The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

Archive 2018

We have a new quiz for you on The Rolling Wave:

Christy Moore has a new double album just out called "On the Road" and we have vinyl copies to give to the winners.

The question is about a folk festival which took place in the late 70s and early 80s in a location on the west coast of Co Clare. Christy sings a famous song about the festival and if you know where it did take place then try your luck!

Answers to:

The Rolling Wave, c/o Peter Browne, Music Programmes, RTÉ Radio One, Dublin 4 or or @Therollingwave

And congratulations to the two winners of our last competition: Mary Murphy of Rathowen, Co Westmeath and Joe Clarke of Summerhill, Co Meath.

Copies of The Blue Room CD by the Martin Hayes Quartet go to both and the answer was The Tulla Céilí Band.

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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