Christmas Specials

Christmas Specials

Christmas Programmes Wednesday 1 January 2014

A collection of special programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 from Christmas 2016

Christmas specials from music and entertainment on RTE Radio 1

Christmas Eve

2 – 3.30pm          Santa

Santa Claus joins Derek Mooney live from the North Pole to take calls and messages from the children of Ireland with their Christmas wish lists.

5.15 – 7pm          Driving Home For Christmas                                                       

Wherever you are off to this afternoon, Cathal Murray will be playing the songs to accompany you on your way home.

8 – 9pm                A Musical Christmas                                       

Ted Courtney takes you on a magical musical journey of the finest Christmas music ever recorded – from Bach to Harry Belefonte.             

Christmas Day                  

11am                     Creedon’s Christmas                                     

Join John Creedon for his special Christmas show, live from the RTE studios in Cork.

1.15pm                 Into the Mystic – an Irish Christmas                        

Joseph O’Connor presents his thoughts on Christmas, the sights and sounds of an Irish Christmas from dawn at Newgrange to a busy O’Connell street.

3.45pm                 Daniel O’Donnell’s Christmas     

                                Join Daniel for his own Christmas memories and music.

3pm                       In Session – Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan and her band play an exclusive show for RTE Radio 1 listeners.

5pm – 6pm         The South Wind Blows

Philip King presents from the Dingle peninsula and playing his choice of music.

6pm – 7pm         Pantisocracy      

Panti Bliss welcomes guests into her festive parlour for witty, intelligent, engaging and, often frank, conversation.

8pm – 9pm         The best of Mooney Tunes

Derek Mooney celebrates more than a decade of concerts with touching tales and musical memories.

9pm – 10pm       Sandy’s Country Christmas

                                Sandy Harsch presents a festive edition of her country music show.

St Stephen’s Day

10pm – 11pm     Sisters Are Doing It

Songwriters - Sandy Harsch and Lilian Smith return with their award-winning series which places women central to the history of music. Tonight they look at songwriters, the women behind the lyrics.

11pm – 1am       Late Date Takeover        

The legendary slot is taken-over by special guests this week... the studio is theirs. Tonight it’s the turn of GAA pundit Joe Brolly.

Tuesday 27th December                               

1.30 – 2pm          Grace – the Story Behind The Song

                               

2 – 3pm                Robert Mizzell

The story of Irish Country Music star Robert Mizzell’s emotional return to Louisiana – where he recalls his difficult childhood and reconnects with his musical roots.

10pm – 11pm     Sisters Are Doing It

All In The Family - Sandy Harsch and Lilian Smith return with their award-winning series which places women central to the history of music. Tonight they look at the families who have made music together.

11pm – 1am       Late Date Takeover        

The legendary slot is taken-over by special guests this week... the studio is theirs. Tonight it’s the turn of TD Leo Varadkar.

Wednesday 28th December        

1.30 – 2pm          I Seek Refuge

Novelist Donal Ryan imagines life for those who have been forced to flee their homes.

2 – 3pm                The Clare Sound with Luka Bloom

John Murray spends the day with singer-songwriter Luka Bloom who shows him around North Clare and meets some of those making music in the area.

10pm – 11pm     In search of The Blue Nile

Ken Sweeney meet The Blue Nile and their devoted fans. Hailed for their melancholic perfection the band only released four albums in two decades but their reputation continues to grow.

11pm – 1am       Late Date Takeover        

The legendary slot is taken-over by special guests this week... the studio is theirs. Tonight it’s the turn of actor Aoibhin McGinnity.

Thursday 29th December                              

1.30 – 2pm          Life with the Kray Twins

Maureen Flanagan – the sister the Kray Twins never had -  on forty years with two of Britain’s most vicious and notorious gangsters.

2 – 3pm                A Year in the life of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Bronagh Gallagher captures the drama on stage and behind the scenes over a year in Ireland’s largest theatre.

10pm – 11pm     Moyvalley Fesitval

Shay Byrne presents highlights from the country music festival.

11pm – 1am       Late Date Takeover        

The legendary slot is taken-over by special guests this week... the studio is theirs. Tonight it’s the turn of Deirdre O’Kane.

