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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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  • LIVE Traditional Music from the EU

    LIVE Traditional Music from the EU

    Stage times announced: Friday Night – Clasac – Broadcast live – 8 -11pm 8.00 – 8.30pm – Zoltán Szabó & Katalin Juhász – Hungary 8.45 – 9.15pm – Harzer Jodler Trio – Germany 9.30 – 9.45pm – Bidaia – Basque Country 10.00 – 10.45pm – Perfect Friction – Ireland Saturday Night – Unitarian Church 7.30 – 8pm – Perfect Friction – Ireland 8.15 -8.45 – Harzer Jodler Trio – Germany 9.00 – 9.30 – Zoltán Szabó & Katalin Juhász – Hungary […]

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  • 1913 Unfinished Business

    1913 Unfinished Business

    1913 Unfinished Business is a series made for the centenary of the Dublin Lock-out. The team look at Ireland and Dublin in the early twentieth century and introduce two of the key protagonists of the battle, the ITGWU’s Jim Larkin and the employers’ leaders William Martin Murphy. Historian Dr. Conor Kostick speaks about the genesis of the Lock-out, its politics and how it developed. We finish by asking what relevance the 1913 Lock-out has in our society one hundred years […]

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  • Been There, Seen There

    Been There, Seen There

    Join intrepid reporter Angus Beef, and his junior assistant semi-producer intern Beany Tuthail, as they show you a side of Dublin you’ve never seen before. ‘Been There, Seen There’ is a new six part series of guided tours of historic Dublin locations. The show takes you on a whirlwind tour of parks, monuments and museums, with a twist. Each episode is completely fictional. Listeners will be intrigued by false facts about Casino Marino (the infamous 18th century pleasure dome), thrilled […]

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  • CRC Talks 3

    CRC Talks 3

    CRC Talks 3 on NEAR 90.3 fm March 2013 A group of young adults with disabilities from the Central Remedial Clinic’s (CRC) Rehabilitative Training centre will launch a third series of CRC Talks 3 on 6th March on NEAR 90.3 fm CRC Talks 3 comprises of five 30 minute shows featuring the themes of youth; art’s, culture, transport, access and employment from the perspectives and experiences of young adults with disabilities. Programme 1: 6th March at 3.30pm – Youth & […]

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  • Return to the Pine Trees

    Return to the Pine Trees

    Return to the Pine Trees is a selection of 6 short stories about growing up in the North Dublin areas of Turnapin Lane, Clonshaugh, Coolock Lane and Santry in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Dublin born Gerry Cooley. These stories capture a happy, innocent childhood  and they bring to life a time in these areas on the outskirts of Dublin City before they all changed forever. This series is a follow on to 2011’s Turn at the Pine Trees and […]

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  • Contemporary Capitalism

    Contemporary Capitalism

    Contemporary Capitalism is a 4 part series of talks, each part critiquing an aspect of how capitalism affects society today. The series was edited for broadcast by artist and Near FM volunteer Craig Cox. [www.craigcoxart.com] The talks were originally held in Dubzland studios, north inner city Dublin, in late 2012, and were organised by the Provisional University, a group of researchers and social activists. [www.provisionaluniversity.wordpress.com] Contemporary Capitalism, Episode 1: Welfare to Debtfare. Part 1 is given by Mick Byrne and […]

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