Arena live at the Galway Arts Festival; Lucy Dacus and Bicep on the alternative


R n G, 1:20 p.m.

Live from Croke Park: Cavan-Westmeath in the Corn Tailteann final and Galway-Derry in the All-Ireland Football semi-final, plus live coverage of the Ladies All-Ireland quarter-finals, with Donegal v Dublin at Carrick-on-Shannon at 2 p.m. and Cork v Mayo at Ennis at 3 p.m.

Opera evening with Paul Herriott

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

The Irish National Opera presents Bizet Carmena searing drama about a free, independent, sexual woman, and the soldier determined to win her over.


The singers at the front

Lyrical FM, 9 p.m.

Donald Helme serves up portions of music from 12 popular singers for an hour each week – this week it’s “The Velvet Fog”, Mel Tormé.



RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Jess Fahy reviews a new exhibition of works by Chinese painter Zhou Li at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin.


Evelyn Grant: hosts the full score alongside Liz Nolan; Tuesday, 1 p.m.; LyricFM

The full score

Lyrical FM, 1 p.m.

Evelyn Grant presents a selection of complete scores after Liz Nolan presents the Summer Lunchtime Concert live from NCH, Dublin, with baritone Seán Boylan and Finnegan Downie Dear conducting the National Symphony Orchestra.

The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

This week’s dive into the Sessions Archive with Dan Hegarty includes a 2017 session with Sick Love and a cover of a session recently recorded by Dublin Cosmonauts MELTS.



RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

Visiting Bull Island to discover what makes it so special, delving deeper into the biosphere of Dublin Bay, with the 5th Port Sea Scouts, ornithologist Niamh Fitzgerald, DCC’s Dean Eaton and conservationist Pat Corrigan.


RTE 2XM, 7 p.m.

Ola Majekodunmi offers a mix of new Irish music and discussions from black and Gaelach artists.

The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

Dan Hegarty’s Album of the Week is Belfast electronic duo Bicep’s self-titled debut of 2017 – he speaks with the longtime player duo five years later.



RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Live from the Galway Arts Festival: Anna Maria Pacheco on her new exhibition; Paul Fahy of the Galway Arts Festival on middle room, a piece created with Enda Walsh; Sonya Kelly on her new play for Druid Theatre, The last return.

The science of meaning

RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

Professor Bumbledumm, along with young scientists Hazel Bermingham and Marco Acosta, meet science educator Grace D’Arcy from Smart Docklands in Dublin to investigate our sense of smell.

The alternative

2FM, 11 p.m.

Recorded at Cardiff’s Great Hall, a BBC 6 Music Festival concert sees American singer and songwriter Lucy Dacus in great form live, including tracks like ‘Night Shift’ and ‘Kissing Lessons’.


Ar Bhruach na Sionainne

R n G, 1:30 p.m.

In this series, presented by students from the University of Limerick, we hear music and songs from the students and their musical guests – Liam Broderick, a guitarist and violinist from Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick, presenting.


RTE 1, 7 p.m.

Second night of live streaming from the Galway Arts Festival, with music and chat from Crash Ensemble, and writer/director Philip Doherty.

Live Lyrics

Lyrical FM, 7 p.m.

Star pianist Finghin Collins and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra come together to perform Beethoven, conducted by Kenneth Montgomery.

young pirate queen

RTE Jr, 7 p.m.

Fresh off of his New York Radio Festival win, another opportunity to revisit Gráinne Mhaol’s magical early years.


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