Holiday TV & Radio Highlights (2013)


Like turkey & ham the RTE Guide is a Christmas tradition round these parts but finding the juicy bits sometimes takes a bit of work. Here are some of highlights from the 2013 edition. As you might guess end of year roundups feature strongly, if there is anything missing you know what to do.

Monday December 23rd
9am-midday, Ray D’Arcy Show, featuring live sessions recorded during 2013 (TodayFM)
8pm-10pm, Fannings Fab 50, part 1 (RTÉ 2fm)

Tuesday December 24th
7-10pm, Fannings Fab 50, part 2 (RTÉ 2fm)

Thursday December 26th
3pm-4pm, Belfast Songlines, Stuart Bailie takes listeners around the scenes evoked by Van Morrison songs (lyricfm)
5pm-6pm, Whiskey in the Jar The Eric Bell Story (RTÉ Radio 1)
8pm-9.30pm, Take Me To Church: Other Voices, Cathal Murray takes a trip to Dingle to investigate what happens when Other Voices comes to town (RTÉ Radio 1)

Friday December 27th
4.30pm-6pm, Radio 1 Live Cathal Murray hosts a look at the very best live music performances from 2013 (RTÉ Radio 1)

Saturday December 28th
7pm-8pm, One Piece At A Time, Miss Paula Flynn looks at the different sides of Johnny Cash (RTÉ Radio 1)

Monday December 30th
2pm-3pm, Black on Blue: Mary’s Tribute to Joni, Mary Black pays tribute to the life and music of Joni Mitchell featuring contributions from Wallis Bird, Gemma Hayes, Roisin O (RTE Radio 1)
7pm-9pm, The Best of the TodayFM Sessions with Colm O’Sullivan (TodayFM)

Tuesday December 31st (New Year’s Eve)
2pm-3pm, Final Partings, Jim Lockhart and guests look back at some of the rock pioneers we lost in 2013 including Lou Reed and Phil Chevron (RTÉ Radio 1)
9pm-12.15, New Year’s Eve Concert at Dublin’s College Green featuring Madness, The Strypes, Ryan Sheridan, Seo Linn (RTÉ Radio 1)


Wednesday December 25th
7.50pm, Ceol Johnny Cash, featuring Republic of Loose , Fiachna Ó Braonáin and The Hot Sprockets, Eleanor McEvoy (TG4)

Friday December 27th
9.50pm-10.50pm, Dermot Morgan – Fearless Funnyman, a selection of Dermot’s family and admirers, including Pat Shortt, Oliver Callan and Pauline McLynn, look back on the comedian’s life (RTÉ One)

Saturday December 28th
9.15pm-9.45pm, Ceol Hank Wiliams, featuring Jack L, Mundy, Lumiere (TG4)

Tuesday December 31st (New Year’s Eve)
8.50pm-9.50pm, Ceol Patsy Cline, featuring Brian Kennedy, John Spillane, Kila (TG4)

Wednesday January 1st (New Year’s Day)
9.15pm-9.45pm, Ceol ar an Imeall Don Nollaig, special edition of the Una Mullally hosted music show looks back at some of the 100 bands who have featured and what to expect in the new season (TG4)

3 Responses to “Holiday TV & Radio Highlights (2013)”

  1. John Dundon Says:

    Think I heard an ad for an Eric Bell feature / programme on Rte 1 radio 5 pm 26th the Eric Bell story yep see it there on the guide

  2. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Thanks John, it’s not in the RTE Guide but it is mentioned on the RTE1 facebook page and listed here

  3. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Adding ‘Belfast Songlines’ with Stuart Bailie on RTElyricfm today at 3pm

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