Arts On Air from the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival

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Welcome to Arts on Air page. Where you can listen to, or download programmes’ from the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival, The longest running community arts festival in Ireland. Which this year will take place between Thursday the 17th & Wednesday the 23rd of September 2020.

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Clifden Arts Festival 2020 official opening

The official opening of the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival.

7.11 Des Lally introduces the start of the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival.
7.16 Message from Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council.
7.18 Brendan Flynn officially opens the Arts Festival for the first time ever.
7.37 Music with Marie Walsh & musicians
7.47 Séamus & Caoimhe Ó Flatharta sing a song, then Séamus plays harp accompanied by Eileen O’Malley-Mannion on tin whistle
19.56 Liz Kane & others on fiddle, Other musicians include an ensemble of local musicians & dancers: Mirella Murray (Piano Accordion), Eileen O’Malley-Mannion (Banjo), & Nathan Pilatzke (Dancer).
8.03 Séamus & Caoimhe sing a song called ‘The Autumn Winds’ by Niall Hanna.
8.12 Marie Walsh & Liz Kane finish out the festivities with music.
8.27 Recording of a reading with Colum McCann who is the author of seven novels & he will read from his newest and Booker Prize Nominated novel, Apeirogon, Colum is currently in New York & is unable to attend the Festival.

MP3 Clifden Arts Festival 2020 official opening. File 53.5 MB

Broadcast Thursday the 17th Of September.

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Arts on Air Friday 11am – 12noon 18th September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

11.06 Recording of The Diary of a nobody, a Lecture by Hugh Duffy which took place on Thursday 17th September, this recording is introduced by John Sweeney. Hugh Duffy is a forensic student of history now in his 87th year. The history of a nobody’s first 31 years before he became a tyrant, psychopath and implementer of a ruthless programme of racial extermination in his final 23 years this is the story of Adolf Hitler and the long shadow his short reign has cast over today’s world.

MP3 Arts on Air Friday 5 – 7pm 21st September. File 28.4 MB

Broadcast Friday the 18th Of September.

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Arts on Air Friday 5pm – 7pm 18th September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

5.02 Part 1 of a new series of short radio documentaries by Michael Gannon called ‘In My Own Words’, this programs contributor is Ndrek Gjini from Albania
5.27 Janet O’Toole Chairperson of Connemara Community Radio in studio.
5.35 Piece of music composed by Joe Boske.
5.38 Celebrated poet and raconteur Gabriel Fitzmaurice and critically acclaimed musician and broadcaster Danny O’Mahony chat with Mary about ‘Dúchas’ which is a live one-hour bilingual performance, interwoven with an audio/visual presentation featuring images and old recordings of the selected artists.
5.59 Recording of Poetry with Patrick Deeley and Catherine MacCarthy recorded in the Church of Ireland.
6.44 John Durning Arts Festival Visual Director in studio talking about the effect of Covid-19.
6.53 Judy Murphy Arts Correspondent with the Connacht Tribune in studio

MP3 Arts on Air Friday 5pm – 7pm 18th September. File 56.0 MB

Broadcast Friday the 18th Of September.

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Arts on Air Saturday 11am – 12noon 19th September

Presenter Michael Gannon.

Tomi Reichental in conversation with Students of Clifden Community School and Des Lally. Tomi, the author of I was a boy in Belsen, has
lived in Dublin since 1959 for 55 years he did not speak of his wartime
experience; since breaking his silence he has been back to Bergin-Belsen
and his home village of Merasice. He is a regular speaker in schools
where he is a living testament of the Holocaust for a new generation.

MP3 Arts on Air Saturday 11am – 12noon 19th September. File 27.1 MB

Broadcast Saturday the 19th Of September.

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Arts on Air Saturday 5pm – 7pm 19th September

Presenter Michael Gannon.

5.00 Part 2 of a new series of short radio documentaries by Michael Gannon called ‘In My Own Words’, this programs contributor is Mercedes
Varona from Cuba who talks about the Cuban writer Leonardo Padura.
5.27 Track from Betty & the Baby Boomers, regular visitors to the Arts
Festival but due to Covid-19 could not attend this year.
5.31 In studio Michael talks with local historian Kathleen
Villiers-Tuthill about Clifden Historical Walking Tours which explore
the history of this 200-year-old town with her expert guidance.
5.46 Pre-recorded interview by Mary Ruddy with Poet Michael Coady who
recites his poem The State of Light’.
6.00 Recording of the concert with Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Danny O
Mahoney which was a celebration of the literary and musical tradition of
North Kerry, this concert was held in Clifden on September 18th.

