Festival Sessions

Kieran Goss introduces traditional and contemporary music performances, recorded live by Radio Ulster over recent years.

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20071006

5/5.

Kieran Goss introduces traditional and contemporary music performances, recorded live by Radio Ulster over recent years.

In this edition from 1993 the father figure of Ulster song, the late Tommy Makem, in a concert recorded in his home town of Keady.

20071222

Siobhan Skates introduces a performance by traditional band Altan, recorded live by Radio Ulster in 1992 at the Arts Theatre, Belfast.

20071229

Siobhan Skates introduces a performance by Frances Black and Kieran Goss at the Belfast Festival at Queens, recorded live by Radio Ulster in 1991.

20080105

Siobhan Skates introduces traditional and contemporary music performances.

Featuring Stocktons Wing at the Belfast Festival at Queens in 1992.

20080112

Siobhan Skates introduces traditional and contemporary music performances.

Featuring singer-songwriter Paul Brady at the Grand Opera House in Belfast in May 2000.

20080119

Siobhan Skates introduces traditional and contemporary music performances.

Featuring traditional singer Len Graham and Skylark from the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen in 1989.

20080126

Siobhan Skates introduces traditional and contemporary music performances.

Featuring American songwriter Tom Paxton, recorded at Belfast's Errigle Inn in 2005.

20080808

Another chance to hear a concert from the rich store of folk music recorded by Radio Ulster over recent years.

20080815

Kieran Goss with another chance to hear an archive performance from English singer-songwriter Ralph Mctell in the old Arts Theatre during the 1988 Belfast Festival.

20080830

1/5.

Paul Evans introduces contemporary and traditional music and song recorded by BBC Radio Ulster.

Featuring a performance by Sean Keane from the Belfast Festival in Queens, 1992.

20080906

2/5.

Paul Evans introduces contemporary and traditional music and song recorded by Radio Ulster over recent decades.

Featuring The Poozies at the Edinburgh Folk Festival in 1991.

20080920

Paul Evans introduces a performance by American hammer dulcimer maestro Walt Michael from the Belfast Festival at Queens in 1993.

20080927

Paul Evans introduces a performance by Cork singer and songwriter Jimmy McCarthy from the Belfast Festival at Queens in 1993.

20081004

Paul Evans brings this series exploring the Radio Ulster folk music archives to a close with a tribute to the late Ronnie Drew, founder member of legendary balladeers The Dubliners.

20081114

Paul Evans introduces another chance to hear an archive performance from Cork singer and songwriter Jimmy McCarthy recorded at the 1993 Belfast Folk Festival.

20081121

Paul Evans introduces a tribute to the late Ronnie Drew, founder member of balladeers The Dubliners.

20081220

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by the original Four Men and a Dog line-up.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by the original Four Men and a Dog line-up, featuring Mick Daly on vocals, at Downpatrick Folk Club in 1991.

20081220

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by the original Four Men and a Dog line-up, featuring Mick Daly on vocals, at Downpatrick Folk Club in 1991.

20081227

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by Galway singer Dolores Keane.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by Galway singer Dolores Keane in the Whitla Hall in 1998.

20090103

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by English musician Steve Tilston.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by English musician Steve Tilston and singer Maggie Boyle at the 1990 Edinburgh Folk Festival.

20090110

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by traditional group Patrick Street.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by traditional group Patrick Street, featuring Andy Irvine on vocals, from the Arts Theatre during the 1998 Belfast Festival at Queens.

20090117

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by American songwriter Guy Clark at the Elmwood Hall during the 1996 Belfast Festival at Queens.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by American songwriter Guy Clark.

20090124

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp, on stage in the Harp Folk Club during the 1990 Belfast Festival at Queens.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp.

20090131

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by The Boys of the Lough, on stage in the Whitla Hall during the 1995 Belfast Festival at Queens.

Paul Evans introduces an archive performance by The Boys of the Lough.

20090905

Colum Sands looks back to the Harp Folk Club at the Belfast Festival at Queens in November 1992.

Colum Sands looks back to the Harp Folk Club at the Belfast Festival at Queens in 1992.

0120070901

In this edition, from 1988, Ralph McTell celebrates 20 years on the road at the Arts Theatre, Belfast.

0220070915

2/5.

In this edition from 1996, traditional band Arcady, fronted by Dublin singer Niamh Parsons, in the Harp Folk Club, Belfast.

On MW only, from 7.55pm-10.00pm:

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Adam Coates introduces coverage of Ireland's second game in rugby's World Cup.

Eddie O'Sullivan's men will be looking for a big win over group minnows Georgia.

Jim Neilly and Hugo MacNeill commentate, with analysis from Tyrone Howe.

0320070922

3/5.

In this edition from 1995, Ireland's most famous traditional music ambassadors of the past 45 years, the Chieftains, recorded at the Ulster Hall, Belfast.

0420070929

4/5.

In this edition from 1993 the leading lady of American folk, Joan Baez, celebrates 35 years on the road at the Ulster Hall, Belfast.