DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON

Evonne will be up with the early birds to ease you into the weekend with her gentle blend of music from across the centuries, plus regular intervals for news and weather. Join ecologist, Anja Murray, every Saturday morning at 9.20 for Nature File - a celebratory journey to the lesser known realms of nature in Ireland.

Episode 20 – Starfish

Starfish are deadly hunters who use their strong arms to prise open shellfish, then turn their stomachs inside out through their mouths to digest their prey outside of their body. Explore the ways of the starfish on this week's Nature File

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 31st July, 7am-10am


MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

This afternoon we fly a kite with Mary Poppins and a great score by Alberto Iglesias from The Kite Runner. Music from two screen versions of the film Sabrina, as well as the movie and the musical Sunset Boulevard. Great scores from three films directed by Sam Mendes: American Beauty, Skyfall and 1917, plus a Sondheim favorite and a great number from A Chorus Line.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 31st July, 1pm-4pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Rossini's Sigismondo featuring Gavan Ring and Rachel Kelly

Sigismondo, King of Poland, performed by Marianna Pizzolato has jettisoned his wife sung by Hera Hyesang Park at the behest of a rancorous first minister performed by Kenneth Tarver, himself a frustrated admirer of the exiled queen. Through much confusion and mental derangement inner feelings are revealed and the delirium brings the truth to light. This production includes Irish opera stars Gavan Ring as Ladislao, the prime minister of Poland's confidant and Rachel Kelly as Ladislao's sister. The Munich Rundfunk Orchestra and the Chorus of the Bayerischer Rundfunk is conducted by Kerri-Lynn Wilson.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 31st July, 7pm-10pm


VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH

"Four players are gathered around a table. Illuminated by waning candlelight: books, a lute, a dagger, wine in a chalice, gold and silver coins, and scattered between them the twenty-two 'triomphes' of the tarot, as it was printed in Paris around 1620..." So begins 'Tarot de Paris', a book and CD project by Lukas Henning, lute & theorbo player--as well as producer of early music video essays and vlogs. In this richly decorated book and excellent companion CD, Henning explores the music of composers Vallet, Dowland, Galilei, and Kapsberger, musicians who likely never met but whose music was transformed by each. Lukas Henning joins Vlad on this morning's programme to explore the many ways in which each composer influenced their contemporaries and successive generations, transforming and reinterpreting music and themes--not too differently from how the Tarot hand is reinterpreted by each person who deals the cards.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 1st August, 7am-10am


AEDÍN GORMLEY'S SUNDAY MATINÉE

In our Sunday concert from the Ulster Hall in Belfast, the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Spanish conductor Roberto Gonzalez Monjas perform Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with guitarist Rafael Aguirre and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Plus works by Debussy, Ravel and Schumann, played by Irish pianist Fiachra Garvey.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 1st August, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Gardens (1 of 2)

Ireland possesses some of the most spectacular historic gardens and designed landscapes in the world. But they are much more than aged beauty. Beneath their lawns lie hundreds of years of complex, captivating history. In this two-part Lyric Feature: Politics, Pleasure & Empire, broadcaster Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and splendid obsessions that brought Ireland's formal gardens and landscapes into being. Visiting great Irish gardens that have survived and beautiful, forgotten ghosts, we reveal some incredible garden makers, and explore their legacy. Episode 1 begins in Kilruddery, Ireland's only surviving 17th Century formal garden as Jack Brabazon aka Lord Meath gives Mary a guided tour.

Writer & Presenter: Mary Brophy
Producer & Editor: Neal Boyle

An IWR Media production for RTÉ lyric fm funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

(First broadcast 19th November 2017)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 1st August, 6pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

An all-Mozart concert features on today's programme with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest and conductor Tamas Vasary. Paul Herriott presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Mozart: Overture to Lucio Silla
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K. 364
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K. 297b, for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra
Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest
Tamas Vasary (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 2nd August, 1pm-4pm


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. At midday each day Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five pieces by Camille Saint-Saens.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 3rd August, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

A very special concert on today's Full Score featuring mezzo-soprano, Tara Erraught and pianist Dearbhla Collins who will perform a programme including arias by Berlioz, Haydn, Mahler and Quilter together with an Irish selection including Balfe's beautiful I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls. This concert is part of the Awakening, Limerick Concert Series in UCH. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 4th August, 1pm-4pm


MARTY IN THE MORNING

Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions and news and weather.

On New Year's Day this year, songwriter Don Black was Marty's guest on 'From Born Free to Bond'. Thunderball, Diamonds are Forever, On Days Like These, Born Free, Love Changes Everything, The Perfect Year - all written by one man... Don Black and just some of the songs for you to sit back and enjoy in today's Throwback Thursday.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 5th August, 7am-10am


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Musici Ireland Ensemble perform a concert of music in Well's House, Wexford. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Vivaldi: Alla Rustica
Telemann: Viola Concerto
Pezel: Suite No.5
Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Lynda O'Connor (Solo Violin)
Beth McNinch (Solo Viola)
Ailbhe McDonagh (Continuo Cello)
Rachel Factor (Harpsichord)

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 5th August, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Join Paul Herriott as he looks back at a 2019 concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. They perform some of Brahms' Hungarian Dances and Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and Boris Giltburg performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4.

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 4 and 5
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor)
Boris Giltburg (piano)

(First broadcast 27th September 2019)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 6th August, 7pm-9pm


SOUND OUT WITH IAN MCGLYNN

Louth Contemporary Music Society’s 'We Sing for the Future’ was a five-day festival of contemporary works by composers from Ireland and around the world. Taking in a range of traditions and perspectives, the online performances featured leading musicians recorded in a range of locations and tonight we’ll hear the first of two programmes that includes the title work by Cornelius Cardew performed by Michael McHale. Plus a celebration of guitarist-composer Leo Brouwer including the world premiere of ‘Dorian it is too late’ in memory of Oscar Wilde, performed by Alec O’Leary (photo Barry McCall).

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday, 6th August, 9pm-10pm