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Senior Times publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of The 50 Plus Show run throughout the country

Tim O’Brien is an award winning, senior journalist at The Irish Times where he has worked since 1988. He holds BA (hons) in Humanities (Psychology) from Dublin City University. He also holds diplomas in TEFL teaching, Italian language and water safety, He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the Psychological Society of Ireland, the British Psychological Society and the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland. He is quite fond of boats

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Sherril Soliman is the founder of Wines With Stories, and she is passionate about wine. Her philosophy behind wineswithstories.com  is that authentic, artisan wines with provenance always have stories, whereas commercial wines, produced on an industrial scale never do. She believes that it’s a great filter when selecting wine from a restaurant menu or at a wine store and encourages people to ask what the story is behind the wine. If there isn’t one, then don’t risk buying a commercial wine, that’s generally propped up with high levels of Sulphites and other chemicals to cover bad wine making. She feels…

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Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music, and a large body of piano and chamber music

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To celebrate Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th birth anniversary, Naxos UK are releasing a special Vaughan Williams 8 CD Box Set Anthology Naxos UK and SeniorTimes have teamed up to give away a copy of the 8CD box set with a retail value of €50 List of classical works included in the boxed set: Symphony No. 1 ‘Sea Symphony’ Symphony No. 2 ‘London’/The Wasps] Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 Fantasias (Tallis)/Norfolk Rhapsody The Lark Ascending/The Solent String Quartets Willow Wood / The Sons of Light Sacred Choral Music Stand-out artists include Jennifer Pike, Maggini Quartet & Roderick Williams. To enter this competition,…

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Are you 70 years of age or older? – Have you lived in Ireland since the pandemic began? Volunteers are needed for a study exploring the experiences of older adults in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or someone you know would be interested in partaking in this study, contact Simon Farrell at s.farrell19@nuigalway.ie or give him a call on 083 0769 135. #YouAreNotAlone

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Julie Dupouy qualified as a Sommelier in South West France in 2003, Julie briefly gained some work experience in a highly accomplished, beautiful and very classical restaurant to start her career. In 2004, she moved to Ireland to improve her English and to expand her International wine knowledge. Since then, she has been lucky to work with some of Ireland’s best chefs and also on some wonderfully interesting projects

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Brian O’Donovan was the RTÉ News and Current Affairs Washington correspondent from January 2018 until recently. He has reported on major international news stories including the aftermath of the 2016 Nice truck attack, the plight of Syrians in refugee camps near the Jordan-Syrian border, the verdict of the Molly Martens Corbett trial in North Carolina, and on the Catalan independence protests in Spain. In December 2017, it was announced that he would succeed Caitríona Perry as the Washington correspondent for RTÉ News As Washington correspondent, Brian covered two presidential impeachments, the Black Lives Matter protest movement, the COVID-19 crisis, the…

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ARTISTS: Degani Piano Trio, featuring Rachel Quinn (piano), Alan Smale (violin), Annette Cleary (cello) with special guest artist Donna Anita Nikolaisen (narrator) Programme for ‘Pride and Passion: South American Vistas’ ‘The Rose’- by Gabriela Mistral Summer from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio by Astor Piazzolla ‘Pinewoods’ by Gabriela Mistral Autumn from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio by Astor Piazzolla ‘The Wind’ by Gabriela Mistral Winter from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio by Astor Piazzolla ‘Fire’ by Gabriel Mistral Spring from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano…

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The second Encore! podcast, compiled from the most popular works in the nine-series Senior Times  Classical Collections in association with Naxos Music and presented by John Low has just been released. Composers featured include Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Wagener, Verdi and Strauss. A bonus is the complete, hugely popular Haydn trumpet concerto

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Driving Life with Conor Faughnan Episode 7. Conor meets Henry McKean, Newstalk’s roving reporter. They chat about Henry’s experience moving to Ireland from Scotland as a teenager, his driving adventures and misadventures as he covers the country talking to local people. Along the way we learn that he once played rugby with Brian O’Driscoll and he is not 46th in line to the British throne

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