MP3 Arts on Air Saturday 5pm – 7pm 19th September. File 54.8 MB

Broadcast Saturday the 19th Of September.

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Arts on Air Sunday 10am – 11:30am 20th September

Presenter Eamonn McLoughlin.

10.00 Aodan McGlynn and his daughter Una in studio, Una has recentlybeen singing on Sundays at St Josephs Church Clifden.
10.34 Track from Ultan Conlon ‘Dance to paper roses’, a concert with
Ultan will be broadcast this evening on CCR at 6pm recorded at Clifden
Town Hall.
10.39 Track from Danny O’Mahoney & our own Liz Kane, a selection of
reels.
10.46 In studio Marie Walsh music teacher speaks about a special
collaboration with 20 well known Button Accordion Players from all over
Ireland who recorded a specially composed reel in memory of her father
well-known Accordion Player and festival stalwart, the late John Gerard
Walsh from Clifden.
10.50 Ritchie Newman joins Marie in studio for live music.
11.12 Poet Tony Curtis in studio, twenty years attending Clifden Arts
Festival.

MP3 Arts on Air Sunday 10am – 11:30am 20th September. File 42.4 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 20th Of September.

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Arts on Air Sunday 5pm – 7pm 20th September

Presenter Linda O’Malley.

17.00: ‘In My Own Words’ Part 3 of a 6-part series of short radio documentaries by Michael Gannon, featuring Dawid Ciesielski from Poland, who has lived in Connemara and Galway for 15 years. He will talk about the Polish writer Joseph Conrad and read from Conrad’s letters.
17.20: Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney concert (recorded on the 18th September in St. Joseph’s Church).
18.00: Ultan Conlon concert (recorded on the 17th September in Clifden Town Hall).

MP3 Arts on Air Sunday 5pm – 7pm 20th September. File 54.2 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 20th Of September.

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Arts on Air Sunday 7pm – 8pm 20th September

Sean-Nós ar an Loch (recorded on Saturday 19th September.)

MP3 Arts on Air Sunday 7pm – 8pm 20th September. File 26.8 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 20th Of September.

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Arts on Air Sunday 8pm – 9pm 20th September

Paddy Bike, a programme made by our friend the late Art Ó Briain RIP

MP3 Arts on Air Sunday 8pm – 9pm 20th September. File 30.5 MB

Broadcast Sunday the 20th Of September.

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Arts on Air Monday 11am – 12noon 21st September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

A recording of Poets Moya Cannon and Lorna Shaughnessy which took place in Clifden during the week.

MP3 Arts on Air Monday 11am – 12noon 21st September. File 27.5 MB

Broadcast Monday the 21st Of September.

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Arts on Air Monday 5pm – 7pm 21st September

Presenter Maureen Corbett.

17.00: ‘In My Own Words’ Part 4 of a 6-part series of short radio documentaries by Michael Gannon, featuring Jean-Pierre Martine from
Paris, France & lives in Letterfrack for much of the year. He will
talk about the French writer Victor Hugo & read from his poetry.
17.30 Tristan Heanue chats with Maureen about his film Ciúnas (Silence).
Tristan from Derryinver in Renvyle, is a former student of Clifden
Community School & in recent years he has written screenplays,
produced & directed films, as well as developed his acting career. He
plays the lead role in Paddy Slattery’s feature debut Broken Law (2020)
which is currently on national release. Ciúnas Synopsis: ‘A couple
embark on a journey in the midst of a family crisis & is on the
Academy Award long list 2021 – Short Film IFTA Nominee 2020 – Best Short
Film.
18.00 Recording of concert with The Far-Flung Trio who are Katherine
Hunka (violin), Dermot Dunne (accordion) & Malachy Robinson
(double-bass): the name reflects their sense of fun and the eclecticism
in their programming and performances.

MP3 Arts on Air Monday 5pm – 7pm 21st September. File 55.7 MB

Broadcast Monday the 21st Of September.

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Arts on Air Monday 7pm – 8pm 21st September

Poetry Reading with Tony Curtis and Seán Ó Coistealbha with music
by Marie Walsh and friends.

