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SATUR­DAY

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.

SUN­DAY

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).

MON­DAY

In this week’s edi­tions of Niall Car­roll’s Clas­si­cal Day­time ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 10am), the pre­sen­ter show­cases five or­ches­tral works by Sergei Prokofiev.

TUES­DAY

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).

WEDNESDAY

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).

THURS­DAY

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).

FRI­DAY

Luke Clancy presents the lat­est arts news in Cul­ture File Weekly ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 7.02pm).

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