RTÉ Radio’s schedule is packed to the brim with great content this St. Patrick’s weekend, for full schedules or to listen live visit RTÉ Radio
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Saturday 16 March – RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary on One : Athy is our Africa – 1800 – 1845 GMT
This week’s Documentary on One: Athy is our Africa investigates how life is for some of the young African-Irish people who have made Ireland their home. The documentary asks the question: do they feel African, Irish or both? Do they want to go ‘home’ to Africa or are they already ‘home’ here?
Céilí House – 2000 – 2250 GMT
Presented by Kieran Hanrahan, Céilí House and St. Patrick’s Festival combine to bring a star-studded, three-hour gala concert of traditional music, song and dance live from the National Concert Hall featuring the Mayo All-Stars Céilí Band, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Séamus Ó Beaglaíoch, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Tim Edey and more.
Sunday 17 March – RTÉ Radio 1
An Glaoch Preview – 2100 – 2200
Philip King presents a special South Wind Blows which will preview An Glaoch: a gathering of some of the preeminent artists and entertainers in the world of Irish music and arts to be hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and held at Áras an Uachtarán as part of The Gathering Ireland celebrations.
Monday 18 March – RTÉ Radio 1
Callan’s Kicks 1330 – 1400 GMT
Award-winning comedy satirist Oliver Callan is back with a brand new radio series starting on RTÉ Radio 1 this St. Patrick’s weekend. Callan’s Kicks is the latest brainchild of the impressionist who rose to fame through his work on RTÉ 2fm’s Nob Nation and RTÉ TV’s The Saturday Night Show. The Monaghan mimic says the series is a grown-up version of his satirical work to date. “I’m going to continue to tackle official Ireland in Callan’s Kicks. Politics, sport, entertainment and media figures will feature strongly and the series will focus more on satire with a message rather than cheap gags”, said Callan. The programme will feature parodies of major public figures as diverse as Enda Kenny to Katie Taylor and Louis Walsh to Rory McIlroy. But Callan says not just Ireland’s best-loved celebrities and stars are in the firing line.
On The Street Where She Lived 1400– 1500 GMT
On The Street Where She Lived: Maureen Potter sees Maxi and Moya Doherty continue their series of programmes for RTÉ Radio 1 which takes an in-depth look at the birthplaces and former homes of some of Ireland’s most notable sons and daughters. This programme sees the duo take a retrospective look at the life of Maureen Potter; the film, theatre, radio and television actress who is fondly remembered by generations of Irish people for her hilarious pantomime performances and her radio pieces based on her fictitious son, Christy.