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Programme 45: 27th December 2009
Christmas In Europe - a selection of seasonal folk music and song contributed by member stations of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Programme 44: 13th December 2009
A memorial programme for traditional music broadcaster Ciarán Mac Mathúna who passed away on Fri 11th Dec after a long life and a radio career which spanned 50 years from 1955 to 2005.
Programme 43: 6th December 2009
Tracks from the new RTÉ double CD Willie Clancy The Gold Ring - Uilleann Piping from Co. Clare. Also songs from Sean 'ac Donncha and music from the group Fidil.
Programme 42: 22nd November 2009
Music from a new disc The Daisy Field by Claire Keville, some songs by Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, winner of the 2009 Corn Uí Riada sean-nós singing competition at Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Also tracks from Séamus Ennis and the group Fidil.
Programme 41: 15th November 2009
A programme of music, songs and poems to mark the 91st anniversary earlier this week of Armistice Day and the finish of World War One. [First broadcast: 12th November 2008]
Programme 40: 8th November 2009
Music from the 2008 William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh with uilleann piping from John McSherry, Francis McIlduff, Brian McNamara, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín, John and Mick O'Brien.
Programme 39: 1st November 2009
Music from the 2008 William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh with piping from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, Galicia and Bulgaria.
Programme 38: 25th October 2009
A special appearance by Christy Moore at the recent Frank Harte Festival in Dublin.
Programme 37: 18th October 2009
A programme of Sliabh Luachra music and song from the 2008 Pádraig O'Keeffe Festival concert in Castleisland.
Programme 36: 11th October 2009
We meet singer Deirdre Scanlon from North Tipperary who'll sing and talk about her learning and influences and also her time as a member of the USA traditional music band Solas.
Programme 35: 4th October 2009
A selection of old recordings, many not heard on radio for years, from RTÉ Sound Archives and commercial 78rpm discs including Joe "Lacky" Gallagher, Leo Rowsome, Liam Walsh, Seán Choilm 'ac Dhonncha, Máire Ní Cheocháin, Paddy Sweeney, William J. Mullally, John McKenna and Tadhg Ó Sé. (First broadcast 7th November 2007).
Programme 34: 27th September 2009
We meet uilleann piper Seán Óg Potts to hear him play and talk about his music. Also Irish American traditional music from THe Green Fields of America.
Programme 34: 20th September 2009
Archive recordings made by Ciarán Mac Mathúna of fiddle player Thady Casey of West Clare, a new flute album from Harry Bradley and Michael Clarkson, a tune and a song from Scotsman Brian Mc Neill, also tracks from Muireann Nic Amhlaoimh, Paudie O'Connor and John O'Brien.
Programme 33: 13th September 2009
Music from Matt Molloy, Seán Keane and Arty Mc Glynn, songs from Frank Harte and Martin Carthy and some preview music from the forthcoming Music Network Tour - The Basque Irish Connection.
Programme 32: 6th September 2009
A sequence from a concert recorded by Dé Dannan in Germany in 1977, a track from the disc Chieftains 3, tracks from the disc The New Broom and music fand song from artists travelling to the Tulla Traditional Music festival.
Programme 31: 2nd September 2009
The second of two programmes recorded during a visit to the home in Killarney of Sliabh Luachra fiddle player Paddy Cronin featuring live music, archive recordings and conversation.
(First broadcast as Áirneán on 30/10/1992)
Programme 30: 26th August 2009
The first of two programmes recorded during a visit to the home in Killarney of Sliabh Luachra fiddle player Paddy Cronin featuring live music, archive recordings and conversation.
(First broadcast as Áirneán on 23/10/1992)
Programme 29: 19th August 2009
We return to Dan O'Connell's pub in Knocknagree for the finish of the 1992 session and also hear music and speech from accordion player Jacky Daly and fiddle player Séamus Creagh recorded at the Cork Folk Festival of that year.
Programme 28: 12th August 2009
A visit back in time to Dan O'Connell's pub in Knocknagree, Co. Cork for a session of music and song recorded in 1992 with some of the greats of Sliabh Luachra music - Part 1.
Programme 27: 5th August 2009
Memories of Denis Murphy - Part Two. The second of two documentary programmes on the life and music of a uniquely talented Sliabh Luachra fiddle player as remembered by those who knew him.
Programme 26: 29th July 2009
Memories of Denis Murphy - Part One. The first of two documentary programmes on the life and music of a uniquely talented Sliabh Luachra fiddle player as remembered by those who knew him.
(First broadcast on 5th August 1995)
Programme 25: 22nd July 2009
A Long Note documentary programme on the life and music of the famous Donegal fiddle player, Néillidhe O'Boyle.
Presented by Robbie Hannon.
Produced by Harry Bradshaw.
(First broadcast on 1st November 1989)
Programme 24: 15th July 2009
A programme first broadcast on 31st January 1988 with two legends of Sliabh Luachra music: Julia Clifford (fiddle) and Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
Programme 23: 8th July 2009
Tracks from a forthcoming RTÉ CD of the uilleann piping of Willie Clancy, songs from Andy Irvine and Dick Gaughan, an unusual slow air played by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, a song from Sarah and Rita Keane, two songs from the new Shaun Davey CD Béal Tuinne and two reels played on the flute by Paddy Carty.
