Monday, May 10, 2010

RTÉ: Irish radio and television


Arts & Traditional Music on RTÉ Radio

Céilí House
Céilí House is one of RTÉ Radio's most popular programmes of traditional Irish music and song. You can join in the enjoyment every Saturday night as presenter Kieran Hanrahan and producer Peter Browne travel the length and breadth of Ireland and beyond, in search of a good session to bring each week to the many loyal listeners.
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About the Show
The programme is now over 40 years on the air and the purpose during all that time has been the same - to bring the excitement, the good humour and the high quality and skills of the players and singers to people wherever they are listening - at home or travelling, on radio or the Internet, in Ireland and in many other countries.

The programme has broadcast from every county in Ireland, from the major cities in Britain and from events such as Provincial Conventions of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the USA and Canada. Wherever there is good music, you will find Céilí House - in community halls, universities and colleges, festivals and fleadhanna, and as a curtain raiser to major sports events such as the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Finals and the Special Olympics.

During the summer months, Céilí House searches the RTÉ Archives for rare and celebrated performances of traditional music from past years and has unearthed many a buried gem and there have been tribute programmes to honour some of the great traditional musicians of our time.

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Programme 7: 21st February 2010
Songs and music from Imeall, a solo album from Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, a Wexford hurling song by Paddy Berry and old archive fiddle tracks from Martin Rochford, Thady Casey, Ellen Galvin, Sonny McSweeney and the Raineys.

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