Tuesday 2nd February

Calais Field Music, helping refugees through music

Documentary maker/humanitarian Isolda Heavey explains what prompted her to create the Calais Field Music project, which aims to give the refugees living in the camp in Calais known as ‘the jungle’ ...

Walking On Cars in session

Kerry band Walking On Cars chat about their forthcoming album “Everything This Way” Official website:     (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a ...

Monday 1st February

Regina Nathan celebrates "Sopranos"

Regina Nathan continues her short series profiling some of her favourite sopranos; tonight she talks about Montserrat Caballé Full details:  

Friday 29th January

Album reviews

Sorcha Kenny and John Meagher review “This Is Acting” from Sia, “Hymns” from Bloc Party and “Night Fiction” from Cian Nugent

Thursday 28th January

Martin Hayes & Friends, a public interview

Tonight's programme is a live public interview with acclaimed fiddler Martin Hayes to chat about his career and love for Irish traditional music; he is joined by fellow musicians Liz Knowles, Doug Weiselman and ...

Wednesday 27th January

The Bonny Men in session

The Bonny Men chat and perform live ahead of their performance at the Banjo & Bovril trad festival this weekend in Bray Official website: Festival details: (for copyright ...

Tuesday 26th January

Review: "101 Songs of Irish Rebellion"

Barry Gleeson reviews a new 5-CD box set “101 Songs of Irish Rebellion” Further details:   

Monday 25th January

Regina Nathan celebrates "Sopranos"

Regina Nathan explains why she wanted to celebrate some of her favourite sopranos in a concert at the National Concert Hall; tonight she talks about the Irish soprano Margaret Burke ...

Ciaran Lavery in session

Indie folk singer Ciaran Lavery in session Official website:   / Tradfest website: (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Friday 22nd January

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review “Night Thoughts” from Suede, “The Waiting Room” from Tindersticks and “Adore Life” from Savages 



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