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  • Dublin and the Great War

    Dublin and the Great War

    In the first of a three part series about Dublin and the Great War Ciaran Murray speaks to Padraig Yeates and John Dorney on the topics of anti-conscription and also the Russian revolution. Fergus Russell from An Góilín sings songs from the era. In the second programme, Ciarán speaks to Fionnuala Walsh and Niamh Murray about the suffragette movement and women at work. Máire Ni Chróinín from An Góilín sings songs from the era. In the third programme Ciaran is […]

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  • Near FM presents Colaiste Dhulaigh’s Radio Week – Showcasing Media & Journalism Student’s Work – Mon 8th May to Fri 12th May

    Near FM presents Colaiste Dhulaigh’s Radio Week – Showcasing Media & Journalism Student’s Work – Mon 8th May to Fri 12th May

              From Monday, 8th May to Friday, 12th May; Near FM’s Northside Today will be presenting work from Coláiste Dhúlaigh’s Media and Journalism students from 12 to 1pm each day and there will also be some recordings by the Degree course students broadcast at 10am on the Lifeline programme from Monday to Thursday. All the work is the students’ own; produced with the assistance of their tutors, but planned, recorded and edited entirely by the students. They havewritten and developed […]

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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 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.

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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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  • Irish Latin American Connection mentioned in Irish Independent

    Irish Latin American Connection mentioned in Irish Independent

    http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/radio/radio-space-the-final-frontier-in-the-war-of-the-sexes-35517201.html The ever-excellent Near FM began its own four-part series this week, The Irish Latin American Connection (Mon 2pm), which explores those of our compatriots who have lived and achieved great things over there in the recent past. This first episode looked at human-rights activists in Mexico and Ecuador. Future programmes will address food, debt relief, international aid, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, Roger Casement’s time in Peru and much more. Near FM really do put other local stations (and more than […]

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