Global Irish Radio launched in February 2021 with a mission to preserve and promote Irish music, heritage and culture around the globe by uniting the global Irish radio community and bringing many of these great programs together on a single platform. It’s based on the premise ‘there’s strength in unity” - one for all and all together. It is in essence, Irish radio by the diaspora, for the diaspora. It ultimately seeks to strengthen the bond between Ireland and her diaspora.Less than 6 months later, Global Irish Radio has close to 20 weekly Irish radio progams from Irish communities around the globe and many more in the pipeline. All this has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the many wonderful people involved – people with a shared vision and a mission to preserve and promote all things Irish wherever they go.
I would like to sincerely THANK the many people who give so generously, their time and talents to enable Global Irish Radio to bring you these wonderful progams. People who are driven by a love of their Irish heritage and the music and content they share with a global Irish loving audience – and whose only reward is the satisfaction derived from sharing it with others.
Global Irish Radio is in its infancy and with your continued support, I’ve no doubt that it will go on to be a formidable force in the execution of our shared mission.
Go raibh míle maith agat
Global Irish Radio is delighted at the news that Maryann McTeague Keifer and Sharon Smith Iberle have teamed up to present a wonderful new program on GIR featuring top shelf trad and trad derived tunes. Both are seasoned presenters of trad programs with their fingers on the pulse of the trad scene! Listeners are in for a real treat and it's an exciting addition to the schedule that allows GIR to showcase the very best in traditional Irish music. Stay tuned for other exciting news on upcoming announcements and new program additions to the GIR schedule.
Very Excited about the upcoming launch of Global Irish Radio - A Streaming Platform bursting with Irish content - from all parts of the Global Irish Diaspora - Eventually!
Global Irish Radio will feature lots of Irish Music Programming to start - along with a nice selection of shows from Chicago and Ireland. Then, gradually, we hope to expand the schedule to include programs from other cities and countries where there are strong and vibrant Irish communities.
In addition to those community driven programs we hope to be a creative well for talented individuals from all areas of Irish life - music, heritage and culture as well as public service type programs geared towards enriching the lives of many across the globe. So, if you're a musician, a poet, a writer, commentator, sports enthusiast or someone with a message to share, or looking to connect with a global Irish or Irish loving audience, then Global Irish Radio is the perfect platform for you!