Douglas Stuart on Arena; rediscovered poets

Opera song

RTE Jr, 4 p.m.

Who knows better than a child what music he would like to hear? DJ Cara has the answer to this question. Email [email protected] if your little picker is interested!

Opera evening

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera of New York presents Strauss Electrawith the titular heroine sung by soprano Nina Stemme.

This output

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, 8 p.m.

Weekly, internationally distributed LGBT* radio show produced in Los Angeles featuring news, in-depth coverage of major events, interviews with key queer figures, and music, literature and entertainment.


Classic Kids

RTE Jr, 10 a.m.

New presenter, violinist, Megan Churcher, takes listeners on a journey through space. Classical music, old and new, contemplating the stars.

The lyrical function

LyricFM, 6 p.m.

Claire Cunningham tells the stories of three poets whose work has been rediscovered: Emily Lawless, Freda Laughton and Ellen Taylor.


Gaeil Fhánada: An leathinis mar a bhí,

R n G, 11 a.m.

Áine Ní Bhreisleáin brings together the archives of Doirí Beaga to present the voices of the Fánaid peninsula in the Donegal Gaeltacht.


RTE 1, 7 p.m.

A holiday on James Joyce’s recent centenary celebrations Ulysseswith Anne Enright and Colm Toibin.


The Emperor of Ice Cream, Today: 1992 Fanning Session Revisited; Tuesday, 11 p.m.; 2FM

Fear as Dobhair

R n G, 11 a.m.

In memory of Pádraig Ó Dúgáin, the talented musician from Donegal and member of Clannad, who passed away in 2016.

The full score

Lyrical FM, 1 p.m.

Shirley Keane presents a concert with the Academy of Early Music in Berlin, conducted by Justin Doyle.


RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Jenn Gannon takes a look at season 2 of the Netflix series Russian dollas John Self reviews Louise Kennedy’s new novel Intrusion.

The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

Throwback to the RTÉ Session Archive with Dan Hegarty, including live tracks from Sprints (2019), AEMak (2018), God Is An Astronaut (2011) and Cork Emperor’s Dreams Of Ice Cream (1992).



RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Winner of the Booker Prize for his work on Shuggie bathDouglas Stuart talks about his new novel, Young Mungo.


RTE 2XM, 7 p.m.

New rock/indie music from black and Gaelach artists, plus historical notes and discussions with musicians and music leaders, moderated by Ola Majekodunmi.

The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

Dan Hegarty interviews Dara and Adam of Dublin noise-rockers Gilla Band about the longtime actor of 2019 Talkies – already a deeply influential record for a generation.


The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

Carlos and Tom de Fontaines DC chat with Dan Hegarty about the third album Lean fia — including tracks from the Dublin post-punks’ new album.


Live Lyrics

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

The world premiere of ‘Sweeney’, a song cycle composed by Neil Martin, based on ‘Sweeney Astray’ by Seamus Heaney, performed by the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra.


RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

Password leaks, a fiery finale on The Novice and still, how close are we to finding the real culprit?