Friday 30th December                    

1.30 – 2pm          Callan’s Kicks of the Year

Oliver Callan and his team return with a final fling of 2016, the last chance to poke fun and satirise the great and the not so good in Irish life.

2 – 3pm                Final Partings    

Jim Lockhart remembers the music stars who passed away this year...

Saturday 31st December

10 – 11am            Second Captains              

The team are back with all the usual sporting chat and banter.

8 – 9pm                The Trip to Tipp

Will Leahy remembers the Thurles festival that defined all festivals in Ireland in 1990.

Monday 2nd January       

9 – 11am              Reasons to be Cheerful

Join Marty Morrissey and guests as they look forward to 2017 and ponder the many and varied reasons they have to be happy as they enter the new year.

1.30 - 2pm           A Place Called Home

Young Irish emigrants from all over the world speak to Colm Flynn about their hopes, fears and ambitions for the year ahead.

2 – 3pm                Sure ’Twas Better...

... In the 70s. Will Hanafin and his guests, including Colm O'Regan, trawl the RTE radio archive to ask if life really was better in the old days... just how different were our attitudes to sex, religion and race and are misty-eyes and a nose for nostalgia essential when thinking about the past? 

                               

                               

               

Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

As Ireland closes out 2013 with hopes of better days, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and a panel focus on the elusive bluebird of happiness.

Call of The Dark with Michael Harding

Call of The Dark with Michael Harding

Irish writer Michael Harding brings us right into the depths of winter in his native Leitrim for this special programme where he reflects on the music and sounds of the darkness

Music Played on the Show

Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

Simply Red

4:39

Happy

Happy

Pharrell Williams

3:40

Happy

Happy

Pharrell Williams

3:40

Celtic New Year

Celtic New Year

Van Morrison

6:23

Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

Simply Red

4:39

Music For A Found Harmonium

Music For A Found Harmonium

Patrick Street

2:55

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

U2

4:29

Rip It Up

Rip It Up

Orange Juice

3:56

Take Me To Church

Take Me To Church

Hozier

4:17

Love Vibration

Love Vibration

Josh Rouse

4:17

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

U2

4:29

Year Of The Cat

Year Of The Cat

Al Stewart

6:45

You Can't Always Get What You Want

You Can't Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones

9:19

Avalanche - Single

Avalanche - Single

Foreign Slippers

4:18

Happy

Happy

Pharrell Williams

3:40

Celtic New Year

Celtic New Year

Van Morrison

6:23

Celtic New Year

Celtic New Year

Van Morrison

6:23

Isn't She Lovely

Isn't She Lovely

Stevie Wonder

3:32

Carnival Station

Carnival Station

The Carnival Brothers

3:44

High Hopes

High Hopes

Kodaline

3:50

Avalanche - Single

Avalanche - Single

Foreign Slippers

4:18

Music For A Found Harmonium

Music For A Found Harmonium

Patrick Street

2:55

Getting Better

Getting Better

The Beatles

3:00

You Can Call Me Al

You Can Call Me Al

Paul Simon

4:52

In Spite Of Ourselves

In Spite Of Ourselves

John Prine & Iris Dement

3:48

Getting Better

Getting Better

The Beatles

3:00

A Message To You Rudy

A Message To You Rudy

The Specials

3:05

Avalanche - Single

Avalanche - Single

Foreign Slippers

4:18

Year Of The Cat

Year Of The Cat

Al Stewart

6:45

One Day Like This

One Day Like This

Elbow

6:42

I Want You

I Want You

Bob Dylan

3:17

Five Hundred Miles

Five Hundred Miles

Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands

3:38

Wouldn't It Be Nice

Wouldn't It Be Nice

The Beach Boys

2:33

Handle With Care

Handle With Care

The Traveling Wilburys

3:31

It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

Billy Joel

3:08

Inside And Out

Inside And Out

Feist

3:59

Big Bad Handsome Man

Big Bad Handsome Man

Imelda May

2:57

Horse With No Name

Horse With No Name

America

4:19

The Carnival Is Over

The Carnival Is Over

The Seekers

3:23

Carnival Station

Carnival Station

The Carnival Brothers

3:44

Martha

Martha

Tom Waits

4:40

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