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    Archive 2014

    Sunday 24th Aug 2014

    The second of two programmes "Memories of Denis Murphy" on the musical life of a famous musician from Lisheen, Gneeveguilla

    Sunday 17th Aug 2014

    Celebrated Sliabh Luachra fiddle player Denis Murphy died 40 years ago on April 7th 1974.

    Sunday 10th Aug 2014

    The second half of the Willie Clancy Summer School tribute concert in honour of fiddle player Paddy Cronin

    Sunday 3rd Aug 2014

    As a memory of fiddle-player Paddy Cronin who passed away earlier this year, we feature part one of a tribute concert recorded at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in July 2006

    Sunday 27th July 2014

    There has been a raft of new releases of traditional music and song; tonight we hear a selection of the brightest and best of them.

    Sunday 20th July 2014

    Music and song recorded at the nightly recitals at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy earlier this month in Co. Clare.

    Sunday 13th July 2014

    To mark the recent issue of a complete set of the 78rpm recordings of Leitrim flute-player John McKenna. We also hear a 1983 Long Note documentary programme on his life and music.

    Sunday 6th July 2014

    Our programme comes from Miltown Malbay in Co. Clare at the start of the 42nd Willie Clancy Summer School with music, song and a look forward to the week's events.

    Sunday 29th June 2014

    Some nostalgia this evening on the Rolling Wave: The Leitrim Céilí Band, Mary Ann Carolan, Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh, Luke Kelly and more.

    Sunday 22nd June 2014

    County Wexford has a strong music and song tradition and The Rolling Wave spends its time tonight with a selection of recent and archived music and song from the Model County

    Sunday 15th June 2014

    Music from Paddy Cronin, Johnny O'Leary and a session in Browne's bar, Castleisland, sean-nós singing from Corca Dhuibhne and news of summer traditional music events.

    Sunday 8th June 2014

    This year's Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy starts in a month's time and tonight we hear music and song recorded in previous years.

    Sunday 1st June 2014

    Many new good quality CD recordings of traditional music and song

    Sunday 18th May 2014

    Tonight's Rolling Wave features songs from the new CD by the unique three man vocal harmony group The Voice Squad 

    Sunday 11th May 2014

    In February of this year, accordion, concertina and mouth organ players from Ireland and abroad participated in the Bonn Óir Uí Riada traditional music competition.

    Sunday 4th May 2014

    This Bank Holiday weekend Rolling Wave marks the beginning of May -Bealtaine -with suitable music and song to welcome the coming of a brighter season                     

    Sunday 27th April 2014

    Tracks from David Power's new piping CD "The Eighteen Moloney", memories of John Brady, Paddy Cronin and other items of interest from the traditional music world.                   

    Sunday 20th April 2014

    Singer and songwriter Andy Irvine joins Peter Browne in studio to talk about his latest album "Parachilna" recorded in Australia and the band Mosaik.

    Sunday 13th April 2014

    The Rolling Wave visits Ballydesmond, Co Cork to hear all about a new traditional music initiative in Munster - the 2014 Sliabh Luachra Music Trail.

    Sunday 6th April 2014

    Peter is joined in studio by musician and musicologist Tim Collins to preview next weekend' s Consairtín, The National Concertina Convention taking place in Ennis Co. Clare              

    Sunday 30th March 2014

    We remember Seán Potts - a member of a famous Dublin traditional music family who passed away recently.

    Sunday 23rd March 2014

    Fiddle-player Martin Hayes joins Peter Browne in studio to talk about the new group The Gloaming and other projects in his always interesting musical life.

    Sunday 16th March 2014

    Tonight's Rolling Wave is a tribute to Finbarr Dwyer (1946 - 2014) - a skilled and highly original accordion-player from West Cork who passed away recently.

    Sunday 9th March 2014

    In this week's programme, we feature the new album Grace Bay by Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello.

    Sunday 2nd March 2014

    Sunday 23rd February 2014

    Tracks from flute-player Harry Bradley’s new CD The First of May, two songs from June Tabor and a preview of this coming week’s Corofin Traditional Festival in Co. Clare

    Sunday 16th February 2014

    Two famous musicians passed away in the last week, accordion-player Finbarr Dwyer and tin-whistle player Seán Potts. We hear recordings of both, archive recordings of Micho Russell, a preview of upcoming events, a song from Scotland, another from the Isle of man and a new competition for copies of the new CD from the Gloaming.

    Sunday 9th February 2014

    Music and song from the new CD from the Friel Sisters, three songs from Eric Bogle, Andy Irvine and Labhrás Drápeir,  a memory of composer Brendan Tonra, a preview of the forthcoming concertina weekend in Miltown Malbay and the results of our Rolling Wave quiz.

    Sunday 2nd February 2014

    Four newly issued discs from Andy Irvine (Parachilna), John Blake (The Narrow Edge), Liz Carroll (On the Off Beat) and Mórga (For the Sake of Auld Decency)     

    Sunday 26th January 2014

    To mark Burns Night last night, a programme reflecting the growth and diversity available in today’s Scottish folk and traditional music world.

    Sunday 19th January 2014

    We meet Waterford piper Jimmy O’Brien Moran to hear about his new CD Take Me Tender which is based on his researches into the life and music of the 19th Century Galway piper Paddy Conneely.

    Sunday 12th January 2014

    Two songs written by Stephen Foster who died 150 years ago on January 13th 1864, music from Micheál Ó Súilleabháin and friends recorded in 1977, Songs from Wexfordman Paddy Berry and a new CD from Brenda McCann, Annette Owens and Brian McGrath called Fly by Night.

    Sunday 5th January 2014

    Songs from Iain Mackintosh and Eric Bogle to mark the centenary year of the start of World War One, music from a new disc by the Friel sisters of Glasgow, tunes from a 2005 album called “Tunes”, a song The January Man from Christy Moore and a new quiz to kick off 2014.

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