Mercedes Varona show with world music and her special guest Chris O Nill from BEN. She talked about The Burren and what is the Burren Ecotourism Network, what happen there, who can be members, etc.
The Beating Heart of Kinvara with John Conneelly 8th Oct 2017
Interviews with Grandaughter, local Historian and Memories of swimming club members.
Songs of the Clancy Brothers and of course Galway Bay (New version)
The Western Skyline with Karen McDonnell 7th Oct 2017
Welcome to a Travelling Wilburys special on The Western Skyline. This week saw the death of Tom Petty at the age of 66. Rather than play the best known tracks by Petty, I decided to put a playlist together that includes tracks from Petty & the Heartbreakers, but also by his fellow musicians in the Travelling Wilburys: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. Needless to say, the music is, in the words of George, ‘Fab’.
Also – I spoke to actor Oisin McDonagh and stage manager Elizabeth Jacob about a theatrical production of Crime & Punishment, the great 19th century Russian novel by Fydor Dostoevsky. The novel has been adapted for the stage by Philip McDonagh, and is directed by Luke Morgan, with music by Jake Morgan. The theatre company will perform the play for the first time next week in Kinvara. An exciting night is promised. So get to Kinvara Community Centre at 7pm on 14 October.
Gremlins mean we didn’t make it to ‘The End of the Line’. A good omen, perhaps!
Connect West with Mary Fitzpatrick 1st Oct 2017
Music, Art Culture and General Interest
Spend a Little Time with Chris Harnett Dalton 8th Oct 2017
This edition discusses Retirement, a chat with Con Dalton & Paddy Hughes who are now retired, a peek inside Josephine O’Driscoll’s handbag and some great music.
Come West Along the Road with Rose O’Connor 1st Oct 2017
Local area events, interviews and live singing and music
Kinvara People with Mary Meijer 16th Sept 2017
Mary Meijer speaks with Stuart Cowell, musician extraordinaire, about his life in music, all the way from the sixties and playing with Jimmy Hendrix, to his Music Venue B&B in New South Wales, Australia, to the music scene in modern day Kinvara. We feature his latest album Atlantica DC3, a duo project with Fred Rogers.
Kinvara People Cruinniu Special with Mary Meijer
Get a little taste of live action and festival atmosphere at our famous Gathering of the Boats or the Cruinniu na mBad in Kinvara where we celebrate an historic tradition on Galway Bay. Live performance and an unplanned surprise festival goer all add to the day where even the supernatural makes an appearance!
The Wild Rover with Christina Connelly 30th Sept 2017
A combination of outside Interviews with those in the Community of Kinvara and surrounding Villages.
Topic : The Landscape and a change of Season. With Hill Farmer , Michael John Connolly from Ought mama, Co Clare. And Paul Dunne of Kinvara Walks interviewed at the base of Abbey Hill. Co Clare.
The Box Set with John Hudson 30th Sept 2017
This week we have music from Texas rockers ZZ Top, Smoooooth rock with J.J Cale, the latest release from Van Morrison, American Country Bluegrass with Milan Miller and also John Lennon, The Cure, Tommy Jones and The Shondells, Joe Cocker and Rob Strong.