Home » Programmes

  • Healing through Harmonies

    Healing through Harmonies

    Broadcasting Friday April 28th at 6pm 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 documentary is produced by Paul Loughran and […]

    Continue reading »

  • The Bunratty Maisonettes

    The Bunratty Maisonettes

    A five-part series documenting the many people and organisations that have existed in the Maisonettes since they were first built in the late 1960s. Near FM recorded these stories before the Maisonettes were knocked down. The entire series will be aired on April 14th from 9.30 am. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

    Continue reading »

  • The Hugh Lane Concert series – As the quiet crow flies

    The Hugh Lane Concert series – As the quiet crow flies

    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 […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Dublin and the Great War

    Dublin and the Great War

    Near FM will be hosting a series of talks on the topic of Dublin and the Great War. Wednesdays April 5th, 12th & 19th at 6.15 pm Location:  Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road April 5th: Padraig Yeates (the influence of the Russian Revolution) John Dorney (anti-war agitation in Dublin, socialists, pacifists and republicans) April 12th: Niamh Murray (Irish Suffragettes and the Great War) Fionnuala Walsh (Women at work during the Great War) April 19th: Tom Burke (The Royal Dublin Fusiliers) nd Jennifer Wellington […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • 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, […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • The Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert series

    The Hugh Lane Concert series will showcase contemporary, traditional, classical and jazz music concerts recorded at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, as part of the Sundays @ Noon concerts. Starting on Tuesday March 14th @ 3pm, this radio series 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. Programme […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • The Irish Latin American Connection

    The Irish Latin American Connection

    Broadcasting Monday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of March @ 2pm The Irish Latin American Connection is a 4 part series of programmes that looks at the experiences of Irish people who have in the recent past lived and campaigned for causes in Latin America.   We will examine their motives for travelling, their contribution to the countries they lived in and how these experiences have shaped their lives and careers back in Ireland.  And while doing this, we will touch on some global issues […]

    Continue reading »