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The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

Archive 2017

Congratulations to Susanna McAdam of Cleggan, Co Galway and John Byrne of Stillorgan in Dublin - winners of CDs by Planxty and Christy Moore.

The answer: Dónal Lunny, Christy Moore, Liam Ó Floinn and Andy Irvine - the four members of the original 1970s Planxty.

here's our new quiz:

The concertina is an instrument in traditional Irish music associated with one particular county more than any other. 

Concertina begins with the letter "c" and there are 4 counties also which begin with "c": Carlow, Cavan, Clare and Cork. The answer is in there somewhere...! 

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Prizes (X 2) are copies of Jack Talty's new CD "In Flow"

23rd April 2017

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".

16th April 2017

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.

9th April 2017

On tonight's Rolling Wave as we hear recent recordings from Caoimhín Vallely, Cormac Ó Beaglaíoch, Mícheál Ó hAlmhain, Steve Larkin anand Mick Kinsella.

2nd April 2017

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.

26th March 2017

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.

19th March 2017

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.

12th March 2017

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.

5th March 2017

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.

26th February 2017

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...

19th February 2017

The Rolling Wave remembers the famous and influential Sliabh Luachra fiddle-player Pádraig O'Keeffe with contributions from pupils and friends

12th February 2017

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.

5th February 2017

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.

29th January 2017

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.

22nd January 2017

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.

15th January 2017

The Rolling Wave delves into the RTÉ Sound Archives to uncover some gems of traditional music and song from years past.

8th January 2017

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.

1st January 2017

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.



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