May Bank Holiday Radio Specials (2017)

Apologies for the relative inactivity of late, I think we are going through a blogging mid life crisis. Hope y’all enjoyed the Cork Rock documentary, we certainly did. This weekend is a bank holiday so there a number of music specials (thank you Ian Wilson for correcting our terminology) due for broadcast across the radio stations. Speaking of Ian Wilson, be sure to check out today’s Irish Times for a great interview prior to his upcoming departure from RTE.


Sunday 9pm TodayFM – David Gray on ‘Songs in the Key of Life‘. ‘White Ladder’ is the biggest selling album in Ireland ever and it will soon be 20 years old. David joins Nadine O’Regan for a chat and to choose some of his favourite music.

vincent hanley tippfm


Monday 1.10pm Clare FMVincent Hanley COMIN’ ATCHA – tribute to the MT-USA host from Padraic Flaherty and Tipp FM featuring contributions from Niall Stokes, Marty Whelan, Mark Cagney, Bill Hughes, Conor MacAnally and Vincent’s brother Fergus.


Monday 2pm RTE Radio 1 – ‘Somebody to Watch Over Me’ – Will Leahy looks at music managers and the people behind the careers of Nathan Carter, Joe Dolan, Oasis, Hozier, The Saw Doctors and David Gray.

1977 cathal funge

Monday 8pm TodayFM – ‘1977 the year Irish music was reborn’ with Cathal Funge producer of the award winning ‘Left Of The Dial‘ for TXFM. Looking at new beginnings in the Irish music scene in 1977 the year that saw The Boomtown Rats and The Radiators release their debut singles, Rory Gallagher play the Macroom Mountain Dew festival, Thin Lizzy at Dalymount,  The Clash at Trinity and the launch of Hot Press magazine.


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