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What does today sound like? Fergal’s got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one.

What does today sound like? Fergal’s got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one.
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What does today sound like? Fergal’s got a good idea, and it goes a little something like this: the biggest hits on Irish radio right now, side by side with the classic songs you love. The sort of music you really want to hear, right when you want to hear it, with lots of big promotions and daily competitions to make today a good one.




All I Want For Christmas At Camden Is Ruth-Anne Sleighing Mariah's Classic

It was one of the highlights for another amazing show at Camden recording studios. Now, becoming an annual tradition, The Fergal D'Arcy Show upped sticks from the usual surrounds of the Marconi House studio and settled into a spectacular showcase of Irish and International music. Scroll down to watch and listen to all the spectacular talent. What a day with the @FERGDARCY show and #ChristmasAtCamden ❤️ Thanks to @HudsonTaylor @GabrielleAplin @gavinjames @MoncrieffMusic @thisisruthanne @nbrez...


Walking On Cars Tell Fergal D'Arcy How A Russian Book Sold Out Their Show

The Dingle natives have had a busy year. A World Tour that has taken in more dates and countries than ever before and now this Christmas and New Year they are busier than ever! The hardest working band in Ireland are now making some of their best music and their influence continues to grow. Frontman Pa Sheehy tells Fergal that about what they've been up to what is planned and how a mention in a Russian book has now opened up a huge new fanbase! They're music royalty from The Kingdom and play...


Talos Play A Stunning Live Session On The Fergal D'Arcy Show

With well over 20 million Spotify streams of their music Talos are making serious strides at home and abroad. Fresh from a tour supporting Dermot Kennedy, Eoin and Alex from the band called in for a very special session and chat with Fergal D'Arcy. When he's not playing Office Chair Olympics with @DermotKennedy on tour, he is making incredible music! 20m+ streams. The Cork artist @thisistalos is fast making international waves and the @FERGDARCY show is proud to say he is live in studio...


The Kaiser Chiefs Tell Fergal D'Arcy About The Christmas Song They Never Released!

(There's also a Zombie song!) They've sold millions of records, Ricky Wilson is now a Telly star as well as an energetic band front-man and they've now re-emerged as part of a massive Playstation PS4 campaign using one of their most famous songs. And they're coming here next year with Razorlight in support. I predict a riot... okay maybe not a riot just a brilliant interview with the wryly hilarious Simon and Ricky from The Kaiser Chiefs Ricky and Simon from @KaiserChiefs tell @FERGDARCY...


Ruth-Anne Chats To Fergal D'Arcy About Her Grammy Nomination And Working With John Legend

She has written for Britney Spears, Niall Horan and loads more. Ruth-Anne and Niall are bessies and she co-wrote some of his biggest hits including his latest 'Nice To Meet Ye' She is also an outstanding solo artist in her own right. She hit rock bottom in L.A. but fought her way back up the toughest industry in the world. And now all that hard work has been rewarded with a Grammy Nomination. Ruth-Anne Cunningham chats to Fergal about the nominated song she wrote with the legendary John...


Inspired By The Joker Movie, Miles Kane Covers Frank Sinatra On Fergal D'Arcy Show

Some of you may know him as one half of The Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkey's front-man Alex Turner but he also a superb solo artist in his own right. This weekend you'll catch him at The Academy tonight and supporting the one and only Liam Gallagher at The 3 Arena Saturday and Sunday. After blowing The Fergal D'Arcy Show away with a cracking acoustic cover of his latest single, 'Blame It On The Summertime' the best dressed man in music took on 'Ol Blue Eyes' and gave us a...


Labrinth Tells Fergal D'Arcy About Working With Kanye West And Surviving The Music Industry

He has worked with Kanye West, SIA, Beyonce and many more. He recently wrote the score to Euphoria on Sky Atlantic and HBO. He has a brand new album out called ‘IMAGINATION & THE MISFIT KID’ He is a new dad to a gorgeous baby daughter. AND he sat down with Fergal D'Arcy for a warm chat about all these things. HOW DOES HE FIND THE TIME? 2019 has proved to be a monumental year for Labrinth. With the producers of HBO’s hit teen show EUPHORIA tapping the Brit to both score and provide tracks for...


Noel Hogan Of The Cranberries Chats To Fergal D'Arcy About The Grammys And A New Documentary

It's been less than a year since the music world lost one of it's most unique voices. The singularly talented Dolores O'Riordan passed away back in January of 2018 and since then in Ireland and across the world people have reflected on her amazing contribution. Noel Hogan from the band spoke to Fergal D'Arcy about their recent Grammy Nomination, a documentary that is in the works and more poignant memories of Dolores and the band. And according to Noel, if Dolores was alive to get The...


INXS Talk To Fergal D'arcy About Michael Hutchence And The Biggest Night Of Their Lives

They sold over 60 million records. Toured the world with Queen which culminated in a lifelong friendship with Freddie Mercury. 'X' and 'Kick' going mega platinum and Top 10 all over the world including Ireland. And now for ONE NIGHT ONLY the band have resurrected and restored the biggest night of their lives playing to 80,000 fans in Wembley, London. Lead Guitarist Tim Farriss said, “We were just six blokes from Australia that treated Wembley Stadium like just another pub gig, we went it in...


