Many good recordings of traditional music and song were issued during the year and Peter Browne chooses a selection for tonight's programme.
A visit to Stormont Castle and a celebration of International Uilleann Pipes Day which took place there last month.
Fiddle music from Ceol an Chláir - a reissued collection of County Clare fiddle players, songs from this year's Oireachtas competitions and a memory of Ronnie McShane.
Plenty of variety tonight with new music from Scottish singer Julie Fowlis, whistle player Brian Hughes, piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín and a duet of Luke Deaton and Jayne Pomplas.
We remember piper, flute and fiddle player Peadar O'Loughlin of Kilmayley, Co Clare - a stalwart of the traditional music world - who passed away last month.
A look back to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis last August with some Rolling Wave recordings including a visit to the Fleadh Singers' Club in the Auburn Lodge Hotel.
Finbar Furey spends an hour with Peter Browne talking about famous and influential uilleann pipers past and present, his own experiences of learning and playing this uniquely Irish instrument and the strong music tradition in his family.
An October Bank Holiday selection of songs and tunes from some very good recently released traditional music recordings. Quality all the way!
Memories of fiddle player Denis Murphy and tin-whistle player Kieran Collins, a look ahead to International Uilleann Piping Day on November 4th and a new recording from The Martin Hayes Quartet
We conclude our look at the songs of John Reilly of Boyle, Co Roscommon as heard in his own archived recordings and versions sung by Christy Moore.
A celebration of the song legacy of John Reilly - a traveller singer from Boyle, Co Roscommon who possessed valuable ballads which were thought to have been lost.
Music and song recorded by RTÉ at the 45th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy which took place in Miltown Miltown Malbay, Co Clare in July.
A look ahead to some major events happening soon in the traditional music world.
New music from Scáthanna by Fí ona Nic Conmara and Tim Doyle (fiddle and pipes), Fergus McGorman (flute), the Keane family of Co Galway and more.
Chicago has an interesting history with traditional music over the years and tonight we take a look at some of these with tunes from Kevin Henry, Lawrence Nugent and Dennis Cahill.
New music on tonight's Rolling Wave from flute player Martin Meehan, Scottish traditional singer Christine Primrose, a fiddle album from Bernadette Nic Gabhann, harp tunes from Eileen Gannon and a celebration of the regular Thursday night sessions in a famed Dublin traditional music oasis, The Cobblestone in Smithfield.
We spend our time with majestic slow airs and beautiful songs from the Irish tradition in this programme - Amhrán na Leabhar, An Bonnán Buí, Easter Snow and more.
We revisit some old Raidió Éireann recordings from 1947 with new information about the players and singers who took part 70 years ago. Also, three anti-war songs from Frank Harte, accordion music from Finbarr Dwyer and tracks from a new CD "From Camden to Tulla"
A highly influential fiddle player and teacher in Kerry, Pádraig O'Keeffe, was born in 1887. Tonight we hear an insightful documentary programme on O'Keeffe's life and music.
The second half of the Gloaming's sell-out concert in March at the NCH, Dublin recorded by RTÉ Radio One.
The Gloaming are enjoying enormous popularity for their unique musical sound, tonight we feature the first half of their concert recorded in the National Concert Hall in March.
Tonight we meet Damien McGeehan of Donegal to hear all about his recent recording on a most unusual instrument found in former times in his native county - the history, sound and music of "The Tin Fiddle"
Items of music and song and some interesting people we met during the 45th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy which finished in Co Clare a week ago.
Tonight we feature recordings from the new traditional group Ushers Island, a CD "An Rithim Réidh" by Mícheál Darby Ó Fatharta and concertina music from Brenda Castles.
Peter Browne is joined in studio for tonight's Rolling Wave by Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráín to talk about two of his recent publications.
Tonight's Rolling Wave brings some early archive recordings from the Raidió Éireann Mobile Recording Unit which made its first trip out of Dublin to Co Leitrim in 1947.
