“Hot Country” Programme Schedule for this Week

Tune into Hot Country sponsored by www.derekryanmusic.com and presented by Pauline Simons this week (Monday 26th Sept.)

and see the following great acts.

Gerry Guthrie, John Hogan, George Strait, The Davitt’s Band, Part 2 of exclusive interview with Brad Paisley, Paddy O’Brien, Brendan Quinn,

Patrick Feeney, Peter Donegan, Robert  & Richard Mizzell, Patsy Fallon, Hugo Duncan.

Sky TV 201, Monday & Sunday 8 – 9pm Tue & Sat 2 – 3 pm     (Our Sincere thanks to Hugh O’Brien of Cork ..and Kilcorney…for this important programme information.)

This Week on “Hot Country” – Sky Channel 201

Tune into Hot Country. Europe’s No 1 country TV  show  sponsored this week by Seamus Moore Tour of Ireland, presented by Pauline Simons this week (start Monday 15th Aug) on Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to View Monday and Sunday 8 – 9 pm, Tue & Sat 2 – 3pm for part two of the exclusive Georgette Jones  (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) interview by Pauline, (part 3  Monday  22nd Aug)  Artists this week are Brad Paisley, Allison Kruss, Dominic Kirwan, Cyril McKevette, Ronnie Duffy, Richie Kavanagha with ‘Declan Nerney is Yer Man’, Darius Rucker, Phillip English, Bachelors in Trouble, Pascal Brennan, John McNicholl, Patrick Feeney , Peter Wall & Carmel Quinn also featured is the What’s On Guide.

(We thank Hugh O’Brien for this interesting information – S.R.)

Special Radio Service at Millstreet Show 2011

Miriam & Tadhg at Green Glens in their Radio Studio "Millstreet M.I.C." providing a hugely important service to All at the Show. One can also tune in on 108 fm within a very limited area of the showgrounds and it is also available streamed online (available worldwide) on the Millstreet Show Website (linked to the Millstreet Website).

Munster U21 Hurling Final

GAA BeoAs mentioned previously, Mark Ellis plays at wing-back (#7) for Cork against Limerick in the Munster U21 Hurling Final tonight at 7:30. For those of us that can’t make the game at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, it will be live on TV as gaeilge on TG4 from 7:15.
It what has been described as the best game in any sport anywhere in the world this year, Limerick pipped Cork in extra time to win on a final scoreline of Limerick 4-20 Cork 1-27. Mark Ellis was unlucky to be pitted against Limerick’s best forward Jamie Coughlan before he made way at half time. An enthralling game you can see on the TG4 website. (It is is a number of parts)

First half * Second half * Extra time (not available yet)

All Ireland Minor Ladies Final

2011-08-01 Alanna Barry in action for the Cork Minors in the All Ireland Final

Live TV coverage of the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Minor Final this afternoon between Dublin and Cork from St. Brendan’s Park, Birr. Alanna Barry has been playing at corner back (#2) in the Cork team so expect to see her on the TV this afternoon.

—–update —–

Congrats to Alanna and the Cork Ladies as they deservedly won 5-15 to 4-11 in a very exciting game that swung one way and then the other.

Read the march report from [the Examiner], [Munster GAA],

If you missed the game, you can see it on the TG4 site, just click the links below:

1st half: http://live.tg4.ie/main.aspx?content=632739432449

2nd half: http://live.tg4.ie/main.aspx?content=632917383169

Pat Kenny Interviews Steven O’Riordan Re Forthcoming Documentary

On this morning’s Pat Kenny RTÉ  Radio 1 Programme (Tues. 19th July 2011 at approx. 11.15) Steven O’Riordan was one of two guests who participated in a very comprehensive and excellent interview with Pat Kenny re tomorrow night’s Documentary on TG4 which has been magnificently produced and directed by Steven, son of Joe and Anne O’Riordan, Woodland Drive, Millstreet.

Listen to the interview titled “Magdalene Laundries” at: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/todaywithpatkenny/#Podcasts [read more …] “Pat Kenny Interviews Steven O’Riordan Re Forthcoming Documentary”

Forgotten Maggies on TG4

The long awaited documentary on the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland (The Forgotten Maggies) is set to get its Irish premier on Wednesday 20th July 2011 TG4 @ 9:30PM. It has taken five years to get the documentary screened and I hope everybody in Millstreet can support the work Steven O’ Riordan and others have done to help these women. It is the only Irish made documentary on the subject matter and fear not, it’s completely in English. So if you are not an Irish speaker you don’t have to worry. The documentary is compelling, shocking, honest and extremely forthright in its testimonies. Let everyone know it’s on and for anyone interested the trailer is below.

