• The Indignant Muse

    The Indignant Muse

    History comes alive through the songs and poems of Ireland’s modern revolutionary period (1887- 1926)   Broadcasting every Friday at 6.30pm from Jan 18th until March 22nd The Indignant Muse is a ten part radio series adapted from the landmark book of the same name published by Lilliput Press. Join Terry Moylan as he brings listeners on a journey through an alternative musical history, pockmarked by battle and rebellion. This Near FM produced radio series follows the same chronological order […]

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  • Rivitin’ History Returns! 28th of December

    Rivitin’ History Returns! 28th of December

    Friday the 28th of December comedy audio drama series “Rivitin’ History” by Pat Meehan returns to Near FM at 4.30 pm as bumper double bill. Meet ‘Marrion Monroe’  as she is taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time to ancient Ireland. Catch up on previous episodes below: This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.

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  • GlasDrum presents … The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival

    GlasDrum presents … The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival

    On Saturday December 2nd 2018, Near FM recorded a night of intimate chamber music in the beautiful setting of Belvedere House, St. Patrick’s Campus (DCU), Drumcondra. In this special radio programme to be broadcast on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24th at 2.00pm, we will hear ‘The Glass Hour’ a concert of Philip Glass compositions performed by The Fidelio Trio. The concert is interspersed with interviews with The Fidelio Trio, Music @ DCU staff and members of the audience. Listen to Near […]

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  • Communicating Europe – Panel discussion part 2

    Communicating Europe – Panel discussion part 2

    Tune in on Thursday November 22nd at 3pm  for the second in a series of Communicating Europe broadcasts on the future of the EU and Ireland’s place in it. Hosted by Alan Braddish and joined by a panel of  expert guests, we touch on the following topics: How the future of the EU may impact upon Irish lives and society on a local level What impact have EU initiatives in relation to cultural and intercultural pursuits had for Irish people […]

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  • Desert Island

    Desert Island

    Desert Island, a new three-part drama by John Casey, directed by Sinéad O’Loughlin. Broadcasting Nov 19th, 20th & 21st at 6pm on Near FM. Trapped by her size, Trish Collins has to rely on her ne’er do well husband as her link to the outside world. With one good son, the other a violent thug, she never sees her grandson and her caustic brother-in-law is about to re-enter her life. Her happy memories are fading as she sits in the […]

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  • GlasDrum presents … New Sounds in an Old Place

    GlasDrum presents … New Sounds in an Old Place

    On Friday October 5th 2018, Near FM recorded a night of intimate music and spoken word performance in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of St. John the Baptist church in Drumcondra. New Sounds in an Old Place is a night of new and contemporary sounds, hosted up to 6 times a year and curated by the arts collective GlasDrum. The acts on the night were the spellbinding close harmonic folk styling’s of Ye Vagabonds, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter Dowry and Natalya O’Flaherty an […]

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  • Speaking Poetry

    Speaking Poetry

    Starts Thursday March 28th at 3pm Speaking Poetry is a 4 part series where Spoken Word poets attend local northside Dublin secondary schools to give workshops. The series captures the essence of these workshops, the interaction between poet and students and the students thoughts and opinions on the poets and the poetry discussed. Each programme centers on a workshop given in class by Spoken Word poets Colm Keegan, Clara Rose Thornton, Niamh Beirne and John Cummins. Each programme also features […]

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  • The Dublin Viols concert at Hugh Lane Gallery

    The Dublin Viols concert at Hugh Lane Gallery

    On Sunday February 10th 2019, as part of the Spike Cello festival, The Dublin Viols performed modern works and original songs by Malachy Robinson as well as English and Italian chamber music of the seventeenth century written for the viol – the precursor and cousin of the cello. Near FM were there to record the concert as well as interviews with Andrew and Malachy Robinson, Mary Barnecutt and members of the audience. The Dublin Viols are Mark Wilkes treble viol, Lucy Robinson tenor […]

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  • Chamber Music from the Hugh Lane Gallery

