The Rolling Wave celebrates all that is great about Irish Traditional music. We speak to musicians, delve into archives, showcase new releases and visit some of the many traditional music festivals taking place around the country. The Rolling Wave podcast brings you some of our best interviews and features. For rights reasons the music here is shorter than in the original broadcast. To listen to the full version go to www.rte.ie/radio 1/the-rolling-wave and click on the relevant date. Listen live on RTÉ Radio 1 every Sunday night at 9pm.
Ep 36: Geraldine Cotter
Piano player Geraldine Cotter talks about the album Friends of Note- music recorded in the 1970s and 1980s and featuring Geraldine herself with legendary Clare musicians Peter O'Loughlin, Paddy Murphy and Paddy Canny. The album was finally released in 2019. This programme was first broadcast on 25 April 2021
Ep 35: Joe Burke Part 2
The 2nd of a two part celebration of the life and music of the late Joe Burke with guests Daithí Gormley, Frankie Gavin, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Charlie Lennon. This programme was first broadcast on 28 March 2021
Ep 34: Joe Burke Part 1
The first of a two part celebration of the life and music of the late Joe Burke. In this episode- Joe Burke in his own words and music. This programme was first broadcast on 21 March 2021.
Ep 33: Caitlín Nic Gabhann on the music of Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh
In this episode, concertina player Caitlín Nic Gabhann talks about one of the albums which most influenced her, 'The Nervous Man' by Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The programme was first broadcast on February 21 2021.
Ep 32: New recordings of Michael Coleman and James Lad O'Beirne
In this episode the Director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Liam O'Connor talks about some newly discovered and previously unheard recordings of fiddle players Michael Coleman and James Lad O'Beirne. This programme was first broadcast on February 14 2021.
Ep 31: Aggie Whyte
In this episode Michael Harrison talks about the music of his grandmother, fiddle player Aggie Whyte. This interview was first broadcast on February 7th 2021.