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PLAYBACK A compilation of the best of the week’s radio on RTÉ Radio 1 presented by Marian Richardson. RTÉ Radio 1, Saturday 20 May, 9am    
CÉILÍ HOUSE Fiddle-player Mairéad Nesbitt is from a strong Co Tipperary musical background and has performed in many countries and on many stages – her recent solo album “Hibernia” features traditional music, song and dance in an orchestral setting. Tonight Céilí House travels to Mairéad’s homeplace in Loughmore in the north of the county for tunes, songs […]
THE MARTY SQUAD Marty Morrissey and guests review the weekend’s GAA Championship action.
DOCUMENTARY ON ONE You Can Stick Your World CupHow many years since ‘Saipan’? Five? Six? Seven? Why would you mention that one word to Irish people this year? Because it’s 10 years since the whole Saipan saga. It was just before the World Cup of 2002 that Roy and Mick had their row on the Pacific island of […]
ARENA The Fermanagh author Shane Connaughton is the son of a guard and in his novel “Married Quarters” he visits familiar territory to tell the story of a young boy growing up in a garda barracks in rural Ireland. Today the author chats about depicting this 1950’s Ireland, a time of slow but sure modernisation, with tractors replacing horses, […]
INSIDE CULTURE This week on Inside Culture Fionn Davenport speaks to Howard Cunnell about his memoir Fathers and Sons and we hear about the Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. RTÉ Radio 1, Monday 22 May,10pm
RISING TIME Shay Byrne presents the best music mix to start the day, with news, weather, traffic and sport. RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays, 5.30am
ARENA Kraftwerk can justifiably be called electronic music pioneers, from their beginnings in 1969.  It wasn’t just their innovative use of electronics but also their visual style that made them stand out.  Newly-released and under discussion on Arena today is “Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue”, a documentary of their multi-media art performances of 8 of their albums in […]