The Isolated EarCricket gets the GAA treatment

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Cricket gets the GAA treatment (1965) The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   Cricket broadcasts are well-known for their languid commentary – appropriate to the games being played on hot, …

The Isolated EarSonny Knowles’ Squelchy Boxing Boot

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Sonny Knowles’ Squelchy Boxing Boot   The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   The late Sonny Knowles was well-known as a showband and cabaret singer. When he was younger though, …

The Isolated EarBoy Pilot

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Boy Pilot (1951)   The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   This is an interview from September 1951. The interviewee is a boy named Bill Pitt from Dunmore East, Co …

The Isolated EarVoices from a Vanishing World

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Voices from a Vanishing World (1991)   The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   For radio documentary-lovers, this is an extract from a classic, Voices from a Vanishing World. It …

The Isolated EarBachelor of the Year 1980

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Bachelor of the Year 1980   The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   This extract is from a 1985 edition of Liveline.  Back then, Liveline didn’t just feature phone calls …

The Isolated EarNude Bathing at the Forty Foot

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Nude Bathing controversy at the Forty Foot in 1976   The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   The famous Forty Foot bathing-place in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin was …

The Isolated EarTobacco is Good for You

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  The Isolated Ear – Tobacco is Good For You The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   This is worth a listen – it proves that marketing was …

The Isolated EarThe Messy Builder and Scaring Yobbos

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The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   We have no idea where this interview is from but, obviously, someone thought it was worth keeping and putting into Radio …