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A quartet of buttons that may just leave you stuck, rich, ugly, or dead. Confused? Push the button marked “Play”.
Stories of people trying to love their neighbors…and failing.
Paper Radio. Stories that talk. A creative audio fiction and non-fiction podcast from Australia and New Zealand.
Before the likes of Skype and Twitter, curious people built and operated amateur ‘ham’ radios in order to connect with other curious people around the world.
The Cosmic Frequency tells the story of Maggie Iaquinto, an American-born Australian who forged a unique relationship with the Russian cosmonauts aboard the space station Mir.
The fascinating story of Cobh Harbour - produced and presented by Norris Davidson.(Broadcast 1954)
A radio documentary about different ways of seeing the Book of Kells.
‘The Calligraphers’ Song’ was first broadcast on 15th April 2002.
Produced by Lorelei Harris.
An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.
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
A fabulously witty and charming journey into Cork City’s labyrinth that is the English Market - A story that weaves it way through two centuries - overcoming fires, famine, rebellion and war.
Catherine Carr charts the course of one day in the lives of many people, making many different journeys across the globe. By simply asking "Where are you going", she unearths the painful, the poignant and the downright bizarre.
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.
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