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Rick O’Shea Great music and infotainment with Rick and Cormac, to get you through the weekend.
Opera Night Bernard Clarke brings us Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor a tragic opera in three acts. Diana Damrau is Lucia, Charles Castronovo is Sir Edgardo, Ludovic Tezier is Lord Enrico Ashton, Taylor Stayton is Lucia's bridegroom, Kwangchul Youn is a chaplain, Peter Hoare is a huntsman and Rachael Lloyd is Lucia's maid. This production was recorded in April at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Daniel Oren conducts the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera H
The Electric Disco with Jenny Greene The soundtrack to Saturday night. Jenny bangs out classic dance anthems.
Céilí House This week’s Céilí House features music recorded at the recent Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare. Tunes and songs too from new Cds by Donie Nolan, Danny Diamond and more.
Second Captains Sunday Combining music, chat and revealing profile interviews, Second Captains Sunday will bring the lively, light-hearted and humorous tone synonymous with Second Captains to a weekend audience far beyond traditional sports fans.
EVELYN GRANT’S WEEKEND DRIVE There is never a shortage of musical royalty on Weekend Drive. This week, tracks from flautist Emmanuel Pahud's album of music from the court of Frederick the Great; Handel's Zadok the Priest - written for the coronation of George II of England; and a piece attributed to Henry the Eighth - Pastimes in Good Company. You'll be in good company with Evelyn Grant on Saturday and Sunday from 4pm.
Will Leahy The best wind down to the weekend on Sunday night!
Nova Nova is about new music, chronicling what's radical and what's conservative, who's established and who's in the avant garde. A blend of contemporary classical, electronic and experimental music. Bernard features works from young Irish composers Neil Quigley, Amanda Feery, Raych V Corcoran and Hugh Lynch and Dublin poet Karl Parkinson reads a short piece from his new novel The Blocks, to be published by the New Binary Press on July 29th.
The Rolling Wave World Fiddle Day was celebrated in Scartaglen in Co. Kerry in May. Tonight’s Rolling Wave includes excerpts from Part One the nightime fiddle concert.
LIZ NOLAN’S LYRIC NOTES Liz Nolan presents great classical music from across the ages. The Coffee Concert at 10.30am from the Musikverein in Vienna, Yefim Bronfman, the Dresden Staatskapelle and conductor Christian Thielemann perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.