Holiday TV & Radio Highlights (2015)

No Fanning Fab 50 this year despite the RTE Guide.. here are some other viewing/listening ideas for Irish TV and radio to see you into 2016..

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Hothouse Flowers at 30
A special edition of Imeall looks at 30 years of the Hothouse Flowers
December 17th, 8pm, TG4

U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris
Christmas Day, RTÉ Two, 11.10pm

All The Young Dudes, Tony Fenton tribute concert film featuring Something Happens, Aslan, The Stunning, Bellx1
St Stephen’s Day, TV3, 12pm

Fab! The Night The Beatles Came to Dublin
Sunday, December 27th, RTÉ One,8pm

Luke Kelly: Prince of the City
contributions and music from John Sheahan, Imelda May, Glen Hansard, Declan O’Rourke and Damien Dempsey
Tuesday, December 29th, RTÉ One, 9.30pm

The Rubberbandits Guide To 1916
New Year’s Eve, RTÉ 2, 11pm



Paul McLoone looks at the best sessions and interviews of 2015
Wednesday, December 23rd, TodayFM, 9pm – midnight

John Kelly with Lisa O’Neill & Donal Ryan
Christmas Eve, December 24th, RTE Radio 1, 8pm

Cathal Murray’s Christmas
Cillian Murphy reading poetry, Des Bishop providing comedy and music from The Lost Brothers, The Buckley Sisters, The Gloaming’s Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Christmas Day, December 25th, RTE Radio 1, 6am – 8am

BP Fallon: A Sonic Life Adventure
Sunday, December 27th, RTE Radio 1, 7.30pm

The Frames at 25
Relive the magic of The Frames 25th Anniversary gigs recorded in Iveagh Gardens and The Marquee in Cork in July.
Sunday, December 27th, TodayFM, 10pm

All The Young Dudes – Songs in memory of Tony Fenton
A night in honour of Tony Fenton – Aslan, Something Happens, Ham Sandwich. Delorentos, The Stunning , Wallis Bird and many more  pay musical tribute to The Dude, recorded live at Vicar Street, May 2015
Monday 28th, TodayFM, 8pm

Dave Couse
A House frontman Dave Couse back where he belongs – on the national airwaves for 3 nights only.
Monday 28th- Wednesday 30th, TodayFM, 10pm-midnight

When Dave Met Bob
Dave Fanning meets Bob Geldof to talk about the early days of the Boomtown Rats. Bob spoke for a generation when he appeared on the Late Late Show and railed against the hypocrisy and lies of the establishment. He remembers The Rats, trying the break America, being refused to play in Ireland and why the band still love playing live.
Tuesday, December 29th, RTE Radio 1, 2pm

Final Partings 2015
Jim Lockhart and guests Cait O’Riordan, John Keogh and Larissa Nolan discuss those musicians we have lost this year, including, among many others, BB King and Cilla Black
New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31st, RTE Radio 1, 2-3pm

The Jackson Tapes: Bono
In the third visit to Joe Jackson’s interviews, ones he recorded while working for the print media, and never heard on radio before, we hear from Bono. The first interview with from 1993 and an exclusive preview from Zooropa, which included Johnny Cash, the second interview is from 1994 was about Elvis and the third, from 2000, was to coincide with the Beckett Festival.
Wednesday, December 30th, RTE Radio 1, 10pm

Brian Eno Innovations – In Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson
New Year’sEve, Thursday, December 31st, RTE Radio 1, 7pm

Bp Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle
New Year’sEve, Thursday, December 31st, TodayFM, 9pm – 1am

An evening with John Prine
John Prine in Ireland earlier this year to record a special interview at the US Ambassador’s residence and to be interviewed by RTE Radio 1’s John Creedon and to sing some of his most enduring songs in front of a live audience.
New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1st, RTE Radio 1, 2pm

Music Programmes this Christmas on Radio 1
Christmas on TodayFM


One Response to “Holiday TV & Radio Highlights (2015)”

  1. John Dundon Says:

    Thanks for posting , just caught up with BP and the Tony Fenton concert

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