Join Derek Mooney as he explores the world of music from the movies and the musicals.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 11th June, 1pm-4pm


This week saw World Ocean Day, a celebration of the majesty and power of the sea, and the many brilliant and evocative artistic responses to its call. We join the celebrations tonight - Ailie Blunnie sails into the West, Dana Lyn explores the deeps, Debussy unleashes orchestral magnitude, Charles Trenet woos us with his jaunty tunes, and Shauna Mullin sings every sailor's prayer to Send Us A Quiet Night. Plenty more treasures in the hold as we sail the Vespertine night-time voyage into the blue.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 11th June, 10pm-1am


David Brophy presents a selection of music for your Sunday afternoon.

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


Swaddling Songs at 50

Alison O'Donnell and Clodagh Simonds were just a couple of pre-teen convent girls when they formed Mellow Candle in 1963. Almost a decade later, in April 1972, they released their sole studio album Swaddling Songs. Shunned by both critics and audiences alike, the album tanked and the band split soon after, their music destined to sink without trace. But the Mellow Candle story didn't end there. After falling off the musical radar for decades, Swaddling Songs was rediscovered and reappraised by crate-diggers rummaging through second-hand record stores. The album acquired a cult following and is now regarded as one of the most praised and collectable releases from acid folk's golden era with an original mint copy likely to set you back anywhere between €3,000 - €5,000 these days!

Swaddling Songs has turned fifty and to celebrate this landmark anniversary, Cathal Funge retraces the Mellow Candle musical adventure, from their early days in 1960's Dublin right up to the band's Lazarus like resurrection from the depths of obscurity.

Presenter: Cathal Funge

Producer: Cathal Funge

A Cathal Funge production funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.

Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly

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


Admired not only for her outstanding gifts as an improviser, but also as a champion of human rights, pianist Gabriella Montero performs a recital of music by Chopin, Stravinsky and her own music in our Full Score concert today. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases. (Photo Shelley Mosman)

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 13th June, 1pm-4pm


Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. At midday each day Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week we'll hear five pieces by the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco who is best known for his guitar concertos.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 14th June, 10am-1pm


Our concert today puts the violin in the spotlight and combines the pleasures of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the concertos of Joseph Boulogne de Saint-George. Born in 1745 in Guadeloupe, this romantic character was led to frequent the battlefields and cotton plantations as well as the most closed circles of Parisian music. A violinist, he composed a lot for his instrument, and his works are said to have seduced the young Mozart. Renaud Capuçon leads the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. 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 June, 1pm-4pm


Broadcasting live daily Monday to Friday evenings from our Limerick studios, Lorcan Murray presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive. Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are, sharing a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable and featuring listeners own choices. Included in this musical feast are the latest news and sports updates and tips for what's on where you are. There, for one and all, Lorcan's with you all the way.

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


Sauntering with Joyce

This special Bloomsday edition of the Lyric Feature is an audio tour of Joyce's Dublin by father and son Gerry and Daragh Dukes. From MoLI to The Shelbourne, to Westland Row and back via Kildare Street, they talk discovery, realism, politics, food and heart. They also discuss the joys of reading Joyce, alone and together. Father and son - one a veteran, the other a novice James Joyce reader - follow some of Joyce's own footsteps and those of his characters around Dublin, to see what they can tell us about what he was trying to write and how he went about it. Gerry Dukes critic, editor and a lifelong Joyce reader, and his son Daragh, composer and audio producer, bring us on an audio tour through Dublin in a creative tribute that is informative and entertaining, reflecting on the impact Joyce's work has had. They are joined by characters voiced by actors Denise McCormack and Marty Rea and some special guests met along the way. This is a radio version of Gerry and Daragh's podcast walk and map which they have created in association with Dublin City Arts Office and The Shelbourne. A map of their walk is available from from Bloomsday, June 16th

Produced and presented by Gerry Dukes and Daragh Dukes

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 16th June, 9pm-10pm

RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: RDS Music Bursary Winners

Join Liz Nolan and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Sergio Alapont for a concert recorded in the O'Reilly Hall, UCD showcasing the best of Irish talent as recognized by the RDS Music Bursary awards featuring soprano Ava Dodd, viola player Seamus Hickey and flautist Amy Gillen.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 17th June, 7pm-10pm