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  1. RT.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Balloon in Brosna

    Sunday 24th May 2009, 7pm

    Con was born in Brosna, Co Kerry in 1925. Every year the village of Brosna holds a festival in his honour.

    Con’s life story has a Rabelaisian quality to it. Apprenticed as a blacksmith - a trade with no future he points out - he left for the promise of London at an early age. There he worked as a ganger for Murphy for ten years, tunnelling beneath the streets of the city, before becoming a publican.

    His 14-year tenancy of The Balloon in Chelsea passed into London folklore. The Balloon was renowned as a place that rarely closed for business - pushed by a policeman on one occasion Curtin defined his opening hours as from January until December.

    He played music on the Topic album, Paddy in the Smoke, recorded in London in the 1960s and regarded by many as the finest live recording of traditional music ever made.

    Musically Curtin is defined by Sliabh Luchra and by his time in London. Brosna is - for him - the place that music comes from and his life has been defined by that music and the people he met through it. Con Curtin was one of the last of his kind: a natural storyteller.

    Con passed away in April 2009.

    Producers: Peter Woods and Liam O’Brien.

    (First broadcast July 2005)

    An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/the_balloon_in_brosna2.html

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  2. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - After the Fleadh

    A documentary on the 1969 Fleadh Cheoil na hireann was held in Cashel, Co. Tipperary and this is the story of what happened that year.

    The Fleadh Cheoil (Festival of Music) is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

    There are various stages to the competition. In Ireland there are county and provincial competitions leading to the All-Ireland Fleadh. In Britain there are regional then national stages of qualification for the All-Ireland. North America has two regional qualifying Fleadh Cheoil. The Mid Atlantic Fleadh covers the US eastern seaboard, eastern Canada and the Maritimes. The Midwest Fleadh covers the rest of North America from Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Detroit to San Francisco.

    Competitions are divided into the following age categories: under 12, 12-15, 15-18, and over 18 (senior).

    The first national festival of Irish traditional music was held in Mullingar in 1951. At its inaugural meeting in September 1951, CCÉ came up with the title of Fleadh Cheoil, aiming to make this a great national festival of traditional music. The fleadh has been held in many different venues.

    In the years that followed, the number of would-be competitors grew so large that qualifying stages had to be arranged at county and provincial level. Since then, Fleadh Nua (the new fleadh), Fleadh na Breataine (an All-Britain fleadh) and regional fleadhanna in Britain, and two major fleadhanna in the USA have also become annual CCÉ events.

    From its beginning, the goal of the Fleadh Cheoil was to establish standards in Irish traditional music through competition. The Fleadh developed as a mainly competitive event, but it also included many concerts, céilíthe, parades, and sessions.

    There are numerous categories of both instrument playing, singing, dancing - each being held for all age groups.

    First broadcast 1969.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/radio-documentary-fleadh-cheoil-na-heireann.html

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  3. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - Our Father, Seamus Ennis

    Samus Ennis is revered as one of Ireland’s best known Uilleann Pipers and Music Collectors who amassed thousands of tunes before his death in 1982. In this documentary he is remembered by his son Christopher and his daughter Catherine. (Broadcast 1988)

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/radio-documentary-our-father-seamus-ennis-uilleann-pipes-trad-irish-music.html

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  4. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - Good Enough Music For Them Who Love It - Pipers & Makers

    Documentary on pipers and pipemakersProducer: Proinsias O Conluain (March 8, 1978)

    Contributors:Breandan Breathnach, Andy Warnock, Dan O’Dowd, Dave Hegarty, Wilbert Garvin, Brian Vallely.

    An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/goodenoughmusicforthemwholoveit.html

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  5. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Fiddler’s Frenzy

    In The Fiddler’s Frenzy, Aoife Nic Cormaic presents a bi-lingual feature about fiddle players and the magic of fiddling - clr dhtheangach a bhreathnaonn ar an ndraocht a bhaineann le ceol na fidile.

    The fiddle is one of the most popular instruments in Ireland and evidence suggests that this has been the case throughout history - indeed there is evidence of bowed instruments in Dublin dating back even as far as the 11th century.

    Over the centuries the form of the fiddle (or violin) has developed and the one now seen played, only emerged in Italy in 1550. But its popularity has never waned and tin fiddles were even used in some areas when wooden ones were harder to come by.

