The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

Archive 2017

Congratulations to two winners of the Rolling Wave quiz for copies of Liam O'Connor's new CD "Loom". The question was about what groups fiddle-player Seán Keane was a member of and there were plenty of answers. We know of four ensembles: The Castle Ceilí Band, Ceoltóirí Chualann, The Chieftains and an unusual one - The Halfpenny Bridge Quartet. 

CDs go to Liz McMahon of Enniskerry, Co Wicklow and Noel Howard of Lissarda, Co Cork.

And here's a new quiz for copies of the debut CD by the group Ushers Island. 

We'd like to know where or what is Ushers Island?

Answers by :

post to The Rolling Wave, Music Programmes, RTE Radio One, Dublin 4 

email therollingwave@rte.ie 

Twitter @Therollingwave

Good Luck!

13th August 2017

A highly influential fiddle player and teacher in Kerry, Pádraig O'Keeffe, was born in 1887. Tonight we hear an insightful documentary programme on O'Keeffe's life and music.

6th August 2017

The second half of the Gloaming's sell-out concert in March at the NCH, Dublin recorded by RTÉ Radio One.

30th July 2017

The Gloaming are enjoying enormous popularity for their unique musical sound, tonight we feature the first half of their concert recorded in the National Concert Hall in March.

23rd July 2017

Tonight we meet Damien McGeehan of Donegal to hear all about his recent recording on a most unusual instrument found in former times in his native county - the history, sound and music of "The Tin Fiddle"

16th July 2017

Items of music and song and some interesting people we met during the 45th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy which finished in Co Clare a week ago.

9th July 2017

Tonight we feature recordings from the new traditional group Ushers Island, a CD "An Rithim Réidh" by Mícheál Darby Ó Fatharta and concertina music from Brenda Castles.

2nd July 2017

Peter Browne is joined in studio for tonight's Rolling Wave by Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráín to talk about two of his recent publications.

25th June 2017

Tonight's Rolling Wave brings some early archive recordings from the Raidió Éireann Mobile Recording Unit which made its first trip out of Dublin to Co Leitrim in 1947.

18th June 2017

"Farewell to Music" - a slow air album by Tony Mac Mahon , harp music from Floriane Blancke's CD "Kaleidoscope" and songs and music of 1798 from "The Croppy's Complaint"

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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