The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

The Rolling Wave Sunday 3 May 2020

Rolling Wave 3rd May 2020

Tonight's Rolling Wave focuses on the music of Julia Clifford.  Julia Clifford was born in Sliabh Luachra in 1914.  She was taught to play the fiddle by the Sliabh Luachra fiddle master Pádraig O'Keeffe and she and her brother Denis became two of his most famous pupils. She lived in London for most of her life where she played music in dance halls and pubs with her husband John Clifford and her son Billy.  In her later years she lived in Thetford in Norfolk and she spent many happy years playing at folk clubs and folk festivals all around England. 

Tonight's programme features the voices of Matt Cranitch, Billy Clifford, Geraldine O'Callaghan, Aoife O'Keeffe and Julia Clifford herself. 

The Rolling Wave would like to thank Matt Cranitch for generously allowing us to use excerpts of interviews he did with Julia in the 1990s. 

For further information on Julia Clifford you can have a look at these very interesting websites

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.

In addition to the Sunday night show The Rolling Wave now has a podcast strand. Each week after the show a featured podcast from our archive will be published. You can have a listen to the podcasts here



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Presenter/Producer:  Aoife Nic Cormaic


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