DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON

Shirley Keane 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 26 - Fly Agaric Mushroom

Fly Agaric mushrooms look as though they have leapt off the pages of an illustrated fairy tale, an iconic red and white woodland mushroom with some very distinctive characteristics.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 11th September, 7am-10am


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

From the archives of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecien is Don Giovanni, Alex Esposito is Leporello, Malin Byström is Donna Anna, Antonio Poli, is Don Ottavio, Véronique Gens is Donna Elvira, Elizabeth Watts, is Zerlina, Dawid Kimberg is Masetto, Alexander Tsymbalyuk is Il Commendatore and Nicola Luisotti conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in this 2014 archive recording.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 11th September, 7pm-10pm


AEDÍN GORMLEY'S SUNDAY MATINÉE

Norwegian cellist Truls Mork is today's featured artist, and we'll hear works by Chopin, Rachmaninov and Schumann. And in our live concert, members of the Hungarian Radio music ensembles play Vivaldi's Double Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 531 and the Telemann Overture (Suite) in C.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 12th September, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Irelands Changing Nature is a three-part series exploring Ireland's changing landscapes and in particular, how culture has shaped our beliefs and attitudes around the natural world. The series examines the history of the relationship between Ireland's natural environment and the people who have lived here through the ages, featuring an eclectic weaving together of woolly mammoths, hunter gatherers, Bronze Age rituals, Cromwellian settlers, psychology, and future rewilding of mountains and bogs.

Written and presented by Anja Murray and with an original score from cellist and composer Kevin Murphy (of Slow Moving Clouds), this series is about how people and culture have shaped nature in Ireland and how we must now examine these relationships in order to meet the environmental challenges we are facing.

Episode 1 'After the Ice' reveals the succession of plants and animals who lived in the post-glacial Ireland, including woolly mammoths, brown bears, and new discoveries about the first humans to arrive to this island. We explore the lifestyle and culture of the hunter gatherers who lived here for 4000 years, and what we know of their connections with wild nature. The programme ends with the arrival of a new culture with the first farmers heralding a turning point in our changing relationship with nature in Ireland.

Original score by Kevin Murphy of Slow Moving Clouds.
Producer: Anja Murray
Presenter: Anja Murray
Researcher: Lenny Antonelli
Original Score: Kevin Murphy
Editing and sound design: Julien Clancy
Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 12th September, 6pm-7pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

A programme for the musically curious. Ellen Cranitch introduces a carefully curated choice of classical, jazz, folk and world music.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 12th September, 10pm-1am


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. Every day at 12 Niall chooses a piece for his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five pieces played by the violinist Maxim Vengerov.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 13th September, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

We return to this year's West Cork Chamber Music Festival with a concert by the Esposito Quartet recorded in Bantry House including Mozart's Quartet in F K590 major, Vrebalov's Pannonia Boundless and Mendelssohn's Quartet in F minor Op.80. 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, Tuesday 14th September, 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.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 15th September, 7am-10am


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including at 6.10pm, in Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 15th September, 4pm-7pm


MYSTERY TRAIN WITH JOHN KELLY

Mystery Train is a nightly journey through the many wonders of recorded music - from its vintage glories to the latest sounds. Essential listening for the discerning music fan.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 16th September, 7pm-9pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra perform Haydn's Symphony No.83 'La Poule' and Poulenc's Sinfonietta and pianist Christian Zacharias directs from the piano Mozart's Piano Concerto No.19 in F in a concert recorded in Auditorium Rainier 111, in Monaco. 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 17th September, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra perform a special concert for Culture Night 2021. Chief Conductor Jaime Martin conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4 and Tommy Tiernan narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 17th September, 7pm-9pm