Olivia O’Leary ( right) hosts an edition of The Poetry Programme ( RTÉ Radio 1, 7.30pm) which celebrates the work of Patrick Kavanagh ahead of the 50th anniversary of his death next month.
In a two- part special, Jon Tolansky offers an insight into the music and literature created during the Tsarist and Soviet eras of Russia, including the works of Rimsky- Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Pushkin and Tolstoy. The Lyric Feature ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 6pm).
In this week’s editions of Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 10am), the presenter showcases five orchestral works by Sergei Prokofiev.
Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha looks back at some of the outstanding performances at this year’s Willie Clancy Summer School. Ceol Binn ó na Beanna ( RTÉ RnaG, 7pm).
Cóilín Ó Neachtain reports live from the city of Boston, bringing listeners the results of yesterday’s election, in which current mayor Marty Walsh, whose parents hail from Connemara, was hoping to retain his position. Adhmhaidin ( RTÉ RnaG, 8am).
Pianist Javier Perianes plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 in a concert that also features works by Liadov and Stravinsky. The Full Score with Liz Nolan ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 1pm).
Luke Clancy presents the latest arts news in Culture File Weekly ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 7.02pm).