Our River Keeps on Flowing - Francis Conway (Irish)
Let IT Be ME - Jody Gallagher (Irish)
Dust Devil - Track Dogs (Irish)
Album of The Week: David Bowie The Next Day
The Next Day at #1 in 40 countries on iTunes. It is Bowie's first album in 10 years and the first he's made since entering his 60s. Its release has taken many by surprise.
From NME: Tony Visconti says that while making ‘The Next Day’, Bowie was smiling all the time, happy to be back in the studio, and had told him “‘I just want to make records’”. This album is, foremost, about songcraft. Rather than reinventing Bowie, it absorbs his past and moves it on, hungry for more (and indeed, Visconti has hinted that more is to come). It demands that you listen to it in this moment, not that you give it an easy ride because this is the man who made ‘Heroes’; and its songs more than live up to the demand. With Bowie sounding like he’s too busy and having too much fun to worry about the dying of any light, it seems like there’s many more next days to come.
David Hope – Christmas Day
Joe Dolan & R.T.E.C.O. – O Holy Night
Finbar Furey & Cor Na nOg – Little Drummer Boy
The Whileaways – Everyone
Karrie – Performers
Imelda May – Silent Night
Simon Casey – Let It Be Christmas
The Riptide Movement – Turn On The Lights
Gavin James – River
The Willoughby Brothers – Jingle Bell Rock / Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Straight No Chaser – Feels Like Christmas
Frankie Valli feat Jeff Beck – Merry Christmas Baby
RTÉ Radio 1 Music Policy
With more than 40 hours of music on RTE Radio 1 every single week, we want to ensure the best music for our listeners is played. Every fortnight we have a new playlist of the best of the new releases from Irish and international acts. And there's always an album of the week. The tracks are rotated over the main daytime programmes and are updated every week.
Tracks from the Radio 1 Album of the Week can be heard over the week on Rising Time, The Ronan Collins Show and Late Date. (Tracks marked ** are new additions). We hope you enjoy the music...