We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this evening’s programme – Easter Sunday, 1th April 2020. (S.R.)
He once worked for the ESB and is a qualified electrician and draughtsman, but you won’t identify him as such.
Having spent five years studying the violin and classical music, he eventually joined, arguably, the wildest and most famous Irish band of all.
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene speaks to John Sheahan about life prior, during and after the Dubliners.
Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney Mckenna and Ciaran Burke have all passed on, leaving John as the only remaining original member.
Having waited until his 80th year and prompted by his family, Sheahan has just released his debut solo album – ‘Flirting Fiddles’. It’s a collection of his own compositions, some of which were written many years ago and confined to the attic. There’s the beautiful ‘Autumn in Paris’ and ‘Waltzing with Angels’, which he has dedicated to the memory of Sr. Eugene a nun who often played music with him. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103 This Sunday”
Our next Religious Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station is on Holy Saturday, 11th April 2020 at 7.30pm (live) and on Easter Sunday at 11.30am (live). S.R.The 2020 Easter Triduum Booklet is available to read online HERE. It has all the readings and prayers for this weekend.
There is a Mass every week day on RTÉ News Now at 10.30am. RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (channel 521), Virgin Media (channel 200), Eir (channel 517) as well as via the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and via RTÉ.ie/news. This content will also be available on the RTÉ Player, both live and on catch-up. We thank Cecilia for alerting us to this important information.
Our next Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Cork Music Station is on Wednesday, 8th April at 10am (live) and at 11am (recorded). S.R.
“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 7th April 2020 includes a telephone interview at 10pm with Eily Buckley during which Eily shares her thoughts on COVID-19 and its overall effect. Our Programme begins at 9:30pm with its usual mixture of wonderful songs, music and musings. At 10.15pm we remember the late Donie Golden and Con McSweeney and play a special 1960’s local song in tribute. We hear about the many famous people born a century ago in 1920. And there’s more, much more including references to the images below. Happy listening! Feel most welcome to contact us on corkmusicstation @gmail.com or by texting 086 825 0074.Happy Easter to all our Loyal Listeners. (S.R.)
The Funeral Mass of the late Donie Golden was broadcast live from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 10am and repeated in a recording at 11am this Tuesday, 7th April 2020. Just after 1.30pm today also the Funeral Mass of the late Con McSweeney of Tooreenbawn and Altamont will be broadcast on Church T.V. (UHF Channel 53) and also will be transmitted live on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)
Many thanks to Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s C103 programme – 5th April 2020. (S.R.)
Recorded before social distancing came to place, we revert to the Michael McCarthy story, part one of which was broadcast two weeks ago. This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes this two part programme.
Michael was co-founder of the Ritz Showband who were based in Bandon during the 1950s and ’60s.
While we reminisce on the golden era of the showbands on both programmes, we also hear about life afterwards.
Michael talks about his time in the motor industry, and his concern for the environment and it’s wildlife inhabitants. It may be one small step, but by putting his money where his mouth is, he hopes that young people will take those concerns on board. Who can honestly say that mistreating the earth, hasn’t been in some way responsible for Covid-19 which has already claimed so many human lives.. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″
Sincere thanks to “Corkman” Journalist and Photographer Supreme John Tarrant for his greatly appreciated feature in last week’s “Corkman” regarding the 40th Anniversary of Millstreet Museum. Here we also share one of the 2014 images from our Museum Archive of a panoramic view from a Hoist in Millstreet Town Park. The scene shows a new Astroturf looking superb and it also shows the Carnegie Hall in the background – the home of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight’s programme from 9:30 until 11:00 ….especially for those cocooning at this time …. will have the usual blend of the very best songs, music, chat and musings. We shall also make special reference to the eleven images below. To contact live just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074. Happy Listening! Stay safe and well.
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme on C103. (S.R.)
Adhering to Covid-19 guidelines, Where the road takes me has had to make a few changes in its preparation over the next few weeks.
This week John Greene goes around the world to discover how various people are dealing with and coping with the virus.
In Hackney in the UK, we speak to Les McKeown, lead singer with the Bay City Rollers.
In Berlin in Germany, we get the views of Marcia Barrett, former lead singer with Boney M.
