modern Irish music told in Legacies

LyricFM, 7 p.m.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the New York Metropolitan Opera, performing Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M Blow’s moving memoir Fire shut up in my bones.

This way

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, 8 p.m.

Weekly, internationally-broadcast LGBT * radio program produced in Los Angeles featuring news, in-depth coverage of major events, interviews with key queer figures, as well as music, literature and entertainment.


The lyrical function

LyricFM, 6 p.m.

Goedemorgen, Amsterdam: Laoise O’Brien travels to Amsterdam with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland to follow their musical adventures in this historic and culturally rich city.

Treaty songs

LyricFM, 9 p.m.

Highlights edited from the recent Treaty songs concert at the National Concert Hall, with the Crash Ensemble, Lisa O’Neill, John Spillane, Karan Casey, Duke Special, Jonathan Nangle and special guest Christy Moore.


R na G, 9 p.m.

Seán Ó hÉanaigh takes an Irish look at Gram Parsons’ work as a solo artist, his recordings with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Emmylou Harris, in another broadcast of his roundup of classic Americana .


Ceol Binn ó na Beanna

R na G, 7 p.m.

All this week on the program, Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha will give us a look back on the best traditional music albums of 2021, including the music of Sarah Ghriallais, Aidan Connolly, Hugh Healy, Aggie Whyte, Colm Naughton, and more.


Happyalone: ​​Father Matthew Street 2020 session revisited on The Alternative; Tuesday, 10 p.m. 2FM

The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Dan Hegarty presents another pair of performances from the RTÉ Session Archives: A 2000 fanning session by alt-rockers Wilt saw former Kerbdog members enter pop territory, while a 2019 session by Cork trio Happyalone is recorded as one of the presenter’s favorites, including a remarkable rendition of “Something in the Way” by Nirvana.


The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Having presented the second LP of British electronic group Death in Vegas Contino sessions All week as Album of the Week, Dan Hegarty talks with frontman Richard Fearless about his writing and recording, including working with punk icon Iggy Pop on the single “Aisha”.



R na G, 3 p.m.

The team is back in action after the Christmas holidays, and Áine Ní Bhreisleáin puts on an action-packed show as usual, with lots of prizes, great music and lots of laughs.


Cartlann Bhóthar na Léinsí

R na G, 2:05 p.m.

Dáithí de Mórdha presents gems from the archives of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Munster weekly – demonstrating the traditions, customs, beliefs, lifestyles, hobbies, family and community life of the past in the Gaeltacht.

The lyrical concert

LyricFM, 7 p.m.

Conductor Jaime Martin leads the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring famous pianist Kirill Gerstein in Rachmaninoff’s piece Piano Concerto No.2 live from the National Concert Hall in Dublin.


Heritage and RTÉ Radio Player

A four-part look at the evolution of modern Irish music commissioned by RTÉ 2FM: A conversation between The alternative‘s Dan Hegarty and former independent DJ Jenny Huston; a look at the development of Irish hip-hop by Mo-K; The collection of Irish pop songs narrated by Tara Kumar and Stephen Byrne, and Tracy Clifford takes a look at the history of our festival scene.

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