Main: A Taste of Ireland

A lit­tle late in the day, today’s pro­gramme includes a wealth of Irish pop­u­lar and easy lis­ten­ing music, of the sort that you might find in lit­tle record shops in small towns across Ire­land, along with the more famil­iar tra­di­tion­al music you’ll be more used to. So you’ll hear beau­ti­ful, flow­ing pieces based around Irish themes – notably from song­writer, pianist, music pro­duc­er, arranger and direc­tor Phil Coul­ter – and bal­lads, some of which have dis­tinct coun­try music influ­ences (hard­ly sur­pris­ing, per­haps that the tra­di­tion­al music that devel­oped into Amer­i­can coun­try music has come back home). There are some oth­er Amer­i­can con­nec­tions today too, such as a col­lec­tion of vin­tage record­ings by lead­ing Irish Amer­i­can fid­dler Michael Cole­man (1889–1945), released by the Cole­man Irish Music Cen­tre in Gur­teen, Co. Sli­go. You’ll also hear the work of Shaun Dav­ey, not­ed for his large-scale orches­tral works inspired by Irish his­to­ry, and pianist Mícheál Ó Súil­leab­háin, who is also Pro­fes­sor of Music at the Irish World Music Cen­tre of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lim­er­ick.

Bean­nach­taí na Féile Pádraig!


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. 

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You can also lis­ten via TuneIn, either with their web site or via the TuneIn App, or on Online Radio Box — with a com­plete playlist for the past sev­en days.

Image: Gtapp — Musi­cians at Gus O’Con­nor Pub, Doolin, Ire­land, CC

 

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