The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

Sunday, 9 -10 pm

The Rolling Wave Sunday 24 May 2020

The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave

This week's guest is Aoife Kellly. Aoife is the granddaughter of John Kelly, the great fiddle and concertina player from West Clare. Born in 1921 John Kelly came to Dublin in 1945 where he opened a shop on Capel Street. From then one he was a central figure in the Irish music scene in the city and many people passed through the doors of the Capel Street shop for chats and tunes. 

Aoife Kelly has curated a fantastic website in his memory called 

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



Contact the Show

Presenter/Producer:  Aoife Nic Cormaic


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