RTÉ Radio's The Rolling Wave ‑ new PODCAST series launched

RTÉ Presenter Aoife Nic Cormaic has been in touch with some timely news - that selected episodes from the ever-popular Sunday night radio show are now available as an Apple Podcast series. 

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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 of interviews and features from the Sunday night Radio Programme.

So far five programmes are available 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 

And ITMA's very own 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

Aoife pointed out that for rights reasons the music in the podcasts is shorter than in the original broadcast. 

But no worries on that score as the full versions of Rolling Wave Programmes are available online at: 

https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/ Just click on the relevant date. 

And remember to listen live on RTÉ Radio 1 every Sunday night at 9pm.

Aoife Nic Cormaic, presenter, Rolling Wave


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