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    Archive 2007

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    Programme 16: 3rd January 2007
    Some Sliabh Luachra music and song originally recorded in the 1960's by Ciarán Mac Mathúna in the home of the late Dan Cronin in Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry.

    Programme 17: 10th January 2007
    The Rolling Wave meets Sliabh Luachra accordion player Dan Herlihy for some talk and a few tunes.

    Programme 18: 17th January 2007
    Uilleann pipe recital by Brian MacNamara recorded at the 2006 Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in Co. Clare. Also, tracks from Moving Hearts, Nic Jones and Theresa Kavanagh.

    Programme 19: 24th January 2007
    Memories of the late Seán Mac Réamoinn and his part in the early days of Raidió Éireann broadcasting in the late 1940s which saw the introduction of the MRU (Mobile Recording Unit) which made important recordings of traditional music and song in those times.

    Programme 20: 31st January 2007
    We meet Máire Ní Cheocháin of Co Cork to hear about her career and lifelong interest in traditional singing.

    7th February 2007
    No programme - International soccer match, Ireland v San Marino, on all RTÉ Radio 1 wavelengths.

    Programme 21: 14th February 2007
    We visit the recent opening by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D. of the newly refurbished headquarters of Na Píobairí Uilleann at 15 Henrietta Street in Dublin to meet some of the guests and hear about the project and plans for the future.

    Programme 22: 21st February 2007
    Memories of singer, flute and whistle player Micho Russell of Doolin, Co Clare including extracts from a Long Note programme in which he participated in 1977.

    Programme 23: 28th February 2007
    Emer Mayock reviews new CDs by flute player Marcas Ó Murchú of Derry and fiddle player Edel Sullivan from Cork. Also songs from Seán Ó Sé, Con O'Shea and Séamus Ennis.

    Programme 24: 7th March 2007
    We meet piper Tommy Keane of Co. Waterford now living in Co. Galway to hear him play four selections of tunes and talk about his musical influences and tastes. Also songs from Róisín Elsafty and Diarmuid Ó Suilleabháin.

    Programme 25: 14th March 2007
    We remember a night of music and song held in the Rupert Guinness Hall in Dublin in November 1964 to raise money for the traditional music periodical Ceol.

    Programme 26: 21st March 2007
    Piper and broadcaster Robbie Hannon reviews 2 new CDs; one by Séamus Ennis and a compilation of remastered 78rpm discs issued in the USA in the early 1900s.

    28th March 2007
    No programme. Football international; Ireland vs. Slovakia on all RTÉ Radio 1 wavelengths.

    Programme 27: 4th April 2007
    A musical tribute to Sliabh Luachra fiddle player Paddy Cronin recorded at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in July 2006. Part 1

    Programme 28: 11th April 2007
    A musical tribute to Sliabh Luachra fiddle player Paddy Cronin recorded at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in July 2006. Part 2

    Programme 29: 18th April 2007
    A programme to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication in 1907 of a famous collection of traditional music "O'Neill's 1001" with Nicholas Carolan, Caoimhín MacAoidh, Zoe Conway, Mick O'Brien and Emer Mayock.

    Programme 30: 25th April 2007
    We meet Máire Ní Chéileachair of Cork to talk and hear some songs.

    Programme 31: 2nd May 2007
    The launch in Dublin in April of "Mise an Fear Ceoil" - the diaries of Séamus Ennis written when he was working as a collector for the Irish Folklore Commission from 1942 to 1946 and edited by Ríonach Uí Ógáin.

    Programme 32: 9th May 2007
    Some tracks from a new disc by fiddle player Kevin Burke and a memory of Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from a Long Note radio programme presented by him and broadcast in 1975 featuring early recordings of The Bothy Band.

    Programme 33: 16th May 2007
    Music from Éamonn Coyne, Kris Drever, Matt Molloy, David Power and James Carty, sean nós singing from Naisrín Elsafty and Traolach Ó Chonghaile and a version of a famous jig, The Gold Ring, played on the jazz trumpet by Neil Yates.

    Programme 34: 23rd May 2007
    A concert recorded in June 2006 in the Coleman Heritage Centre, Gurteen, Co. Sligo to mark the finish of that year's Coleman Country Bodhrán School with musicians; Junior Davey, Declan Payne, Teresa Payne, Declan Corell, Séamus O'Donnell, Oisín Mac Diarmada and Damien Stenson - known collectively on the night as The Sound Skins.

    Programme 35: 30th May 2007
    Tonight's programme shows connections between traditional music in Ireland and the USA with a performance by Rick Epping (concertina and mouth organ) from the closing concert in June 2006 of the Coleman Country Bodhrán School in Gurteen, Co. Sligo, some music and song from a new disc First Run from the group Moonshine and a Bill Monroe tune played by Kevin Burke.

    Programme 36: 6th June 2007
    Uilleann piping from Michael Coyne recorded at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2006, 3-part vocal singing from White Raven and a new disc by Diarmuid O'Brien of fiddle music with guest accordion players.

    Programme 37: 13th June 2007
    Singing by Johnny Moynihan from 1970s recordings by Planxty and Dé Dannan, an archive recording by Sligo fiddle-player Martin Wynne, a new album by American uilleann piper Eliot Grasso and some musical fusion between Ireland, the USA and Japan.

    Programme 38: 20th June 2007
    Pat Mitchell talks about his new and very large book "The Dance Music of Séamus Ennis" which has recently been published by Na Píobairí Uilleann.

    Programme 39: 27th June 2007
    Séamus MacMathúna remembers John O'Connell of Baile Mhúirne who was a celebrated singer with a large repertoire of rare songs.

