Maureen Carroll

Fridays 6pm-10pm

Maureen covers a range of nostalgic music and genres that are popular with GDR listeners and close to her heart. In true GDR mission she has included her passion for folk music.
This holds special significance for Maureen as a lifelong exponent of authentic folk music (guitar and vocal). She particularly delights in the opportunity to add a generous sprinkling from her own folk music collection and ongoing research and involvement, past and present, with folk music music organisations around the world especially her previous years of involvement with The Folk Lore Council of Australia. Listener feedback has generously complimented and inspired Maureen’s play choices.

6pm – Magic in Memories; Easy Listening Favourites.

8pm – “Ellingtonia” – presented by Carlos Kramer.

8:30pm – The Magic of Folk Music:a fusion of folk music from around the world, often combined in intriguing ways; includes Young At Heart 🦋for the young of any age 🌈 Song of Shakespeare 🎭 Celtic Corner ☘️and Singalong Down Under.🦘 It’s a program of discovery not only for those who love the genre but also for those who don’t yet know they love it!

9.30pm – Spotlight on Folk: Artist of the Week

How did you first connect with GDR?

I am an exponent of authentic folk music (Irish/Scottish /guitar/vocal),

For some time, a friend had been telling me about GDR and when I finally tuned in the first song I heard was the lovely, Irish singer, Ruby Murray, singing ‘Softly Softly’. I was instantly hooked because it took me right back to my childhood in Glasgow, listening to the Sunday night Top Twenty on Radio Luxembourg and warm memories of my Irish granny who taught me the history of Ireland through song. She was an adoring fan of Ruby Murray.

Why did you want to be a presenter?

With a career track record teaching children, for some time now I have been looking for a passionate and worthwhile senior community interest that I could sustain. I believe I have found it. My Irish granny would have championed Golden Days Radio as a community hero. We know that music has the power to bring peace and joy and inspire miracles when nothing else can. What better way than Golden Days Radio to achieve that.

What experience do you want to give your listeners?

I believe I am lucky to have musical empathy with the young of any age.
Music makes a difference. It is the backdrop of my life as I believe it is for many GDR listeners.
Golden Days music has magical ways to make us smile and brighten our days, already offering old time nostalgic music that has automatic appeal to seniors and all age groups.