Mo Cheol Thú

Mo Cheol Thú (literally "you are my music": a traditional expression of praise in the south-west of Ireland for any outstanding feat[1]) is 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.

Mo Cheol Thú
Running time45 minutes
Country of originIreland
Home stationRTÉ Radio 1
Hosted byCiarán Mac Mathúna
Recording studioDonnybrook, Dublin
Original release1970 – 27 November 2005

One of Irish radio's longest running programmes and presented by broadcaster Ciarán Mac Mathúna, the series came to an end 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 Archived 2013-01-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Legendary broadcaster Mac Mathúna to retire". RTÉ. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  3. "Broadcaster Ciarán Mac Mathúna dies". RTÉ News and Current Affairs. 2009-12-11. Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. 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.
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