Off The Record by Mike Farragher
Ceol na nGael needs green - New York Irish radio show holds fund drive
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 08:19 AM
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Open your ears and wallets this Sunday for the Ceol na nGael fund drive on WFUV!
The most popular Irish radio program in New York, Ceol na nGael (Music of the Irish) began as the brainchild of two Fordham students, Gerry Murphy and Mary Maguire, back in 1974. Over the years it has continued to be hosted by students who have kept the tradition alive.
Tune in to 90.7 FM every Sunday between noon and 4 p.m. to hear all kinds of Irish music, often accompanied by dedications, and to stay connected through the community bulletin boards.
Two of the program's highlights are the weekly news from Ireland, reported by Declan O'Byrne in Dublin at 2 p.m., and sports from Ireland, with Brendan Tier, immediately following.
The current hosts of Ceol na nGael, Tara Cuzzi and Megan Scully, exude enthusiasm about continuing the show's tradition of celebrating Irish music and culture.
This is indeed a treasure in New York Irish American culture that deserves your support. Tune in to
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