Mo Cheol Thú

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Mo Cheol Thú
Genre Music
Running time 45 minutes
Country  Ireland
Language(s) English
Home station RTÉ Radio 1
Hosted by Ciarán Mac Mathúna
Recording studio Donnybrook, Dublin
Air dates 1970 to 27 November 2005

Mo Cheol Thú (literally "you are my music": a traditional expression of praise in the south-west of Ireland for any outstanding feat)[1] was a radio programme of Irish traditional music broadcast by Radio Éireann (later RTÉ Radio 1) for three quarters of an hour each Sunday morning between 1970 and 2005.

One of Irish radio's longest running programmes and presented by legendary broadcaster Ciarán Mac Mathúna, the series came to an end only with Mac Mathúna's retirement in 2005. The last programme, beginning at 8.10 am, was broadcast on 27 November 2005.[2] Mac Mathúna died just over four years later, on 11 December 2009.[3][4][5]

The programme consisted of instrumental music and songs in both English and Irish as well as conversation between Mac Mathúna and various guests.


  1. ^ Traditional Music & Dance
  2. ^ "Legendary broadcaster Mac Mathúna to retire". RTÉ. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Broadcaster Ciarán Mac Mathúna dies". RTÉ News and Current Affairs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Former broadcaster Ciaran MacMathúna dies". The Irish Times. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  5. ^ "Broadcaster Ciarán Mac Mathúna dies". RTÉ. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11.