ATT 14 bliain ar an aer

Beidh An Taobh Tuathail 14 bliain ar an aer Dé Céadaoin 1 Bealtaine, agus leis an ócáid a cheiliúradh beidh clár speisialta á chur i láthair ag Cian Ó Cíobháin le ceol uirlise amháin.

Don chéad sé bliana ar aer, ó 1999 – 2005, bhí cosc iomlán ar liricí Béarla ar An Taobh Tuathail. Cuireadh deireadh leis an gcosc ar an 1 Bealtaine 2005, nuair a tháinig Anocht FM ar an aer. Mar sin, sna laethanta luaithe, b'éigean d'fhoireann an chláir a bheith an-chruthaíoch - ach bhí mórán ceoil acu le tarrach ón dtobar, idir ceol iar-rac, snag-cheol is ceol leictreonach.

Don lá breithe ar 1 Bealtaine, ar feadh oíche amháin, tá Cian chun cosc a chur ar liricí arís - gach teanga seachas an Béarla amháin an uair seo - agus chun aird a dhíriú ar an gceol uirlise is áille dá bhfuil ann. Ba bhreá le Cian moltaí na n-éisteoirí a fháil att@rte.ie

An Taobh Tuathail, clár speisialta lae breithe 1 Bealtaine 9 pm.

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"No language just sound, that's all we need know, to synchronise love to the beat of the show"
(Ian Curtis - Transmission).

Alternative music show An Taobh Tuathail, presented by Cian Ó Cíobháin, will be 14 years on air on Wednesday 1 May. To mark the occasion, Cian will be broadcasting a special instrumental only programme, reminiscent of the early years of the show when there was a ban on English lyrics.

An Taobh Tuathail came on air in 1999, and from then until 2005 there was a ban on playing any songs with English lyrics on RnaG. The ban was lifted on May 1st 2005 with the arrival of a new space on the frequency for Anocht FM. Cian and team had to be creative during the early days of ATT but managed to source plenty of quality sounds across the musical spectrum to play on the show, from jazz and post-rock to downtempo through to electronic, and even though it was a little frustrating at the time, it did encourage them to dig deep in search of good sounds.

For the 14th birthday, for one night only, Cian is going to bring back the ban, not just on songs in English, but on all songs with words, and focus attention on spinning two hours of the most beautiful instrumental music he can find. Cian would love to hear listener suggestions please... what are the instrumentals that move you the most? attrnag@rte.ie

Tune to An Taobh Tuathail on on 1 May 9 pm.

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