Since lunchtime on 15th November tributes have been flowing in following the death of one of Ireland’s best entertainers and one of the best loved, Sonny Knowles. He was 86. Sonny played the clarinet and saxaphone, had a marvellous singing voice and his career spanned six decades. He has been described as one of the … More The Broken Bed Song – Remembering Sonny Knowles
President Michael D. Higgins has led tributes to the Irish musician and composer Micheál O’Suilleabháin who has died at the age of 67. President Higgins the lifetime work of Micheál O’Suilleabháin “will forever be enjoyed by countless people celebrating his humour, his fearless sense of exploration and his talent for harmony, joy and mobilising the peerless … More Tributes to “Genius” Mícheál O’Suilleabháin
The inaugural Irish Book Week takes place from 27th October – 3rd November. The event is a nationwide celebration of Irish books and bookshops. A collaboration between Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland, the week will see events taking place throughout the country, celebrating Irish books and the central role bookshops play in Irish society and culture. Speaking … More Inaugural Irish Book Week
As Heard on Live on Eire This Week
Each week we feature one of the songs that was played on Live on Eire the previous Monday. The full programme can be heard on the Live on Eire Tab above.