Daniel O'Donnell, from Kincasslagh in County Donegal, has established himself as Ireland's most popular country-and-lrish singer, with sales in excess of two million records and half-a-million videos over ten years. Religion plays a significant part in the life of the 35-year-old bachelor boy, and he feels a strong devotion to his legion of fans. On this the eve of St Patrick's Day, Paul Williams meets O'Donnell in his studio in the Dublin mountains to discuss his career and music.
A Spearhead production.
Will we be able to go back to the future or visit parallel universes? As part of Radio 2's Hands On project, Ex-Time Lord Jon
Pertwee is your guide on an exploration of time from the ancients through Newton and Einstein to the atomic clocks of today.
Producer Merityn Harris
Victor Herbert and Hamilton Harty were all born in Ireland. On the eve of the most important date in the Irish calendar, Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , in a concert of some of their music. Also on the programme, Arnold Bax and Peter Hope - two composers strongly influenced by Celtic myth and legend - and Irish music that's a touch more traditional from special guest Finbar Furey.
Presented by Bibi Baskin. Producer John Langridge
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