IDIR EATARTHA, Wednesday 9.00pm - 10.00pm (Repeated Sunday 5.00pm)
Every Wednesday evening Idir Eatartha brings us the best of traditional Irish music. Irene Martin has been delighting us with her fantastic choices of tunes since 2000.
Irene Martin is part of the popular local Martin family who hailed from the Strawberry Beds adjacent to the Wren’s Nest Pub. Active in promoting the preservation of the Liffey Valley and the Strawberry Beds natural environment, she spent many years as a community activist with the Dublin 15 Community Council and is a former board member of 92.5 Phoenix FM.
“My own interest in Irish music goes back as far as the Clancy Brothers who brought our music to a wide audience back in the sixties. The Dubliners followed this trend as did the other great groups of the sixties and seventies, the Johnstons, Sweeneys Men, Press Gang, Emmet Spiceland, Chieftains, Planxty, Skara Brae, Bothy Band, Moving Hearts and many more. There were also some great solo musicians and singers to be heard, Leo Rowsome, Willie Clancy, Mary Bergin, Nollaig Casey, Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Dolores Keane and more. Many of these are still doing live gigs around the world.
On Idir Eatartha I play a mix of traditional music that may not be heard on the national station. You will hear the best of Irish music from young and old. I have interviewed some of our great singers and musicians on Idir Eatartha and will continue to do so when the opportunity arises”.
You can listen from 9.00pm to 10.00pm each Wednesday evening on 92.5 FM in Dublin 15 or online at www.phoenixfm.ie around the world.