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Music followers around the world will be delighted to know another platform to hear about all things traditional has opened up. The new Rolling Wave Podcast series will feature a selection from previous broadcasts from the 9 pm Sunday night Radio Programme:  Aoife's interviews with musicians, archive expeditions (we love that here in ITMA!), news on new releases and festivals taking place around the country.

There are five programmes available so far on the Apple Podcast platform:

Ep 1 - Do We Value Our Musicians Enough?

A public interview with Martin Hayes and Steve Cooney recorded at Trad Talk Dublin 2019 in Dublin Castle.
This programme was first broadcast on 23 February 2020

Ep 2 - What is Sean-Nós Singing?

Dr. Síle Denvir talks us through the art of Sean-nós singing and explains what, for her, makes a great Sean-nós singer.
This programme was first broadcast on 18 November 2018.

Síle Denvir, Seán-Nós singer and ITMA Board Member


Ep 3 - The secrets of Irish traditional fiddle playing

Master fiddle player Kevin Burke talks about getting the 'nyah' into his music and loving the tunes 'with no notes'! This programme was first broadcast on 2 February 2020.

Ep 4 - Women Uilleann Pipers

Piper Louise Mulcahy talks about her research into the history of Women Uilleann Pipers.
This programme was first broadcast on 24 February 2019.

Ep 5 - A fiddle player at the helm of the Irish Traditional Music Archive 

Liam O'Connor, fiddle player and newly appointed Director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive talks about growing up with music and his plans for this very important Irish cultural institution.
This programme was first broadcast on 23 June 2019.

Liam O'Connor, Director of ITMA