Programme 22: 1 July 2009
Music and speech from Roscommon flute player Patsy Hanly and tunes from banjo player Angelina Carberry.
Programme 21: 24th June 2009
An interview with Roscommon fiddle player and teacher Paddy Ryan.
Programme 20: 17th June 2009
Music from a new disc published in the USA, The New Broom, with Willie Kelly (fiddle), Mike Rafferty (flute) and Dónal Clancy (guitar and bouzouki. Also, songs from Christy Moore and Eric Bogle and tunes from old recordings of Frank O'Higgins and Hector McAndrew (fiddle players).
Programme 19: 10th June 2009
Some more material from fiddle player Paddy Canny, accordion music from Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn-Connolly and singing from Seosamh Ó hÉanaí.
Programme 18: 3rd June 2009
A tribute to the famous Co. Clare fiddle player Paddy Canny who passed away in June 2008, including an interview he gave to Peter Browne one year earlier at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2007 and also selections of his playing from the RTÉ Sound Archive.
Programme 17: 27th May 2009
Music and song recorded in the late 1970s in RTÉ by 3 musicians: Mick Hoy (songs and fiddle) and Jim McGrath (accordion), both of Co. Fermanagh and Gary Hastings (flute) of Belfast. And a present day recreation recorded last February of the famous Rowsome Uilleann Pipes Quartet who broadcast frequently in the 1930s and 40s.
Programme 16: 20th May 2009
Music from Co Louth fiddle player Gerry O'Connor, English folk ensemble Brass Monkey and a couple of tracks from a new CD and DVD for dance instruction in primary schools.
Programme 15: 13th May 2009
Part two of a concert with fiddle player Kevin Burke and singer/guitarist Cal Scott recorded in Dolan's, Limerick last June as part of the Blas Festival which takes place in the University of Limerick.
Programme 14: 6th May 2009
Part one of a concert with fiddle player Kevin Burke and singer/guitarist Cal Scott recorded in Dolan's, Limerick last June as part of the Blas Festival which takes place in the University of Limerick.
Programme 13: 29th April 2009
A programme of archive music and song including tunes and talk from a famous Sligo fiddle and flute player John Joe Gardiner recorded by Ciarán MacMathúna in the 1970s.
Programme 12: 22nd April 2009
We remember fiddle player Seamus Creagh who passed away recently - a Westmeath native who lived for many years in Cork and was well known over a three decade period for his music.
Programme 11: 15th April 2009
A visit to the Wexford Traditional Singers' Weekend in Rosslare recorded in February with songs and conversation from sisters Ailish and Rosaleen Hanna and Mairéad Walls.
8th April 2009
No programme: Passion Players: a series for Holy Week.
1st April 2009
No programme: International football Italy v. Ireland live on all RTÉ Radio 1 wavelengths.
Programme 10: 25th March 2009
To mark the 20th year since German reunification we hear a documentary "Pipemaker's Journey" about the life story of Andreas Rogge who left East Germany and after dedicated study became one of the leading makers of the uilleann pipes.
(This programme was first broadcast in 1999 and won the 2001 Deutsche Welle World Music Prize)
Programme 9: 18th March 2009
The Rolling Wave meets traditional fiddle player Diarmuid O' Brien of Glin, Co. Limerick to play and talk about his music.
Programme 8: 11th March 2009
Music on uilleann pipes, tin whistles and fiddle from Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh recorded at the 29th EBU Folk Festival held in Moscow in July 2008.
Programme 7: 4th March 2009
Singing from the Western Isles of Scotland by Catriona Watt accompanied on piano by Lauren Tait, recorded at the 28th EBU Folk Festival held in Cork in 2007.
Programme 6: 25th February 2009
Some archive recordings of music from piper, pipemaker and teacher Leo Rowsome.
Programme 5: 18th February 2009
Music and song from the Celtic Connections Robert Burns concert held on January 24th 2009 in Glasgow and we remember singer Ciarán Ó Con Cheannainn, sean nós singer who died recently.
Programme 4: 4th February 2009
Features Waterford singer John Power, also memories of uilleann piper Tommy Kearney, tracks from Dublin Made Me, a new disc from Seán Mc Eoin and Liam O' Connor and a pair of hurling songs from Cork and Wexford.
Programme 3: 28th January 2009
Tracks from 2 new discs; The Spectacle Bridge (fiddle and flute music from Co. Clare) and The Tomhaggard Martyr by singer John Ennis. Also more songs from the Wexford Traditional Singers Weekend of January 2008.
Programme 2: 21st January 2009
Features Co. Louth singer Dónal Maguire recorded at the Wexford traditional singers' weekend held in Rosslare in January 2008. Also, some tracks from Brooklyn, New York born accordion player Billy McComiskey's new CD Outside the Box.
Programme 1: 14th January 2009
A selection of songs from the annual Wexford traditional singers' weekend held in Rosslare in January 2008. Also, flute music from a new CD The Home Ruler by Catherine McEvoy.