Marian Finucane Saturday 7 June 2014
Martin Hayes is from a very impressive musical lineage..... with his father the leader of the Tulla Ceili Band and people like Tommy Potts dropping round for a trad session.
Martin took up the fiddle when he was 7 and became a champion – he won six All Ireland fiddle championships before the age of 19. The immediate family also included Paddy Canny who was a national fiddle champion and the extended family was made up of many musicians for who the Hayes’ home was a focus and meeting place.
However, he decided to leave his Co Clare roots and forge a different path in the US. And it was this distance that gave him a new appreciation of the music he grew up with. And lucky for us, as he’s now considered the best fiddle player in the world with a schedule that would make your eyes water.He is a member of The Gloaming who released their debut CD with a short tour of Ireland this year.
80% of Irish people have gum disease. 20% of people have gum disease which can cause them to lose teeth. People are losing teeth twice as much because of gum disease.
A survey found that on average a box of dental floss (containing 30 metres of floss) will last up to 4 years in Ireland when it’s supposed to last three months.
There is a big link between gum disease and systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. The American Academy of Periodontal Disease reported that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. It is to do with inflammatory proteins and the bacteria in the periodontal tissue entering the blood stream and thus causing ill effects on the cardio vascular system.
People know about the importance of taking care of their teeth but not so much about looking after their gums.
Dental hygienist Rozanne Flanagan tells us what we should be doing to safeguard our oral health.
Holiday Scams and Normandy Tours
Now going on holiday is all about relaxing and taking it easy....but that’s difficult to do if you’ve fallen victim to a scam. Here with a few words of advice for anyone planning on heading away...In studio is Joan Scales, Travel Writer with the Irish Times.
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings...........with lots of coverage on the television.........many peole might be inspired to visit these historical sites.
You can visit all these sights by yourself, but a guided tour is an easy way to see a lot in a short space of time. Edward Robinson of http://www.battleofnormandytours.com/ talks to Marian live from Normandy where he runs private guided tours of the battlefield areas. The effects are everywhere from reconstructed hearts of bombed out cities like Cherbourg, Caen and Le Havre to countless damaged village churches.