In New Orleans we speak to Professor John M. Barry from the Tullane University School of Public Health & Tropical medicine. His advice is constantly sought on how lessons can be learned from the flu of 1918 which killed more than fifty million people, most of whom were young. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″
Such is the demand from so many throughout the world including Australia, USA, UK and Ireland to hear our Mass Broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church which was celebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at 11.30am this Sunday, 29th March 2020 that we shall be transmitted a repeat broadcast of the complete Mass at 3pm. To tune in just tap on Cork Music Station. Stay safe and well. (S.R.)
Our Cork Music Station broadcasts are transmitted one hour after the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. To make contact with our Radio Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com. (S.R.)
Due to Government Restrictions introduced because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Tubrid Holy Well will remain closed until further notice. We thank James O’Sullivan for this important notice and image. (S.R.)
We thank Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for alerting us to the fact that Pope Francis is having a short “Urbi et Orbi” with a Prayer Service at 5pm (Irish time) on this Friday, 27th March 2020 which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now Channel. (S.R.)
Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. recited the Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 12 noon yesterday (Thurs., 26th March 2020). At 1pm we at Cork Music Station broadcast a recording of those Stations of the Cross. To tune in to our Radio Station for these broadcasts simply tap on Cork Music Station. Our next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church is today (Friday, 27th March) when we transmit a recording at 1pm of the Recitation of the Rosary which will have taken place at noon on Friday. Our next Mass broadcast is on Sunday, 29th March at 12.30pm.. (S.R.)
Our next broadcast of the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is at 11:00 am on Thursday, 26th March 2020 on Cork Music Station. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” from 9:30 to 11:00pm on Cork Music Station we feature lots of new songs and music…including Movie Themes, Songs of 1930s to mention but some. If you wish to make contact regarding requests or comments feel very welcome to text or WhatsApp (086 825 0074) or email corkmusicstation @gmail.com. We also chat about lots of topics illustrated below and we share interesting quotes and wise sayings. And we repeat our interview with Liam Flynn at 10pm. Happy listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS this Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00 pm”
We at Millstreet Museum are so very grateful to have today (Monday, 23rd March 2020) been presented with what we shall now entitle “The West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection” which consists of a truly magnificent collection of historic newspapers with fascinating supplements especially from the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin as well as a wonderful selection of booklets and newscuttings of very real relevance to Millstreet. Below we share 14 images of just some of this hugely appreciated Historic Collection which Mrs. F. O’Connor and Family of West End, Millstreet have shared with Millstreet Museum to be enjoyed by future generations. Sincere thanks to Jerry O’Connor who delivered these treasures today to my home….within recommended social distancing measures. The superb items will later be on display at our Museum Centre. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Presented with the West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection”
Topics shared in our latest Millstreet Pictorial Updates include a view of the various ways by which Coronavirus COVID-19 is being dealt with in our area. We note how Tubrid Holy Well has even more than usual candles lighting in the times we are experiencing. Millstreet marks the centenary of the death of Cork’s Lord Mayor, Tomás Mac Curtain. Tap on the 14 images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Monday, 23rd March 2020”
With some two pages of Millstreet-related photographs and a very interesting Guy’s Almanac description of Millstreet in 1914 – Issue 14 of “Discover Duhallow” is now available free of charge in local shops and outlets throughout Duhallow. All Issues may also be viewed online – justGoogle “Discover Duhallow”. We thank the IRD Duhallow Team who so wonderfully coordinate the fortnightly publication. We illustrate some pages from the current issue. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following times this coming week:
Sunday, 22nd March 2020 at 12:30pm
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00am.
Our broadcasts begin five minutes before the Celebration of Mass in our series “Radio Treasures Extra”. On Sunday after our Mass broadcast we then continue with an interview with Liam Flynn one of the Coordinators of the recently formed COVID-19 Local Support Group. The Sunday programme continues until 2pm with uplifting songs, music and chat.To tune into our Radio Station simply tap on Cork Music Station.
Cork Music Station broadcasts Mass and the Stations of the Cross at 11:00 this Friday morning (20th March 2020). Next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is on Sunday, 22nd March at 12:30 pm when we shall be transmitting a recording of the 11:30 am Sunday Mass. (S.R.)