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    Archive 2012

    Programme 52: 30th December 2012

    Music to welcome in the New Year, songs from Planxty and Christy Moore, a memory of folk music collector and activist Breandán Breathnach and uilleann piping from Patsy Tuohy and Séamus Ennis.

    Programme 51: 23rd December 2012

    Tasteful traditional music and song suitable for this festive time of year.

    Programme 50: 16th December 2012

    A selection of some of the best traditional music CDs and books which were issued in 2012. Good and interesting listening containing perhaps some useful ideas for Christmas gifts for lovers of traditional music and song.

    Programme 49: 9th December 2012

    A documentary programme “The Angry Muse” by Bill Meek and Tony Mac Mahon, first broadcast in November 1975, which looks at the life and work of the celebrated and tireless singer, composer, folk musicologist, broadcaster and social activist Ewan McColl.

    Programme 48: 2nd December 2012

    We meet Boston-born accordion and melodeon player Colm Gannon who lives now in Conamara and we hear live music from the launch of his recent CD “The Rights of Man”.

    Programme 47: 25th November 2012

    We hear music from a recent project, “The Genius of Peter Conlon” who was a celebrated Galway accordion player who lived and recorded in the USA in the 1920s and we meet three of the people involved: Gerry Clarke, Emmet Gill and Alan Morrisroe.

    Programme 46: 18th November 2012

    Some songs and winners from this year’s singing competitions held earlier this month in an Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Letterkenny, Co Donegal and also a report from the recent launch in Dublin of a CD, “The Wild Dog Rose” which features the poetry of John Montague and the piping and whistle-playing of Paddy Moloney.

    Programme 45: 11th November 2012

    Music and song from the annual Pádraig O’Keeffe Festival Concert in Castleisland in Co. Kerry and some words and music from accordion player Dan Herlihy, the recipient of this year’s O’Keeffe award for long service to the music and culture of Sliabh Luachra.

    Programme 44: 4th November 2012

    Part two of our tribute programme to musician, singer and folk music collector Séamus Ennis who passd away in October 19

    Programme 43: 28th October 2012

    Part one of a tribute to Séamus Ennis: piper, singer, music collector, broadcaster, entertainer, lilter, fiddle player, translator and more. He was one of the important figures in traditional Irish music in the twentieth century and these two programmes mark the 30th anniversary of his death in October 1982

    21st October: No programme; RTÉ Big Music Week Studio One concert.

    Programme 42: 14th October 2012

    A recording of celebrated sports journalist, the late Con Houlihan, speaking about the Sliabh Luachra fiddle player and teacher Pádraig O'Keeffe with some rare recordings of O'Keeffe made in 1960.

    Programme 41: 7th October 2012

    New CD recordings from "Louth Mouths" - three singers from Drogheda and from Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas on fiddle and cello. Also, archive tracks from Joe Cooley and Pádraig O'Keeffe.

    Programme 40: 30th September 2012

    New recordings from Nuala Kennedy, Speech Project, The Tin Sandwich Band and a concert recording from "Teaspach" winners of the 2012 Siansa Gael-Linn traditional music competition.

    Programme 39: 23rd September 2012

    A preview of the forthcoming Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert in Liberty Hall with Tommy Peoples, Áine Uí Cheallligh, Harry Bradley and Pat Mitchell. Also more music from the new CD "A Trip to Carrick with Lamond Gillespie (fiddle), Cormac Cannon (pipes) and John Blake (piano).

    Programme 38: 16th September 2012

    A preview of Culture Night, fiddle music from Dylan Foley's new CD "Hup" and songs and music from Frank Harte and Breandán Ó Beaglaíoch.

    Programme 37: 9th September 2012

    Music from We Banjo 3, songs from Scotland including a new CD "No Pasaran - Scots in the Spanish Civil War" and tunes from Lamond Gillespie (fiddle) , Cormac Cannon (pipes) and John Blake (piano).

    Programme 36: 2nd September 2012

    Selected highlights of music, song and speech from previous programmes to mark the 6th anniversary of the start of the Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio One in September 2006

    Programme 35: 26th August 2012

    A visit to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan to hear songs from a big singing concert and also to meet Eileen Brady, sister of the late Dr. Brian Galligan who was a major figure in Cavan music for many years. She talks about her brother and we hear some rare recordings of his accordion playing.

    Programme 34: 19th August 2012

    Music and song from three new CDs from: The Raw Bar Collective, singer Jerry O'Reilly and accordion player Mick Mulcahy.

