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Take a musical trip around the world in the company of JJ O’Shea, showcasing some of the most exciting and original music on the planet.

The Global Village - February 13th, 2018

The Global Village - February 13th, 2018

The Global Village - February 13th, 2018

The Global Village - February 6th, 2018

The Global Village - February 6th, 2018

The Global Village - February 6th, 2018

The Global Village – January 30th, 2018

The Global Village – January 30th, 2018

The Global Village – January 30th, 2018

The Global Village – January 30th, 2018

The Global Village – January 30th, 2018

The Global Village – January 30th, 2018

The Global Village - January 23rd, 2018

The Global Village - January 23rd, 2018

The Global Village - January 23rd, 2018

The Global Village - January 23rd, 2018

The Global Village - January 23rd, 2018

The Global Village - January 23rd, 2018

The Global Village - January 16th, 2018

The Global Village - January 16th, 2018

JJ takes a look at some of the most significant field recorders of the twentieth century including Alan Lomax, Jean Jenkins and Hugh Tracey.

The Global Village - January 9th, 2018

The Global Village - January 9th, 2018

The featured album this week is "Live At The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill" by Three Cane Whale who play a style of music that defies description.

The Global Village - January 2nd, 2017

The Global Village - January 2nd, 2017

This week JJ features the 5CD set and book titled "American Epic" that explores the early commercial recordings made in America.

The Global Village - December 19th, 2017

The Global Village - December 19th, 2017

The Global Village - December 19th, 2017

The Global Village - December 12th, 2017

The Global Village - December 12th, 2017

This week JJ looks back over some of the best releases on the world music scene in 2017 and pays tribute to some of the great artists we lost.

The Global Village - December 5th, 2017

The Global Village - December 5th, 2017

The Global Village - December 5th, 2017

The Global Village - November 28th, 2017

The Global Village - November 28th, 2017

JJ visits Peru, Portugal, Cuba and the Congo and we hear some classic Bob Dylan.

The Global Village - November 21st, 2017

The Global Village - November 21st, 2017

This week Tara O`Grady gives a tour around some of the tracks on her new album "Folk Songs."

The Global Village - November 14th, 2017

The Global Village - November 14th, 2017

Lots of new and recent releases including a track from a spectacular new album from Ireland.

The Global Village - November 7th, 2017

The Global Village - November 7th, 2017

The Global Village - November 7th, 2017

The Global Village - October 31st, 2017

The Global Village - October 31st, 2017

JJ pays tribute to the late and legendary Fats Domino. Every second track is by the master.

The Global Village - October 24th, 2017

The Global Village - October 24th, 2017

The Kronos Quartet feature strongly in this week`s Global Village with two tracks from their critically acclaimed new release with Trio Da Kali plus their reading of Butcher Boy with Natalie Merchant from their "Folk Songs" album of earlier this year and also their instrumental version of the Swedish Lullaby Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts).

The Global Village - October 17th, 2017

The Global Village - October 17th, 2017

This week JJ has a special guest in the studio. Singer/Songwriter/Film-maker Charlie O`Brien chats about the Irish premiere of his movie "A Captain Unafraid" in Killarney and plays some of his songs.

The Global Village - October 10th, 2017

The Global Village - October 10th, 2017

This week JJ spreads his wings far and wide as he covers music from South America, The Caribbean. Nepal. Mongolia, South Africa and Kenya as well as a stunning performance from Sean Nos singer Roisin Elsafty.

The Global Village - October 3rd, 2017

The Global Village - October 3rd, 2017

The Global Village - October 3rd, 2017

The Global Village - September 26th, 2017

The Global Village - September 26th, 2017

This week we hear a track from the brand new release from Ecuadorian roots outfit Rio Mira and a wonderful version of his song "Etoile" by French poet and songster Michel Meiffren.

The Global Village - September 19th, 2017

The Global Village - September 19th, 2017

The Global Village - September 19th, 2017

The Global Village - September 12th, 2017

The Global Village - September 12th, 2017

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - September 5th, 2017

The Global Village - September 5th, 2017

The Global Village - September 5th, 2017

The Global Village - August 29th, 2017

The Global Village - August 29th, 2017

The Global Village - August 29th, 2017

The Global Village - August 15th, 2017

The Global Village - August 15th, 2017

This week`s musical tour includes the Classic Calypso "Man Smart-Woman Smarter" in a version by Calypso Rose.