    For some people the attraction of the fiddle is its closeness to the human voice, its range and adaptability. It is also a very beautiful instrument, which is equally at home playing jazz, bluegrass, classical music, folk or traditional music.

    In the documentary, Aoife Nic Cormaic talks to fiddle players - including Martin Hayes, Mairad N Mhaonaigh and Charlie Lennon about the attraction of the fiddle.

    Listeners will also hear voices from the archives speaking about their love of fiddles and fiddle music.

    Aoife also talks to fiddle maker Kieran Crehan, and to writers and folklorists about the fact and the fiction associated with the instrument.

    Produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic. Production supervision by Lorelei Harris.

    "The Fiddler’s Frenzy" was first broadcdast on the 5th March 2003.

    It was part of a short season of bi-lingual documentaries called ‘Fusion’ in the Documentary on One slot on RT Radio 1.

    An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/frenzy.html

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  6. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Glen Road to Carrick

    4th October 2006

    The Dublin fiddle player Paul O’Shaughnessy’s visit to The Glen area of Co Donegal as a child was, for him, a formative experience.

    O’Shaughnessy’s mother, Pearl, was a musician and a teacher from Donegal so, in a sense it was a homecoming. It also became an introduction to a style of music that his own name was to become associated with in time.

    Paul has played with Altan and Beginish and is renowned also as a solo performer. Although born and brought up in Dublin his musical roots have always been from Donegal.

    The Glen Road runs from the town of Carrick to Glencolmcille but ‘The Glen Road to Carrick’ is one of ‘the big’, defining, Donegal tunes; a reel.

    This documentary is also an exploration of a musical style told through this tune and the memories of those who’ve played it.

    Produced by Peter Woods

    An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/glenroad.html

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  7. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Tar Road to Sligo

    A documentary about musicians Thom Moore and Vincent Harrison and their relationship to Ireland and America.

    Singer/Songwriter Thom Moore was born in California. Fiddle Player Vincent Harrison is from Dromahair, Co. Leitrim.

    The two never met but their paths have intersected. Thom Moore discovered Irish Traditional music by accident and seeking the land that created such richness, he sold up and brought his family to Ireland. His first musical group, Pumpkinhead, brought a bluegrass touch to the Irish music scene. Meanwhile, Vincent Harrison had found a similar sense of musical and personal community in New York.

    The Tar Road to Sligo looks at the parallel lives of the two. Neither found exactly what he sought in the transatlantic crossover, yet found enough to carve out a new life.

    The documentary features songs by Thom Moore and music by Vincent Harrison, including a recording he made with the legendary Lad O’Beirne and Martin Wynne in New York.

    Produced by Peter Woods.

    Production supervision by Lorelei Harris

    First Broadcast June 23rd 1999

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/tarsligo.html

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  8. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - Pórt Na bPúcaí

    A look at the career of the Irish traditional musician and TV producer, Tony McMahon. His contribution to Irish music worldwide over the decades has been remarkable, due in part to his uncomprimising approach to his work. (Broadcast 2005)

    Mac Mahon’s contribution to Irish folk music is remarkable. His music has been variously described as both transporting and transforming; the raw emotion and profound character of his performance leaves his audience deeply moved.

    His extraordinary interpretation of the old Song Airs of Ireland, in particular, stand alone - inhabiting spaces where mystery and magic find full expression, opening pathways of feeling for the old Gaelic past in all its nobility, tenderness and sadness. As radio & televion producer with RTÉ, Mac Mahon has championed the cause of native Irish Arts for 25 years.

    Uncompromising in his damning of superficiality and commercialism in traditional music, he defends the cultural milieu which claimed him as a child in the south-west of Ireland 66 years ago. Possibly the best-known figure in traditional Irish music, this man is its least visible icon.

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  9. Echoes feature: Lunasa

    The Irish band Lunasa talks about keeping the spirit of Irish traditional music alive in the 21st century.

    http://player.fm/series/pri-echoes-interviews-31835/echoes-feature-lunasa

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  10. Pete Seeger woke up America with songs across several cultures | Public Radio International

    The late Pete Seeger wrote his own songs about politics and culture, and also covered Cuban folk songs, African spirituals and traditional Irish tunes.

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-01-28/pete-seeger-woke-america-songs-across-several-cultures

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