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English, Social, 1 season, 144 episodes, 4 days, 10 hours, 6 minutes
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Irish broadcaster RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary slot. Programmes about music, literature, visual arts and other areas where creativity is manifest. Broadcast on Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Lyric FM.
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The Bard of Armagh | The Lyric Feature

Micil Ned Quinn from Mullaghbawn in Co. Armagh was immersed in the folk arts from childhood and grew up to be a renowned traditional singer and songwriter. This programme celebrates and reflects upon the rural life and culture from which he came and that he himself embodied. (First tx 190323)
4/14/202456 minutes, 2 seconds
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Calling the Curlew Home | The Lyric Feature

Ireland is on the verge of losing its population of breeding curlew, but could our songs, stories and art help us to save it?
4/7/202455 minutes, 21 seconds
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Chorus Noster Recolat | The Lyric Feature

An examination of the earliest notated music in Ireland: Medieval Monastic Chant.
3/31/202456 minutes, 29 seconds
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We Only Want The Earth: Episode 2 | The Lyric Feature

We Only Want The Earth: Can music help us face the climate crisis?
3/24/202454 minutes, 26 seconds
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We Only Want The Earth | The Lyric Feature

We Only Want The Earth: Can music help us face the climate crisis?
3/17/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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Building a Ballet | The Lyric Feature

The story of the women behind Dublin's forgotten National Ballet Company.
3/10/202450 minutes, 29 seconds
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Queen of Nightclubs | The Lyric Feature

The story of Irishwoman Kate Meyrick who operated the most decadent London nightclubs of the Jazz Age
3/3/202448 minutes, 25 seconds
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A Living Voice, Episode 2: Donegal

Traditional Irish musicians from Donegal reinterpret scores collected by Séamus Ennis in the 1940s.
2/25/202450 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Living Voice, Episode 1: Connemara | The Lyric Feature

This two-part series presented by J.J. O'Shea brings us the fruits of a project initiated by folklorist Ríonach Uí Ógáin and supported by the Irish Traditional Music Archive. The project revisits The Irish Folklore Commission's collection of tunes and songs which were transcribed and notated by Séamus Ennis in Connemara and Donegal.
2/18/202450 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Salt of Something New | The Lyric Feature

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan presents six poets from four continents who are making their mark on the world of Irish poetry.
2/11/202442 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Place of Pointed Stones | The Lyric Feature

In A Place of Pointed Stones, Jessica Traynor explores the history and folklore of Banagher with local historian James Scully, and we hear new poems and a new song inspired by her research
2/4/202439 minutes
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Writing Yourself Home | The Lyric Feature

Writing Yourself Home is presented by the Irish born but Manchester based poet Vona Groarke. Through a series of conversations with four fellow Irish poets, Vona muses on the complex relationship between national identity and writing.
1/28/202442 minutes, 2 seconds
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From Kingstown to Dun Laoghaire | The Lyric Feature

Gerald Dawe explores the social and cultural history of Dun Laoghaire, where he has lived for over 30 years, in poetry and conversation.
1/21/202440 minutes, 59 seconds
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Reflections on Lough Derg | The Lyric Feature

Poet Eleanor Hooker reflects on Lough Derg and its place in the lives of those who live near it and on it
1/14/202439 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wild Nephin | The Lyric Feature

Poet Seán Lysaght explores the Wild Nephin area of north Mayo.
1/7/202440 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Radio Documentary | The Lyric Feature

The portrait painter James Hanley is the subject as sitter in this audio portrait of his life and work.
12/31/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Dawning of the Day

The story behind Patrick Kavanagh's On Raglan Road
12/24/202353 minutes, 28 seconds
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For The Record | The Lyric Feature

Laoise O'Brien explores a millennium of music through her own experiences as a recorder player.
12/17/202356 minutes, 42 seconds
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The First Pure Clear Place | The Lyric Feature

Leontia Flynn, explores Sylvia Plath's lifelong admiration of WB Yeats. The programme also contains rare archive of Sylvia Plath speaking about Yeats and reading some of her work in a 1958 Library of Congress recording.
12/10/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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Maria, La Callas | The Lyric Feature

To mark the centenary of her birth, Liz Nolan explores the life and legacy of Maria Callas, the iconic Greek soprano, widely regarded as the most significant, inspiring and provocative opera star of the modern age.
12/3/202356 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ellen's Walk | The Lyric Feature

Olivia O'Leary and poet Paddy Bushe follow the route of a long lost walk in Kerry, as described in a poem by Ellen Fitz-Simon, daughter of Daniel
11/26/202345 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dorothea The Doozy | The Lyric Feature

Dorothea Herbet writer, poet, artist and proud spinster from Carrick On Suir. Ireland's Jane Austin. Unhoped for, unprecedented, discover the unique 'Dorothea The Doozy'.
11/19/202346 minutes, 33 seconds
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An Draíocht | The Lyric Feature

