The Rolling Wave Live at the William Kennedy Piping Festival 2019
The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio 1 is delighted to present a special lunchtime concert featuring music and chat from some of the best musicians from home and abroad taking part in this year’s festival. The event will be hosted by the presenter of The Rolling Wave Aoife Nic Cormaic and will subsequently be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1.
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Programme 1: 6th September 2006
Old recordings of travelling piper Felix Doran, Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill talks about Waterford sean-nós singer Labhras Ó Cadhla and we hear a song from Scottish folk singer Iain Mackintosh who died recently.
Programme 2: 13th September 2006
Cormac Breathnach reviews new CDs "Téada" and "Kila and Oki".
Programme 3: 20th September 2006
Luke Cheevers talks about the forthcoming Frank Harte Festival in Dublin.
Programme 4: 27th September 2006
We meet Donegal piper Ciarán Mac Fheilimidhe
Programme 5: 4th October 2006
Singer Rita Gallagher from Co. Donegal, fiddle player Breda Keville from Galway and a couple of tracks from a new banjo and melodeon album "Humdinger" by Enda Scahill and Paul Brock.
11th October 2006
No programme - Soccer international: Ireland v. Czech Republic on all wavelengths.
Programme 6: 18th October 2006
Fiddle-player John Carty of London now living in Co. Roscommon talks about his music and plays polkas, hornpipes, reels and a slow air.
Programme 7: 25th October 2006
Information about a number of traditional music festivals taking place at the bank holiday weekend and some RTÉ Sound Archive recordings connected with them; Ciarán Collins, Joe Cooley, Séamus Ennis, Hugh Gillespie and Pádraig O'Keeffe. Also two tracks from a band specially brought together by Dónal Lunny for the Ó Riada Retrospective Festival in 1987, a song from the Keane sisters, Sarah and Rita, of Co. Galway and we remember J.C. Talty, flute and uilleann pipe player from Co. Clare who passed away one week ago.
Programme 8: 1st November 2006
Uilleann piper Eliot Grasso from Baltimore, Maryland plays four selections and talks about his music.
Programme 9: 8th November 2006
Songs from the three prizewinners in the Corn Uí Riada sean-nós singing competition held at this year's Oireachtas na Samhna in Derry and an edition of The Job of Journeywork, a radio programme presented by Ciarán MacMathúna in February 1965 featuring Sligo musicians.
15th November 2006
No programme - International soccer match, Ireland v San Marino, on all RTÉ Radio 1 wavelengths.
Programme 10: 22nd November 2006
Philip King reviews "The Humours of Planxty" by Leagues O'Toole, fiddle music from Pádraigh O'Keeffe, Paddy Cronin, Mikey Duggan and a track ffrom the new Geantraí CD
Programme 11: 29th November 2006
The Rolling Wave pays a visit to the opening of the new Irish Traditional Music Archive premises at 73 Merrion Square, Dublin.
Programme 12: 6th December 2006
Music and talk with Co. Clare flute-player and flute-maker Éamonn Cotter.
Programme 13: 13th December 2006
Song collector Tom Munnelly reviews "McNally's Row of Flats" by Mick Moloney and "The Spoons Murder and Other Mysteries" by Con Ó Drisceoil.
Programme 14: 20th December 2006
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh remembers flute-player Frankie Kennedy and we hear some traditional music and song suitable for Christmas time.
Programme 15: 27th December 2006
A programme to mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of the famous Irish musician and composer Seán Ó Riada, with some reflections by his son Peadar from an interview with Peter Browne done in Cúil Aodha in December 2006.