Waits

    On tonight's Mystery Train Sunday Service, another chance to hear John's 2018 interview with composer Gavin Bryars who talks about his approach to composition, and working with the likes of John Cage, Tom Waits and Father John Misty.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Artist Michelle Browne chats to John and plays music by Lauren Hill and This is How We Fly

    Artist Michelle Browne chats to John and plays music by Lauren Hill and This is How We Fly

    Artist Michelle Browne climbs on board the Mystery Train Sunday Service. She chats to John and picks music by Kris Kristofferson, Lauren Hill and This is How We Fly.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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