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 30 - Millipedes

In autumn, millipedes are busily chomping through fallen leaves, recycling all the goodness summer growth for next year's bounty. This week, Nature File explores the intriguing lives of millipedes and celebrates them as crucial service providers.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 9th October, 7am-10am


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

In tonight's programme we have an all-Mozart Opera Gala with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra starring soprano Celine Byrne and baritone John Molloy. David Brophy conducts the orchestra in favourites from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and more.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 9th October, 7pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

Born on this day - three very different, but all extraordinary musicians. In 1928, composer Einojouhani Routavaara was born in Helsinki. We'll dip into some of his vast and varied output of orchestral, choral and chamber works. And two pianists, Bebo Valdes and Abdullah Ibrahim, both embracing their national heritage of Cuba and South Africa. A whistle stop trip round the globe with a map of great tunes to guide us.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 9th October, 10pm-1am


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Tenducci in Ireland

Georgian Dublin, busy and cosmopolitan, attracted performers, artists, and craftspeople from across Europe. In 1765, the city saw the arrival of one of the most celebrated musicians of the day: the singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci. The Irish Baroque Orchestra's recent release 'The Trials of Tenducci' has brought this artist to life through the music he either performed or could have heard.

Tenducci's star quality excited everyone who heard him, including such well-known contemporaries as Mozart and J.C. Bach. As a castrato, his unnaturally high voice set him apart in more ways than one. On the one hand he was a celebrity, a figure taking centre-stage in the great opera houses and pleasure gardens, and a prestigious addition to aristocratic soirées. However, in other contexts his identity made him a social outlier, unable even to marry or own property in his native Italy - or, it seems, further afield. Within a year of his arrival in Ireland, he risked notoriety and even

imprisonment with a scandalous and short-lived marriage to his former pupil, the teen-aged Dorothea Maunsell. Tenducci's life, mixing defiance with virtuoso artistry, brings us closer to the world of his time, as the rich culture of the Baroque began to show its darker side.

In this Lyric Feature, Michael Lee goes behind the scenes of this recording to take a closer look at Tenducci's story, his music, and the Ireland he encountered when he performed in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, with contributions by musical director Peter Whelan and mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, along with academics Alison Fitzgerald and Susan O'Regan.

Written, researched and presented by Michael Lee
Produced by Michael Lee and Eoin O Kelly

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 10th October, 6pm-7pm


SOUND OUT WITH IAN MCGLYNN

Con Brio is the new album from the Irish Chamber Orchestra featuring Beethoven's Symphony No.7 and the Duett-Concertino for clarinet by Richard Strauss. It's also the title work from the recording, a piece by principal conductor Jorg Widmann, and we'll listen tonight. Plus the debut album from composer Anselm McDonnell of recent works for solo instruments recorded with artists including Isabelle O'Connell and Chris Roberts.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 10th October, 9pm-10pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Angela Hewitt joins the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor David Afkham for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Beethoven: Coriolan, Op. 62, overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503
Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Hob. I:44 ('Mourning')

NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 11th October, 1pm-4pm


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 cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 12th October, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

In our Full Score concert Russian baroque ensemble La Voce Strumentale under the direction of violinist Dmitry Sitkovsky play Vivaldi's four violin concertos 'Le quattro stagione' alongside three works by Vivaldi's contemporary French composers in a concert from the Stockholm Early Music Festival. 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 13th October, 1pm-4pm


THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH BERNARD CLARKE

This week we look back at some of the great recordings of Early Music pioneer, scholar, multi-instrumentalist and conductor David Munrow. The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - bringing you through centuries, genres and soundscapes. Musical treasures from the ancient to the contemporary.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 14th October, 9pm-12am


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 cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

11:00 -TAKING FLIGHT

Taking Flight is a series of radio essays celebrating the work and continued influence of the poet Patrick Kavanagh. It was commissioned by The Patrick Kavanagh Centre with the support of Monaghan County Council and Creative Ireland. Participants in this series include writers, a filmmaker and poet. These creative responses to Kavanagh's work illustrate the significance of the poet in our culture and the potency of his own work as a source of continued artistic exploration. Kavanagh once remarked that his more successful works achieved 'weightlessness', 'that I had become airborne and more'. This series celebrates Kavanagh's brilliance and his encouragement to successive generations of artists and thinkers to achieve weightlessness and take flight.

Episode 2 'Gulder, foosey, splinc & crig: Kavanagh's Lost Language' - by Manchán Magan

A patchwork of linguistic influences surrounded Patrick Kavanagh growing up in rural Monaghan, from Elizabethan English to Gaelic Irish, and Ulster Scots. Manchán Magan explores the visible and invisible impact these had on Kavanagh's poetry.

Narrated & Written by Manchán Magan
Producers: Eithne Hand and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre
Contributors: Brian Mac An Bhaird & Gretta Kieran
Sound Editing: Eithne Hand
Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly

Patrick Kavanagh's original works reproduced with kind permission of the Trustees of the Estate of the late Katherine B. Kavanagh, through the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency

This project is funded by Monaghan County Council & Creative Ireland. The broadcast partner is RTÉ lyric fm

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 15th October, 10am-1pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Join Paul Herriott as he presents the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra live in concert.

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Ruth Reinhardt (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 15th October, 7pm-10pm