Your Saturday afternoon soundtrack today features Michael Giacchino's impressive score from The Batman, classic film music from Laura, to Africa with Amistad and to France with Amélie. Aedín also includes a great selection of songs from Hamilton, Carousel, Dear Evan Hansen, Anchors Aweigh, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd and Guys and Dolls.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 29th July, 1pm-4pm


The Culture File Debate: In The Garden from Kilmacurragh House, Co Wicklow.

Recorded last week at Kilmacurragh House in Co. Wicklow, one of our National Botanic Gardens, the latest Culture File panel tries to understand how our gardens - the big ones and the little ones - took the forms we know. Joining host Luke Clancy on the panel are Colin Stafford-Johnson (wildlife filmmaker), Mary Reynolds (reformed landscape designer and founder of the global movement, We are the Ark), Seamus O'Brien (author, explorer, plantsman and manager of the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh) and The Naturalist's Bookshelf's Paddy Woodworth.

What paths and processes brought the plants from around the world that now populate our gardens? At what cost? What has led to our present moment, with its longings, to remake the way we think about gardens, to remake our understanding of our responsibilities to fellow humans, past and future, as well as all the other living things with whom we share the planet.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 29th July, 6.30pm-7.00pm


Vlad loves to pluck tidbits of history from the books and turns them into journeys of sound on Vox Nostra: this week is bookended by the birthday and anniversary of Jeanne Baret (or Baré or Barret), known as the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. She lived from 1740 to 1807 but what was the soundtrack of her life and times? Vlad will delve into music during the lifetime of Jeanne Baret, and travel the paths of her grand tour du monde as inspiration for this Sunday's Vox Nostra.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 30th July, 7am-10am


Today's concert from the National String Quartet Foundation features four of our leading musicians and has toured annually for the Foundation since 2018. Here they present another fascinating programme including Philip Glass's hugely popular 'Mishima', drawn from his 1985 soundtrack to Paul Schrader's film on the life of author, playwright and latter-day Samurai, Yukio Mishima. The concerts also feature a new commission by Cork composer Linda Buckley, and Ravel's evergreen string quartet from 1903. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Schubert: Quartetsatz in C minor D.703

Philip Glass: Mishima
Linda Buckley: 'Circuit Bend'
Ravel: Quartet in F major
Ficino Quartet
Elaine Clark, violin
Hugh Murray, violin
Nathan Sherman, viola
Yseult Cooper Stockdale, cello

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 31st July, 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 Niall chooses five pieces by Isaac Albeniz.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 1st August, 10am-1pm


The RTÉ Concert Orchestra transport you to Spain in today's Full Score with an hour of masterpieces vividly evoking the country. We'll have Rodrigo's famous Concierto de Aranjuez with guitarist Redmond O'Toole and a Ravel song cycle telling the life of Don Quixote with baritone Rory Musgrave. Sparks will fly in Falla's Ritual Firedance and in music from Bizet's Carmen including the Toreador Song and the Habanera. And to open, an orchestration of Debussy's La soirée dans Grenade, which also borrows the Habanera rhythm in its portrait of a magical Spanish evening. 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 Concert Orchestra

Kensho Watanabe conductor
Redmond O'Toole guitar
Rory Musgrave baritone

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 1st August, 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 2nd August, 4pm-7pm


Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions and news and weather. In a Throwback Thursday moment this morning, we revisit Marty's interview with Eurovision legend, the singer-songwriter Charlie McGettigan. Charlie chats about musical career and personal battles, as featured in his the recent autobiography, 'Forever a Rock 'N' Roll Kid'.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 3rd August, 7am-10am


RTÉ Concert Orchestra: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

For the past 50 years, no one has dominated musical theatre like Andrew Lloyd Webber. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra celebrate him in an evening packed with hits. The evening's music is conducted by Stephen Bell who is joined by West End stars Killian Donnelly (below) and Louise Dearman performing Lloyd-Webber's greatest hits. (Stephen Bell with leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Mia Cooper, Jan 2020 National Concert Hall, pic Tony Kinlan)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 4th August, 7pm-10pm