It’s a big week here in CCR, with three events of note.
On Wednesday, we will be out and about for the first of two outside broadcasts. To celebrate Men’s Health Awareness Day, Eamonn Kelly will host a live two hour show from The Square in Claremorris. Eamonn will be on-air from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Men’s Health Awareness Day is being organised by Claremorris Family Resource Centre and the Claremorris Men’s Shed.
At 12 noon on Saturday, Gordon Campbell will reach a milestone in his broadcasting career as the 300th Weekend Gold show hits the airways. To mark the occassion, Gordon will host a two hour love songs special. Be sure and tune in so you too can feel the love!
24 hours later, our second OB of the week takes place in Barnacarroll Community Centre. This broadcast will celebrate the community centre’s Family Open Day. The day will feature music, stalls, games, bouncy castles and a barbecue and all proceeds will go to Western Alzheimers. Once again, Eamonn Kelly will be the host, live from 2 ’til 5 p.m.
The People’s Courts, Claremorris Community Radio’s documentary on the republican justice system during the War of Independence, has won a CRAOL achievement award.
The CRAOL Féile took place in Youghal, Co. Cork, last weekend. The opening night of this annual event, at which the community radio stations of Ireland get together to share information and learn from one another, featured the return of the achievement awards after a one-year hiatus.
The People’s Courts received its award in the ‘Commissioned Programming’ category. It was one of seven winners, alongside programmes on the Titanic and Irish singer and song collector Frank Harte. In their announcement the judges commended the show as a “very good historical conception of an idea.”
Congratulations to the team behind The People’s Courts. The programme was compiled by Roderick Maguire, Luke O’Malley and Kathy Burke with interviews by Roderick. It featured dramatisations written by Martin Casey and performed by Mick Dowd, Martin Casey, Johnnie Kirrane, Anne Harkin and Matt McLoughlin. The soundtrack featured bodhrán and tin whistle performed by Colmán Ó Raghaillaigh. The programme was edited by Allan Tiernan.
Don’t forget you can buy a copy of The People’s Courts, along with a high quality book of the show’s text, via local stockists, on amazon.com or digitally on your Kindle.