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  • Mature Voices

    Mature Voices

    Join Near FM for a series of programmes made by our Mature Voices training and production team. Starting Tuesday July 4th until Friday July 7th at 9.30am Near FM present a series of programmes produced and presented by participants from the recently delivered Mature Voices training. The programmes are as follows: Tues Jul 4th 9.30am – Green diesel What happens if you fill your car with contaminated diesel? Where does it come from? What are the government doing to tackle […]

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  • Migrant Fictions

    Migrant Fictions

    Broadcasting Tuesday July 4th at 6pm on Near FM Migrant Fictions – Experience five dramatic vignettes on travel, isolation and the tension between traditional and modern lifestyles. Five stories sharing perspectives on  love and family, of acceptance and prejudice, of frustration with the bureaucracy and profound questions between home and adoptive culture. In profound and mysterious ways they reflect with humour and humanity of what it means to be a migrant in Ireland today: Girl On A Plane Elif, a […]

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  • The Hugh Lane Concert series – John F. Larchet remembered

    The Hugh Lane Concert series – John F. Larchet remembered

    The Hugh Lane Concert series – John F. Larchet remembered Broadcasting Tuesday July 4th @ 3pm on Near FM. The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with a performance entitled John F. Larchet remembered. This special programme celebrates the life of Irish composer John F. Larchet, fifty years after his death. The concert took place at Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery on 11th June and Near FM recorded the performance as well as interviews with the musicians Raphaela Mangan (mezzo-soprano), Gavan Ring (baritone), […]

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  • The History of Irish Marathon Running

    The History of Irish Marathon Running

    Tuesday May 30th at 6pm For the first time on Irish radio Near FM are proud to present The History of Irish Marathon Running. Produced and presented by Dave Hooper, with additional narration by broadcasting legend Jimmy Magee, this hour long documentary traces the history of Irish marathon running in Ireland from its imperial beginnings in the early 20th century, to the golden days of John Treacy, Jerry Kiernan, The Hooper Bros, Neil Cusack and Catriona McKiernan right up to […]

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  • Healing through Harmonies

    Healing through Harmonies

    Originally Broadcast on Friday April 28th 2017 at 6pm. Podcast now available here Near FM present Healing through Harmonies, an exploration into The Music Project, a cross community initiative which teaches classical music to Tamil and Sinhalese school children and is helping to build bridges between communities once divided by war in Sri Lanka. The story of The Music Project leads the producers to Colombo, Mullavi and Kurunegala in Sri Lanka, and to Belfast in Northern Ireland where striking parallels are discovered. The […]

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  • The Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert series

    Broadcasting Tuesday April 18th @ 3pm on Near FM. The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with a performance entitled As the quiet crow flies. In this programme we hear a ground breaking and completely improvised performance by sound art practitioners, composers and musicians Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea (The Quiet Club) and  Ian Wilson and Cathal Roche (cRow). As well as the perfromacne we will have the opportunity to hear the musicians talk about the art of improvisation, unusual instruments and sound […]

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  • The Hugh Lane Concert series – Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura

    The Hugh Lane Concert series – Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura

    The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with a performance from Barry Guy and Izumi Kimura. In this programme we hear a performance of mainly Barry’s original compositions and interviews with Barry, Izumi and Maya Homburger. Upcoming programmes include the Quiet Club with crOw on Tuesday April 18th at 3pm. About the series The Hugh Lane Concert series showcases contemporary, traditional, classical and jazz music concerts recorded at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, as part of the Sundays @ Noon concerts. This radio […]

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  • The Tales from the Dark Pool

    The Tales from the Dark Pool

    Tales from the Dark Pool Soak in the dark pool that is the hearts and minds of Post Primary school children from North East Dublin. Through their Stories and Poems you will encounter the full gamut of emotions, a cacophony of voices and a surprising amount of talent and all in 1 little half hour! The “Tales from the Dark Pool” educational series starts on Tuesday, April 4th, @ 9.30am & runs for 8 weeks until May 23rd. Prepare to Be […]

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  • Poem of the Week

    Poem of the Week

    “It is a terrific idea – ambitious & perfect for radio” – Paula Meehan, Poet Starting Monday April 3rd @ 12.00 noon and running for an entire year Near FM presents a new radio series dedicated to poetry. Poem of the Week invites you to listen to contributors recite some of their favorite poems and talk about what these poems mean to them. Featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting new voices such as Stephen James Smith, Jessica Traynor, Kate Dempsey, […]

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  • Schools Rising

    Schools Rising

    The final part of our Schools Rising series featuring St Aidan’s boys secondary school in Whitehall will broadcast on Thursday March 30th @ 9.30am. The book featured is Blood Upon the Rose by Gerry Hunt. Tune in to Near FM as we hear Gerry and  the  students discuss the book and the 1916 Rising.         About the series Schools Rising  is a four part literary and education series exploring children’s fiction used at schools centred on the 1916 Rising. Tune […]

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