The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

The Rolling Wave Sunday 24 February 2019

The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

On tonight's Rolling Wave piper Louise Mulcahy talks about the history of women uilleann pipers in traditional music. She tells the stories of some wonderful women including Anna Barry and Mrs Margaret Murphy, pictured below.

A photograph of the 1901 competitors at the Dublin Feis. Anna Barry, then in her teens, travelled from Cork, and appears in the picture in her white gown.  (Photograph courtesy of ITMA)

A photograph of Mrs. Margaret Murphy and her piping colleagues! (Photograph courtesy of ITMA)

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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.

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Music Played on the Show

The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, James Cullinane

0:44

Rainy Day / The Merry Blacksmith

Rainy Day / The Merry Blacksmith

Máire Ní Ghráda

2:37

The Friendly Visit/The Tailor's Twist

The Friendly Visit/The Tailor's Twist

Heather Clarke

1:08

Humours Of Derrykissane/Hardiman The Fiddler

Humours Of Derrykissane/Hardiman The Fiddler

Marion Mccarthy

2:28

The Lovely Sweet Banks Of The Moy

The Lovely Sweet Banks Of The Moy

Debbie Quigley

3:38

Planxty Davis/The Queen Of May/Johnny Henry's

Planxty Davis/The Queen Of May/Johnny Henry's

Louise Mulcahy/Michelle Mulcahy/Mick Mulcahy

3:21

The Munster Jig/Old Hag You Nearly Killed Me/The Humours Of Lisheen/Mrs Murphy's Jig

The Munster Jig/Old Hag You Nearly Killed Me/The Humours Of Lisheen/Mrs Murphy's Jig

Louise Mulcahy

4:19

The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, James Cullinane

0:44

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