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Nialler9 writes:

TXFM is going off air for good [today].

Back in March, it was announced that the station’s owners did not renew the licence for the station and it would cease at the end of October. Wednesday, the 26th, to be precise I finished my show in June.

One of TXFM’s remaining daytime presenters Claire Beck is a huge John Grant fan, so much so she played Queen Of Denmark, live in full as her album pick this week as part of the station’s closing programming.

[Yesterday] though, she was surprised live on air when JG walked in to the studio unannounced and wished her well with some flowers. The pair then had a lovely chat (after the initial shock).


Previously: TXFM on Broadsheet

Here’s the moment John Grant surprised Claire Beck live on TXFM (Nialler9)

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John Grant (top) and in concert (middle); Above; Sharon Shannon

Last night.

At the Galway International Arts Festival.

Roisin Sullivan writes:

[Cuddly, searingly honest torch singer] John Grant at the Big Top at the GAIF. Sinead O’Connor had been due to double bill but couldn’t because of illness so the fantastic Sharon Shannon stepped in to open….


Galway International Arts Festival

Pics: Andrew Downes