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A special programme with Christy Moore selecting traditional music and song that holds particular meaning for him.
A selection of some of the best CD releases of 2010 including the new RTÉ CD Tuning the Radio.
Music and song from the Donegal Gaeltacht recorded in the Button Factory, Dublin to launch the forthcoming Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy which takes place in the Donegal Gaeltacht in the days after Christmas.
A selection of tunes played by Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recorded recently at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, sean-nós songs recorded at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan and tracks from a new CD by Michael O'Connell (pipes) and Hugh Healy (concertina), We Were Drinking and Kissing the Ladies with a competition to win copies of it as well.
28th November: No Programme
A duet album from Eoghan O’Sullivan and Pat O’Connor Conversation at the Crosses, two songs from Cork singer Tim Browne, The Griff Trio from Belgium recorded at the 2010 William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh and the results of our competition to win a copy of the new RTÉ CD Tuning the Radio.
Programme 37: 14th November 2010
Some tracks from the new RTÉ CD of archive recordings of traditional music and song Tuning the Radio and our competition to win a copy, a tribute to Sliabh Luachra musician Denis McMahon, music and song from a new recording from Scotland Shadows Tall and a modern Scottish piping track from Lorne McDougall.
A preview of the 2010 Willliam Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh, three selections from Northumbrian piper Andy May and two songs from Andy Irvine's latest recording Abocurragh.
31st October: No Programme
Three movements from a 2006 performance of The Brendan Voyage to celebrate 30 years since it was composed in 1980 and some tracks from a new CD by Scottish folk band The Poozies.
17th October: No programme. A special South Wind Blows concert live from Dingle from 2100 - 2250.
Music and song from four new CDs by Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, Rita Gallagher, Jerry O'Sullivan and the new RTÉ CD "Tuning the Radio" .
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Nine: Conclusion.
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Eight: American Journeywork
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Seven: Limerick and Tipperary.
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Six: Dublin and Wexford
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Five: Galway.
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Four: More Ulster Counties.
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Three: Music in Co. Donegal.
A selection of songs and tunes from Music Network's "Love; Live Music" day last April with Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Fidil and Slide.
A tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009. Part Two: Travels in Co. Clare.
As a tribute to Ciarán Mac Mathúna who died in December 2009, we hear a series of biographical programmes My Job of Journeywork made by Harry Bradshaw in 1993 in which Ciaran traces his life’s work, the places he visited and the musicians and singers he recorded.
Part One: Introduction and early years.
A visit to the Community Centre in Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim for the launch of The Leitrim Cake, a set of recordings of fiddle player Joe Lacky Gallagher who was recorded by Séamus Ennis for Raidió Éireann in 1948.
A memorial prrogramme for New York fiddle-player Andy McGann who died in 1994 with contributions from Joe Burke, John Carty and Paul Brady.
Music from the fiddle, flute and pipes recitals at the 2010 Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and a track from Timmy O'Connor's new CD As It Was In Tureendarby.
Archive recordings made by Ciarán Mac Mathúna of Sliabh Luachra musicians Denis Murphy, Pádraigh O'Keeffe, Michael Murphy and Johnny O'Leary. Also, two songs sung by Séamus Creagh.
27th June 2010 - No Programme
A documentary programme made by Pat Feely in 1980 on the life and music of the blind Sliabh Luachra fiddle player and teacher Tom Billy Murphy.
Programme 19: 13th June 2010
Music and song from the recitals at the Willie Clancy Summer School of 2008, issued on a double CD Rogha Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy by Oidhreacht an Chláir.
Music from The Ewe with the Crooked Horn, a new CD by Jesse Smith, Colm Gannon and John Blake, two selections recorded in 1949 by Felix Doran, a song by Róisín White and newly composed music by The Golden Mean. Also, the results of our May competition and a new question for June.
30th May 2010 - No Programme
23rd May: We meet Mikie Doran, piping grandson of the famous travelling uilleann piper Felix Doran.
Part two of an interview with Peter Browne meeting Seán Potts to talk about his time with the Chieftains, his lifelong interest in traditional music and a new initiative by Na Píobairí Uilleann, Pipecraft, set up to encourage the manufacture of uilleann pipes.
Part one of an interview with Peter Browne meeting Seán Potts to talk about his life and career in music, his memories of Seán Ó Riada and his new CD Number 6.
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talks about composer Aloys Fleischmann’s life and work and his orchestral piece Clare’s Dragoons.
25th April 2010 - No Programme
1971 tracks from Fred Finn and Peter Horan of Co.Sligo, a song “The Creel” from Paul Brady and a chance to hear again in full a Long Note radio programme broadcast live from Gaoth Dobhair on 20th August 1974 presented by the late Micheál Ó Domhnaill with localmusiciands and singers including Clannad.
We hear a 1991 interview with flute and fiddle player James Murray of Co.Sligo, jigs from Ceoltóirí Chualann, songs from John Hannon, Tim Lyons and Colum Sands and an old 78rpm disc of fiddle player Paddy Sweeney recorded in New York in the 1930s.
Programme 11: 4th April 2010
Traditional music and song with a difference; tunes played on instruments such as viola, trumpet, dobro and saxophone, a Paul Brady song from Bob Dylan, a Bob Dylan song from Christy Moore, a Gerry Rafferty song from the Furey Brothers and Davy Arthur and more besides.
28th March 2010 - No Programme
A re-broadcast of a Long Note radio programme of 28th January 1980 presented by Paddy Glackin and produced by Harry Bradshaw to mark the 30th anniversary of the passing of the celebrated Donegal fiddle player John Doherty.
The second half of a concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, leader Mia Cooper, conductor David Brophy and the celebrated traditional group Altan with arrangements by Fiachra Trench recorded at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 14th August 2009.
Sound recording: Richard McCullough, David Buckless.
Presented and produced by Peter Browne.
A special programme featuring the first half of a concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, leader Mia Cooper, conductor David Brophy and the celebrated traditional group Altan with arrangements by Fiachra Trench recorded at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 14th August 2009.
28th February 2010 - No Programme
Songs and music from Imeall, a solo album from Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, a Wexford hurling song by Paddy Berry and old archive fiddle tracks from Martin Rochford, Thady Casey, Ellen Galvin, Sonny McSweeney and the Raineys.
Flute tracks from Séamus Tansey, a new release Happy Hour from accordion player Dónal Murphy, a sean nós song from Sile Ní Fhlaithearta and a selection of jigs recorded by piper Leo Rowsome in March 1936. Also, the results of our competition for 2 copies of Oldtime Records Volume 3 - Piping Rarities.
Accordion music from Finbar Dwyer, new releases from Karen Casey and John Doyle and also the band Caladh Nua plus an archive track of uilleann piping from Waterford musician Liam Walsh.
31st January 2010 - No Programme
Music from Fidil, Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, Oliver Loughlin and Damien O'Brien, Jerry O'Sullivan and several Ulster singers from Tyrone and Armagh.
Emmet Gill and Gerry Clarke talk about their interest in old recordings of Irish traditional music and we hear tracks from their latest disc Oldtime Recordings Volume 3 - Piping Rarities. Also, 3 weather related songs and tunes.
A new CD called Faoi Bhláth by Ciarán Somers, Dave Sheridan, Nicholas Quemener and friends. 2 songs from Colum Sands and the results of our quiz for two copies of the new RTÉ double CD Willie Clancy - The Gold Ring.
Tracks from Paul Brady's newly re-issued disc Welcome Here Kind Stranger, also music and song from Vincent Campbell, Peatsaí Ó Ceannabháin and archive material of Liam Clancy and his mother Mrs.Joan Clancy.