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, and at 9.20 we explore the lesser-known realms of nature on our island in Nature File with ecologist, Anja Murray.
Nature File Episode 23 - Choughs
Now that the chicks have fledged, red-billed choughs can be seen soaring over the coastline in flocks and gathering together on clifftops and coastal grassland, where they to poke their distinctive red beak in the ground in search of small insects to eat. Explore the unexpected ways of being a chough in Nature File this Saturday morning.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 5th August, 7am-10am
OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
Bizet's searing drama about a free-spirited Gypsy and the soldier determined to win her. Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili sings the title character, and tenor Piotr Beczala sings the role of the hot-blooded Don José. Soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker as Micaëla and bass Erwin Schrott as Escamillo round out the principal cast. The Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 5th August, 7pm-10pm
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 6th August, 9pm-12am
MARTY IN THE MORNING
Join the dawn chorus with Gráinne Brookfield for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions and news and weather.
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 7th August, 7am-10am
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Our concert today comes from the National String Quartet Foundation and features the Solas Quartet. Led by Irish Chamber Orchestra leader Katherine Hunka, they present a varied programme spanning five centuries and reflecting the wide-ranging musical talents and specialities of the quartet's members. They are joined by Cork violist Ed Creedon for Mendelssohn's brilliant B flat string quintet. Shirley Keane presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Boccherini: Quartet in D major G.177 Op.15 No.1
John Kinsella: A Reeling Rhapsody for two violins
Amy Beach: Quartet Op.89
Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae and Earl of Essex, his Galliard
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B flat Op.87
Katherine Hunka, violin
Marja Gaynor, violin
Cian Ó Dúill, viola
Aoife Nic Athlaoich, cello
with Ed Creedon, viola
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 7th August, 1pm-4pm
NIALL CARROLL'S CLASSICAL DAYTIME
Elspeth Hanson 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 Elspeth's Five of a Kind. This week Elspeth chooses five movements from JS Bach's Cello Sonatas.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 8th August, 10am-1pm
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. Presented by Peter Curtin
RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 9th August, 7pm-9pm
MARTY IN THE MORNING
Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions and news and weather. Today's Throwback Thursday interview revisits Marty's chat with Rhiannon Giddens, ahead of a performance at the University of Limerick's 50th anniversary celebration. Rhiannon chats about her recent collaborations with partner Francesco Turrisi, her role as artist-in-residence at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and her recent children's book that tackles themes of slavery and resilience.
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 10th August, 7am-10am
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
The Lausanne Orchestra with conductor and violinist Renaud Capuçon are joined by Guillaume Bellom, piano, for Mozart's Rondo K. 382 and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60 by Richard Strauss. Shirley Keane presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216
Mozart: Rondo in D, K. 382
Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60, suite after Molière
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Renaud Capuçon, conductor, violin
Guillaume Bellom, piano
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 10th August, 1pm-4pm
AEDÍN IN THE AFTERNOON
Join Aedín for her usual great selection of music to accompany your Friday afternoon, including saxophonist Jess Gillam, jazz bass player Linda May Han Oh and pianist Fabian Almazan. The film music of Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadóttir from Women Talking and great classical choices on the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. A selection of compositions too by Irish composer Brian Byrne.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 11th August, 1pm-4pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
Paul Herriott looks back at one of the highlight concerts from the 2022-2023 season. Lumen will feature some of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin's most significant and popular orchestral works conducted by David Brophy and performed by a host of leading names including sean-nós singers Iarla Ó Lionáird, Lillis Ó Laoire and Síle Denvir; flute player Mike McGoldrick; saxophonist Kenneth Edge; traditional percussionist Mel Mercier; uilleann piper Mark Redmond; fiddlers Liz Doherty, Zoë Conway, Aidan O'Donnell and Katie Boyle and cellist Neil Martin.
National Symphony Orchestra
David Brophy, conductor
Kenneth Edge, soprano sax
Mike McGoldrick, flute
Mark Redmond, uilleann pipes
Liz Doherty Fiddle Quartet (with Aidan O'Donnell, Katie Boyle and Zoë Conway)
Neil Martin, cello
Iarla Ó Lionáird, sean nós singer
Síle Denvir, sean nós singer
Lillis Ó Laoire, sean nós singer
Eklego Ensemble (Mel Mercier, bodhrán, Karl Nesbitt, Conor Arkins & Claire Egan, fiddles, Paul Clesham, concertina, Niamh O'Brien, harp
(First broadcast 11th August 2022)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 11th August, 7pm-10pm