Alternative radio shows in Ireland should be allowed to count in dog years because for a show as alternative as An Taobh Tuathail to have made it to 15 human years is indeed a cause for celebration. While we should really have a parade in every town in the land, we will make do with the special programme Cian Ó Cíobháin has planned for the evening of May 1. Instead of peeling back fascinating layers of predominantly electronic music as the regular show does five nights a week, we’ll be treated to a two hour set of the most curious of cover versions, suggested by the listening public to the show in the last few weeks.
The show kicks off at 9pm on RTÉ RnaG, available by analogue FM transmission on 93-95 MHz, and the RTÉ player or app alike. So you’ve no excuse.