    Programme 33: 12th August 2012

    Ace accordionist Sharon Shannon, her band and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra come together for a concert of traditional tunes and new compositions arranged for orchestra. Recorded at the NCH, Dublin on April 17th 2012.

    Programme 32: 5th August 2012

    The celebrated group Lúnasa and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra join forces for an exciting selection of traditional tunes with arrangements by Niall Vallely. Recorded at the NCH, Dublin on June 19th 2012.

    Programme 31: 29th July 2012

    Traditional Gold – Part Two: Another raft of outstanding tracks from vinyl LPs of traditional music and song which never made it on to later formats like CDs etc...but have not been forgotten by the Rolling Wave!

    Programme 30: 22nd July 2012

    Traditional Gold – Part One: A selection of excellent tracks from vinyl LPs of traditional music and song which never made it on to later formats like CDs etc... and should have!

    Programme 29: 15th July 2012

    Flute player Conal Ó Gráda visits the programme to select some interesting music and song and talk about his work as a traditional music teacher and his book for learner players of the flute, "An Fheadóg Mhór".

    Music and the Brain: 11th July 2012

    The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Lúnasa and others give an illustrated exploration of the neuroscience of music, recorded at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on June 19th, 2012.

    Programme 28: 8th July 2012

    A live programme from the opening of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare.

    Programme 27: 1st July 2012

    We pay tribute to Mikey Duggan, a celebrated Sliabh Luachra fiddle-player who passed away recently.

    Programme 26: 24th June 2012

    Liz Doherty talks about the upcoming North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Derry and Donegal with music by Fiddlesticks, Pierre Shryer, Majorstuen, Liz Carroll and John Doyle.

    Programme 25: 17th June 2012

    Music and song from 3 new CDs: “Ego Trip” by fiddle-player Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh, “Tough Night” by Barry Gleeson and “The Rolling Wave”, a compilation of music by young uilleann pipers from Na Píobairí Uilleann.

    Programme 24: 10th June 2012

    As Euro 2012 Ireland v. Croatia finishes, we hear “Football Crazy” sung by Séamus Ennis, another song written and sung by Con Fada Ó Drisceoil about Ben Hur’s chariot race and a selection from a January Music Network concert by the Teetotallers; Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle.

    Programme 23: 3rd June 2012

    Music from the Tom Carey Memorial Concert, Cree, Co. Clare held on the 14th April 2012, The Ballad of Reading Gaol sung by Seán Tyrell, 4 Summer songs and a tin whistle track from Josie McDermott playing two of his compositions.

    Programme 22: 27th May 2012

    A memorial programme for Sligo flute and whistle player, composer, singer and lilter Josie McDermott who died 20 years ago on 30th May 1992.

    Programme 21: 20th May 2012

    The conclusion of the Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh concert from Feothannach in Co. Kerry and a mention of two new traditional music books with suitable accompanying music: 45 years of the Armagh Pipers Club and Traditional Music from Counties Cork and Kerry.

    Programme 20: 13th May 2012

    The continuation of the February Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh concert in Feothannach in Corca Dhuibhne including a powerful performance by Christy Moore who visited and enjoyed the festival.

    Programme 19: 6th May 2012

    In a special programme from the Cobblestone in Smithfield, Dublin we meet with the internationally celebrated traditional group Altan to mark the issue of their latest album The Poison Glen and hear music, song, story and their latest news.

    Listen Back Programme 18: 29th April 2012

    Music and song recorded at this year’s Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, which took place in February in the Kerry Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne on the Dingle Peninsula.

    Listen Back Programme 17: 22nd April 2012

    A song written and sung by Andy Irvine about O’Donoghue’s music pub in Dublin, memories of Jack Coen and Sarah Anne O’Neill, piping from Willie Clancy, tunes from Dermot Byrne and Floriane Blancke on accordion and guitar and the results of our quiz for copies of the new Altan CD “Gleann Nimhe – Poison Glen”.

    Listen Back Programme 16: 15th April 2012

    Tony Mac Mahon gives a personal memory of the late Barney McKenna and we hear some music they recorded together on accordion and banjo. Also two pieces related to the Titanic: a song from Bud Frazer and some instrumental music from Moving Hearts

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    Programme 15: 8th April 2012

    We mark International Roma Day with music and song from and about the travelling people including an excerpt from a 1964 BBC radio ballad by Ewan McColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker, an interview with Martin Collins of Pavee Point Travellers' Centre and a track from a new CD "Speech Project" by Gerry Diver

    Listen BackProgramme 14: 1st April 2012

    Pearse Hutchinson remembers sean-nós singer Darach Ó Catháin. Tracks from fiddle-players John and James Kelly and from accordion-player Maurice Egan's new CD The Hollytree.

