Christmas Specials

    A collection of special programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 from Christmas 2013

    Christmas Programmes Wednesday 1 January 2014

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    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

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    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.

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    Holiday Airs

    A perfect mix of music for the Festive Season. Presented by Cathal Murray.

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    John Banville in conversation with Olivia O'Leary

    In this wide-ranging conversation, John Banville discusses his work, writing as Benjamin Black, and his forthcoming TV series 'The Sea'.

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    Only My Dreams

    A celebration of poetry and the spoken word, performed by Liam Clancy, introduced by his daughter, Siobhán Mhic Craith (Part 1)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 02:10 p.m.
      Title: Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
      Performer(s): Simply Red
      Performer(s):
      Album: Song Book 1985-2010
      Duration: 0:04:39
    • 01:34 p.m.
      Title: Happy
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s):
      Album: Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), N/A
      Duration: 0:03:40
    • 03:04 p.m.
      Title: Happy
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s):
      Album: Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), N/A
      Duration: 0:03:40
    • 01:37 p.m.
      Title: Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
      Performer(s): Simply Red
      Performer(s):
      Album: Song Book 1985-2010
      Duration: 0:04:39
    • 02:12 p.m.
      Title: Music For A Found Harmonium
      Performer(s): Patrick Street
      Performer(s):
      Album: Irish Times
      Duration: 0:02:55
    • 03:08 p.m.
      Title: Celtic New Year
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:06:23
    • 01:38 p.m.
      Title: Rip It Up
      Performer(s): Orange Juice
      Performer(s):
      Album: Rip It Up
      Duration: 0:03:56
    • 03:20 p.m.
      Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s):
      Album: Take Me To Church - EP
      Duration: 0:04:17
    • 02:12 p.m.
      Title: New Year's Day
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s):
      Album: U218 Singles
      Duration: 0:04:29
    • 01:38 p.m.
      Title: Love Vibration
      Performer(s): Josh Rouse
      Performer(s):
      Album: 1972
      Duration: 0:04:17
    • 02:17 p.m.
      Title: Year of the Cat
      Performer(s): Al Stewart
      Performer(s):
      Album: 100 Hits Driving Rock
      Duration: 0:06:45
    • 03:24 p.m.
      Title: New Year's Day
      Performer(s): U2
      Performer(s):
      Album: U218 Singles
      Duration: 0:04:29
    • 01:38 p.m.
      Title: Avalanche - Single
      Performer(s): Foreign Slippers
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:04:18
    • 03:37 p.m.
      Title: You Can't Always Get What You Want
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Rolling Stones
      Performer(s):
      Album: GRRR! (Deluxe Version), N/A
      Duration: 0:09:19
    • 02:23 p.m.
      Title: Happy
      Performer(s): Pharrell Williams
      Performer(s):
      Album: Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), N/A
      Duration: 0:03:40
    • 01:51 p.m.
      Title: Celtic New Year
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:06:23
    • 02:23 p.m.
      Title: Celtic New Year
      Performer(s): Van Morrison
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:06:23
    • 03:42 p.m.
      Title: Isn't She Lovely
      Performer(s): Stevie Wonder
      Performer(s):
      Album: Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
      Duration: 0:03:32
    • 02:29 p.m.
      Title: Carnival Station
      Performer(s): The Carnival Brothers
      Performer(s):
      Album: Carnival Station - Single
      Duration: 0:03:44
    • 03:50 p.m.
      Title: High Hopes
      Performer(s): Kodaline
      Performer(s):
      Album: The High Hopes EP
      Duration: 0:04:05
    • 02:30 p.m.
      Title: Avalanche - Single
      Performer(s): Foreign Slippers
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:04:18
    • 04:02 p.m.
      Title: Music For A Found Harmonium
      Performer(s): Patrick Street
      Performer(s):
      Album: Irish Times
      Duration: 0:02:55
    • 02:37 p.m.
      Title: Getting Better
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s):
      Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
      Duration: 0:03:00
    • 04:05 p.m.
      Title: You Can Call Me Al
      Performer(s): Paul Simon
      Performer(s):
      Album: The Essential Paul Simon
      Duration: 0:04:52
    • 04:10 p.m.
      Title: In Spite of Ourselves
      Performer(s): John Prine & Iris DeMent
      Performer(s):
      Album: In Spite of Ourselves
      Duration: 0:03:48
    • 04:25 p.m.
      Title: Getting Better
      Performer(s): The Beatles
      Performer(s):
      Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
      Duration: 0:03:00
    • 04:28 p.m.
      Title: A Message To You Rudy
      Performer(s): The Specials
      Performer(s):
      Album: 100 Reggae & Ska Hits
      Duration: 0:03:05
    • 04:35 p.m.
      Title: Avalanche - Single
      Performer(s): Foreign Slippers
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:04:18
    • 04:40 p.m.
      Title: Year of the Cat
      Performer(s): Al Stewart
      Performer(s):
      Album: 100 Hits Driving Rock
      Duration: 0:06:45
    • 04:46 p.m.
      Title: One Day Like This
      Performer(s): Elbow
      Performer(s):
      Album: The Seldom Seen Kid, Fiction, 1748990
      Duration: 0:06:42
    • 04:50 p.m.
      Title: I Want You
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s):
      Album: The Very Best of Bob Dylan
      Duration: 0:03:17
    • 04:53 p.m.
      Title: Five Hundred Miles
      Composer: Hedy West
      Performer(s): Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands
      Performer(s):
      Album: Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording), PRO 400209
      Duration: 0:03:38
    • 04:57 p.m.
      Title: Wouldn't It Be Nice
      Performer(s): The Beach Boys
      Performer(s):
      Album: Pet Sounds
      Duration: 0:02:33
    • 05:05 p.m.
      Title: Handle With Care
      Performer(s): The Traveling Wilburys
      Performer(s):
      Album: The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Remastered)
      Duration: 0:03:31
    • 05:11 p.m.
      Title: It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
      Performer(s): Billy Joel
      Performer(s):
      Album: Piano Man - The Very Best of Billy Joel
      Duration: 0:03:08
    • 05:19 p.m.
      Title: Inside and Out
      Performer(s): Feist
      Performer(s):
      Album: Let It Die (UK Version)
      Duration: 0:03:59
    • 05:24 p.m.
      Title: Big Bad Handsome Man
      Performer(s): Imelda May
      Performer(s):
      Album: Love Tattoo
      Duration: 0:02:57
    • 05:26 p.m.
      Title: Horse With No Name
      Performer(s): America
      Performer(s):
      Album: America & Friends - Live In Concert
      Duration: 0:04:19
    • 05:35 p.m.
      Title: The Carnival Is Over
      Performer(s): The Seekers
      Performer(s):
      Album: 100 Hits Classic 60's
      Duration: 0:03:23
    • 05:48 p.m.
      Title: Carnival Station
      Performer(s): The Carnival Brothers
      Performer(s):
      Album: Carnival Station - Single
      Duration: 0:03:44
    • 05:52 p.m.
      Title: Martha
      Composer: Waits
      Performer(s): Tom Waits
      Performer(s):
      Album: Closing Time, Elektra, 7559608362
      Duration: 0:04:40

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