“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 9th Feb. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00. Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
On tonight’s Show: Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons singing “Brosna Town”, Shandrum Céilí Band’s 2015 All-Ireland performance of “The Killavil Set”, The Clare Céilí Band with “The Duke of Leinster” and “The Dublin Reel”. Selections from “The Mikado”, Breeda Tarrant’s “Mulroy Bay” …. and many, many more.
At 10pm we hear about Charlie Chaplin’s Four Suggestions for Happiness. And we chat about the following images:
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.
Will it come or will it not. Is it going to snow? The cold breeze would make you think it would, children are hoping that it will but only time will tell. The world knows there is nothing as nice to look at as a beautiful cover of virgin white snow making everything look so pure and clean and in times past it was always welcomed in time of colds and flu in the hope that the cold snap would kill the bugs. If only we could believe that it would wipe out Covid19, we would put up with a month of it. But alas there is little proof that it would. This time last year coronavirus, as it was called at the time, was little more than a rumour. Something that was happening in China or somewhere. So far away that it was not worth the trouble to get any details. We were still getting on with our everyday lives, the Community Council was getting ready for St.Patrick’s Day, rounding up to finance the parade. The sporting world was gearing up for the season ahead. Hotel’s were taking bookings for parties and family gatherings. The elderly meeting every week for their regular coffee at the hotel and catching up with the latest news and bits of gossip, but now and then there would be a faint mention of the ‘thing’ that was happening in China or ‘somewhere’. As the time went on there were little warnings going out in low tones, to say that we’d want to be careful, cut down our outings, our close mixing with others, which seemed at the time to be the most ridiculous thing we ever heard. After all , the world was just waking up to the importance of people opening up to people, not avoiding them. I can remember the discussion going on at one of our weekly coffee mornings. How about next week, will we come and the unanimous response was, indeed we will, nothing’s going to stop us from our regular chinwag. But alas by the time the next week came, the penny , or should I say the clanger, had dropped. All of a sudden, China didn’t seem that far away and it wasn’t the rumours that were spreading now, but a virus. Which they called Covod19 and the rest is history. That was only one short year ago. How things have changed since then.