Ra­dio choice

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Céilí House ( RTÉ Ra­dio 1, 9pm) of­fers lis­ten­ers a chance to hear Blazin’ Fid­dles’ set at this year’s TradFest, which took place at Dublin Cas­tle in Jan­uary.


In Sound Out with Ian McG­lynn ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 9pm), the pre­sen­ter pro­files 14th cen­tury com­poser Guil­laume de Machaut, pay­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to his ob­ses­sion with the me­dieval fig­ure of For­tuna. There’s also a chance to hear acclaimed per­for­mances of some of de Machaut’s key works.


In the lat­est edi­tion of Colm O’Re­gan Wants a Word ( RTÉ Ra­dio 1, 1.30pm), the award­win­ning co­me­dian and author turns his ra­zor- sharp at­ten­tion to travel and hol­i­days.


Take an­other trawl through the mu­si­cal land­scape, from past to present, courtesy of The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 9pm).


Máirtín Tom Sheáinín ( above) hosts Ar an mBóthar ( RTÉ RnaG, 4.10pm), a new series that sees him travel the length and breadth of the coun­try, meet­ing or­di­nary folk who re­gale him with sto­ries re­lat­ing to their life.


All aboard the Mys­tery Train with John Kelly ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 7.02pm) for an­other two hour jour­ney through vin­tage sounds and mod­ern mu­si­cal record­ings.


The Full Score with Liz Nolan ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 1pm) in­cludes the San Francisco Sym­phony Orches­tra’s per­for­mances of works by Adams and Stravin­sky.

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