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 24 - Sloes & Blackthorn bushes

The blue-black slow berries are ripening now on Blackthorn bushes, filling up hedges all over the country. Too bitter for our palettes, but nourishing for the many animals who nibble its fruit for winter sustenance. Celebrate the humble blackthorn and all that feeds on it this Saturday morning on Nature File.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th August, 7am-10am


CULTURE FILE

The Culture File Debate: Musical Health

Has music found fresh importance in the pandemic era, via its impact on health and wellness? Musician and researcher, Hannah Davis, Goldsmiths' Prof. Lauren Stewart, IWAMD's Dr Hilary Moss, and Shain Shapiro, Sound Diplomacy-founder, join Luke Clancy to discuss. (First broadcast 270221)

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th August, 6.30-7pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Puccini's Madame Butterfly

Tonight's opera comes from the Theatre antique, Orange for a production of Puccini's much loved Madame Butterfly. Ermonela Jaho sings Cio-Cio San, Marie-Nicole Lemieux is Suzuki, Valentine Lemercier is Kate Pinkerton, Bryan Hymel is Pinkerton, Marc Narrard is Sharpless, Carlo Bosi is Goro, Wojtek Smilek is The Bonze, Christophe Gay sings Prince Yamadori, Pierre Doyen is the Imperial Commissioner and Mikko Franck conducts the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Avignon, Nice and Toulon Opera Choruses.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th August, 7pm-10pm


AEDÍN GORMLEY'S SUNDAY MATINÉE

Aedín includes works by Felix Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzolla and Joan Trimble played by The Irish Chamber Orchestra. And in our live concert we travel to Paris as Cristian Macelaru conducts the Orchester National de France in a rare performance of the Saint-Saens Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55, while pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th August, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Pat Feeley Retrospective Season

Pat Feeley was a radio producer in RTÉ making documentaries for over a quarter of century. Pat loved to walk through the hills, rivers and towns of Ireland looking for ordinary people with extraordinary stories. He made numerous programmes for series such as Hill People, Canal People and By Hazel Tree and Riverbank. He died in November 2019.Throughout the month of August, The Lyric Feature will celebrate the documentary work of Pat Feeley in which he captured ordinary stories of Irish life and culture in his own inimitable way.

Pagan Flames

Sean Healy was born in Cahirsiveen in Kerry. After school, he got a job cutting turf and worked on the railway for a while. He then emigrated to the north of England, working in factories and driving trucks. As he went, he wrote poems about people and places that were around him. He also wrote poems about the ancient gods and pagan ways. This documentary catches up with him after he has moved back to Kerry and is working as a farm labourer.

Presented and Produced by Pat Feeley (First broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on 3rd July 1977)

Series compiled by Peter Curtin

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th August, 6pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Pianist Barry Douglas performs a concert recorded in UCH, Limerick, including excerpts from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, Beethoven's Sonata No.23 in F minor 'Appassionata' and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. 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, Monday 30th August, 1pm-4pm


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including news and weather.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 31st August, 4pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

We've another concert from Musici Ireland's Spring Series today on The Full Score, recorded in Well's House, Wexford. Musici Ireland is a collaboration of some of this country's most talented chamber musicians. Today's programme features a quartet including Mia Cooper and Joanne Quigley (Violins) Beth McNinch (Viola) Adrian Mantu (Cello). They perform Coleridge-Taylor's Fantasiestucke for String Quartet Op.5 and Saint-Saens' String Quartet in E Minor No. 1, Op.112. 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 1st September, 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 works by Luigi Boccherini.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 2nd September, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

We dip into the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival this Friday with a concert recorded in Amsterdam for their 2021 Bantry and Beyond series. The Ragazze Quartet (photo Nichon Glerum) perform Korngold's Quartet No.2 Op.26, Bartok's Quartet No.3 Sz.85 and a festival Premiere of Garth Knox's Four into Twenty. 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, Friday 3rd September, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Gavin Maloney conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the first concert in a double bill. Prepare to be serenaded with music by Wiren, Atterberg and Richard Strauss and then David Brophy takes up the baton and proceeds to give us that essential Friday fix of Mozart, featuring his gloriously lyrical Concerto for Flute and Harp

Wiren: Serenade for strings
Atterberg: Suite No 3 for violin, viola and strings
R Strauss: Suite for winds, Op. 4

Gavin Maloney (conductor)

Mozart: Overture to 'La finta giardiniera'
Mozart: Concerto for flute & harp in C, K299
Mozart: Two Minuets, K463
Mozart: Serenata notturna

Silvija Scerbaviciute, flute
Geraldine O'Doherty, harp
David Brophy (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd September, 7pm-9pm


SOUND OUT WITH IAN MCGLYNN

Barbara Hannigan's 'Momentum' project sees established artists Nicky Spence, Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton teaming up with emerging young performers. Tonight we'll hear their new recording of Brahms' Liebeslieder, songs inspired by his unrequited love for Clara Schumann. We'll also include a new recording from Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki of the complete Chopin Nocturnes, a recording that reflects on the past year and the escape that music can provide.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd September, 9pm-10pm