13th series of Come West Along the Road starts at 19:30, Fri 22 Oct on RTÉ One. Traditional music from the archives, including jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs from solo performers and groups, together with various forms of dance. Researched and presented by Nicholas Carolan.
Geantraí Clár 5 Geantraí, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh Sun 24th Oct 10pm /Fri 29th Oct 8pm.
Concertina player Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh presents this week’s Geantraí from An Bradán Feasa in Rath Cairn, Co. Meath. Included in the programme are the Ó Raghallaigh Family, flute player Catherine McEvoy and singer Mairéad Ní Fhlatharta among others.
Weren’t Mike “Tosh” O’ Sullivan: Banjo, Eoin(Stan) O’ Sullivan: Fiddle, Lisa O’ Sullivan: Fiddle, Eoin Jordan (looking very Andy Irvinish!): Bouzouki & Vocals, Flor Rahilly: Guitar & Vocals; aka The Céilí Allstars grea on Geatraí. Check them out on http://www.myspace.com/ceiliallstars
03 October · 22:00 – 22:30 on TG4
The second programme in the new series of Geantraí recorded in ‘An Spalpín Fánac’ in Cork is hosted by singer/songwriter John Spillane. Featured are The Ceilí All Stars, Deirdre, Donnacha and Diarmaid Moynihan, fiddle trio Meadhbh Boyd, Grainne Cotter and Catherine Casey, piper Sean McKiernan along with Karl Nesbitt, Nigel Grufferty, Brian Kissane and John Neville.
Probably a bit late coming upon this. (Thanks to Phil Callery for drawing attention to it.)