Christy Moore Recognized For A Lifetime In Irish Music


RTÉ Jr, 4 p.m.

Five-year-old Tommy from Dublin takes over mechanized steel wheels at RTÉ studios to show adults who really is the boss.

Opera night

LyricFM, 7 p.m.

The Wexford Festival Opera Ensemble presents Bellini I Capuleti ei Montecchi – a topical account of the history of Romeo and Juliet.

The Earl Gray Girls

TV news, 9 p.m.

Another chance to hear a 2020 documentary that explores the lives of orphan Irish teenagers shipped to British colonies in Australia during the Great Famine.


The Inny River: explored in the Lyric section; Sunday, 6 p.m., LyricFM

The lyrical function

LyricFM, 6 p.m.

After the Inny: an exploration of the rich diversity of flora and fauna and archaeological sites along the River Inny in South Kerry.

The poetry program

RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Olivia O’Leary talks to poets Vona Groarke and Annemarie Ní Churreáin about their new collections.


LyricFM, 9 p.m.

Ian McGlynn presents contemporary classical music, including a reinterpretation of Bach’s work Goldberg Suite by pianist Xenia Pestova, with electronics by Ed Bennett.


Binneas Béil

R na G, 3 p.m.

Traditional West Limerick music is featured on this week’s Album of the Week on Áine Hensey’s show – Abroad in the back kitchen by Diarmuid O’Brien and Donal O’Sullivan.


RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Niamh Ó Flanagáin and Anne Maher of Ballet Ireland talk about Nutcracker candies – a reimagining of the classic genre; Irish filmmaker Edwina Casey talks about upcoming feature film Lighthouse – The first Irish opera film.

Book on a

RTÉ 1, 11:20 p.m.

Thin place by Kerri ní Dochartaigh, read by the author: A memoir generated by his birth at the height of the disturbances in the North. Runs every night this week and next, as part of RTÉ Late date.


LEWWAB: Cork electropoppers in Studio 8 session;  Tuesday, 10 p.m., 2FM
LEWWAB: Cork electropoppers in Studio 8 session; Tuesday, 10 p.m., 2FM

Everytraigh Dom

R na G, 2:05 p.m.

Pádraig Ó Sé afternoon guests include highly regarded word and language expert Micheál Toose Mac Gearailt.


RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

William Atkins and Sinéad Gleeson discuss their contribution to number 157 of the literary review Granta – devoted to the newly published travel writing.

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award

RTÉ 1, 8 p.m.

The national broadcaster’s live awards ceremony for the folk genre in Ireland features a slew of nominated artists and groups across multiple categories – while Christy Moore receives her well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for seven decades of contribution to form artistic in Ireland.

The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

A newly recorded Studio 8 session on Dan Hegarty’s show from Dublin-based Cork electronic pop duo LEWWAB, plus archival action Fanning Session from 1995, as Derry Rare’s outfit showcased the talents of the ex- Undertones / That Petrol Emotion man John O’Neill.


The full score

LyricFM, 1 p.m.

A WorldPride Copenhagen concert with music by Ethel Smyth, Benjamin Britten and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – composers who understood what it meant to be different because of their gender or sexuality.


RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

English writer Sarah Hall talks about a new novel Burnt coat – a reflection on the current Covid crisis.

Make yourself comfortable

RTÉ Jr, 7:30 p.m.

A time and space for the kids and their parents to get comfortable, curl up on the sofa at the end of the day, and listen to the radio together. Works every night.



RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

U2 superfan Pat Carty talks about Bono and the company Achtung baby long-player on the occasion of his thirtieth birthday.


A few seconds

RTÉ 2XM, 7 p.m.

New Irish music, recorded live at the National Stadium in Dublin, featuring: Columbia Mills, Susan O’Neill, Tandem Felix, Maria Kelly, Conchúr White and Jealous Of The Birds.


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