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The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ

Liberty Boy 04 Oct 17 - 10:28 AM
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Subject: Folklore: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 04 Oct 17 - 10:28 AM

Interesting Programme on RTÉ Radio 1!

The Rolling Wave RTÉ Radio One 2100 Sunday 8th October 2017

This Sunday's Rolling Wave programme on RTÉ Radio One remembers singer John Reilly of Boyle who was a traveller with a large selection of valuable songs and ballads.
The song and folklore collector Tom Munnelly was a friend of John's and made recordings of his songs on visits to Boyle preserving his repertoire and bringing it to a wide audience. Christy Moore also knew John and was very taken by his singing. He includes a number of John's songs in his performances since first singing The Well Below the Valley on the Planxty album of the same name in 1973.   
John Reilly passed away in 1969 at the age of only 44 and in 1977 radio producer Tony Mac Mahon asked Tom Munnelly to write a script telling John Reilly's story for the RTÉ Radio folk music programme The Long Note.
This Sunday's Rolling Wave presented by Peter Browne gives us a chance, 40 years later, to hear that script once again and Christy Moore's memories of John Reilly.
There'll also be an archive interview with Tom Munnelly and a selection of John Reilly's songs sung by himself and Christy Moore. It's a fascinating story and it shines a light on a humble man who lived a materially poor life and seemed not to be fully aware himself of the immense value of his store of songs.
The Rolling Wave is at 9 o'clock this Sunday night on RTÉ Radio One and is broadcast to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Tom Munnelly.
A celebration of Tom's life and work "Come All Ye Loyal Heroes" is being held in Dublin on the 14th/15th October.


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Subject: RE: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: Liberty Boy
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 10:08 AM

Had a listen to this programme. Amazing! How luck the world was for Tom Munnelly's chance meeting with John (Jacko!) Reilly.


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Subject: RE: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: akenaton
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 05:40 AM

Sorry I missed this LB, but I'm a great fan of Tony MacMahon who's box playing is a joy especially when he is joined by Noel Hill.

By chance the other day I met a woman who was taught the concertina by Noel. They were close neighbours in Clare at the time.


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Subject: RE: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 09:19 AM

"The Rolling Wave
A celebration of the song legacy of John Reilly - a traveller singer from Boyle, Co Roscommon who possessed valuable ballads which were thought to have been lost." 8.10.2017

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http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9_10782845_0__


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http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/#102624960


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Subject: RE: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 09:33 AM

The plaque in Boyle town square
http://www.boyletoday.com/_wp_/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/DSCN2535.jpg


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Subject: RE: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 09:38 AM

Thanks, great programme.

Lovely bit at 23:30, someone at a university folk club "...we don't go in for unaccompanied songs, we're more interested in folk singers..."


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Subject: RE: The Rolling Wave Radio Programme on RTÉ
From: akenaton
Date: 14 Oct 17 - 08:46 AM

Excellent! thanks for that Freddy.

Reminds me of the songs and stories of the Scottish Tinkers long ago.
Tony himself possesses "the spirit" that Christy was talking about.


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