Féachann The Rolling Wave ar scoth an cheoil traidisiúnta a chur ar fáil dá lucht éisteachta. An tseachtain seo, díríonn láithreoir nua an chláir, Aoife Nic Cormaic agus Dr Síle Denvir, ar cheird an tsean nóis. 

Síle and Aoife spoke comprehensively about the genre of sean nós singing which Dr Denvir describes as 'storytelling' with a particular emphasis on 'feeling'. Denvir, a sean nós singer herself, talks about the style as her 'connection with the past'.

Roghnaigh Síle cuid de na hamhránaithe a léiríonn ceird na n-amhrán, idir réalta an tseánra nach maireann ar nós Darach Ó Catháin, Nioclás Tóibín agus Róise na n-Amhrán agus Máire Áine Nic Dhonnacha agus réalta reatha an tsean nóis, buaiteoir Chorn Uí Riada na bliana seo, Máire Ní Chéilleachair agus Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde.

Dr Síle Denvir

Dr Denvir describes the genre as  'as healthy as it can be' as it is intrinsically linked to the state of the language. She tells how the method of passing songs has become a more formal practice as 'the people have rallied' and have begun teaching songs and methods in classes. 

Despite the genre's roots in the oral tradition, Denvir highlights those who innovate within the sean nós tradition; Eithne Ní Uallacháin, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde.

Craoltar The Rolling Wave ar RTÉ Radio One Dé Domhnaigh idir 9 agus 10 istoíche.