Cross Currents Radio Series on RTÉ lyric fm

Cross Currents is a landmark music documentary series, narrated by award-winning actor Barry McGovern, exploring contemporary Irish composers and their work. The series begins on RTÉ lyric fm on 9 September at 7:00pm and continues at the same time on 16 and 23 September. 

The last 50 years have seen Irish composition flourish as young Irish composers look to Europe and beyond to re-imagine an Irish identity in music, paralleling many of the societal and economic shifts in post-de Valera Ireland. The series is a blend of substantive interviews with the music and musical influences of the composers involved and draws on archives, illustrative soundscapes and a rich mix of music reflecting the full canon of composition in Ireland over the past 40 years.

Actor Barry McGovern narrates the series which is an Athena Media production for RTE Lyric fm made with the funding support of the BAI and the TV licence fee in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre. Series Producer, Helen Shaw. Producer and Recordist, Jonathan Grimes.
The series consists of three episodes and features interviews with composers Gerald Barry, Seóirse Bodley,  John Buckley, Linda Buckley, Frank Corcoran, Raymond Deane, Donnacha Dennehy, Roger Doyle, Dave Flynn, Amanda Feery, Michael Gallon, John Kinsella, Garrett Sholdice, and Jennifer Walshe. 
Listen to a promotional trailer on the series:

A number of audio shorts produced as podcasts for the series are also available to listen to here.

For more on the series, visit