The Global Village - August 9th, 2017

The Global Village - August 9th, 2017

This week JJ features tracks from the latest album by Kronos Quartet titled "Folk Songs" featuring vocal performances by Sam Amidon and Natalie Merchant.

The Global Village - August 1st, 2017

The Global Village - August 1st, 2017

This week JJ introduces a live session from Harp/Guitar maestros Amala who play a selection of pieces old and new.

The Global Village - July 25th, 2017

The Global Village - July 25th, 2017

This week every second track is a Classic Blues. Louis Jordan, BB King, Count Basie, Slim Harpo and more. And in between there are visits to Ghana, Portugal, Spain and Ireland.

The Global Village - July 18th, 2017

The Global Village - July 18th, 2017

The Global Village - July 18th, 2017

The Global Village - July 11th, 2017

The Global Village - July 11th, 2017

The Global Village - July 11th, 2017

The Global Village - July 4th, 2017

The Global Village - July 4th, 2017

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - June 27th, 2017

The Global Village - June 27th, 2017

A shorter Global Village this week but still time to visit Senegal, England, Cuba and Ethiopia.

The Global Village - June 20th, 2017

The Global Village - June 20th, 2017

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - June 13th, 2017

The Global Village - June 13th, 2017

This week`s musical voyage takes in the Congo, French speaking Canada, Crete and Brazil as well as something from home.

The Global Village - June 6th, 2017

The Global Village - June 6th, 2017

This week JJ takes a musical voyage around the Caribbean Islands of Cuba, Montserrat, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad.

The Global Village - May 30th, 2017

The Global Village - May 30th, 2017

This week we follow the River Nile to hear the variety of music styles that can be heard in countries along the way.

The Global Village - May 23rd, 2017

The Global Village - May 23rd, 2017

The Global Village - May 23rd, 2017

The Global Village - May 16th, 2017

The Global Village - May 16th, 2017

The Global Village - May 16th, 2017

The Global Village - May 9th, 2017

The Global Village - May 9th, 2017

This week JJ explores the music of Louiisana. Its another chance to hear the programme that won PPI Gold Specialist Music Award and the Celtic Media Festival Radio Music Programme of the year 2014.

The Global Village - May 2nd, 2017

The Global Village - May 2nd, 2017

The theme this week is music that might create a good ambience in a restaurant. Expect sounds from Cuba, West Africa, Portugal and more.

The Global Village - April 25th, 2017

The Global Village - April 25th, 2017

A trip around some of the diverse music styles that developed in the USA is the aim of this week`s show. Expect Blues, Bluegrass and Gospel of course, but there`s also Tex Mex, Klezmer and Salsa.

The Global Village - April 18th, 2017

The Global Village - April 18th, 2017

The featured album is a collection of field recordings from the Hebrides titled "Traditions of Tiree." Plus more from the new album by Senegalese legends Orchestra Baobab and a tribute to the late guitar legend Bruce Langhorne.

The Global Village - April 11th, 2017

The Global Village - April 11th, 2017

This week`s eclectic mix includes a visit to St. Joseph`s National School in Clare to find out about a traditional song teaching project.

The Global Village - April 4th, 2017

The Global Village - April 4th, 2017

JJ explores a world of music with another preview of the work in progress from Michel Meiffren, plus selections from Denmark, Brazil, Zimbabwe and more!

The Global Village - March 28th, 2017

The Global Village - March 28th, 2017

There is a featured album this week from Brazilian septuagenarian Dona Onete whose new release is titled "Banzeiro."

The Global Village - March 21st, 2017

The Global Village - March 21st, 2017

This week there is music from Brazil, Hungary and Bosnia and more, as well as a tribute to the late Chuck Berry.

The Global Village - March 14th, 2017

The Global Village - March 14th, 2017

This week JJ looks at some of the latest new releases on the world music scene including two new releases from Poland and the new compilation from Aurelio.

The Global Village - March 8th, 2017

The Global Village - March 8th, 2017

New recordings from Desert Rockers Tinariwen, Claudia Schwab now living in Sligo, and French singer/songwriter Michel Meiffren, plus music from China, Louisiana and Ghana.

The Global Village - February 28th, 2017

The Global Village - February 28th, 2017

Its Shrove Tuesday and JJ celebrates Carnival and Mardi Gras with music from Trinidad, New Orleans, Brazil and more!

The Global Village - February 21st, 2017

The Global Village - February 21st, 2017

Join JJ as he explores a world of music with trips to the Caribbean and the Congo and a brand new discovery here in Ireland.

