The picks of the best of this week’s radio
ENTERTAINMENT Sunday Sport SUNDAY, 2PM, RTÉ RADIO 1 Presented by Darren Frehill and John Murray, the show includes coverage of the Leinster Hurling Championship, English Premier League reports and updates and plenty of golf, including the Portugal Open, Players Championship, Irish Amateur Open plus the rest of the day’s sports news. Evelyn Grant’s Weekend Drive SUNDAY, 4PM, RTÉ LYRIC FM Some of the world’s best music played by the world’s finest musicians, familiar favourites and new releases, plus news and traffic updates. Ceol Binn ó na Beanna WEDNESDAY, 7PM, RTÉ RnaG Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha brings us a trad concert recorded live at the Ceardlann Earraigh music school and festival in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, in early April. Musicians we will hear include Dónal McCague, James Harvey, Edel Fox, Neill Byrne, Johnny Óg Connolly, Conal Ó Gráda, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Junior Davey and Pádraig McGovern. Bob Harris Country THURSDAY, 7PM, BBC RADIO 2 Bob Delevante is a graphic designer and a record producer, and has a voice that sounds a lot like Buddy Holly. A major player on the Nashville music scene, he joins Bob Harris this evening to give us a live session of tracks from his latest album, Valley Of Days. The John Creedon Show MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8PM, RTÉ RADIO 1 John presents a mix of contemporary, Irish and international tracks, as well as a sprinkling of classics, to take you on a melodic journey into the evening. Seascapes FRIDAY, 10.30PM, RTÉ RADIO 1 Distinguished author, poet, correspondent and playwright Dermot Bolger is in conversation with Marcus Connaughton on Seascapes this week about his book, The Lonely Sea and Sky, based on a rescue by the MV Kerlogue in 1943 whose crew risked their lives to save 168 German submariners.
The History Show SUNDAY, 6PM, RTÉ RADIO 1)))) This special programme marks the centenary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, with contributors including former US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. One To One TUESDAY, 9.30AM, BBC RADIO 4 Would you want to know, from genetic testing, if you were likely to succumb to a serious illness? Jane Hill, whose father and uncle had Parkinson’s disease, and John Jennings, who could inherit a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s, share their worries.
Life At Absolute Zero SUNDAY, 7.45PM, BBC RADIO 4 In this continuing series of comic tales by Lynne Truss, set in a wind-blasted coastal town, we hear about the emotional triangle of Jim, the former Mrs Jim and the present incumbent.
Edel Fox is just one of the musical contributors on Ceol Binn ó na Beanna