The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

Archive 2018

28th October 2018

Traditional and folk music in Ireland, presented by Aoife Nic Cormaic.

23rd September 2018

Tonight we spend our time with majestic slow airs and beautiful songs from the Irish tradition in this programme - Amhrán na Leabhar, An Bonnán Buí, Easter Snow and more.

16th September 2018

Dublin fiddle-player Seán Keane has enjoyed a lifetime in traditional music. Tonight we meet Seán to look over his illustrious career

9th September 2018

Master uilleann piper Liam Ó Floinn passed away in March of this year and tonight's Rolling Wave plays a wide variety of recordings from his distinguished musical career.

2nd September 2018

Finbar Furey spends an hour with Peter Browne talking about famous and influential uilleann pipers past and present and the strong music tradition in his family.

26th August 2018

For Peter Browne's farewell to the Rolling Wave - a selection of some favourite pieces of music and song that have taken his fancy over his years with the programme.

19th August 2018

Fiddle-player Seán Keane of Dublin has enjoyed a lifetime in traditional music - as a solo musician and also a member of the Castle Céilí Band, Ceoltóirí Chualann and the Chieftains. Tonight we look over illustrious career.   

12th August 2018

We remember the uniquely talented Donegal fiddle player and composer Tommy Peoples who passed away on the 4th of August with a selection of his music and memories from Paddy Glackin, Dermot McLoughlin and Mairéad Ní Mhaonigh.

5th August 2018

The sixth and final programme in our Rolling Wave series on the history of traditional music and Irish radio over the years. Tonight: The Irish Phonograph, The arrival of Radio 2 in 1979, women presenters of traditional music programmes and the future...

29th July 2018

New recordings from Claire Keville, Eimear Arkins, Angela Usher, Gerry Harrington and Billy Clifford plus some tracks from the first De Dannan album issued in the mid-1970s and featuring the singing of Dolores Keane.   

22nd July 2018

The fifth programme in our Rolling Wave series on the connections between traditional music and radio over the years - this week: the 1970s and The Long Note.

15th July 2018

Excerpts from a 1979 Bothy Band concert in the National Stadium, Dublin and tracks from a new recording "Dog in the Fog" by Manchester musicians Mike McGoldrick and Dezi Donnelly

8th July 2018

New recordings from Josephine Marsh, Steph Geremia, archive recordings from the Coleman Country, A 1980 Clannad concert in Bremen plus tunes and songs from Jim McArdle and friends.

1st July 2018

One of Ireland's foremost poets, Liam O Muirthile, passed away in May. Tonight from the archives, we remember Liam in his own words and choices of music.

24th June 2018

New releases all the way this evening from David Power and Camerata Kilkenny, Séamus McGuire and John Lee, Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb, Conor Caldwell and The High Seas.

17th June 2018

A short Rolling Wave series on traditional Irish music and radio since the first 2RN broadcast. Part 4, the 1960s and the arrival of Seán Ó Riada and his group Ceoltóirí Chualann

10th June 2018

A short Rolling Wave series on traditional Irish music and radio since the first 2RN broadcast. Part Three: the 1950s and the collecting and programmes of Ciarán Mac Mathúna.

3rd June 2018

Tuning the Radio - a Rolling Wave series on traditional Irish music and radio. Part Two: radio on the move as the Raidió Éireann Mobile Recording Unit journeys around the country.

27th May 2018

Tuning the Radio - a short Rolling Wave series on traditional Irish music and radio since the first 2RN broadcast in January 1926. Part One - Humble Beginnings.

13th May 2018

A preview of the forthcoming Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in July and some choice pieces of music and song from the RTÉ Sound Archives

6th May 2018

Master uilleann piper Liam Ó Floinn passed away in March of this year and tonight's Rolling Wave plays a selection of recordings of his music from his distinguished career

29th April 2018

New recordings from Daithí Gormley on accordion, the six-piece group Danú, fiddle-player James Carty, Cork singer-songwriter Con Ó Drisceoil and Aidan Coffey, also accordion.

22nd April 2018

The programme tonight focuses on some newly issued traditional music recordings including Garvan Hill - a triple CD of archive recordings by Donegal fiddle player Mickey Doherty

15th April 2018

We feature a Long Note radio programme from the 1970s presented by the celebrated traditional singer Seosamh Ó hÉanaí whose life was dramatised in the recent film Song of Granite.

8th April 2018

New music recordings - singer Niall Hanna, banjo music from Shane Mulchrone, Manchester flute and whistle player Mike McGoldrick and the new Altan album Gap of Dreams

1st April 2018

We feature a compilation album of songs and tunes called Music of Mayo, fiddle player Declan Folan, a three-piece group Music in the Glen and a 1979 Planxty recording from Germany.

25th March 2018

Last Monday was the 30th anniversary of the death in 1988 of one of the most creative traditional Irish fiddle players, Tommie Potts and we remember him in tonight's Rolling Wave.

18th March 2018

Tonight we remember master uilleann piper and whistle player Liam Ó Floinn who sadly passed away on Wednesday of this week.

11th March 2018

Music from the NCH Gloaming Live album and a Long Note radio programme from the 1970s presented by the celebrated traditional singer Seosamh Ó hÉanaí

4th March 2018

Next Thursday is International Women's' Day and tonight's Rolling Wave plays songs and music from women performers past and present.

25th February 2018

Traditional and folk music in Ireland, presented by Peter Browne

18th February 2018

The 38th Euroradio Folk Festival took place in the Czech Republic in the summer of last year and 20 countries took part. The Irish contribution came from the celebrated group Altan

11th February 2018

Twenty years ago The Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin published a book of music collected by Canon James Goodman. Tonight we hear a documentary on Goodman.

4th February 2018

This is the centenary year of the birth of the celebrated Co. Clare uilleann piper, whistle-player and singer Willie Clancy - born on Christmas Eve 1918.

28th January 2018

New music on tonight's Rolling Wave from Cork singer Seán Ó Liatháin, American trio Open the Door for Three, an unusual duet with an exotic flavour to their music and more.

21st January 2018

Tonight's programme features the concluding part of the Martin Hayes Quartet concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on October 28th last year.

14th January 2018

The Martin Hayes Quartet performed at a sell-out concert in the National Concert Hall in Dublin last October. Recorded for RTÉ Radio One and is featured in tonight's Rolling Wave.

7th January 2018

Two traditional music enthusiasts, Oisín Mac Diarmada and Daithí Gormley have just produced the "Fiddlers of Sligo Tunebook" celebrating the musical heritage of their home area

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