This just in from Kevin Donleavy:
Pull up your easy chair this Saturday, and have a listen to Irish trad music on-line. The date is June 1, and the programme runs from 10 am till 12 noon in the eastern US, which means 3 to 5 pm in Ireland. Kevin Donleavy is the usual host, and the show is called ATLANTIC WEEKLY PART TWO.
Here are the easy listening steps. On your computer, go to http://wtju.net. Next, select Listen Live on the right side bar. Then, choose between Ogg and MP3.
Here are some highlights from the music to be broadcast. Mary McNamara will play Co. Clare tunes on her concertina. You can hear songs and two uilleann pipers from the Belfast band Réalta. Kerry’s own Mary Courtney will sing some ballads, and you can hear Liam Weldon singing that powerful song, “Where Is Our James Connolly.” Harper Sue Richards will perform, and you can hear Paudie O’Connor on accordion play polkas and reels with John O’Brien on uilleann pipes. Dublin singer Pat Broaders will do a fine version of the US trad song called “Storms Are on the Ocean.” That’s just the beginning ….
Hope you can tune in. You will also hear the latest news from the only Irish archaeological dig in the state of Virginia, and there’s more information about it at www.clannmhor.org. And the latest news from such groups as BRIMS (the Blue Ridge Irish Music School), and the Washington branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.