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    Programme 13: 25th March 2012

    Tracks from new CDs by Altan and Phil Callery and music and songs from a tribute night in UCD Belfield held earlier this month for author and folklorist, the late Daithí Ó hÓgáin.

    Listen BackProgramme 12: 18th March 2012

    Songs and music of emigration and Irish people on the move from Paul Brady, Dolores Keane, Joe Derrane, The Dubliners, The Keane Sisters, Christy Moore, Ceoltóirí Chualann, Karen Casey, Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band and more....

    Listen BackProgramme 11: 11th March 2012

    A look forward to the Céilí House St. Patrick's Night Live Concert from the NCH, Dublin on 17th March with music and song from Jack Talty and Cormac Ó Beaglaíoch, Full Set and 2 LPs by Mick Hanly recorded in 1976 and 1980.

    Listen BackProgramme 10: 4th March 2012

    Episode 14 of Our Musical Heritage - the final programme in the series (a summary of all the issues raised) - first presented by Seán Ó Riada on Raidió Éireann in 1963 with a contemporary view of this programme from composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

    Listen BackProgramme 9: 26th February 2012

    Episode 13 of Our Musical Heritage (on the céilí band and ensemble playing in traditional Irish music) first presented by Seán Ó Riada on Raidió Éireann in 1963 with a contemporary view of this programme from composer and musician Bill Whelan.

    Listen BackProgramme 8: 19th February 2012

    Episode 12 of Our Musical Heritage (on traditional dance music as played on the accordion and concertina) first presented by Seán Ó Riada on Raidió Éireann in 1963 with a contemporary view of this programme from accordion player Paudie O'Connor.

    Listen BackProgramme 7: 12th February 2012

    Episode 11 in Seán Ó Riada's groundbreaking 1960s radio series Our Musical Heritage, which explored Irish traditional music and song. Tonight, tin-whistle music in the Irish tradition. Peter Browne will be joined by guest Muireann Nic Amhlaoimh.

    Listen BackProgramme 6: 5th February 2012

    Episode 10 in Seán Ó Riada's groundbreaking 1960s radio series Our Musical Heritage, which explored Irish traditional music and song.
    Tonight, the flute in the Irish tradition. Peter Browne will be joined by guest Emer Mayock.

    Listen BackProgramme 5: 29th January 2012

    Episode 9 in Seán Ó Riada's groundbreaking 1960s radio series Our Musical Heritage, which explored Irish traditional music and song. Tonight, the second of two programmes on the fiddle-playing tradition. Peter Browne will be joined by guest Dermot McLoughlin.

    Listen BackProgramme 4: 22nd January 2012

    Episode 8 in Seán Ó Riada's groundbreaking 1960s radio series Our Musical Heritage, which explored Irish traditional music and song. Tonight, the first of two programmes on the fiddle-playing tradition. Peter Browne will be joined by guest Martin Hayes.

    Listen Back Programme 3: 15th January 2012

    Episode 7 of Our Musical Heritage (on traditional dance music as played on the uilleann pipes) first presented by Seán Ó Riada on Raidió Éireann in 1963 with a contemporary view of the programme from piper and musicologist Jackie Small.

    Listen Back Programme 2: 8th January 2012

    Episode 6 of Our Musical Heritage (focussing on slow airs played on the uilleann pipes) as originally presented by Seán Ó Riada on Raidió Éireann in 1963 and afterwards we hear the views of piper and academic Tomás Ó Canainn, author of the 2003 biography Seán Ó Riada - His Life and Work.

    Listen Back Programme 1: 1st January 2012

    Episode 5 of Our Musical Heritage (the first of 3 on the uilleann pipes) presented by Seán Ó Riada and first broadcast on Raidió Éireann in 1963 with present day commentary from piper and broadcaster Robbie Hannan.

    Episode 13 of Our Musical Heritage (on the céilí band and ensemble playing in traditional Irish music) first presented by Seán Ó Riada on Raidió Éireann in 1963 with a contemporary view of this programme from composer and musician Bill Whelan.

     

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