The Global Village - February 14th, 2017

The Global Village - February 14th, 2017

The Global Village - February 14th, 2017

The Global Village - February 7th, 2017

The Global Village - February 7th, 2017

This week JJ takes a look at Red Bird, the legendary record label set up by songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller in the mid 60s. Plus the usual eclectic mix from Bosnia to Cuba to Sierra Leone.

The Global Village - January 31st, 2017

The Global Village - January 31st, 2017

This week`s featured album is "Washington Phillips and his Manzarene Dreams," a collection of all the recorded works from 1927 and 28 of the great Texas gospel singer who accompanied himself on a home made instrument with a unique sound.

The Global Village - January 24th, 2017

The Global Village - January 24th, 2017

Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers kick off things this week with "White House Blues" recorded when Roosevelt was in the White House. There`s also a moving field recording made by Alan Lomax of a prisoner`s work song, contemplative music from the Estonian composer Arto Part and Scandinavian maestros Dreamer`s Circus.

The Global Village - January 17th, 2017

The Global Village - January 17th, 2017

From ancient religious chant in Bulgaria to dance music from East Africa to a new mix of Portugese Fado and Spanish flamenco JJ takes another whistle-stop tour of amazing music from around the world.

The Global Village - January 10th, 2017

The Global Village - January 10th, 2017

This week the featured album is the 3 CD Box Set "Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta" featuring music from the 60s and 70s in the region now known as Burkina Faso. All sorts of cultures, including rock and roll and Cuban music, collided merrily in the vibrant mix of the popular music of the period.

The Global Village - December 20th, 2016

The Global Village - December 20th, 2016

JJ explores more tunes with a Christmas flavour from off the beaten path as well as a look back at more of the best from 2016.

The Global Village - December 13th, 2016

The Global Village - December 13th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - December 6th, 2016

The Global Village - December 6th, 2016

This week JJ features the new album by Mongolian traditional outfit Anda Union plus some of the best releases on the world music scene over the last year.

The Global Village - November 29th, 2016

The Global Village - November 29th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - November 22nd, 2016

The Global Village - November 22nd, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - November 15th, 2016

The Global Village - November 15th, 2016

Brand new releases on the world music scene and some that slipped by earlier in the year. There`s Desert Blues from the Sahara, Cuban Mambo and a Romani Brass Band among the mix.

The Global Village - November 8th, 2016

The Global Village - November 8th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - November 1st, 2016

The Global Village - November 1st, 2016

This week`s musical tour includes visits to Hungary, Kenya, Crete and Cape Verde as well as some classic Blues and Reggae.

The Global Village - October 25th, 2016

The Global Village - October 25th, 2016

This week every second track is from the great Blues, Soul and R&B Record Label Chess by way of tribute to Phil Chess who co founded the label with his brother Leonard and who recently died at the age of 95.

The Global Village - October 18th, 2016

The Global Village - October 18th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - October 11th, 2016

The Global Village - October 11th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - October 4th, 2016

The Global Village - October 4th, 2016

This week JJ features the new release on the Sterns Label "Urgent Jumping" a 2 CD set of classic East African dance tunes from 1972-82 which was recently described by the magazine fRoots as 'The best East African party album ever!'

The Global Village - September 27th, 2016

The Global Village - September 27th, 2016

Classic Roots Reggae from this week`s featured album "The Trojan Roots Box Set" plus Blues from Bob Dylan, Mose Allison and Percy Mayfield.

The Global Village - September 20th, 2016

The Global Village - September 20th, 2016

New and nearly new releases this week from Spain, Ireland, East and West Africa and Germany.

The Global Village - September 13th, 2016

The Global Village - September 13th, 2016

Having just discovered the Dublin based outfit Slow Moving Clouds JJ makes their album, released a year ago and titled Os, the featured album of the week.

The Global Village - September 6th, 2016

The Global Village - September 6th, 2016

Tracks from two new compilations this week: Beyond Addis 2 which features bands from around the world inspired by the golden era of Ethio-Jazz and Coxone Music 2: The Sound of Young Jamaica featuring tracks from 50 years and more ago when Jamaican music was on the cusp of old style RnB and the new Ska sound.

The Global Village - August 30th, 2016

The Global Village - August 30th, 2016

There`s a brand new release from Cretan based musician Ross Daly plus the Carolan composition "Captain O`Kane" from the guitar and harp duo Amala among this week`s musical treats.

