As Christmas Day comes to a close, Peter Browne brings us a sparkling selection of traditional music, song and words from Ireland and further afield to round off a pleasant day.
With one week to go before Christmas, anyone checking out presents for traditional music lovers will get inspiration from tonight's programme.
The Rolling Wave looks at some publications about traditional music and song that came out during the year - with the uilleann pipes and the harp featuring prominently.
A musical look back to the summer and the gathering of musicians and singers in Miltown Malbay in Co Clare in July for the 44th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy held annually in honour of the famous uilleann piper who lived in the town.
Featuring a new recording Imbas by Ensemble Ériu, songs and accordion playing from Donie Nolan and selections from The Lost Continent from Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin & John Blake.
A look back at the recent Pádraig O'Keeffe Festival in Castleisland, Co Kerry held at the October bank holiday weekend.
New traditional imusic and song from Pauline Conneely (banjo) Danny Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin (songs) and the four-piece group New Road.
New recordings on the Rolling Wave - from Dublin singer Daoirí Farrell, the four-piece group Gatehouse, fiddle and concertina duo Mary McNamara and Sorcha Costello and more
Elizabeth Cronin of Co. Cork had an enormous store of traditional songs and she passed them on to the collectors who called to her home in Macroom. We hear about her life and songs
Joe Derrane was a Boston-born accordion player who had a most innovative way of playing traditional Irish music - tonight the Rolling Wave recalls his 1995 visit to Ireland and hears about his life and music.
More listeners choices - Planxty, Gatehouse, Máirtín O Connor, The Raw Bar Collective, Mikey Smith, a short tribute to guitarist Louis Stewart and more.
Peter Browne meets the celebrated Scottish and Australian singer and songwriter Eric Bogle on his recent visit to Dublin, to talk about his life and hear a selection of his songs including his two famous World War One ballads "No Mans Land" and "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
The Rolling Wave is 10 years on the air this month - our first programme was 6th September 2006. We mark the occasion with listeners choices of traditional music and song.
Many new recordings of traditional music and song were launched at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in Co. Clare in July and this evening's Rolling Wave chooses tracks from a selection of them.
The Flanagan Brothers were famous for their music and singing in the USA in the 1920s and 30s. Peter Browne meets musician and musicologist Mick Moloney to hear all about them.
We meet Howard Marshall to talk about his new book "Out of Darkness" which describes the life and times of the 19th Century blind Co. Clare piper Garret Barry.
Peter Browne meets Fr. John Quinn to talk about the fiddle-playing and compositions of Seán Ryan (1919 - 1985) whom he knew over a period of several decades and whose music is widely played by today's musicians.
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Crowley visits the Rolling Wave studio to talk about his new song collection "Songs from the Beautiful City - The Cork Urban Ballads" and select some favourites from it.
The second half of the World Fiddle Day concert in Scartaglen is part of tonight's Rolling Wave as well as some new recordings of traditional music and song.
World Fiddle Day was celebrated in Scartaglen in Co. Kerry in May. Tonight's Rolling Wave includes excerpts from Part One the nightime fiddle concert.
We finish our look at the London traditional music scene from the 1950s to the present day with English musician and musicologist Reg Hall.
English musician and musicologist Reg Hall has spent over 60 years observing, recording & detailing the Irish music scene in London, tonight he joins us to talk about his new CD.
There have been a number of high quality & innovative releases of traditional music and song recently, from soloists, singers and groups. The Rolling Wave plays a selection tonight
July is a big month for traditional music festivals all around Ireland and we give The Rolling Wave preview of many of these, including in Clare, Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo.
We conclude our talk with musician Mick Tubridy and also hear about new initiatives in traditional music and arts - "Tunes in the Church" and "Airt".
Meet Clareman Mick Tubridy, flute, whistle and concertina player with the Castle Céilí Band, Ceoltóirí Chualann and The Chieftains, to talk about his life and career.
Part 2 of a recent Dublin concert performance by The Gloaming whose fresh, original and skilled playing and singing has captured the imagination of music followers worldwide.
Part 1 of a recent Dublin concert by The Gloaming whose fresh, original and skilled playing and singing has captured the imagination of music followers worldwide.
Traditional and folk music in Ireland, presented by Conor Byrne
Celebrating the life and music of John Dwyer. (Part 2)
Celebrating the life and music of John Dwyer.
We remember one of Limerick's famous sons - RTÉ broadcaster and music collector, Ciarán Mac Mathúna who passed away in December 2009.