Presented and researched by Nicholas Carolan, director of the Irish Traditional Music
Archive in Dublin, Come West along the Road is now in its 11th series, and is the
longest-running television series ever on Irish traditional music.
The series consists of 13 half-hour programmes drawn from the first three decades
of RTÉ television (1961-1989), with additional material from other television stations,
newsreels, feature films, and private film footage. Some material is being shown for
the first time, and most of the material in the series has not been seen since its first
transmission up to 40 years ago.