Beethoven’s versions of Irish songs, new Irish art and poetry



RTÉ Jr, all day

After struggling for control of the music away from the adults on DJ For a Day, the kids finally usurped the entire station for World Children’s Day – get ready for a weekend full of news, entertainment, and entertainment. opinions and musical programming designed for children.

Essential Albums: U2 – Achtung baby

8Radio, 8 p.m.

The Dublin online station continues its weekend broadcast on FM – this week watching Bono and the company’s magnum opus that fills the stadiums, and playing it in full. 106.7FM in Cork City, 105.5FM in Limerick.


The lyrical function

LyricFM, 6 p.m.

Beethoven’s Irish Songs: A look at arrangements of Beethoven’s Irish folk songs, commissioned between 1813 and 1816 by song collector and publisher George Thomson, and featuring new lyrics by a range of contemporary poets of the time.

The poetry program

RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

David Butler discusses and reads his new collection Liffey sequence, and Tony Curtis looks at the collections Between the tides and the syncline and This flight tonight.

Sound with Ian McGlynn

FM lyrics, 9 p.m.

Pianist Saskia Giorgini performs Liszt Poetic and religious harmonies, while the Gesualdo Six sing the music of Josquin des Prés and others.



RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Award-winning artist and curator Vera Klute discusses the RDS Arts Awards, an annual springboard for the visual medium in Ireland.

Book on a

RTÉ 1, 11:20 p.m.

Thin place by Kerri ní Dochartaigh, read by the author: a memoir born from his birth at the height of the troubles in the North. Continued from last week, until Friday, as part of RTÉ Late date.


Ciaran McFeely: the artist known as Simple Kid’s Early Musical Adventures, remembered as The Young Offenders’ Fanning Session; Tuesday, 10 p.m., 2FM

Everytraigh Dom

R na G, 2:05 p.m.

An interview with well-known RnaG contributor Gerry Motherway on life since being diagnosed with multisystem atrophy.

Time limit

UCC 98.3FM, 5 p.m.

A repeat of the 2013 documentary that tells the story of the 1950s steam journey to Cork, through the eyes and voices of former train conductors and conductors.


RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Radio legend and Undertones man Paul McLoone joins RTÉ arts veteran Alan Corr to discuss Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, So be it, premiered on the Apple TV streaming service.

The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Back to RTÉ session archives with Dan Hegarty: Cork band The Young Offenders, with a young Ciaran McFeely (later known as Simple Kid), is in Fanning Session action in 1996, while a session Studio 8 from 2016 surprises the BARQ Dubliners in their prime.



RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Poet Vona Groarke discusses new lockdown collection Link: Poet and World.

The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Album of the week is 33 rpm, the 1993 effort of Anglo-Irish hip-hoppers Marxman, who crossed a rich family tradition with boom-bap rhythms, on tour with U2 and Depeche Mode. Hegarty speaks with Phrase D, MC Hollis and Oisin Lunny.


The blue of the night

FM lyrics, 9 p.m.

Bernard Clarke connects different musical landscapes – taking listeners through centuries, genres and soundscapes.


A few seconds

RTÉ 2XM, 7 p.m.

New Irish bands and live artists, recorded at the National Stadium in Dublin during the lockdown in 2021, including: Columbia Mills, Susan O’Neill, Tandem Felix, Maria Kelly, Conchúr White, Modernlove, Jealous Of The Birds.


Getting freshin ‘

IMRO winner Ray Cuddihy continues to make connections between Irish musical tradition and local hip-hop.



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