WFUV's â€˜Ceol na nGaelâ€™ To Celebrate 40 Years On February 15th
March 3, 2015 at 3:12 PM (PT)
‘Ceol na nGael,’ heard SUNDAY AFTERNOONS on FORDHAM UNIVERSITY’S WFUV/NEW YORK, is celebrating 40 years with a concert on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, from 2-4p. at ROSS HALL at the NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN. Performers will include these leading Irish-American artists: fiddler EILEEN IVERS, singer CATHIE RYAN, seven-piece band CELTIC CROSS, and DAN GURNEY, accordion player of THE YANKS.
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, in the fall of 1974. Over the years it has continued to be hosted by students, currently SHANNON SPILLANE and MEGAN SCULLY, who have kept the tradition alive.