The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

The Rolling Wave Thursday 21 May 2020

Ep 8 - John Kelly of Capel Street

Fiddle and concertina player John Kelly was born in West Clare in 1921 but moved to Dublin in 1945 where he opened a shop on Capel Street. He was a central figure in the music scene in Dublin from then until his death in 1988. John's grandaughter Aoife Kelly tells his story. First broadcast on 20th October 2019.

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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.

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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