The popular Irish dance programme 'Take the Floor' is introduced by Din Joe (Denis Fitzgibbon) from Achill with 'The Harvest Time Jig'.
- Title Take the Floor Achill
- 1st Broadcast 07/08/1960
- ContributorDin Joe (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:00:52
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Take the Floor
- Clip title Dancing On The Radio
- Extended description
'Take the Floor' featured an hour of Irish dance music with the bands, singers, dancers and instrumentalists, all in the traditional style. It probably owed a great deal of its success to the popularity of its compere, Denis Fitzgibbon who was known as Din Joe.
The series was produced following the results of the first Listener Research Survey, which showed an exceptional popularity of dance music on the radio in urban as much as rural areas. Programming for dance music, which had been limited to 15 or 30 minutes, was greatly expanded.
The flagship of this new policy was 'Take the Floor'.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows Din Joe (Denis Fitzgibbon), on the set of the RTE television programme 'Be My Guest', during filming in late 1966.
The photographer was Roy Bedell
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- Local keywords RTÉ, Radio, Broadcasting, 1950s, Traditional Music, Irish Dancing, Din Joe, Denis Fitzgibbon,
- Geographical coverage Achill, Mayo, Ireland
- Genre Entertainment and Performing Arts
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1960
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BB2423
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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