MP3 Arts on Air Monday 7pm – 8pm 21st September. File 26.8 MB

Broadcast Monday the 21st Of September.

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Arts on Air Monday 8pm – 9pm 21st September

Recording of Memories of Leo Rowsome which was presented by Peter
Browne and Kevin Rowsome.

MP3 Arts on Air Monday 8pm – 9pm 21st September. File 27.7 MB

Broadcast Monday the 21st Of September.

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Arts on Air Tuesday 11am – 12noon 22nd September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

MP3 Arts on Air Tuesday 11am – 12noon 22nd September. File 27.9 MB

Broadcast Tuesday the 22nd Of September.

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Arts on Air Tuesday 5pm – 7pm 22nd September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

‘In My Own Words’ Part 4 of a 6-part series of short radio
documentaries by Michael Gannon, featuring Andreas Vogel is from
Germany. He lives in Lettermore in the Connemara Gaeltacht. He writes in
his native German and in Irish. He has published 2 books of poetry. He
will present poems from Rilke and Goethe which he has translated into
Irish.
Recording of Bob Quinn Interview with Lorna Siggins.
‘A Celebration of Seamus Heaney with Neil Martin’ which was held on
September 21st. Musician Neil Martin responds to the poetry of Seamus
Heaney. Clifden Arts Festival is delighted to host this celebration of
the work of Seamus Heaney a long time friend of the Festival who gave
his first reading in Clifden Community School Library in 1978 and his
last in St Joseph’s Church in 2009.

MP3 Arts on Air Tuesday 5pm – 7pm 22nd September. File 62.5 MB

Broadcast Tuesday the 22nd Of September.

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Arts on Air Wednesday 11am – 12noon 23rd September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

Mary Ruddy introduces (A Digital Talk) Áit agus Anam: Remembering Tim & Mairéad Robinson. This is an interdisciplinary, online panel
discussion celebrating the lives and legacies of Tim & Mairéad
Robinson. Chaired by Dr Nessa Cronin and co-hosted by the Centre for
Irish Studies & Moore Institute, NUI Galway and Clifden Community Arts
Festival.

MP3 Arts on Air Wednesday 11am – 12noon 23rd September. File 27.8 MB

Broadcast Wednesday the 23rd Of September.

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Arts on Air Wednesday 5pm – 7pm 23rd September

Presenter Mary Ruddy.

17.00 Recording of the launch of Spirorbis, a memoir by Peter Vine, published by Artisan House & was launched by Doug Allan in Letterfrack
on Tuesday 22 September. 50% of proceeds from the sale of Spirorbis will
go to support the work of The Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater
Hospital.
18.00 ‘In My Own Words’ Part 6 of a 6-part series of short radio
documentaries by Michael Gannon, featuring Lucia Fernandez is from
Galicia in Spain. He lives in Lettermore in the Connemara Gaeltacht. She
will present the poetry of the Galician writers Uxio Novoneyra and
Rozalia de Castro, & read translations.
18.30 Interview by Mary Ruddy with Des Kavanagh, and Cliona Hallissey,
Des Kavanagh is the well-known and well-loved host of Singing and
Reading in the Bookies, a treat every year at the CAF, sadly missed this
year and Cliona Hallissey is from Renvyle, & has been working with
Druid as a Costume Supervisor.

MP3 Arts on Air Wednesday 5pm – 7pm 23rd Septemberr. File 51.9 MB

Broadcast Wednesday the 23rd Of September.

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Arts on Air Wednesday 7pm – 8pm 23rd September

Concert recorded with brother & sister Seamus and Caoimhe
0’Flaharta from Carna, Seamus (on harp, singing & dancing), Caoimhe (fiddle and singing) & Rian Sheridan from Renvyle (accordion).

MP3 Arts on Air Wednesday 7pm – 8pm 23rd September. File 27.2 MB

Broadcast Wednesday the 23rd Of September.

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Arts on Air Wednesday 8pm – 9pm 23rd September

Sean Keane Concert recorded in Clifden Town Hall on Tuesday
evening, (22nd of September) hear his distinctive Irish tones pull at the heartstrings and hear him play up to five instruments on stage. Sponsored by Anne Ueltschi.

MP3 Arts on Air Wednesday 8pm – 9pm 23rd September. File 31.5 MB

Broadcast Wednesday the 23rd Of September.