Lizzo Tells Fergal D'Arcy She's Fallen In Love With Ireland

He did a hair toss, checked his nails and then Fergal D'Arcy donned his fanciest jacket and like radio leopard he prowled into The Olympia to hunt down one of the biggest stars in music right now. We are all now living in Lizzo's world. Not afraid to speak her mind. An army of loyal fans. A celebrated photo-shoot for Vogue. And now she has captured the heart and soul of her Irish fans. She came, we saw, she conquered!@lizzo — 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@EdTodayFM) November...


Sigrid Tells Fergal D'Arcy Why Ireland Is Her Second Home

It's been a whirlwind few years for singer from the small town of Alesund in Norway. 2019 saw her debut album Sucker Punch – Described as a “pure pop triumph” “openhearted” and “refreshing” She's got over 570 million streams. Has just completed a big tour of North America and Canada - 22 gigs in 36 days and in her own words was "delighted she didn't get a cold!" Her ascent has been stratospheric, but her true self has never changed. And one thing that has stayed with her along the way has...


She Is Very Sweet And Not A Psycho! The Amazing Ava Max Live On Fergal D'Arcy

Number one in 26 countries and number one in Ireland for five weeks. This is Ava's first time on these shores and she says 'Sweet But Psycho' really opened some doors for her including building a fan base in Ireland. She had a ball with us! Wow - @AvaMax performed her worldwide hit #SweetButPsycho for us! It was No.1 all over the world, has nearly 1 billion streams - and she dropped by for @FergDarcy! 🎶🇮🇪 — Today FM (@TodayFM) October 9, 2019 Her first stop when...


Ruth Anne Tells Fergal About Her New Album And Why She's An Onion!

Ruth Anne Cunningham is a mood! And we love it! (The 'Fur Coat Shimmy' is everything - see below) The Dublin singer-songwriter has a brand new album called Matters of the Heart and it is her most personal yet. Charting a journey from leaving her home in Donaghmede at only SEVENTEEN to take on the music industry in L.A,. amd penning songs for people like Britney Spears, JoJo and One Direction (she has continued her 1D relationship writing the brand new song 'Nice To Meet Ya' from Niall Horan...


Joy Crookes And Jafaris Join Fergal D'Arcy For A Joyous Duet

She has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill and it's easy to see why. With her her striking looks and even more striking sublime vocal style, Joy Crookes is one to watch for 2020. A Bengali Mother and an Irish father and living in London, Joy has taken musical inspiration from many culturally rich places. She joined The Fergal D'Arcy Show to perform her brand new single 'Early' with one of Ireland's most exciting current artists Jafaris. There have been comparisons with Amy...


This Cover Of 'Dance Monkey' By Irish Artist Moncrieff Will Stop You In Your Tracks

We've had The Blaa and John Mullane and now Waterford boasts another export that we guarantee we will all be talking about for the next year. His name is Chris Breheny, but he goes by the stage name 'Moncrieff' and by God he is good. A Waterford crystal clear voice he has in spades. I won't say any more...I'll leave it to the Fergal D'Arcy Show listeners who texted in after they heard him on the show today: Wow wow wow..... absolutely class.....John in Castlebar. Wow Fergal . That version if...


Hudson Taylor Join Us For A Superb Cover Of 'Outnumbered' By Dermot Kennedy

The lads finished off 2018 after selling out two European Tours and then kicked off 2019 with a headline tour of the US. They also played to a whole new audience supporting Hozier across his own US tour. ‘Feel It Again’ and ‘Run With Me’, and has gone on to enjoy over 14.5 million streams on Spotify. And now they've hit the magic again with their outrageously catchy single, 'Back To You' which we have been playing and loving. Harry and Alfie are currently finishing off their much antipated...


Keane's Tom Chaplin Admits He Was Lewis Capaldi's Image Inspiration

They share the same name as a former fiery footballer from Cork and the band prove that like Keano they aren't afraid to tackle the biggest subjects. Their latest album is no different. 'Cause and Effect' is out tomorrow (September 20th) and it has been inspired by among many other things the break-up of band member Tim's marriage. Tim found his life falling apart and from the ashes had written an album’s worth of incredibly personal songs fueled by humour as well as pain. It's just one of...


Wild Youth: Band Of Brothers

Conor and David of Wild Youth stopped by Today FM at Electric Picnic to catch up with Fergal. They chatted about how close the band are to each other, growing up playing music, and how that is a big part of their bond. Listen to the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.


The Academic Have Multi Generational Appeal

After playing an absolute blinder on the Today FM Soundgarden stage at Electric Picnic, The Academic caught up with Fergal D’Arcy. They chatted about writing songs for younger people, but also songs for dads! The lads filled Fergal in on the international success they’ve been enjoying as well. Listen to the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.


Razorlight Return To A New Generation Of Fans

After a few years on hiatus, Razorlight have made a triumphant return. Ahead of their appearance at Electric Picnic, Fergal caught up with frontman Johnny Borrell and heard about their return and the new generation of fans that has come with it! Listen to the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.