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    The Rolling Wave Monday 14 July 2014

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    To mark the recent issue of a complete set of the 78rpm recordings of Leitrim flute-player John McKenna, we hear again a 1983 Long Note documentary programme on his life and music.

    About The Show

    Named after a famous traditional Irish tune, The Rolling Wave is a sharp ear and a close eye on the world of traditional and folk music in Ireland.

    Competition

    Congratulations to the two winners of the Rolling Wave January quiz: Michael Cronin of Ballincollig and Dan Buckley of Loughlinstown.  There was a very good response and these winners were judged to be the best two of the many entries we received – but it was a close run thing! The prizes are copies of the new CD Didn’t She Dance and Dance by Paudie O’Connor and Aoife Ní Chaoimh.

    For the new quiz, the singing group Lynched have given two copies of their new CD Cold Old Fire. One of the songs on it is Daffodil Mulligan – her mother was of course Biddy Mulligan and we want to know where was Biddy Mulligan from? 

    Answers in any one of three ways - email, post or tweet to:

    therollingwave@rte.ie  or The Rolling Wave, RTÉ Radio One, Dublin 4 or @TheRollingWave

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Rolling Wave
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Harry Bradley, Mick O' Brien, John Blake, Liam O'Connor
      Performer(s): Harry Bradley, Mick O' Brien, John Blake, Liam O'Connor
      Album: RTÉ RECORDING
      Duration: 0:47
    • Title: Colonel Fraser
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 3:04
    • Title: Down The Meadow, The House On The Hill
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:39
    • Title: Clancy's Jig
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:41
    • Title: Lucky In Love
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 0:41
    • Title: Back In The Garden
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:30
    • Title: The Tailor's Thimble, The Red-Haired Lass
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): James Morrison, John Mckenna
      Performer(s): James Morrison, John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:29
    • Title: My Love Is But A Lassie
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:00
    • Title: Early Breakfast, Scotch Mary
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Michael Gaffney, John Mckenna
      Performer(s): Michael Gaffney, John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:18
    • Title: The Sailor On The Rock, The Corry Boys
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:12
    • Title: The Buck From The Mountain, Mcpartlin's Style
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:52
    • Title: Gardiner's Favourite
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): James Morrison, John Mckenna
      Performer(s): James Morrison, John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 0:55
    • Title: The Munster Buttermilk
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Performer(s): John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 0:53
    • Title: Ballroom Favourite
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Michael Gaffney, John Mckenna
      Performer(s): Michael Gaffney, John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:59
    • Title: Up And Away, The Merry Girl
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Michael Gaffney, John Mckenna
      Performer(s): Michael Gaffney, John Mckenna
      Album: JOHN MCKENNA SOCIETY, MCKSOC002
      Duration: 1:37
    • Title: The Kerry Reel, The Pigeon On The Gate
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Josie Mcdermott
      Performer(s): Josie Mcdermott
      Album: OSSIAN, OSS CD 20
      Duration: 3:02
    • Title: Moorlough Mary
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Josie Mcdermott
      Performer(s): Josie Mcdermott
      Album: OSSIAN, OSS CD 20
      Duration: 3:02
    • Title: A View Across The Valley, The Curlew
      Composer: Trad. Arr.
      Performer(s): Junior Davey, Declan Courell, Damien Stenson, Declan Folan
      Performer(s): Junior Davey, Declan Courell, Damien Stenson, Declan Folan
      Album: JUNIOR DAVEY (SELF ISSUED DISC), NO NUMBER GIVEN ON DISC
      Duration: 4:00

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