The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

The Rolling Wave Sunday 6 October 2013

The Rolling Wave is 10 years on the air in September this year and for the final programme of this month - Sun 25th September - we're asking you to select the music and song.

It can be anything from the traditional or folk world - perhaps a commercial recording or an archive piece or a recording made by the Rolling Wave that you've heard and liked.

You can email suggestions to   or post to The Rolling Wave, RTÉ Radio One, Dublin 4 or Twitter @TheRollingWave.

Also, congratulations to Siobhan Ní Mhurchú of Dún Garbhán, Mary Doyle of Co. Longford and Ciarán Ferrie of Dublin 6 - all winners of The Gloaming 2. The correct answer was Harry Lauder - the author of "Roamin' in the Gloaming".  And thanks to all of you who entered.

The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

To mark the recent 7th birthday of The Rolling Wave, the music and song on tonight's programme is chosen by some of the many people who listen to us.

About The Show

Named after a famous traditional Irish tune, The Rolling Wave is a sharp ear and a close eye on the world of traditional and folk music in Ireland.

Sunday, 10.00pm on RTÉ Radio 1


Congratulations to Declan Conneely, Moycullen and Geraldine Greene, Ennis - winners of copies of Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington’s  CD “The New Road”.

The answer is: Dé Dannan.

Thanks for all the entries and the next quiz is for copies of the new CD “Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky over it" which we discussed with Seán McErlaine on the Rolling Wave of 26th/27th July last. 

The question: From what Ulster counties does the music on the “Dear Dark Mountain” CD come? Plenty of clues in the programme with Seán and you can listen back to it all on this page.

Answers by post to The Rolling Wave, Music Programmes, RTÉ Radio, Dublin 4. Email to or on Twitter @TheRollingWave

Music Played on the Show


Title: The Rolling Wave

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Harry Bradley, Mick O' Brien, John Blake, Liam O'Connor

Duration: 0:47


Title: The Sailor On The Rock

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Barney Mckenna

Duration: 1:12


Title: Kitty's Rambles, The Sorrowful Shilling

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Laurence Nugent

Duration: 3:00


Title: Sliabh Na Mban

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Nioclás Tóíbín

Duration: 5:15


Title: Marbhna Luimní

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Noel Hill

Duration: 7:13


Title: The Hunter's Purse

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Leo Rowsome, Larry Redican

Duration: 1:54


Title: Shanagolden


Performer(s): Pat Connery, Liz O'Riordan

Duration: 3:29


Title: My Sweet Nightingale

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Mick Moriarty & The Pavees

Duration: 2:46


Title: The Lakes Of Coolfin

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Alec Finn

Duration: 3:56


Title: An Chiarraoích Mallaithe

Composer: TRAD. ARR.

Performer(s): Séamus Ó Beaglaíoch

Duration: 4:30



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Presenter/Producer: Peter Browne


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