Soundcrafts, a new six-part series on Claremorris Community Radio, examines the craft of traditional Irish instrument making in the West of Ireland.
The show, presented by long-term CCR volunteer Tommy O’Connor, brings the listener on a journey through the workshops of the skilled workers who produce musical instruments here in Ireland.
Each episode will focus on a different craftsperson and their trade and also includes some Irish music performed on the finished instrument.
Soundcrafts will be broadcast over the next three weeks in the documentary slot on Saturdays at 2pm and repeated on Fridays at 5pm. Each programme will feature two episodes.
Mayo’s geological landscape holds the story of land’s connection with place and cultures, which today lie oceans apart. The long and turbulent geological history of the West of Ireland, which stretches back hundreds of millions of years, contains tales of colliding continents and the fusing of North America with parts of this island.
It is on this geological landscape that flora, fauna and human settlement developed in Mayo, most famously demonstrated by the dated evidence of pastoral farming at Céide Fields some 5,700 years ago.
Claremorris Community Radio’s new five-part series, The Lie of the Land, exposes the history of Mayo, both geological and archaeological. Produced and presented by Darren Regan, this informative and enthralling series will start broadcasting on Saturday next, August 13th, at 2pm.
If you miss the show, don’t worry, The Lie of the Land will also be repeated on Fridays at 5pm.