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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 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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  • 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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