‘From a Distance’ charity single

Stephen O Riordan from Drishane Road has been involved in making the charity single ‘From a Distance’ Official Music Video for the Magdalene Survivors Together Campaign.

Stephen has been involved with the Magdelene Survivors since making the documentary ‘The Forgotten Maggies‘ in 2009.  He appears in the music video (above) on a number of occasions, and most prominently from 0:44 to 0:49. [read more …] “‘From a Distance’ charity single”

JD’s a bad boy in Ros na Rún

Actor JD Kelleher who grew up on Minor Row is in the news for his character on the hit Irish language soap Ros na Rún. The long-running TG4 series ended the season on a disturbing note this week, as a little girl went missing just as radio station boss, Breandan Mac Gearailt (JD Kelleher), was exposed as a paedophile.

“It was a very challenging part and I welcomed that,” JD told the Herald. “He’s a very morally questionable character and that’s very interesting for an actor. “I never lost track of the fact that it’s drama so I wasn’t disturbed, I was just excited to play such a morally ambiguous character. I don’t know how viewers will react, it’s a very difficult subject. [read more …] “JD’s a bad boy in Ros na Rún”

Television Reminders

“Crystal Swing” are scheduled to appear on tonight’s “Late Late Show” on RTÉ1 television while on tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9.00 on Sky Channel 4More there is another opportunity to view the excellent Australian documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which contains significant footage of Millstreet re the 1993 Eurovision.

The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest

Last September (2010) and Australian Film crew rolled into Millstreet, to shoot part of a documentary on the history of the Eurovision Song Contest (held in Millstreet 2011). They received a great welcome from the locals as normal, and had a great few days here. The documentary is called The Secret History of Eurovision Song Contest was aired yesterday (Monday 2nd May) on RTE1. If you missed it, you can still see it for the next few weeks  on the RTE website. Above are a few screen grabs from the programme, and there are more below. [read more …] “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest”

Mass from “The City” at Shrone on LTV this Sunday Evening

Weather permitting,  Dan Joe Kelleher and I will record the 2.00 p.m. Mass scheduled to be celebrated at “The City” in Shrone on this Sunday, 1st May 2011.   It will then be transmitted on LTV at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday…the very same evening thanks to Dan Joe’s dedication to Local Television.   The transmission will then be followed by a repeat of this week’s LTV1 and LTV2 programmes bringing us to the very end of this season’s LTV broadcasts.    We thank you for being such loyal Viewers and wish you all a very Happy Summer and look forward to a new LTV season in the Autumn.   (S.R.)

Eurovision Documentary to be Screened on Monday, 2nd May on RTÉ1 at 10.30 p.m.

Entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” this major documentary, part of which was filmed here in Millstreet in September 2010 when Niamh Kavanagh and the Duggan Family participated in comprehensive interviews, will be broadcast on RTÉ1 television on this Monday  from 10.30 p.m until 12.15 a.m..

Linehans on Feis and Blood: semi-final

Many congratulations to the wonderful Linehan Family (Jayme, Donal, James and Conor) on qualifying for  the  All Ireland finals of the popular Feis ‘n Blood competition on Tg4 on Sunday night. You can now see their performance  on the TG4 website, where the programme is available in three parts:

LTV2: Programme 175

The great news for viewers and fans of LTV2 Millstreet is that they can now watch complete programmes from LTV2 Millstreet on Youtube, so for anyone who can`t receive the signal they can now catch up with LTV2 on YouTube instead. The first programme to be shown in full on YouTube is Programme 175 so sit back and enjoy the first full programme on the internet.

[read more …] “LTV2: Programme 175”

Linehans win on Feis and Blood

A huge congratulations to Jayme, Donal, James and Conor Linehan who beat off seven other family groups in last night’s Feis and Blood (TG4), to win their heat. Wonderful and lively, they played a jig and a reel, which will see them again in the semi-final in a few weeks.

