Pat Shortt is back with a new series of his much loved music archive series. The programmes feature many a magnificent melody, a slew of tall tales and improbable stories alongside a carefully selected assortment of music related reportage from over 50 years of RTE Archive.
Programme 1 looks back and re-visits a wide selection of some of the most memorable and best loved songs to emerge from Dublin city as Pat gazes back to the Gaiety Theatre in 1980 where Luke Kelly and the Dubliners delivered the definitive and spine tingling version of Brendan Behan’s ‘Auld Triangle. Imelda May’s spectacular ’One Night Only’ appearance, Paul Cleary and Blades ‘pop promo’ version of ‘Downmarket’, documentary footage of U2’s magnificent Croke Park homecoming gig back in 1985 alongside offerings from Sinead O’Connor and Philip Lynott should also delight. The programme also features the travails of a disgruntled 1960’s Dublin barfly on the arrival of female drinkers- and live music, no less!- into his favourite watering hole.