• 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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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