The Global Village - August 23rd, 2016

The Global Village - August 23rd, 2016

A world cruise featuring old classics and new releases on the world music scene including a crackerjack track from Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.

The Global Village - August 16th, 2016

The Global Village - August 16th, 2016

This week JJ has two special guests who talk about their music and play a live session. Amala is a duo made up of harpist Reidun Schlesinger and guitarist Paul de Grae who play pieces from their new album "Resonance."

The Global Village - August 9th, 2016

The Global Village - August 9th, 2016

Every second track comes from Brazil this week in lieu of the Olympics. Expect Gilberto Gil, Jorge Ben and Luisa Maita with great sounds from one of the funkiest countries on the planet!

The Global Village - August 2nd, 2016

The Global Village - August 2nd, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea.This week there is local music from Strange Attractor, Amala and Mary O`Connor, plus classic Reggae, Rhumba and Salsa! Where else would you get it!

The Global Village - July 26th, 2016

The Global Village - July 26th, 2016

This week there is a mix of the very new and not so new. Contemporary Calypso from Calypso Rose, and new releases from Kimi Djabate and Ana Moura contrast with choral music from the sixteenth century from the pen of Thomas Tallis.

The Global Village - July 19th, 2016

The Global Village - July 19th, 2016

This week the Global Village went out on the hottest day of the year so far inspiring JJ to play some summer sounds from the Congo, Columbia, Brazil and more!

The Global Village - July 12th, 2016

The Global Village - July 12th, 2016

This week JJ meets two of the leading lights behind the Dingle Global Rhythms Festival and plays music from some of the artists who will be playing there. There`s reggae from Avatar, percussive magic from Eamon Cagney and Congolese grooves from Riza.

The Global Village - July 5th, 2016

The Global Village - July 5th, 2016

West Kerry family whose mother died from cancer organise a Kerry hospice fundraiser involving an in-calf heifer

The Global Village - June 28th, 2016

The Global Village - June 28th, 2016

There is a featured album this week: "Café Noir" by Congolese guitar maestro Papa Noel plus a tribute to the late bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and a track from the 50 years old Bob Dylan album "Blonde on Blonde."

The Global Village - June 21st, 2016

The Global Village - June 21st, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - June 14th, 2016

The Global Village - June 14th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - June 7th, 2016

The Global Village - June 7th, 2016

This week`s selection includes a tribute to the late country singer/songwriter Guy Clark and music from Senegal and the Caribbean.

The Global Village - May 31st, 2016

The Global Village - May 31st, 2016

Join JJ as he travels along the River Nile with music from Uganda, The Congo, Ethiopia, North and South Sudan and Egypt.

The Global Village - 24th, 2016

The Global Village - 24th, 2016

This week its a Global Village special as JJ pays tribute to Bob Dylan on his 75th Birthday with a look at the album "Highway 61 Revisited" - a pivotal album of the 1960s.

The Global Village - May 17th, 2016

The Global Village - May 17th, 2016

A Slightly shorter Global Village this week with the new Album from Portuguese artist Ana Moura simply titled "Moura" as the featured album. There is also music from Georgia, Haiti and Chile.

The Global Village - May 10th, 2016

The Global Village - May 10th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - May 3rd, 2016

The Global Village - May 3rd, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - April 26th, 2016

The Global Village - April 26th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - April 19th, 2016

The Global Village - April 19th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - April 12th, 2016

The Global Village - April 12th, 2016

The Global Village with JJ O'Shea

The Global Village - April 5th, 2016

The Global Village - April 5th, 2016

This week`s featured album is the recently released Rough Guide to South African Jazz but there`s also tracks from Brazil, The Dominican Republic and The Czech Republic.

The Global Village - March 29th, 2016

The Global Village - March 29th, 2016

This week JJ explores the varieties of music that can be found in the USA. Expect Cajun, Salsa, Boogie Woogie, Klezmer and much much more!

The Global Village - March 22nd, 2016

The Global Village - March 22nd, 2016

Every second track is from Cuba in this week`s Global Village to mark President Obama`s historic trip to Cuba.

The Global Village - March 15th, 2016

The Global Village - March 15th, 2016

The Global Village ranges far and wide this week with a tribute to Brazil`s master percussionist the late Nana Vasconcelos, choral music from Thomas Tallis and music played on the Koto from Japan.

The Global Village - March 8th, 2016

The Global Village - March 8th, 2016

The new album from The Gloaming simply titled "Gloaming 2" is JJ`s featured album this week plus tracks from Brazil, Uganda and America are amongst the musical treats.