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  • Traveller's Stories – Relive the groundbreaking Radio series

    Traveller's Stories – Relive the groundbreaking Radio series

    To celebrate Traveller Pride Week Local events May 20th-24th, Near FM are delighted to broadcast the first 4 programmes in the Traveller’s Stories series between 6-8pm on Friday 24th May. Tune into Near FM 90.3 or  listen online http://nearfm.ie/listen-online/ Traveller’s Stories – North Dublin through the eyes of the Travelling Community is an insightful new radio series produced by Northside Dublin community radio station Nearfm and Northside Traveller advocacy group Travact. Over 6 programmes, the series producer Leslie Murphy and narrator […]

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  • Bank Holiday Schedule

    Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 8am – The Jukebox with Andrew Reid 10am – Lifeline with Ger Leddin 12 noon – Lunchtime Miscellany with Joseph Keegan 2pm – Backtracking with Andy Flannery 4pm – Late Afternoon with John Healy 6pm – Evening with Gavin Byrne 8pm – The Ska Patrol with Joe and Gero 10pm – Global Roots with Tony Fitzsimons

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  • Let's Celebrate

    Let's Celebrate

    Let’s Celebrate is a series of five programmes focusing on national/international awareness days celebrated every year in Ireland. The days/festivals vary from cultural celebrations in the form of festivals such as ‘Africa Day’, ‘Pride Festival’ and ‘International Migrants Day’, to events organised for people who share the same needs and interests such as ‘Soccerfest’ and ‘International Day for People with disabilities’. Starting Wen. May 8th 3.30 – 4.30 pm Made with support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) Sound […]

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  • Northside Football – Live this Sunday

    Northside Football – Live this Sunday

    As part of the Sound & Vision funded Northside Football series Near FM are pleased to announce live and uninterrupted coverage of Raheny Utd v’s Peamount Utd from the Women’s National League this Sunday from Morton Stadium in Santry. Coverage starts at 1.45pm and as well as having the full match commentary we will be meeting many of the people associated with the clubs. Tune in this Sunday @ 1.45pm for live women’s football on Near FM.    

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  • The Jomac Show

    The Jomac Show

    The Jomac Show is still going strong – 60 years since it was formed by two young altar boys in Inner City Dublin. With a strong voluntary tradition, entertainers have performed in orphanages, hospitals and nursing homes across Dublin and Ireland. In this special two part radio series, Robert Mc Loughlin and Joe Maguire share their memories of The Jomac Show. The series features interviews with well know entertainer Joe Cuddy, Dec Cluskey from The Bachelors, and many of the […]

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  • Live Broadcast – Five Lamps Festival

    Live Broadcast – Five Lamps Festival

    Outside Broadcast from the ‘Five Lamps Festival’ in Marino. Date and Time: Tuesday April 9th from 11.00-2.00pm. Venue: Marino College, Connolly House, 171 North Strand Road, D 1 Tune in to part one of ‘Northside Festivals’ when we will be speaking to artists and performers who will be telling us what to expect during their events and shows during the ‘Five Lamps Festival’. Listen live on Near FM 90.3 or online at www.near.ie. This is the first part of a […]

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  • Perfect Friction

    Perfect Friction

    Perfect Friction Perfect Friction is a group of young musicians who came together through playing at Wicklow Trad sessions in Wicklow Town. The band features seven Trad musicians and a world-class vocalist, Rebecca Winckworth, who has toured extensively with Anúna among other groups. The band’s music ranges from high-energy Trad sets with a full range of instruments (fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, whistle, bodhran, guitar, piano), to pop and rock songs tastefully arranged with a Trad theme. The musicians, […]

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  • Harzer Jodler Trio

    Harzer Jodler Trio

    Harzer Jodler Trio – Yodelers from the Harz Mountains in Germany In the Harz Mountains right in the center of Germany singing and yodeling requires each other like bread and butter. The songs these musicians bring to Dublin are unique regional sounds – as unique as their yodeling. All fans of virtuosic singing techniques will be delighted of this demonstration of a highly specialized way to yodel. The group travels with one of the best female yodelers of their region. […]

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  • Bidaia – Music from the Basque Country

    Bidaia – Music from the Basque Country

    Bidaia – Music from the Basque Country Together they have created a music which is both Basque and Universal, inspired by Traditional melodies and dances yet enriched by world folklore. Bidaia finds its origin in its creators, Mixel Ducau, a Basque composer, singer and multiinstrumentalist and Caroline Phillips, a Californian singer-songwriter and hurdy-gurdy player of Greek and Persian origin. Bidaia’s repertoire includes original compositions as well as traditional Basque songs sung in both Basque and English. Traditional Basque instruments, like […]

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  • Zoltan Szabó & Katalin Juhász

    Zoltan Szabó & Katalin Juhász

    Zoltan Szabó & Katalin Juhász The Folk Music of Hungarian Herdsmen: Aerophone Folk Music Instruments in the Carpathian Basin Zoltán Szabó is an ethnographer and folk musician. He has worked at the Hungarian Ethnographical Museum with sheperd objects and the music instrument collections, organized a major exhibition, and published widely on the topic. He himself is an accomplished musician who plays several kinds of aerophone instruments typical of shepherd culture. Katalin Juhász is an ethnographer and folk singer. She has […]

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