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Ireland is a nation extremely proud of its music heritage; and no wonder, it’s got plenty to shout about! We thought it was high time we celebrated the country’s musical pedigree, and there’s no better way than with a good old quiz!

To commemorate one of rugby's biggest events, we’re taking this month’s PureList on a road trip around Europe – as we celebrate the exceptional musical talent from across the six participating countries.

Great Britain. We may be a small nation in size, but we certainly have lots to shout about when it comes to our gigantic musical heritage. To commemorate this year’s 40th edition of the Brit Awards, we’ve crafted a playlist that shines a spotlight on the ceremony’s most successful homegrown talent!

To help soundtrack the start of this landmark year, we’ve created the perfect playlist – with every track or artist referencing the word ‘new’ and offering some musical inspiration to help you see in the new decade in the best way possible.

Here’s to you 2019….it’s been, erm, interesting. To celebrate what was a pretty crazy year, we’ve put together a tricky quiz that will test your knowledge of the weirdest, funniest and most incredible stories from the world of music!

See out the end of 2019 in style with our round-up of the month’s very best new music. With a true feast of genres on offer, you’ll have plenty of tunes to sink your teeth into this December. We’ve even gift-wrapped a Spotify playlist of 30 new tracks, so the great music doesn’t have to stop!

We may be getting closer to the end of 2019, but the huge new music releases are showing no signs of slowing down. So, check out our top picks for the month, including tunes from Coldplay, Dua Lupa, Kanye and more. To top it off, we’ve even treated you to a massive Spotify playlist, with 30 freshly dropped new tracks. Result!

Even in the streaming era, radio airplay remains a vital tool for an artist aiming to break into the mainstream or maintain their place at the top of your charts. Ahead of National Album Day on 12th October 2019, here are five times radio has played a pivotal role in the story of hugely popular and legendary albums.