The Godfather at 50, new musical programs on RTÉ


R n G, 7 p.m.

Live commentary on the Hurling Division 1A match between Cork and Galway at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the National Hurling League.

Opera evening

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

at Donizetti Daughter of the Regiment: This 1973 Metropolitan Opera performance in New York features soprano Joan Sutherland in the title role, and Luciano Pavarotti in his Met broadcast debut as Tonio, the role that earned the tenor the title ” King of the high Cs”.


heart and soul

BBC World Service, 10:30 a.m.

Journalist Teirra Kamolvattanavith undertakes a tour of the ‘spirit houses’ of Bangkok, Thailand; meet believers, spiritual consultants, vendors and manufacturers, to discover a network of spirituality that underpins their belief and their business.

The Green Room

2FM, 9 p.m.

DJ Jenny Greene kicks off a week of new Irish alternative and indie music in the evening slot with a regular laid-back episode on Sundays, focusing on ambient and electronic tunes.


Binneas Beil

R n G, 3 p.m.

New album by concertina player Pádraig Rynne Start with the end in mind is presenter Áine Hensey’s album of the week.


RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Director and Broadcaster Steven Benedict Talks the Impact and Legacy of the Archetypal Gangster Film The Godfather on the occasion of his 50th birthday.


A Taobh Tuathail

R n G, 10 p.m.

Cian O’Ciobháin leads his late-night music show, featuring tracks from new releases by Fears, Algernon Flowers, Whozyerman, Howlbux, Count, Sfiinx, Deaf Joe, and more.


the Limerick band ‘The Hitchers’ entertaining 1,000 school children at the Drugs Awareness Show in Bunratty, 1997; debut album recalled on The Alternative; Wednesday, 11 p.m.; Photo 2FM: Kieran Clancy


RTE 2XM, 7 p.m.

New rock/indie music from black and Gaelach artists, plus historical notes and discussions with musicians and music leaders, moderated by Ola Majekodunmi.

The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

Chats with Niall Quinn of Limerick band The Hitchers on the 25th anniversary of his debut album It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.


Cuan an Cheoil

R n G, 7 p.m.

Liam Ó Maonlaí is joined in the studio for live music by multi-instrumentalists Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich and Niamh Varian-Barry — a live video stream is also available on R na G social media.



RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Writer Colin Barrett talks about his new book Homesicknessa second short story collection from a burgeoning presence in the genre.


RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

Episode 2 of the talent show’s crunchy mystery sees teenage protagonist and podcaster Rian become a detective. Who could be the ghost caller?

Live Lyrics

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

The National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jaime Martin introduce us to Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben; a world premiere by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran; and pianist Hugh Tinney performs Piano Concerto No. 24 by Mozart.

Cureadh chun Ceoil

R n G, 7 p.m.

The final of the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Contest. Fifteen top musicians – accordionists, concertina, melodeon and mouth organs – will take part in an event which will take place at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork, presented by Peadar Ó Riada.


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