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COUNTRYWIDE A bright start to the weekend as Damien O’Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country
THE ORWELL WHEELER Road cycling is one of the world’s toughest, most exacting sports. It brings people to the very outer limits of the their physical and mental capacity. The cycling calendar contains many races but three tower over all of the others. The first is May’s Giro d’Italia-three weeks through the most challenging terrain Italy has to […]
Seán Bán Breathnach All the day’s sports action, presented by SBB.
THE PURPLE VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH Susana Baca – Peruvian singer, Grammy winner and former Minister for Culture-performed in the National Concert Hall, Dublin recently as part of the Walton’s World Masters series. With her unmistakable voice, Susana Baca is a wonderful exponent of the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition and we are delighted to be bringing you the highlights on Vespertine of […]
OPERA NIGHT The Vienna State Opera presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni  As the legend goes, he was the quintessential rake – a womanizing scoundrel with a list of amorous conquests so long that his right-hand man needs an entire aria just to outline it! His name is Don Giovanni and in title role baritone Simon Keenlyside, Erwin Schrott […]
CÉILÍ HOUSE Uilleann piper Tim Doyle and fiddle player Fiona Nic Con Mhara, young musicians both from Shankhill in Co. Dublin, launched their CD “Scáthanna” at the Cobblestone in Dublin earlier this week. They join us on this week’s Céilí House to play and talk about their music.
VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH Suite music for a Sunday morning! The anniversaries of two important French Baroque composers this week – harpsichordist Jacques Duphly and royal flutist Jacques Hotteterre – make the Sunday Sonata an easy choice this week on Vox.  Hotteterre’s Suite for flute & continuo, Op. 2 No. 4 in E minor, is the centrepiece of the […]
DAVE FANNING Dave Fanning brings you a mix of interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music every Saturday and Sunday Weekends, 9-11am
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.
THE ROLLING WAVE Items of music and song and some interesting people we met during the 45th Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy which finished in Co Clare a week ago.