Composer Seán O’Riada recalls 50 years after his death
Former collaborators of the man himself, singer Seán O’Sé and musician Michael Tubridy, join Tristan Rosenstock in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of composer Seán Ó Riada.
: In 1979, a tragic maritime disaster occurred on Whiddy Island just off the coast of Bantry, starting with a fire aboard the ship Betelgeuse. 50 people lost their lives that night – many who suffered are speaking out for the first time.
First broadcast of a new radio soap opera focusing on May Mullen, a fiercely independent woman who rallies against traditional expectations in 1900s Ireland.
The first of three documentaries on pioneer Irish women: historian, educator, feminist, human rights activist and nun, Dr Margaret MacCurtain, commemorated the first anniversary of her death.
: A meditation on lost time in the traditional Edges of Light outfit, inspired by the Summer Time Act of October 1916, when Irish timekeeping was brought into line with that of the UK, losing 24 minutes in the process.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Seán Ó Riada, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and guests present two sound portraits of the composer’s life and legacy.
For the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Moonfish Theater has designed an audio journey for the whole family – using live sound to create a world of adventure. Continues every night this week at 6:30 p.m.
Dublin abstract artist Seán Scully and American writer Kelly Grovier talk about their new interview book, .
Writer Ian Rankin talks about his new book– complete the last manuscript of crime author William McIlvanney and detail the first case of crime icon DI Laidlaw.
A double dive into the archives of RTÉ sessions with Dan Hegarty: go acoustic with a Fanning Session 1988 by In Tua Nua, and a 2012 Studio 8 excursion by The Cast of Cheers.
Audio of the second series of rte.ie’s new Irish music show, featuring live performances by post-punk Dublin’s Lost in Your Mind and former Turn frontman Oliver Cole, plus discussions with Jenny Wren from the Body and Soul Festival.
The successors of American garage rock The Strokes perform tunes from theirlong-player at the Accelerator festival in Stockholm in 2001.
A documentary look at the two musical groups most associated with Seán Ó Riada – Ceoltóirí Chualann and Cór Chúil Aodha.
As Ó Riada’s 50th anniversary commemorations draw to a close, composer Peadar’s son opens nominations for the 2021 Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal – this year awarded for a performance with accordion, melodeon, concertina and mouth organ .