fixing the gender balance in Irish music

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RTE 1, 2 p.m.

The Taliban and Me: Two Irish Women in Kabul describe the effects of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan on their work in the humanitarian sector and on their lives.

Opera evening

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

Marco Zambelli conducts the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Chamber Choir Ireland in a Lyric FM recording of Balfe’s Falstaff, featuring Cork soprano Majella Cullagh.

Equalization

Newstalk, 9 p.m.

Alan Meaney talks to four unique organizations dedicated to gender equality for women and non-binary people in Irish music – GASH Collective, Fair Plé, DIAXDEM Collective and Girls Rock Dublin.

SUNDAY

county measure

RTE 1, 10 a.m.

What makes a county? An ambitious historical series celebrating the individual identities of the thirty-two counties of Ireland as they are today, one hundred years after the formation of the state.

MONDAY

Idir Mise and Tusa

R n G, 1:30 p.m.

A 1975 interview with singer and civil servant Aodh Ó Duibheannaigh, or Hiúdaí Phadaí Hiúdaí, of Rann na Feirste in Donegal.

Arena

RTE 1, 7 p.m.

David Brophy on the music of Mícheál O’Súilleabháin at a special concert in his honor on Friday (see below); Pan Pan Theater’s Gavin Quinn talks about the new play “Mespil in the Dark Live,” a sequel to their digital series, which asks what theater can do that film can’t.

TUESDAY

Arena

RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Actor Timothy Spall discusses the 2020 drama film ‘It’s Snowing in Benidorm’, now on general release – when an downtrodden man is granted early retirement, he decides to visit his brother in Benidorm, only to find that he disappeared.

Fall

RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

Find out how science can help tackle one of Earth’s greatest challenges: waste.

Live Lyrics

Lyrical FM, 7:30 p.m.

Liz Nolan presents the final of the Veronica Dunne International Vocal Competition live from the National Concert Hall.

WEDNESDAY

Camchuairt and Chonsairtin

R n G, 1:30 p.m.

Áine Hensey brings us the highlights of the eight concerts in this summer’s series, with music from some of the country’s best musicians recorded at the Consairtín ’22 festival.

Ecolution

RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

This week, Evie investigates Ireland’s energy future. Where do we get our power from and how is that changing?

THURSDAY

Arena

RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Margaret Bridge and Siobhán Stagg of Northern Irish Opera discuss their upcoming performance of La Traviata.

FRIDAY

Seoda Mhaigh Eo

R n G, 1:30 p.m.

An archival interview with Irish-American teacher, Séamus Ó Direáin, who learned Irish from a Mayo man in Africa.

Arena

RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Award-winning writer AM Homes discusses the new novel ‘The Unfolding’. Defeated by the results of the 2008 presidential election, an American rallies a group of like-minded men to ‘reclaim’ their version of the American dream, as his wife mourns an unlived life and his daughter realizes the weight of history in the evolutionary context.

Live Lyrics

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

Lumen: A Celebration of the Light – Mícheál O’Súilleabháin’s most important and popular orchestral works, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Brophy, and joined by an illustrious array of Irish musical guests.

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