Follow the links below to see the video of their performance on the show: [read more …] “Linehans win on Feis and Blood”

“Feis & Blood” on TG4 to Feature Talented Linehan Family, Millstreet

On TG4 tomorrow night (Sunday, 13th Feb. 2011) beginning at 7.15 p.m.  the excellent series “Feis & Blood” will feature the wonderfully talented musical Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet.    And on LTV2 in the near future we shall be transmitting highlights of “Up for the Match in Meelin” which we recorded at Meelin Community Centre last night in advance of their All-Ireland appearance in Croke Park on tomorrow, Sunday with the historic game beginning at 2.00 p.m..   Superbly dedicated Reporter and Photographer, John Tarrant has been providing splendid updates on Meelin’s huge successes and will, undoubtedly, provide excellent coverage of the All-Ireland event.   We all wish the mighty Meelin Team every success in this very significant milestone of Meelin G.A.A..

LTV2 Millstreet Interview with Midwest Radio’s Michael Commins

Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins.   It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw .   We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree”  in Mallow.   Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”.    One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio.   It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.

“Hot Country” Television Show Update

Hot Country

Featuring the best of Irish and American country music weekly. Broadcast at the following times:

Showcase TV:
Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to view, Monday 8 – 9 pm with repeats Tue, and Sat 2 -3 pm, and Sunday 8 – 9 pm
and now also on Chorus / NTL / UPC,  Channel 107 City Channel (exclusive to City Channel and broadcasting to all of Ireland)
Monday 2 – 3 pm with repeats, Tue 9.30 – 10.30pm, Thur 3 – 4 pm, Sat 9 – 10 am, and Sun 2 – 3pm

Ann Lane on Tubridy

Yesterday morning, Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Ann Lane (formerly of Ballinatona), author of ‘By The Way: A Selection of Public Art in Ireland’. Ann travelled 16,000 miles around the country on her trusty Honda 75 motorbike to catalogue 760 sculpture pieces along the highways and byeways of Ireland.

She also talks about her time (28 yrs) as personal secretary for Mary Robinson, on how she developed her interest, travelled the country, and many stories about the sculptures. See below to listen to the interview: [read more …] “Ann Lane on Tubridy”

What a difference a day makes

It’s been a strange day on the politics front. This morning out sitting TD and Minister for Enterprise Batt O’Keeffe was being praised in the Irish Independent as being top dog in Munster, and quoted in today’s Examiner that he was going to contest the coming election. By lunch time news broke that he was quitting politics altogether after yesterday denying that he was considering quitting. (Locals knew there was something up when the Fianna Fáil convention in Millstreet last Monday to select candidates was cancelled at short notice).

Maybe he realised like the rest of the cabinet that since the chance of him getting into office the next time around was getting slimmer as the days went by and [read more …] “What a difference a day makes”

Millstreet President

While discussing Presidential candidates  in the upcoming Presidential Election (which is due to take place next October), on TV3’s Midday Show yesterday (10th Jan 2011), on which Aileen Hickie (formerly of the Square) was appearing as a guest, it was suggested (TIC) that maybe the next President could come from Millstreet!: you can see the crossfire from 32:00 minutes in the video:

Elaine Crowley: Aileen, do you have any particular preference?
Aileen: … I’d like a southerner, we’ve  had a northerner for the past 14 years, no harm to move it back to the other end of the country.
Fiona McLaughtlain: Now when you say southerner, do you mean Cork specifically?
Aileen: Well I wouldn’t if it was mind Munster, I’m not saying Cork, but Munster. Not just anyone from Millstreet … I mean if they were from Munster, I’d be happy enough. [read more …] “Millstreet President”

Radio Field Day on Musheramore

The North Cork Radio Group have just been awarded a Group call-sign EI1NC (echo India 1 November Charlie).

In celebration of gaining this call and also International Marconi day (commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi), the Group will be holding a field day event from the mountain of Musheramore at Millstreet north Co Cork today, 24th and weather permitting running through into Sun 25th.

Operation will start at approx 10:30am on most, if not all bands. Further info about our group and its future plans will be accessible via northcorkradiogroup.com.

from the Southgate Radio Club with more information on http://www.qrz.com/db/EI1NC

RTE Player goes Worldwide

RTÉ Player International Range of programmes available This article is aimed at those that are out of Ireland (and there are more and more of ye these days) .

RTÉ Player which for the last six months has allowed viewing of TV programs online for three weeks after they have been aired on TV, but which was limited to Ireland, has now gone worldwide. So, if you’re in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong or Milan, you will be able to catch up with what is happening back in Ireland.

On millstreet.ie in the past it has been frustrating to point to a video on RTE, but those abroad have not been able to see it. Hopefully this now solves most of those problems

Obviously due to copyright issues it will not show foreign produced programmes, but will show most of the home produced programmes.

And, also new is the 24 hour online RTE News and current affairs channel.