A slightly different radio show on this evening. To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021, the second hour of Irish Beats was entirely as gaeilge, featuring loads of great Irish tunes as you mightn’t have heard before. MayKay (ex Fight Like Apes) was my guest in the first hour talking about the IMBOLC music special currently streaming on the RTE Player. Plenty of fresh tracks in the mix from Tolu Makay, James Vincent McMorrow, Emma Langford, Kojaque and more.

I’ll be 100% honest, I found this radio show tough. Don’t get me wrong, pressing buttons isn’t difficult! However, my Irish is pretty terrible and I felt like I was thinking through concrete when forming links between songs. How and ever, got there in the end … the music is good!

Hour 1:
01. Chameleon – Slaney
02. Be Somebody – James Vincent McMorrow x Rudimental
03. Dogs With No Tails – The Pale
04. No Hands – Kojaque
05. Up To Speed – Sympos
06. Feel It – Bobbi Arlo
07. Birthday – For Those I Love
08. Remember This – RuthAnne
09. Invitation – Jamin O’Donovan
10. Used To Be – Tolu Makay
11. No Forever – Elaine Mai feat. MayKay
12. Only Love, Only Light – Wyvern Lingo
13. Birdsong – Emma Langford
14. Take Me To Church (Live) – Hozier

Hour 2
01. Mé Sáite Ann – Wild Youth
02. Dóilín – Daithí
03. Difriúil – The Academic
04. Reuben – Cathy Davey
05. Brian Gheal Lonrach – The Walls
06. Drochdomhan Mór Álainn – Declan O’Rourke
07. Labhair Liom – Chasing Abbey
08. Mo Sholas Féin – Ham Sandwich
09. Bladhm – Bell X1
10. Amhrain Na Farraige – Lisa Hannigan
11. Taobh Leis An Muir – Damien Dempsey
12. Rith Mé Go Crich – Gemma Hayes
13. Amhrán Na Trá Báine – Fiachna Ó Braonáin
14. Éireann – Afro Celt Sound System