New Programme – ‘Once Upon a Time’, Six short episodes to encourage local children into the art of Seanachai story telling.

Stories are an essential part of the human condition and exist in all cultures and throughout time. In our modern world film and television are the media through which people most consume story. Before cinema and radio, the oral tradition was and in many parts of the world still is, the medium through which story is shared. It is through story that we learn ethics, morals, go on adventures, be frightened and crucially; share a common experience. Ireland, as elsewhere, has a rich tradition of story telling, embodied in the Seanachai.
This series of 6 short episodes each of ten minutes duration, will teach children how to tell stories. It will draw on the skills of an experienced Seanachai and broadcaster (Mike King) working in Partnership with the Arts Officer of Clare County Council and Librarian at the Kilkee public library. The programme builds on the children’s love of reading and through a series of two workshops will transform them from being those that are frequently read to – to those telling the stories. Six children are featured in the series, and coached to tell a story in the style of the Seanachai. Each 10 minute episode features one child telling their story and include interviews with parents and actuality of Mike coaching them in two workshops delivered at the Cultúrlann Sweeney library Kilkee.

Listen basic to ‘Once Upon a Time’

Folkways 18/02/17

Donnan Meade continues another season, playing some of the very best in folk, easy listening and everything in between. Donnan’s wealth of musical knowledge is intertwined with top class music to make your Donnan Meade’s Folkways is a weekly music show playing the very best in folk, easy listening and everything in between. Donnan’s wealth of musical knowledge is intertwined with top class music to help your Saturday afternoon ease by.

Mikey’s Mix 17/02/17

Welcome to Mikey’s Mix, stay tuned for a treat. Where you be in for a serious mix of music from classics to new music and even remixes which you wont hear anywhere else only on Mikey’s mix. Tune weekly from bout 8pm to 9pm (with your dancing shoes on and ready).

What’s On 17-19/02/17

A 30 minute live Thursday broadcast highlighting some of the main events taking place
around the county and beyond. Live interviews, sports analysis,
entertainment news, good banter and more. Donnie Dillon, John O’Boyle,
Suzanne Dillon and Antonio Cebas, assisted at the desk by Padraic
Griffin, will keep you entertained and informed with what’s going on.

The West Coast Rock Show – 16/02/17

The West Coast Rock Show playing some of the latest and hottest new and classic rock bands. Presented and produced by Mike Curran, the show brings together old and new rock tracks and aims to give information on the rock music scene in the West of Ireland. The show is available on podcast and will rock out on Thursdays at 8-9pm and repeated on Saturday 5-6pm. Email requests on the contact page . Listen back here – or follow the show on Twitter @rockshowrcb Lets Rock!

New Series: The Genealogy Radio Show, Series 6 Episode 1 – The Clans and Surnames Team.

Lorna Moloney’s doctoral thesis, ‘From Gaelic Lordship to English Shire: The MacNamaras of Clare, c.1259-1603′, is being supervised by Professor Steven Ellis. Lorna’s academic profile can viewed at She has delivered conference papers at Oxford; Lincoln College: Exploration of the Medieval Gaelic Diet: (2012); seminar papers at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway, ‘The Gaelic Lordships in Thomond, c. 1400-c.1500’ and papers at Irish Conference of Medievalists on themes of Brian Boru and landscape of East Clare. Lorna has published on medieval themes and on maritime subjects.

Lorna received her Certificate for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) in Dallas in March 2015.