In the month of August, the Rolling Wave will be celebrating the music of Sliabh Luachra and remembering two great fiddle-players from this most musical area on the Cork-Kerry border – Paddy Cronin and Denis Murphy.
On the first two Sundays in August (2200) – 3rd and 10th – the programme will feature a tribute concert for Paddy Cronin which took place in the Community Hall in Miltown Malbay in July 2006. Many Sliabh Luachra singers and musicians made the journey up the coast to Co Clare and the result was a tremendous afternoon’s music. Some of those present were Jacky Daly, Paudie O’Connor, Máire and Aoife O’Keeffe, Connie O’Connell, Jimmy Doyle, Christy Cronin, Jimmy O’Brien and many more.
Then on 17th and 24th August the Rolling Wave will remember a second Kerry fiddle-player Denis Murphy who died in April 1974. These will be different programmes marking this 40th anniversary – a two part documentary entitled “Memories of Denis Murphy” in which friends, family and fellow musicians remember Denis and tell the story of his life and music.
The Rolling Wave presented and produced by Peter Browne is on RTÉ Radio One Sundays at 2200 (and again on RTÉ Lyric FM on Mondays at 1900)