    Programme 40: 4th July 2007
    A special programme with legendary accordion player and composer Finbar Dwyer who has recently returned to public performance after a break of 17 years. Recorded in Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick.

    Programme 41: 11th July 2007

    Programme 42: 18th July 2007
    Lúnasa are one of Ireland's leading traditional music bands with skills and tasteful arrangements in abundance and in the Rolling Wave on 18th and 25th July we can hear (in 2 parts) a concert specially recorded by RTÉ Radio 1 in the NCH, Dublin in June 2006.

    Programme 43: 25th July 2007
    Lúnasa are one of Ireland's leading traditional music bands with skills and tasteful arrangements in abundance and in the Rolling Wave on 18th and 25th July we can hear (in 2 parts) a concert specially recorded by RTÉ Radio 1 in the NCH, Dublin in June 2006.

    Programme 44: 1st August
    The Séamus Ennis Story. The Early Years. Part 1 of a 4 part documentary series to mark the 25th anniversary of the death in 1982 of the famous uilleann piper, singer, music collector and broadcaster.

    Programme 45: 8th August
    The Séamus Ennis Story. The Collector. Part 2 of a 4 part documentary series to mark the 25th anniversary of the death in 1982 of the famous uilleann piper, singer, music collector and broadcaster.

    Programme 46: 15th August
    The Séamus Ennis Story. Ennis of Miltown Malbay. Part 3 of a 4 part documentary series to mark the 25th anniversary of the death in 1982 of the famous uilleann piper, singer, music collector and broadcaster.

    Programme 47: 22nd August
    The Séamus Ennis Story. Our Father, Séamus Ennis. Part 4 of a 4 part documentary series to mark the 25th anniversary of the death in 1982 of the famous uilleann piper, singer, music collector and broadcaster.

    Programme 48: 29th August
    A programme to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication in 1907 of a famous collection of traditional music "O'Neill's 1001" with Nicholas Carolan, Caoimhín MacAoidh, Zoe Conway, Mick O'Brien and Emer Mayock.the 25th anniversary of the death in 1982 of the famous uilleann piper, singer, music collector and broadcaster. (First broadcast 18th April)

    Programme 49: 5th September
    As a tribute to Tom Munnelly who died on Thursday 30th August, a rebroadcast of "Song Collector" a documentary in which he describes how he started out on his life's work as a song collector and folklorist and how this led him to move from Dublin to Co. Clare.

    (First broadcast Dec 03 1984)
    Producer: Cathal Goan

    12th September
    No programme due to international soccer coverage.

    Programme 50: 19th September
    Des Geraghty reviews a new recording of work and emigration songs called "There's Gangs of them Digging" collected and sung by the late Frank Harte.

    Programme 51: 26th September
    The full performance by the group"Liadan" at the 28th RTÉ/EBU Folk Festival held recently in Cork.

    Programme 52: 3rd October
    Six selections of music recorded by harmonica player Eddie Clarke for RTÉ Radio in July 1976. Also, tracks by Mozaik, Nioclás Tóibín and Con Cassidy.

    Programme 53: 10th October
    Music and chat with Áine O'Connell (fiddle) and Francis O'Connor (flute). Also songs from Frank Harte and Paddy Tunney and two reels played by Liz and Yvonne Kane.

    17th October
    No programme: International Football Ireland v Cyprus on all wavelengths.

    Programme 54: 24th October
    A selection of songs from some of the competitions at Oireachtas na Gaeilge held in Derry in November 2006. The singers are: Traolach Ó Chonghaile, Naisrín Elsafty, Páidí Mhárthain Mac Gearailt, Máire Ní Choilm, Éilís Ní Chonghaile, Seosamh MacDonncha.

    Programme 55: 31st October
    The programme travels to Ennis in Co. Clare to meet Michael Queally (fiddle) and John Rynne (flute) for tunes and talk.

    Programme 56: 7th November
    A selection of old recordings, many not heard on radio for years, from RTÉ Sound Archives and commercial 78rpm discs including Joe Gallagher, Leo Rowsome, Liam Walsh, Seán Choilm 'ac Dhonncha, Máire Ní Cheocháin, Paddy Sweeney, William J. Mullally, John McKenna and Tadhg Ó Sé.

    Programme 57: 14th November
    A concert "Northern Voices" recorded in the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC in May 2000 featuring Tommy Makem, David Hammond, Jean and John Ritchie, Dónal Lunny, Arty McGlynn, Dessie Wilkinson, Neil Martin.

    Programme 58: 21st November
    Piping from Seán Óg Potts recorded at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2007, sean nós singing from Nioclás Tóibín and Pádhraic Ó Catháin and recordings of the Tulla Céilí Band - some from 2006 and one from 1950.

    Programme 59: 28th November
    We meet Jesse Smith, fiddle-player from Baltimore, USA, currently living in Ireland and also we hear songs from Duhallow in North Cork from a new book/CD collection by Tim Browne.

    Programme 60: 5th December
    A tribute to Co. Tyrone singer Geordie Hanna who died on 23rd July 1987, sean nós singing from Seosamh Ó hÉanaí, and music and song from the new RTÉ DVD Come West Along the Road and from Moving Hearts and a competition for listeners.

    Programme 61: 12th December
    Part 1 of a concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Altan with arrangements by Fiachra Trench recorded at the National Concert Hall in September 2007.

    Programme 62: 19th December
    Part 2 of a concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Altan with arrangements by Fiachra Trench recorded at the National Concert Hall in September 2007. Also the results of our Christmas competition.

    Programme 63: 26th December
    A special programme of music and speech featuring legendary accordion player and composer Finbar Dwyer of Co. Cork who returned to public performance this year after a break of 17 years. Recorded in Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick. (First broadcast 4th July 2007).

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