Traditional Irish music has brought many people closer together throughout the pandemic. The stories told in tunes and in song bring solace and hope. Here are some of our favourite ways to keep up with the best of Irish traditional music and song.

An Braon Gaelach

Presented by singer and musician, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh from Corca Dhuibhne brings us through the archives of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Sunday evenings from 7pm. Roghnaíonn Muireann plúr na gceoltóirí comhaimseartha chomh maith le mórphearsaí an cheoil traidisiúnta dá cuid éisteoirí dílse.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Simply Folk

Ruth Smith brings the weekend to a close with the best of Irish and international folk music. Simply Folk often influenced by nature, the celtic calendar and stories in songs is a salve for the soul. Sundays from 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Ruth Smith

The Rolling Wave

Named after a famous traditional Irish tune, The Rolling Wave is a sharp ear and a close eye on the world of traditional and folk music in Ireland. Aoife Nic Cormaic brings us the best of the latest releases as well as some iconic moments in traditional Irish music. Sundays from 9-10 on RTÉ Radio 1.

Aoife Nic Cormaic

Binneas Béil

Cuireann Áine Hensey tráthnóna traidisiúnta ar fáil ón Luan go Céadaoin ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta chun ceol tíre, ceol traidisiúnta, ceol domhanda, rogha amhrán a chloisteáil. Luan go Céadaoin óna 3 ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

Áine Hensey

Céilí House

Kieran Hanrahan brings his listeners the length and breadth of the country in search of the best session going on Céilí House, Saturday Nights from 9pm.

Kieran Hanrahan