Special features

Tuesday 10th April

Art, culture and the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement

Susan McKay chooses her 3 favourite art works on the theme of peace and reconciliation, artist Amanda Dunsmore explains her exhibition of historical portaits "Keeper" and writer Billy Cowan talks about ...

Friday 6th April

Winner of RDS Music Bursary Award, 2018

Leaving Cert student and cellist Killian White, winner of the RDS Music Bursary Award for 2018 Full details:  www.rds.ie/Ireland-s-Philanthropic-Society/Our-Work/Projects/RDS-Music-Bursary

Friday 30th March

How the story of the Easter resurrection inspired centuries of music

A Good Friday special looking at how the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ influenced music composition down the centuries, with Michael Lee and Grace Bergin

Wednesday 14th March

Liam O'Flynn, RIP

A special programme on the uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn, whose death was announced today, remembered by his friends and musical colleagues Donal Lunny, Philip King, Christy Moore, Gay McKeon, Rita ...

Friday 2nd March

A public interview with Edna O'Brien

From the archives, a public interview with Edna O'Brien from 2012 - she has just received the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Award for Achievement in International Literature

Friday 23rd February

Paul Schrader public interview

A public interview as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with legendary sreenwriter/director Paul Schrader

Wednesday 14th February

A love special for St Valentine's Day

A love special for St Valentine's Day, looking at some of the great screen romances, books that took the theme of love in strange directions and unusual love songs

Tuesday 13th February

Celebrating 70 years of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, with current and former members Bill Dowdall, Debbie Clifford and Noel Eccles

Thursday 1st February

Celebrating Tom Murphy

A special programme live from the Abbey Theatre to celebrate the work of playwright Tom Murphy

Thursday 25th January

Tradfest 2018, live from House of Lords, College Green

A Tradfest special, live from the House of Lords on College Green. Chat and live music from The Dhol Foundation, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Steve Wickham, Pierre Bensusan and Karrie  



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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