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.
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance through this link-
25th December 2016
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.
18th December 2016
With one week to go before Christmas, anyone checking out presents for traditional music lovers will get inspiration from tonight's programme.
11th December 2016
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.
4th December 2016
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.
27th November 2016
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.
20th November 2016
A look back at the recent Pádraig O'Keeffe Festival in Castleisland, Co Kerry held at the October bank holiday weekend.
13th November 2016
New traditional imusic and song from Pauline Conneely (banjo) Danny Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin (songs) and the four-piece group New Road.
6th November 2016
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
30th October 2016
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
23rd October 2016
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.
16th October 2016
More listeners choices - Planxty, Gatehouse, Máirtín O Connor, The Raw Bar Collective, Mikey Smith, a short tribute to guitarist Louis Stewart and more.
2nd October 2016
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"
25th September 2016
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.
18th September 2016
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.
11th September 2016
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.
4th September 2016
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.
28th August 2016
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.
21st August 2016
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.
31st July 2016
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.
24th July 2016
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.
17th July 2016
We finish our look at the London traditional music scene from the 1950s to the present day with English musician and musicologist Reg Hall.
10th July 2016
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.
3rd July 2016
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
26th June 2016
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.
19th June 2016
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".
12th June 2016
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.
5th June 2016
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.
29th May 2016
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.
22nd May 2016
15th May 2016
8th May 2016
1st May 2016
24th April 2016
17th April 2016
10th April 2016
27th March 2016
Traditional and folk music in Ireland, presented by Conor Byrne
20th March 2016
13th March 2016
6th March 2016
Celebrating the life and music of John Dwyer. (Part 2)
28th February 2016
Celebrating the life and music of John Dwyer.
21st February 2016
14th February 2016
We remember one of Limerick's famous sons - RTÉ broadcaster and music collector, Ciarán Mac Mathúna who passed away in December 2009.
7th February 2016
31st January 2016
24th January 2016
17th January 2016
10th January 2016
3rd January 2016