Evelyn Grant’s Weekend Drive (Lyric, Sat-Sun 4pm)

Darragh McManus Irish Independent

“Evelyn Grant’s Weekend Drive (Lyric, Sat-Sun 4pm), on the other hand, is a reliably lovely thing.”

Especially good at the moment is the ‘Musical Migrations’ slot running every Sunday. A few years back, Evelyn made a documentary about Irish musicians earning a living abroad; here she flips that on its head by meeting some foreign musicians who now ply their trade in Ireland.

Over the last few weeks she’s spoken to hugely talented folks from places as diverse as Spain, Hungary, Germany, Russia, France and England who have carved out careers as soloists, joined ensembles, set up music academies and chamber orchestras, become teachers and generally made massive contributions to our cultural life. Wonderful people and a wonderful show.