On air at present every Saturday evening is our women and words series on RTE Lyric FM 6pm. Catch the series in its repeat run and try out the podcasts on www.podcastingireland.ie in the athena media podcasts. Our cities series Urban Beauty Urban Blight begins in late March on Newstalk 106 and the first of the four part series, Dublin, has just been handed over to the broadcaster..Cork, Limerick and galway to follow. Our new series Field of Dreams which follows an alternative take on sport from sporting sisters, to sports against racism and the amazing journey of Portumna in the GAA league. Our previous production from this month Tower Songs for RTE Lyric FM is now also available as a podcast in our directory on podcastingireland.ie
Archive for February, 2009
Over the past few weeks we have been working closely with the IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union) on a replication project of 1,000 DVDs of Scrum Queens the rugby episode from Winning Women for use in schools with flyer booklet. Athena Media will over see all artwork and design of the DVD.
The IRFU will use the DVD’s as a promotional tool in schools and organisations nationwide in attracting girls to the sport of rugby.
Catch our repeat of ‘women and words’ series for RTE Lyric FM starts next saturday Feb 21st at 6pm Its a six part series profiling outstanding women writers.
In the last few weeks as we followed the closing stages of our Tower Songs - a song cycle for Ballymun radio project - my mother Rose fell ill at the care centre where she lived, just a stone’s throw from the Ballymun skyline. In the snow falls of the performance night she seemed tired and eager to sleep. She had suffered from vascular dementia for some years which had gradually stripped away her ability to speak. The old fragments of song lines from her past had become the one way to communicate as we sang the lines back and forth until she could do no more than whisper them. On Tuesday as we started the final edits of the documentary she passed away. We humbly dedicate the documentary which goes out on RTE Lyric FM this Valentines Day at 5.30 to her memory and to the ability of music to keep heart lines connected. May our beloved Rose rest in peace
Tower Songs on Feb 14th, 5.30-6.30 RTE Lyric Fm
Women and Words repeat from Feb 21st 6pm RTE Lyric FM - for six weeks.
Is it Just Me? runs on RTE 2 Television every Wednesday night at 5.30pm - week four next week with Frank from waterford.
Urban Beauty, Urban Blight - 4 part series on urban development - starts with Dublin on Newstalk 106 on March 28th 7am and 29th at 9pm.
Click to read more about the series here
Tune in for more…
Despite the snow it was an over full house and a breath-taking performance by Ballymun choir and music groups - along with the RTE musicians and Cor na nOg. Full praise to Daire, Darren (the teenage lyricists) Daragh O Toole the adult composer and especially Ron Cooney the music teacher who has inspired years of young musicians from Ballymun through the music project. Tune in for the show next week on the 14th at 5.30pm - see rte.ie for more details.
The big night is tonight tuesday feb 3rd for Tower Songs and the gig at the Helix….hope the snow doesnt hit the crowds….remember the documentary (which we have to make once the gig is over) goes out on the 14th on RTE Lyric FM at 5.30 - its a one hour special and definitely worth a listen.