While many people are aware that thousands of American GIs were based in Northern Ireland during World War 2, not many know that Belgian soldiers were also based there for a time. In The Belgian Connection three veterans recall their time in Northern Ireland. This half hour programme was made with the support of the Broadcasting […]
A two-part documentary on the life and work of Lafcadio Hearn. These programmes are a collaboration between producer Claire Cunningham (Rockfinch Ltd) and presenter/producer Julien Clancy (Out Loud Productions). First broadcast on RTE lyric fm on Friday 25 January and Friday 1 February 2013. This documentary was nominated for the New York Radio Festivals Awards […]
A Tale of Two Siblings tells the story of the remarkable brother and sister Edith and Charles Hubert Oldham, who made significant contributions to Irish education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in very different fields: music and commerce. This one hour programme is being made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority […]
Wagner’s Music in Ireland is a two-part documentary exploring the relationship of Irish audiences, authors, critics and composers with the music of Wagner over the past 150 years. In 2013, the bi-centenary year of Richard Wagner’s birth, Dr Michael Murphy investigates the peformance history of Wagner’s music in Ireland from the 1860s to today. Featuring […]
Counting the milestones tells the story of the fascinating life and work of Irish author, tramp and ex-prisoner Jim Phelan (1895-1966) who published around 30 books, but today is practically forgotten. The programme features two original songs inspired by the story of Jim Phelan by singer-songwriter Ralph McTell (Streets of London, From Clare to Here). […]
A fugue a day is a one-hour radio documentary on beloved music teacher and composer Joseph Groocock (1913-1997), who made an immense contribution to music education in Ireland. This is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric fm funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee. Broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm on […]
History on a Plate is the series title of innovative radio documentary programmes that take real recipes from Irish food history and put them back on the menu. The presenters are historian Juliana Adelman and Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, while Irish Times food writer and chef Domini Kemp re-creates the long-lost recipes. The recipes […]
The Fulbright Experience is a series about the impact of a Fulbright scholarship on the lives and careers of Irish people who went to study in the US and Americans who came to Ireland. The Fulbright Programme was set up by US Senator J William Fulbright just after World War 2 with the ambitious goal […]
Lighthouse 5 is part of a course for German second-level students learning English. The DVD for Lighthouse 5 was filmed and produced in Ireland in 2015 by Rockfinch Ltd on behalf of the educational publishing company Cornelsen Schulverlage. The DVD was published in 2016.
Claire Cunningham has produced and directed the DVD content for Lighthouse, an English course for secondary school students in Germany, since production started in 2011. Filming for Lighthouse 4 took place in the USA in June 2014 and the DVD will be published in 2015 by Cornelsen Schulverlage GmbH.