"Farewell to Music" - a slow air album by Tony Mac Mahon , harp music from Floriane Blancke's CD "Kaleidoscope" and songs and music of 1798 from "The Croppy's Complaint"
We feature a new set of recordings by the celebrated uilleann pipes player, maker, teacher and broadcaster Leo Rowsome (1903 - 1970) and hear something about his life and times.
Information on many of the festivals, summer schools and other traditional music events taking place in Ireland over the coming months.
A new album from Zoe Conway (fiddle) and John McIntyre (guitar), information on uilleann piping in Cuba and some rare recordings from the RTÉ Sound Archives.
Tonight's Rolling Wave hears tracks from a new album "Loom" by one of Ireland's most skilful younger fiddle players, Dublin man Liam O'Connor.
A look forward and a look back in the company of Paul Brady to a famous and much loved album of songs and tunes by himself, Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny and Kevin Burke.
Tomorrow's bank holiday is International Workers' Day and tonight's Rolling Wave brings songs and music to celebrate work and labour and, with May Day, the arrival of a new season.
Tonight we hear from English folk trio Leveret's new disc "In the Round", Dingle piper and low whistle player Eoin Duignan's recording "Timeless".
The Rolling Wave tonight features some songs for Easter, Noel Hill on concertina "Live in New York" and a memory of Sliabh Luachra fiddle-player Maurice O'Keeffe.
On tonight's Rolling Wave as we hear recent recordings from Caoimhín Vallely, Cormac Ó Beaglaíoch, Mícheál Ó hAlmhain, Steve Larkin anand Mick Kinsella.
We feature Elizabeth Cronin (1879 - 1956) of Co. Cork who has been nominated for an award in the Music Programmes category at this year's Celtic Media Festival in the Isle of Man.
RTÉ is sending four pieces of music and song as entries in the prestigious Prix Svetozar Stracina held every two years by Slovak Radio in Bratislava. This is an international competition for folk and traditional music recordings made by radio stations all over the world and you can hear our four entries in tonight's Rolling Wave.
Rare recordings of Kerry fiddle player Paddy Cronin who played on Raidió Éireann in the late 1940s before emigrating to the USA and living there for over 40 years.
To mark International Women's Day earlier this week, we have all women musicians and singers on tonight's Rolling Wave and we're joined in studio by Grace Toland, Director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
We meet flute-player, musicologist and author Fintan Vallely to talk about his illustrated concert series "Compánach". Also, to keep it in the family, a fine new album of piano music and songs from Caoimhín Vallely.
A full line-up for tonight's Rolling Wave - singer Hannah Rarity, a duet of Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, a Mexican-Irish musical connection and more...
The Rolling Wave remembers the famous and influential Sliabh Luachra fiddle-player Pádraig O'Keeffe with contributions from pupils and friends
Slow airs and songs from Seosamh Ó hÉanaí and Seamus Ennis and tracks from a new album "In Flow" by Clare concertina player Jack Talty.
Recordings of Sharon Shannon and her band and Galician piper and multi-instrumentalist Carlos Nunez made at the annual Paléo Festival in Nyon Switzerland in July 2016.
New recordings: Before we Change our Mind from the group Beoga, The Heathery Hills by singer Rita Gallagher and The Raven's Rock from piper Cillian Vallely.
Music and song recorded at last summer's Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in Co Clare including a musical tribute to the famous uilleann piper after whom the week-long event is named.
The Rolling Wave delves into the RTÉ Sound Archives to uncover some gems of traditional music and song from years past.
New recordings on tonight's Rolling Wave - Cuisle Cheol na bPíob from piper Kevin Rowsome, Siar by player Johnny Óg Connolly and Free and Easy from the group Caladh Nua.
Dónal Lunny has been central to many creative happenings in Irish music over many years. He joins Peter Browne for the first programme of 2017.