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New show: Tobar an Dúchais

Irish-CultureA new show will debut today on CCR at 5pm, Tobar an Dúchais.

Its host, Seána Redmond, has a great love for the Irish culture and will celebrate this each week with Irish music, history, the arts and heritage. Seána aims to spread the love for her country with others and highlight just how great this little island of ours is.

In programme 1: On this weeks show, Seána and her guest Fearghal Breathnach will be discuss Theobald Wolfetone, the founding of the United Irishmen and the 1798 Rebellion in Wexford. Plenty of great Wexford Ballads of ’98 will be played! This week Seána visited the Píobairí Uilleann where she spoke to Gay McKeown about the organisation and he also played a lovely slow air on the pipes. The show will also feature an interview with Caoimhe Ní Ghormáin in the Old Library in Trinity College about the Book of Kells and the fantastic building they have there. Bainigí súp as!

New series: Soundcrafts

trad-instrumentsSoundcrafts, 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.