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Fri
Sat
12:00AM
CELTIC ROCK
1:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
2:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
3:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
4:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
5:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
6:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
7:00AM
CANADIAN MIX
8:00AM
AT HOME AND ABROAD - TALK RADIO
9:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
10:00AM
Spiritual
 Mix of Music inc Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
11:00AM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
12:00PM
 Mix of Music including Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc
1:00PM
AT HOME AND ABROAD - TALK RADIO
2:00PM
Jazz/ Blues
3:00PM Artist of the Week 3pm - 3:10pm Then New Releases
4:00PM  Mix of Music incl Folk, Trad, Showbands, etc COMEDY
5:00PM CANADIAN MIX
6:00PM Learn Irish - 15 Min Lesson + 45 Mins Songs in Irish
7:00PM Folk and Trad 'til 9
8:00PM  Folk and Trad 'til 9
9:00PM CROONERS
10:00PM EASY LISTENING  INSTRUMENTAL
11:00PM 10PM - MIDNIGHT



Each talk show AT HOME AND ABROAD will be initially broadcast at 8:00am on Sunday repeated at 8:00am and 1pm daily for one week.

It will then move to the archives.

Oct 1th - Oct 22nd

The Royal Irish Academy Lecture: From Dublin Westward: Petrie, Clonmacnoise and Aran



Professor Tom Dunne's lecture was organised in conjunction with an exhibition curated by the Royal Irish Academy Library 'Views of Dublin: original watercolours by George Petrie, MRIA, 1790-1866'. This exhibition, to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of George Petrie, ran from 19 January – 15 February, 2016.





Máire Ní Chathasaigh is "the doyenne of Irish harp players" (The Scotsman), “the great innovator of modern Irish harping, a player of outstanding technique and imagination” (The Rough Guide to Irish Music) and one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians. She was described by the late Derek Bell as “the most interesting and original player of the Irish harp today” and is the sole harper recipient to date of Irish music's most prestigious award, Gradam Ceoil TG4 - Irish Traditional Musician of the Year. She grew up in a well-known West Cork musical family who were active in the Cork Pipers' Club and was already proficient in a variety of other instruments by the time that she began to play the harp at the age of eleven. Using her knowledge of the idiom of the living oral Irish tradition, she developed a variety of new techniques, particularly in relation to ornamentation, with the aim of establishing an authentically traditional style of harping - “a single-handed reinvention of the harp”. This sharply diverged from the established norms of 20th century Irish harping up to that point - the instrument was associated in the public mind almost exclusively with song accompaniment and performance of the music of the old Irish harpers was confined to a select few. Máire's originality was quickly recognised and she made a number of TV and radio broadcasts as a teenager, going on to win the All-Ireland and Pan-Celtic Harp Competitions on several occasions. (Her three Senior All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil wins were in 1975, 1976 and 1977 - a record that is still unsurpassed.) Her live performances had been attracting attention internationally since 1978, when she first toured Germany as part of the hugely-influential and commercially-successful Irish Folk Festival tour. Her very first recording was made for the live compilation album released to commemorate that tour (and featured the first commercial recording of a reel played on the harp in a traditional style) ; other artists featured were Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Dolores Keane and John Faulkner, Mick Hanly and Máirtin O'Connor. In 1985 she recorded the first harp album ever to concentrate on traditional Irish dance music, The New-Strung Harp, described by The Irish Examiner as "an intensely passionate and intelligent record… a mile-stone in Irish harp music”. Her approach has had a profound influence on three generations of Irish harpers and in 2001 she was awarded Gradam Cheoil TG4 - Irish Traditional Musician of the Year -“for the excellence and pioneering force of her music, the remarkable growth she has brought to the music of the harp and the positive influence she has had on the young generation of harpers”- a recognition of her pioneering work. She remains the sole harpist recipient of this prestigious award. (For details see the side-bar on the right.)


 

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