David has been described as the leading Irish conductor of his generation & has been principal conductor of the RTE Concert Orchestra. His tenure is now at an end & we are delighted that he joins John in studio this morning to reflect on some of his magical moments from his time in charge.
NestWatch 2014 - The Blue Tit The nest is built, and the eighth egg was laid on Sunday, May 4th 2014. On the evening of Tuesday, May 13th, the eggs started hatching, and we now have eight nestlings in the nestbox. Send your observations in to firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep watching! Click here to watch NestWatch 2014 - The Herring Gull The Herring Gull's nest is located on a roof at the RTÉ Campus. There are three eggs in the nest and we expect them to hatch any day now. Click here to watch
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be taking part in the Galway Arts Festival, when they present A Night At The Proms, on Saturday Night! Today David Brophy, who is the conductor of the RTÉ Orchestra, joins Derek in studio to tell us about some of the highlights we might expect! A Night At The Big Top is on Saturday, July 27th at 18:30 - for more details, click here!
David Brophy (conductor with the RTE Concert Orchestra) and Natasha Fennell join us in studio to talk about summer music festivals. WOMAD(World of Music, Arts and Dance) will be on in Charlton Park in Wiltshire (near Bristol), UK from the 25th – 28th July. It’s essentially a world music festival including music from Brazil, Jamaica, Norway, Spain and Pakistan amongst many others. Adult weekend tickets cost £145 and children go free and access to the campsite and festival arena is from 8am on Friday 26th to Monday 29th July. There’s plenty of fun for kids as well with art workshops, ...
Interview: Marian talks to comedienne and mental health activisit Ruby Wax about studying the brain in Oxford, life with depression and her new book, "Sane New World." Declan Wallace, Executive Manager of the Road and Traffic Department in Dublin City Council explains about clamping in Dublin city centre. With the release of, "Behind the Candelabra," Paul Whitington from the Irish Independent talks about Liberace's life. Melvyn Bragg tells Marian about the death of his mother, who suffered with Alzheimer's and his own plans for assisted suicide. His latest book, "Grace and Mary," is a chronicle of his family's life. And ...
Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Today's panel: Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs correspondent, Irish Times. / Peter Brown, Founder, Irish Institute of Financial Training - www.iift.ie/areyoursavingssafe / Mary Hanafin, former F.F. Minister for Education. / John Byrne, social care worker and lecturer, W.I.T. / John Lyons - deputy whip, Labour Party and T.D. Dublin North West. / John Downing, political columnist with the Independent and former deputy govt. press secretary. And R.T.E. Concert Orchestra principal conductor David Brophy joins us lives in studio to tell us about some classic Easter music.
As in part 1 - and R.T.E. C.O. principal conductor David Brophy joins us in studio to discuss some Easter music. David recommended these works; 1) Handel's, "Messiah" (and played excerpts from same) 2) Gesualdo - "O Vos Omnes" 3) Arvo Part - "Passio"