Tune in to Near FM Dublin 90.3 on Wednesday February 24th 11.30pm for the third episode of ‘Bright Side Of The Road’, recorded at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith.

Today’s show highlights London’s great Irish trad trio – the gifted guitarist and bodhran player Tad Sargent, the brilliant fiddler Michael Sweeney and London’s legendary banjo player Mick O’Connor, who all recently appeared in the film series “The ICC Seisúins”. You can see the 30 minute film here.

‘Bright Side Of The Road’ is presented by Henry Scott Irvine with guests, the ICC’s Cultural Director, Rosalind Scanlon and Filmmaker Sé Merry Doyle.

This week’s radio show delves into the origins and history of the Irish Music Session and features classic tracks from Sean O’Riada, The Bothy Band, Van Morrison and The Chieftains and The Waterboys. Listen to the show here: