Music this afternoon from the 'foodie films' Big Night, The Menu and Julie and Julia and classic film music from Sunset Boulevard, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, On Golden Pond and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. Aedín also features a fantastic selection of songs from Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast and Moana.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th April, 1pm-4pm


The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss

A dream cast assembles for Strauss's grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Gunther Groissbock returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Bruck is Sophie's wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th April, 7pm-10pm


The Dawning of the Day

In the Autumn of 1944, the poet Patrick Kavanagh and the young medical student Hilda Moriarty forged a close and somewhat unlikely connection. The pairing of the two, and their frequent sighting around Dublin city centre, proved a source of bafflement to many and would eventually inspire the poem and song On Raglan Road. The Dawning of The Day draws upon correspondence between the pair, a whole series of Hilda inspired Kavanagh poems and new interviews with key players. In a story that crosses between Dublin, West Kerry, Limerick and Hollywood it provides new insight and detail into what is often perceived as one of the great songs of unrequited love. Contributors include Hilda's son, the actor Daragh O'Malley, John Sheahan of The Dubliners, singer songwriter Billy Bragg and the Kavanagh scholar Dr Una Agnew. The actor Declan Gorman reads extracts from Kavanagh's poetry and correspondence. Archival audio from sources including Luke Kelly and Paul Durcan also features.

Presented by Mike Glennon
Produced by Mike Glennon
Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly

The Dawning of The Day was co-produced and co-funded by RTÉ lyric fm, Creative Monaghan & The Patrick Kavanagh Centre.
(First broadcast 18th December 2022)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 16th April, 6pm-7pm


A carefully crafted mix of ambient sounds and field recordings that allows the listener to reset and escape the noise of everyday life.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 17th April, Midnight – 1am


Today's Full Score concert comes from the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival's Winter Weekend in Russborough House in November 2022 and includes the world premiere of a new work by Amanda Feery (pictured), The Grip. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Schumann: Fantasiestücke in A Minor, Op. 88
Amanda Feery: The Grip (Ceiliúradh: Part 2, world premiere)
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 100 D. 929

Róisín Verity Walters, violin
Paul Grennan, cello
Fiachra Garvey, piano

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 17th April, 1pm-4pm


Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire, with Sounds on Screen, a piece from the big or small screen each day at 11am, and each day at midday, one of Niall's Five of a Kind. This week we'll hear five movements from the symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 18th, 10am – 1pm


We visit St. Flannan's Cathedral in Killaloe for today's Full Score concert, from last year's Killaloe 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.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet in D K.285
Miriam Kaczor, flute; Jakub Jakowitz, violin; Joachim Roewer, viola; Aoife Nic Athlaoich, cello

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor Op.17
Jakub Jakowitz, violin; Christian Elliott, cello; Sophia Rahman, piano

Linda Buckley: exploding stars for solo violin and tape
Diane Daly, violin

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor Op.15
Katherine Hunka, violin; Yuval Gotlibovich, viola; Christian Elliott, cello; Sophia Rahman, piano

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 18th April, 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. The listeners take creative control today and pick a piece of music from Lorcan's midweek choice selection. 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 19th April, 4pm-7pm


Join Marty as he takes the chill out of your early mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 20th April, 7am-10am


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 20th April, 7pm-9pm


Join Paul Herriott live from the stage of the National Concert Hall as he is joined by John Harris for tonight's live concert from New Music Dublin featuring the National Symphony Orchestra

The programme opens with Seóirse Bodley's kaleidoscopic A Small White Cloud Drifts Over Ireland, celebrating the composer's 90th birthday. Amanda Feery's My Year of Rest and Relaxation, completed in 2022 as the pandemic began to recede, sits at the centre of the evening's programme, which culminates with MIDHE: a major new commission from Ann Cleare. Performed by solo voices, accordion, choir and orchestra, MIDHE invokes the Midlands of Ireland and - through the movement of sound and bodies throughout the entire concert hall space - reanimates a lost centre, offering fascinating new perspectives on what power and collectivity might mean.

Seóirse Bodley: A Small White Cloud Drifts Over Ireland (1975)
Amanda Feery: My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2022) [World Premiere]
Ann Cleare: MIDHE (2023) [World Premiere]

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st April, 7pm-10pm


On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Nina Simone we celebrate her wonderful life and music with a recording of a live concert at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany in 1988. Nina Simone performs vocals and piano alongside a small band, including favourites which spanned her career such as Young, Gifted and Black and My Baby Just Cares For me.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st April, 10pm-1am