the fallout from an IRA execution; a life of pagan poetry
In the twelfth installment of this historical archive series, we will hear songs, music and conversations from Conamara and Inis Mór, Árainn, from the 1950s to the 1970s – including messages in English and Irish to parents. abroad registered during an emigration festival.
Bairbre Flood travels to Lesvos, Greece, to speak to volunteers and refugees working in Moria refugee camp in a rehearsal of this 2020 documentary.
I Am To Be Shot: In 1921, English officer Geoffrey Compton-Smith was about to be executed by the IRA in Blarney, County Cork. He writes to his wife to tell her about it, but she later learns that he was captured while on his way to meet another woman. A look at the political and personal fallout, as well as his respect for “the Sinn Féiners”, through his final correspondence.
Pagan Flames (first broadcast on Radio 1 in 1977): Documentary maker Pat Feeley catches up with Cahersiveen’s Sean Healy, Co Kerry, who balanced a working life in England with observational poetry about life, as well as pagan mythology .
Young pundits Jack and Harry covered Euro 2020 on the national children’s radio station – and now they’re back to tackle the Premiership in a monthly edition, with guests from the football world.
Poet Nick Laird talks about his new collection,.
Stephen meets with American singer-songwriter BC Camplight to discuss the single “I’m Alright in the World”, mental health, deportation and upcoming concert dates.
Back in the archives of the RTÉ session with Dan Hegarty, with the first Studio 8 session of Republic of Loose in 2004; and a Studio 8 session of the alt-popper AEMak, recorded in 2018 for The Alternative.
Audio of the second series of rte.ie’s new Irish music show, including live performances by singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson and The Mary Wallopers ballads / sheep thieves, plus tips and tricks by DJ Jenny Greene.
This week, Brendan and the kids investigate the Western Lowland Gorilla. Zookeeper Rachael explains why males develop a ‘silverback’ and learn all about gorilla family life and their forest habitat at Dublin Zoo.
Selection of live performances by Irish actors for the Seconds Away web series, including A Lazarus Soul, Gemma Dunleavy, SPRINTS, Erica Cody and Tandem Felix.
Ahead of the Dublin Fringe Festival, the arts magazine of the week features the two-handed play by Dublin theater company Brokentalkers.
On the eve of the re-release of Irish independent legends’ groundbreaking 1996 album Whipping Boy, Dan Hegarty presents the highlights of a concert that year, recorded at the Furnace in Dublin.
Immerse yourself in the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival with the Ragazze Quartet, in a concert recorded in Amsterdam for their Bantry and Beyond 2021 series.
A special outdoor broadcast for the Galway International Festival of the Arts, from the festival gallery on William Street, by the river, with talks with Enda Walsh and Domhnall Gleeson.