Roots Musings is a celebration of the roots and world music that feeds the genres you hear elsewhere. Each show follows a specific theme as our wanderings, wonderings and ponderings take us around the globe in an unashamedly subjective fashion. There will be plenty of Gospel, Bluegrass, Slide, Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic, Latin and Jazz. There wont be so much Elvis or Pink Floyd! Make suggestions and give comment by joining the Roots Musings Facebook Page
Join me, James Masterson, for an hour of Folk music and beyond. My aim is to play tunes that come under the folk canon. Sometimes purist folk, sometimes tenuous. You can expect everything from Punk through to Dance, but all take their roots or inspiration from the diverse Folk catalog.
Join Mick O'Brien and Kieran Kelly on Tuesdays at 9pm for two hours of Irish folk. Phone in your requests and listen to CD reviews, gig reviews, live interviews, live music in studio, and outside broadcasts from some of Ireland’s biggest stars. During the past ten years Sin é has become Dublin’s most popular Irish music Programme
Presented and produced by Ewan O'Doherty on Dublin City FM and its predecessors since March 2001, 'Ceolta Oileain' ('Our Musical Islands') features the traditional dance music and song of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, England, Brittany and Galicia as well as contemporary and newly written music in traditional style.
Ear to the Globe is the most comprehensive guide to new World Music releases on Irish radio. A two-hour weekly programme, it features international releases from all the major artists of Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Arab countries, as well as significant representation from European and North American folk traditions, plus cross-cultural partnerships and fusions, and odd and quirky gems and curios. The show also highlights visiting artists and bands, and includes interviews and occasional ticket giveaways.
Listen to some of the finest Jamaican music every Saturday from 7pm-9pm with John Public on Black Echoes. The Black Echoes Music Programme has been on the airwaves in Dublin and presented by John Public since late 1982. Over the years, he's interviewed some of the true greats: Desmond Dekker, Toots Hibert, Sly and Robbie, Derrick Morgan and many many more.