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MOVIES AND MUSICALS In the week where Julie Andrews celebrates her 80th Birthday, another chance to hear Aedín Gormley’s  2008 interview on the occasion of the publication of  the first part of her book – Home, A Memoir of My Early Years. Aedín talks to the star of stage and screen about her fascinating life and career.  Julie […]
STRIKE UP THE BAND Strike up the Band presented by Evelyn Grant, is all about music for wind and brass – from military bands to concert bands, brass bands, and symphonic wind ensembles. Great music with no strings attached. This week’s programme opens with Fanfare & Flourishes. Evelyn puts the spotlight on the influential conductor Frederick Fennell and his […]
JAZZ ALLEY New Stuff.  The monthly dip into new releases includes  trombone and conch shell virtuoso Steve Turre’s new album Spiritman and Harold Mabern’s live trio recording Right On Time, amongst others. RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 7th October, 7pm-8pm
GRACE NOTES   Sibling Revelry. It’s a wonderful thing when families can sit down and make music together. One such family, who have been making music for a very long time, are the Caseys from Bandon. All are incredibly talented, Nollaig and Mairéad play the fiddle, and Máire is a harpist. They’ve just released an album, the […]
THE LYRIC FEATURE – Digitising Rita Rita Lynch was born in Macroom in 1914 and showed an early talent for singing which was encouraged by her mother. Despite having her early career disrupted by the Second World War she went on to record for HMV and to tour extensively performing in operas, concerts and oratorios in Ireland, the UK and the […]