Niall Toner – online, and on the air

Niall TonerWe received a note recently from Niall Toner, who hosts Roots Freeway on RTE Radio One in Dublin, Ireland. His show runs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (GMT/WET) and features a mix of bluegrass, old time, traditional country and blues. It is also available online via live streaming from the Radio One web site.

Niall wanted to let any artists or independent labels know that he is eager to receive promo copies of your new releases for airplay on Radio One. They can be sent to the station address:

Roots Freeway
RTE Radio One
Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Niall also performs with his own group, the Niall Toner Band. They have two CDs of original music, with songs having been cut by Nashville Bluegrass Band, Special Consensus and Albert Lee.

UPDATE 2/19/07: The Bluegrass Ireland Blog is reporting that Niall is at work on his third CD with The Niall Toner Band, again featuring all original material. It is expected to be released in the summer of ’07.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.