Radio Plays

Fíodhna’s airs can be heard on radio, including:

  • Irish Waves Radio Programme, WFCF Radio 88.5 FM, Florida, USA:
  • ‘Chemins de Terre’ programme on Radio-Rennes, Brittany, France (100.8, Rennes) and Radio Evasion (98.7 in “pays de Broceliande” and 95.2 in “pays de Mené”:
  • WDR, Cologne, DLF and Radio Duisburg, Germany
  • RTE Radio na Gaeltachta, Ireland: ‘An Saol Ó Dheas’ le Helen Ní Shé; ‘Togha agus Rogha’ le Mairtín Tom Sheáinín;Béal Maidine’ le Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha agus Áine Hensey.
  • ‘Lift the Latch’,Connemara Community Radio with Michael O’Neill and Helen King
  • Tipperary Midwest Radio with Donnchacha Ó Chinnéide
  • Clare FM with Eoin O’Neill


Interview on Lift The Latch, Connemara Community Radio

connemara_community_radioOn Wednesday 15th January, 2014, Fiodhna’s new album ‘Air Time’ was featured on Lift the Latch, a traditional Irish Music programme presented by Michael O’Neill and Helen King on Connemara Community Radio.

Fiodhna gave an overview of the background of producing the CD, choosing airs for inclusion and selecting accompanying musicians to create the sound she imagined. She spoke about how her upbringing instilled a love of traditional music and how her time in the Middle East influenced her own playing.

Michael and Helen played two of her airs on the programme, Easter Snow with her father Bobby Gardiner and The Banks of Sullane with Cathy Jordan and Seamie O’Dowd.

Click on the audio player below to hear the airs and Fiodhna’s interview.

Fiodhna Ni Ghairneir ar Radio na Gaeltachta, Clar ‘Saol O Dheas’


Agalamh idir Fíodhna Ní Ghairnéir agus Helen Ni She faoi Taithi and Ceol Thar Lear. Chaith Fíodhna  ceithre bliana déag sa Mhean Oirthear, idir Dubai, Kuwait agus Abu Dhabi lena fhear chéile Pádraig. Tugann sí tuairsc beag faoina am ansin – ag cur síos ar na deiseanna  iontach éigsúla a fuair sí, an cultúir éagsúlacht sna Emirates,  tréimhse ghearr  ag léichtóireacht i Saudi Arabia agus seisiúin ceoil tradisiúnta in Abu Dhabi. Anois tá sí ar air I gColáiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach ag léichtóireacht san oideachais.

Seo clip don seó ar clár TG4, i gColáiste Mhuire gan Smál.


Fíodhna and Inis Oirr on WYSO Radio, Ohio

26298On Saturday September 19th last, Inis Oirr were featured on ‘The Dear Green Place’, an Irish and Celtic music radio show hosted by Cindy Funk. The show, broadcast by WYSO in Ohio, U.S.A., features a mixture of live and recorded Irish and Celtic music.

“I heard about you from a friend of mine”, Cindy said, “and plan to play some of your music on my radio show tomorrow, spotlighting your unusual location. It proves that Celtic music is EVERYWHERE!”

Apparently, Cindy found out about the band from a mutual friend and featured their music when doing a story about Celtic music around the world. Other bands were featured from Switzerland, Spain and Poland but the United Arab Emirates got her vote for the most unusual location for Irish Music.

Two of Inis Oirr’s selections were featured – a song called Bridget Donoghue and a set of reels called The Green Mountain Set.

Here is a recording of the radio show featuring Inis Oirr.

Fiodhna and Inis Oirr on Dubai Eye Radio

band_radio_showDubai Eye Radio 103.8 FM invited Adu Dhabi’s traditional music group Inis Oirr to perform live on their Saturday afternoon Music and Cultural program. The show comprised of tunes and interviews with the different band members. There were requests for tunes from listeners and information about upcoming gigs was also given.

Inis Oirr band members spoke about their different instruments. Here is the clip.