Claremorris Community Radio is continuing its marking of the anniversary of the Butte Mining Disaster in 1917, in which 168 miners lost their lives, including Claremorris man Michael Conroy and his close friend Peter Sheridan.
On Friday, June 8th, at 4pm the station will broadcast No Greater Love – The Butte Montana Mining Disaster. This is a musical drama commemorating the tragic events of that time.
Update: You can now listen to this programme on our mixcloud service, at the following link – www.mixcloud.com/claremorrisfm/no-greater-love/
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.