The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

Archive 2017

Congratulations to Gobnait Ní Chrualaí of Maigh Chromtha and Kevin Hayes of Piltown who are the two winners of Jack Talty's CD "In Flow". The correct answer is of course that the concertina is most associated with Co. Clare. Many people had this answer right .

Here is our new competition and the prizes are copies of Dublin fiddle-player Liam O'Connor's CD "Loom". 

It was launched recently in TCD by another famous fiddle-player, Seán Keane. He has been a member of several well known traditional music groups in his lifetime - can you name any one of those in order to be in the hat and have a chance of winning?

Good luck!

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11th June 2017

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.

4th June 2017

Information on many of the festivals, summer schools and other traditional music events taking place in Ireland over the coming months.

28th May 2017

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.

21st May 2017

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.

14th May 2017

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.

30th April 2017

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.

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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