This edition considers the influences of Scotland, England and Ireland on northern song and hears from leading unaccompanied singers. Show more
The sound of the uilleann pipes is one of the most distinctive in Irish traditional music. In this programme uilleann pipers talk about the instrument and their passion for playing it.
It is one of the biggest, loudest and most difficult drums to play in the world. This programme explores the world of the Lambeg drum. Show more
Series looking at the musical traditions of Northern Ireland. Featuring the fiddle-playing of South Donegal, once largely ignored. Show more
Belfast has become one of the most vibrant centres of traditional flute playing in Ireland. This programme looks at the energy of Belfast sessions and the passion of the players. Show more
The story of Ireland's oldest and most famous instrument and its close connection with the north of Ireland. The programme also hears from contemporary players. Show more
The metrical psalms are still sung in unaccompanied four-part harmony by the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North Antrim. This film looks at a musical tradition that goes back to the 16th century.
The bagpipe is a strange, temperamental and maddening instrument. So, why do so many people in Northern Ireland want to play twelve at the same time?