Sunday 28th December 2014
As Limerick ends it's year as Ireland's City of Culture, we remember one of its famous sons - RTÉ broadcaster and music collector, Ciarán Mac Mathúna who passed away in December 2009 - five years ago this month.
Thursday 25th December 2014
Highlights of a concert in the NCH, Dublin last September with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conductor David Brophy, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Kenneth Edge, Pádraic Keane and more - showcasing the compositional work of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin - one of Ireland's best-known and most accomplished musicians and composers.
Sunday 21st December 2014
A selection of seasonal traditional music and song to welcome Christmas
Sunday 14th December 2014
A memory of Pecker Dunne - the celebrated travelling singer songwriter who passed away two years ago this month.
Sunday 7th December 2014
Many high quality CDs of traditional music and song have been issued during 2014. The Rolling Wave selects some good ones which could double as imaginative Christmas gifts.
Sunday 30th November 2014
Some interesting books of and about traditional music and song have been published lately and Peter Browne takes a look through them.
Sunday 23rd November 2014
Peter Browne meets Clare musician Jack Talty to talk about his concertina playing, his music researches, recording studio work and the group Ensemble Eiriú.
Sunday 16th Nov 2014
The Caves of Cong, The Friendly Visit, Herself and Myself, Amhráin ó Iorras - these are titles of four newly issued recordings of traditional music and song -all to be heard on this weeks show.
Sunday 9th Nov 2014
On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall we hear again a documentary "Pipemaker's Journey" which tells of the career of Andreas Rogge a folk musician in East Germany
Sunday 2nd Nov 2014
100 years since the start of World War One, a selection of songs and music related to the catastrophic global event which erroneously became titled as "The war to end all wars"
Sunday 26th Oct 2014
A programme of archive traditional music and song recorded over the years by Raidió Éireann and RTÉ Radio.
Sunday 19th Oct 2014
We meet USA-born fiddle-player Brian Conway on a visit to Ireland to hear his fiddle playing and about growing up with traditional Irish music in his native New York
Sunday 12th Oct 2014
We mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Johnny O'Leary and look forward to the special memorial concert to be held during the Pádraig O'Keeffe Festival
Sunday 5th Oct 2014
A look back to some of the events at Scoil Samhraidh in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare including a musical tribute to the piper in whose honour the event is held annually.
Sunday 28th Sept 2014
A look forward to some big events coming up in the traditional music world including The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert on 4th October and the Tom Crean/Tradition Club concert.
Sunday 21st Sept 2014
A tribute to Michael Coleman and the Sligo music tradition with Brian Conway, members of the Lennon family and Gregory Daly and friends.
Sunday 14th Sept 2014
Five CDs have been issued recently by good quality céilí bands; we hear selections from them all on tonight's Rolling Wave.
Sunday 7th Sep 2014
The Rolling Wave looks back at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo last month: some singing, new CDs launched there and more.
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.