On Christmas day (25/12) you can listen to the Christmas special of Irish Heartbeat with Dervish with special guests Paddy Malloney from the Chieftains, vocalist Roisin O'Reilly and Yeats expert Damien Brennan. On the Irish Heartbeat website you can find a list with the US radiostations that will broadcast the show. The same day, it will also be broadcast on RTE radio 1 at 15.02 local time (according to RTE) and streamed at the RTE1 website. Highlights of the show will be available also on www.npr.org/music.
On 4 January 2009 Cormac de Barra will be guest and on 22 March 2009 Moya Brennan will appear on the show, both at 2pm EST.