    Chamber Music from the Hugh Lane Gallery

    Broadcasting Tuesday March 12th at 3pm The Hugh Lane Concert series is now into it’s second season. The first programme featuring The Phoenix Trio from Australia, is a chamber music concert of masterpieces alongside recently penned compositions for this unique combination of Flute, Guitar and Viola. With pieces fro Bach, Molino, Bogdanovic and Debussy. Broadcasting Tuesday March 12th at 3pm  Lina Andonovska, Alexina Hawkins, Harold Gretton (TheP​hoenix Trio​), pictured here form left to right with Ken Tuohy of Near FM, […]

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  • New Audio Drama – These Lights

    New Audio Drama – These Lights

    The first in a monthly anthology of new radio drama, is These Lights, written and performed by Jessie Doyle. Broadcasting on International Women’s Day, March 8th at 1pm on Near FM 90.3 Set in the not so far future and taking place in a very different but at the same time very familiar Dublin where the entire population are implanted with computer chips that control our information, control our emotions, regulate how we behave and control how we feel. The […]

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  • Gaelscoil Bharra – Inniu agus inné

    Gaelscoil Bharra – Inniu agus inné

    Broadcasting Thursday 21st February at 3pm on Near FM 90.3 Gaelscoil Bharra – Inniu agus inné documents the highs and lows of Gaelscoile Bharra and the local Irish speaking community of Cabra. By talking to those involved over the years since the school was not more than a pipe dream of a small group of committed language activists.  Down through the years when in poor conditions the school managed to deliver into the community hundreds of young (and old) new Irish speakers. And looking […]

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  • The Dublin Public House reviewed in the Irish Independent – Nov 2018

    The Dublin Public House reviewed in the Irish Independent – Nov 2018

    https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/radio/radio-us-politics-nerds-in-heaven-but-its-hell-for-the-rest-of-us-37508981.html Also worth checking out is The Dublin Public House, from the excellent Near Fm (Tue, 3.30pm). This history of, and tribute to, the titular drinking-shops in the capital is colourful, engaging, full of interesting titbits and very charming. The next episode of three airs next Tuesday, all are available on nearfm.ie – Series available – http://nearfm.ie/podcast/?cat=12145

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  • The Indignant Muse reviewed in the Irish Independent – Feb 2019

    The Indignant Muse reviewed in the Irish Independent – Feb 2019

    https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/radio/how-the-national-archives-rose-like-a-phoenix-from-ashes-37770990.html ‘Also excellent, and worth making the effort for, is The Indignant Muse, a 10-part series just begun on brilliant Dublin-based local station Near FM (Fri 6.30pm). Based on the mammoth, much-praised 2016 Lilliput Press book of that name, this chronicles Ireland’s revolutionary past “through song and poem”. Host Terry Moylan is joined by a variety of singers for performances, interpretations and discussion of the material and those times. It’s ambitious, imaginative and lively; there’s fun to be found, alongside […]

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  • The Indignant Muse

    The Indignant Muse

    History comes alive through the songs and poems of Ireland’s modern revolutionary period (1887- 1926)   Broadcasting every Friday at 6.30pm from Jan 18th until March 22nd The Indignant Muse is a ten part radio series adapted from the landmark book of the same name published by Lilliput Press. Join Terry Moylan as he brings listeners on a journey through an alternative musical history, pockmarked by battle and rebellion. This Near FM produced radio series follows the same chronological order […]

    Continue reading »

  • Rivitin’ History Returns! 28th of December

    Rivitin’ History Returns! 28th of December

    Friday the 28th of December comedy audio drama series “Rivitin’ History” by Pat Meehan returns to Near FM at 4.30 pm as bumper double bill. Meet ‘Marrion Monroe’  as she is taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time to ancient Ireland. Catch up on previous episodes below: This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.

    Continue reading »

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  • GlasDrum presents … The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival

    GlasDrum presents … The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival

    On Saturday December 2nd 2018, Near FM recorded a night of intimate chamber music in the beautiful setting of Belvedere House, St. Patrick’s Campus (DCU), Drumcondra. In this special radio programme to be broadcast on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24th at 2.00pm, we will hear ‘The Glass Hour’ a concert of Philip Glass compositions performed by The Fidelio Trio. The concert is interspersed with interviews with The Fidelio Trio, Music @ DCU staff and members of the audience. Listen to Near […]

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