Ireland

Listening to another world

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Ireland

There is an hour on a Sunday morning that will sometimes give one enough to ponder for the rest of the week.

The news headlines on RTÉ Radio 1 at eight o’clock will be unchanged from those an hour earlier, so stepping into the car will mean leaving the radio tuned to Lyric FM where the second hour of the Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych will be on air.  Smishkewych plays music centuries old, music unheard elsewhere on Irish radio. It is an extraordinary contrast with the populism of Marty …