• 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 […]

    Read more »

     
  • 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 […]

    Read more »

     
  • 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 […]

    Read more »

     
  • The Migrant Voices production team and trainers

    Migrant Voices

    Migrant Voices is a series of three programmes produced by trainees who participated in Near FMs community radio training. The training equipped trainees, all from a migrant background and living in Ireland, with the knowledge and skills to produce their own radio programme on a topic of their choosing. The trainees were split into three production teams. The training culminated with the trainees completing a QQI Level 3 in Media expression and producing three half hour programmes to be broadcast […]

    Read more »

     
  • Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes from the Irish Traditional Music Archive – Series 2

    Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes from the Irish Traditional Music Archive – Series 2

    Tune in as Near FM and the ITMA collaborate for a second series of live traditional music performance Broadcasting Live on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd & Sat 24th Nov from 1-2pm Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes Live from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) is a 3-part live radio broadcast from the history-rich surrounds of the Georgian home on Merrion Square of the ITMA. Join the ITMA and Near FM for a series of a performances and interviews that […]

    Read more »

     
  • The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House A new three-part radio series broadcasting on Near Fm at 3:30pm on November 6th, 13th and 20th  The series is produced by John Casey with researcher Oliver Reid. The Dublin public house is that most enduring and clear example of communal experience in the country’s capital. This new series touches on the myriad of changes experienced by the capital city since WW2, using the Dublin pub and it’s changing urban environment as an ideal focal point. […]

    Read more »

     
 

Recent Posts

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • The Migrant Voices production team and trainers

    Migrant Voices

    Migrant Voices is a series of three programmes produced by trainees who participated in Near FMs community radio training. The training equipped trainees, all from a migrant background and living in Ireland, with the knowledge and skills to produce their own radio programme on a topic of their choosing. The trainees were split into three production teams. The training culminated with the trainees completing a QQI Level 3 in Media expression and producing three half hour programmes to be broadcast […]

    Continue reading »

  • Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes from the Irish Traditional Music Archive – Series 2

    Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes from the Irish Traditional Music Archive – Series 2

    Tune in as Near FM and the ITMA collaborate for a second series of live traditional music performance Broadcasting Live on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd & Sat 24th Nov from 1-2pm Within a Mile of Dublin: Songs and Tunes Live from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) is a 3-part live radio broadcast from the history-rich surrounds of the Georgian home on Merrion Square of the ITMA. Join the ITMA and Near FM for a series of a performances and interviews that […]

    Continue reading »

  • The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House

    The Dublin Public House A new three-part radio series broadcasting on Near Fm at 3:30pm on November 6th, 13th and 20th  The series is produced by John Casey with researcher Oliver Reid. The Dublin public house is that most enduring and clear example of communal experience in the country’s capital. This new series touches on the myriad of changes experienced by the capital city since WW2, using the Dublin pub and it’s changing urban environment as an ideal focal point. […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • New Sounds in an Old Place

    New Sounds in an Old Place

    GlasDrum presents – New Sounds in an Old Place on Friday the 5th October Hosted in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of St. John the Baptist church in Drumcondra, come along for a night of intimate performances of acoustic music and spoken word. The acts on the night are the spellbinding close harmonic folk styling’s of Ye Vagabonds, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter Dowry and Natalya O’Flaherty an emerging voice on the Irish spoken word scene. The whole night will be recorded by Near […]

    Continue reading »

  • Near Documentary Seminar

    Near Documentary Seminar

    Got a great story to tell? Join us for the Near Documentary Seminar on Saturday September 29th 2018. *last few places remaining* In this one day seminar you will gain a basic understanding of audio documentary construction. You will learn key skills and get advice on: idea formation, finding the right contributors to tell your story, interviewing techniques, creating a narrative, production/post-production hints and tips, and use of music. The seminar will be broken down into a series of easy to follow modules/sessions with experienced […]

    Continue reading »

  • Photo courtesy National Library of Ireland

    Dublin in 1918

    Dublin in 1918 looks back at our capital city 100 years ago. Join our presenters Ciarán Murray and Donie Tarrant in the company of historians Maeve Casserly, Ida Milne, Cormac Moore, Richard McElligott, Donal Fallon and Cathy Scuffil. Promo:   Episode one – Recorded in Coolock Library, presented by Ciaran Murray. Disease and hunger in 1918 with Maeve Casserly, Ida Milne   Episode two – Recorded in Coolock Library, presented by Donie Tarrant. Sport, entertainment and politics in 918 with Cormac […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Respect Words

    Respect Words

    Respect Words is a twenty part series of programmes produced and presented by Near FM on the topic of Hate Speech. Each episode Near FM presenters discuss various aspects of Hate Speech. Every form of communication is discussed such as the written word, the spoken word and of course social media. They are joined each week by experts on the subject including people from minority groups, legal experts, and indeed people who have been subjected to Hate Speech.  About Respect […]

    Continue reading »