RTÉ has announced that musician and singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will join the RTÉ Radio 1 schedule on Saturday nights at 10pm, for a new show dedicated to folk music, Folk on One.
“It’s a huge privilege for me to host the new show Folk on One on RTÉ Radio 1,” said Muireann. “Folk is a very broad church, one that I am proud to be a part of. Many years as a touring musician has exposed me to folk and traditional music from around the globe and I’m excited to share these artists with the listeners and also to platform new Irish folk music. Is cúis mortais dom chomh maith go mbeidh an clár seo dhá-theangach mar go bhfuil nasc láidir idir an dteanga agus an cheoil.”
“Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is well known to our listeners as a singer and musician. She now takes on a programme in her own right, bringing her knowledge and discernment to radio,” said RTÉ Radio 1 Head, Peter Woods. “This music is central to what we do.”
Muireann joins a weekend line-up on RTÉ Radio 1 which includes Céilí House with Kieran Hanrahan, The Rolling Wave with Aoife Nic Cormaic and South Wind Blows with Philip King.