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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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(L-R) Clodagh Kinsella, Dearbhla Collins, Leah Redmond and  Rob McAllister

    The Hugh Lane Concert Series – Programmes 5 & 6

    The Hugh Lane Concert series continues with the final two programmes in the series featuring the Dublin Song Series and Colman Pearce. Broadcasting Tuesday Jan 16th and 23rd at 3pm on Near FM. Dublin Song Series – Tuesday Jan 16th 3pm Songs by Faure, Strauss and Mahler. With singers Clodagh Kinsella, soprano, Leah Redmond, soprano, Robert McAllister, bass-baritone and Dearbhla Collins on piano. The programmes features interviews with all of the above plus Veronica Dunne and members of the audience.   […]

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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 Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert 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. The series, which starting on Tuesday March 14th,  captures the best in Irish and international based composers and musicians performing in front of a live audience. As well as the performances, Near FM have recorded in-depth interviews with the musicians, and reactions from members of the public. Upcoming programme is John F. […]

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  • Happy Birthday Near FM

    Happy Birthday Near FM

    Come along and join the celebrations as Near FM marks 20 years with a special bands and DJ night in the Wiley Fox, Eden Quay on Friday September 11th from 8pm until late. (The Wiley Fox is next to Liberty Hall) Performances on the night come from a very talented bunch of Near FM volunteers including Pat Farrell’s ‘Dublin Blues Cartel’, Aoife Nic Canna, Noel McGuinness, DJ Daley, Ska Patrol DJs, Lost Radio Outpost DJ’s and Neon Room DJ’s. It […]

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  • BANTUM and Near FM crew. at Block T bash!

    Block T – 5th Birthday Party

    Near FM attended the Block T 5th Birthday celebrations in the Tivoli Grounds on Saturday July 4th. Legendary Irish house DJ Aoife Ni Canna presents a programme featuring interviews and music with Block T Managing Director Laura Garbataviciute-Dovn and Programme Director Grace McEvoy as well as musicians and DJ’s Bantum, Hauer, Adult Rock, Nialler 9, Rob Farfer, Nova Collective and Benny Smiles. The programme will broadcast on Thursday July 16th @ 5.00pm repeated on Friday July 17th @ 6pm. Listen […]

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