“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 9th March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time). 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 about Tipperary, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band, some Classical Magic, Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more.
At 10pm we feature a superb recording from 2013 at the Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Weekend in Kiskeam where we listen to the magnificent music of Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch. And at 9.45pm we hear Steven Roche of Kanturk singing about Castletownbere. And we chat about the follow images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.
International Women’s Day dawned bright and beautiful, as if in salute of all the women of the World. The role of women have changed dramatically over the years and now that they have proved themselves worthy the whole world wants them to get even more involved. Perhaps those who were born in the past thirty or forty years it is no great surprise but to the likes of me who are here much longer than that the change in the status of women is indeed something bordering on earthmoving. It is great to see that the fairer sex is making waves at global level in order to create a healthy balance in the running of things. So now its only right and proper that a day in the year has been allotted to them. All over Ireland on this day women have been representing the rest of us as they give talks and presentations telling of the obstacles that they had to overcome in order to get where they are today in their own lives. Some relating to their battles with education, children, home life and the way that they achieved success through it. Thanks to modern methods one person telling her story can give hope and encouragement to hundreds more. Even the scourge of covid didn’t stop them from thanks to streaming. I’m speaking from experience because I know of at least one such lady who told her story of her particular struggles and judging by the response she got, her gospel was welcomed by many. Women love to help one another and long may that trend continue. But they still need more help help to successfully combine home and children with education and a career. It’s all beyond my remit now, but I will be forever interested because having been witness to so many changes for the better I believe that nothing is impossible and my prayers will go more for good and better things in the future.