World Fiddle Day Recordings on RTÉ’s Rolling Wave on Sunday Night at 9

Out on the road: Jack Culloty, Currow (left) chatting to Steve Larkin and Rolling Wave presenter, Aoife Nic Cormaic,  before World Fiddle Day celebrations got under way in Scartaglen on the Saturday afternoon. Photograph: John Reidy 21-5-2022

Devotees and fans of traditional Irish music will not want to miss the RTÉ Radio 1 programme, The Rolling Wave on Sunday night at 9pm.

Its presenter, Aoife Nic Cormaic, the Dublin native fiddle player,  posted that: “Coming up this Sunday- a gorgeous weekend of music and stories from the recent World Fiddle Day Scartaglin.

“Hear highlights of the opening concert and then join us for a very special musical bus tour ‘The Road to Glountane.

Post Covid Revival

Ms. Nic Cormaic was one of the many invited guests who accepted and attended the post Covid revival of the weekend in the village over the two glorious days of music and weather on Friday and Saturday May 20th and 21st.

By her interest and presence she has added to the significant relationship built up over decades between the national station and the home of Sliabh Luachra Music and culture.

Tribute to the late Phil Callery

In a message earlier this week to World Fiddle Day founder member, PJ Teahan, Ms. Nic Cormaic said that she would also be paying a tribute to the late Phil Callery of The Voice Squad in the course of Sunday night’s programme.

Mr. Callery, who died on Tuesday of this week, was a guest, with his fellow group members Fran McPhail and Gerry Cullen at the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival in Castleisland in 2009.

It’s The Rolling Wave on Radio 1 at 9pm on Sunday night.

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