Dawn Chorus Sunday 5 May 2013

***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***

The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

Derek Mooney presents The Dawn Chorus through the night live from Cushkinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Cobh, Co. Cork including documentaries on The American Alligator, Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist), The Black-Tailed Godwit and Rainforests Of Costa Rica.

International Dawn Chorus Day!

From midnight until 6am, join Derek and the Mooney Goes Wild team in celebrating Ireland's beautiful birdsong in our legendary six-hour Dawn Chorus special. Broadcasting from Cuskinny Marsh in Cobh, the National Botanic Gardens, and the RTÉ studios in Dublin, we'll bring you the very best of the Dawn Chorus in the company of Ireland's leading ornithologists and wildlife experts, including Eric Dempsey, Jim Wilson, Niall Hatch, Terry Flanagan and Dr. Matthew Jebb. Plus, a chance to hear some of our wildlife documentaries:

00:00 - 01:00 The American Alligator
01:00 - 02:00 Carl Linnaeus
02:00 - 03:00 The Black-tailed Godwit
03:00 - 04:00 Rainforests of Costa Rica

And we'd love you to get in touch! Text 51551, e-mail mooney@rte.ie (include a phone number!) or tweet us: @MooneyShow. It's International Dawn Chorus, so wherever you are in the world, contact us and tell us where you are, what birds you can hear, what birds you hope to be able to hear etc..., and we'll try and listen to the birdsong wherever you are!

Dawn Chorus Bouquet!

This is the Mooney Goes Wild bouquet sent to Derek to celebrate the Dawn Chorus in Cobh, from Paul Hayes of Flower Power Florists Glounthaune in Co. Cork. It's stunning - Derek loves it, particularly the birds of paradise flowers, and yellow roses, but he is hoping to get red roses some day :)

Dawn Chorus, Part 1

Derek Mooney introduces our Dawn Chorus programme from Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Cobh, with Jim Wilson and Terry Flanagan. Eric Dempsey and Matthew Jebb provide commentary from the National Botanic Gardens, and for more expert opinion, we're also joined in Donnybrook by Niall Hatch, Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland.

Dawn Chorus, Part 2

Coverage continues of our Dawn Chorus programme from Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Cobh, with Jim Wilson and Terry Flanagan. Eric Dempsey and Matthew Jebb provide commentary from the National Botanic Gardens, and for more expert opinion, we're also joined in Donnybrook by Niall Hatch, Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland.

Dawn Chorus, Part 3

The final hour of our Dawn Chorus programme from Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Cobh, with Jim Wilson and Terry Flanagan. Eric Dempsey and Matthew Jebb provide commentary from the National Botanic Gardens, and for more expert opinion, we're also joined in Donnybrook by Niall Hatch, Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland.

Documentary 1: The American Alligator

Derek Mooney produces and presents this documentary about the American Alligator, first broadcast on June 27th 2001, as part of the World Wild series of documentaries.

Documentary 2: Carl Linnaeus

Dr. Richard Collins presents this documentary about Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist; known as the Father of Taxonomy, his system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in use today. The documentary was produced by Derek Mooney and first broadcast on December 30th 2009.

Documentary 3: The Black-Tailed Godwit

Jim Wilson travels to Iceland to present this documentary about the Black-Tailed Godwit; it was first broadcast on June 20th 2001, as part of the World Wild series of documentaries. It was produced by Derek Mooney.

Documentary 4: Rainforests Of Costa Rica

Eanna ni Lamhna travels to Costa Rica to present this documentary about the rainforests of Costa Rica; it was first broadcast on June 6th 2001, as part of the World Wild series of documentaries. It was produced by Derek Mooney.

RTÉ Goes Wild

Throughout the month of May, listeners to our programme and wildlife lovers everywhere are going to be treated to a bonus selection of nature programmes and features as part of the RTÉ Goes Wild season!

 

Staring at midnight this Sunday with the Dawn Chorus on RTÉ Radio One, RTÉ Goes Wild continues with Don’s Wild Watch on RTÉ Junior…

For more information on the RTÉ Goes Wild strand, visit www.rte.ie/tv/rtegoeswild. If you'd like to download a schedule for all the different radio and TV programmes that will be part of RTÉ Goes Wild, click here.

Music Played on the Show

04:27

Title: Air That I Breathe

Composer: Hammond/hazelwood

Performer(s): The Hollies

Album: Beat Goes On

Duration: 4:00

04:29

Title: True Friends

Composer: Whelan/moloney

Performer(s): Jerry Fish And The Mudbug Club

Album: Single (recordno: Bug002)

Duration: 3:31

04:29

Title: I Like Birds

Performer(s): Eels

Duration: 2:43

04:33

Title: Blackbird

Composer: Trad Arr Shannon/lunny

Performer(s): Sharon Shannon

Album: A Womans Heart (recordno: Dartecd158)

Duration: 3:55

04:37

Title: Can We Still Be Friends

Performer(s): Todd Rundgren

Album: Vanilla Sky (Music from the Motion Picture)

Duration: 3:46

04:47

Title: Blackbird

Composer: Maccartney/lennon

Performer(s): Sean Keane

Album: The Man That I Am (recordno: Gracd276)

Duration: 2:19

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