Waterford Tall Ships
RTÉ made radio waves at the Tall Ships Race 2011 as a fleet of programmes from RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcast live from Waterford Quay.
From Thursday afternoon in the Viking City, the RTÉ Marquee located on Meagher's Quay played host to a variety of programmes that entertained, informed and inspired: from lyric fm's Lunchtime Classics and Radio 1's John Murray Show to 2fm's Weekenders with Ruth and Paddy and RTÉ RnaG's An Saol Ó Dheas, RTÉ radio brought something to cater for every audience member.
The infamous RTÉ Roadcaster was moored quayside too; Tall Ships visitors heard the familiar tones of Ronan Collins, Hector, Ruth Scott and Paddy McKenna rising from the instantly recognisable mobile studio in real time.
Derek Mooney also presented a very special edition of Wild Friday live aboard one the Lord Nelson, which was moored opposite the RTÉ Marquee.
Thursday June 30th
Indulge in two hours of the most glorious seafaring music for your lunchtime. Come aboard Lunchtime Classics as we dock in Waterford with time for live music from local sea shanty group, Hooks and Crooks.
RTÉ lyric fm's Outreach Project (2pm - 3.30pm)
RTÉ lyric fm's Educational Outreach Project is casting for budding broadcasters of the future at the Tall Ships. Learn the ropes of radio presenting and technology with the RTÉ lyric fm Outreach team.
Friday July 1st
Pirates at Dawn in Waterford as we attempt to set a new world record, having the most pirates in one place!
Live from the RTÉ marquee on Meagher's Quay, Waterford, The John Murray Show presents a host of guests that showcase what Waterford has to offer.
Paul Herriott In Tempo will come live from Waterford on Friday 1st July from 10am to 12pm.
Ronan Collins will be broadcasting live quayside bringing listeners the sounds of the Tall Ships festival.
Live from the quays of Waterford, Helen Ni She hosts the Munster magazine show with a special emphasis on matters nautical. Helen will be speaking to Gaeilgeoirs from the Deise area.
After officially launching the Tall Ships Race 2011 the previous day, Derek Mooney boards one of the 'Tall Ships' with the 'Wild Friday' team for a very special broadcast. Eanna Ni Lamhna, Ken Whelan and Mary Kingston explore local sea life and answer your maritime queries.
Come and listen to John Creedon play your favourite tunes live at the RTÉ Marquee on Waterside Quay as the sun goes down and the party gets under way.
Seascapes will feature Captain Liam Keating; Waterford band O Emperor; Waterford native Steven Canavan on sailing aboard the "Lord Nelson" & "Christian Radich"; local photographer Tony Quilty on his "seascapes" of the Waterford coastline and local Artist Mags Keane on her remarkable Marine Litter Art.
Saturday July 2nd
Despite being told that there are no pirates in Waterford, Ruth and Paddy will be wearing their stripy tops and shouting "yo ho ho & a bottle of rum" in preparation for the Tall Ships festival.
RTÉ Radio Marquee
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