Eoin ‘Stan’ O’Sullivan, Sliabh Luachra musician in residence, assists in the search for six old vinyl records. A story looking back at a musical tradition’s past and an effort to safeguard its future
11/12/202347 minutes, 30 seconds
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Vocal Chords with Sinéad O'Connor

When Sinéad O'Connor died in July this year the world was deprived of one of its most distinctive and significant voices. In 2015 Sinéad explored that voice with Iarla Ó Lionáird as part of his series Vocal Chords which was made for the Lyric Feature.
11/5/202358 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Western Island | The Lyric Feature

The literature and storytelling traditions associated with The Great Blasket have long been acclaimed both internationally and at home. It is surprising therefore that the music traditions of The Blaskets remain little heard. In The Western Island, J.J. O’Shea seeks to address this imbalance and explores this rich but lesser-known aspect of Blasket
10/29/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Magic on a Winter's Night | The Lyric Feature

Mary Brophy goes behind the scenes at the 71st Wexford Festival Opera as Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi and her team orchestrate their particular brand of alchemy. Featuring live excerpts from RTÉ lyric fm's recordings of the 2022 opening opera La Tempesta, location recordings and input from the talented cast of performers and crew.
10/22/202349 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Place of Pointed Stone | The Lyric Feature

In A Place of Pointed Stones, Jessica Traynor explores the history and folklore of Banagher with local historian James Scully, and we hear new poems and a new song inspired by her research
10/15/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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Writing Yourself Home ¦ The Lyric Feature

The opening episode Writing Yourself Home is presented by the Irish born but Manchester based poet Vona Groarke. Through a series of conversations with four fellow Irish poets, Vona muses on the complex relationship between national identity and writing.
10/8/202344 minutes, 34 seconds
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Night - Revisted | The Lyric Feature

Returning for a new three-part series Regan Hutchins joins old friends and makes new ones as he hears how we're spending our mornings, noons and nights. Episode 3 - Night
6/25/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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The River Dodder Soundwalk Mvt. 3

Irish composer and sound artist Robert Coleman brings us on a soundwalk of the River Dodder in South Dublin exploring the many facets of its wonderful, varied, rich history and its diverse wildlife. (Part 3 of 3)
6/25/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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Noon - Revisited | The Lyric Feature

Returning for a new three-part series Regan Hutchins joins old friends and makes new ones as he hears how we're spending our mornings, noons and nights. Episode 2 - Noon
6/18/202335 minutes, 49 seconds
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The River Dodder Soundwalk Mvt 2 | The Lyric Feature

Irish composer and sound artist Robert Coleman brings us on a soundwalk of the River Dodder in South Dublin exploring the many facets of its wonderful, varied, rich history and its diverse wildlife. (Part 2 of 3)
6/18/202317 minutes, 47 seconds
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Sauntering with Joyce | The Lyric Feature

An audio tour of Joyce's Dublin by father and son Gerry and Daragh Dukes.
6/11/202355 minutes, 46 seconds
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River Dodder Soundwalk Mvt 1 | The Lyric Feature

Irish composer and sound artist Robert Coleman brings us on a soundwalk of the River Dodder in South Dublin exploring the many facets of its wonderful, varied, rich history and its diverse wildlife. (1/3)
6/4/202317 minutes, 59 seconds
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Morning - Revisited | The Lyric Feature

Returning for a new three-part series Regan Hutchins joins old friends and makes new ones as he hears how we're spending our mornings, noons and nights. Episode 1 - Morning
6/4/202335 minutes, 41 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 6 - Oak | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's six part series celebrating Irish trees. This week's tree is the Oak.
5/28/202337 minutes, 19 seconds
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Root And Branch: Episode 2 - Hazel | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's six part series celebrating Irish trees. Episode 2 - Hazel
5/21/202335 minutes, 54 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 1 - Birch | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's series celebrating Irish trees. Episode 1 - Birch
5/14/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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Kerry's Castaway Composer | The Lyric Feature

The music of the neglected 19th Century Kerry composer Arthur O'Leary
5/7/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Salt Of Something New | The Lyric Feature

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan presents six poets from four continents who are making their mark on the world of Irish poetry.
4/30/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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Reading Mary Lavelle | The Lyric Feature

Siobhán Mannion explores Kate O'Brien's banned novel about a young Irish woman's tumultuous trip to Spain in 1922
4/23/202345 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Dawning of the Day | The Lyric Feature

The story behind Patrick Kavanagh's On Raglan Road
4/16/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Naked Soul of Man | The Lyric Feature

The Naked Soul of Man a story of music, leadership and resilience on Shackleton's Endurance Expedition
4/9/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dorothy's Prison Notebooks | The Lyric Feature

The making of a performance based on the Civil War Gaol Journals of Dorothy Macardle
4/2/202343 minutes, 18 seconds
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Songs Beyond Borders | The Lyric Feature

Oskar Cox-Jensen tells the stories of five songs, from across three centuries, which have travelled into and out of Ireland, across Europe, and around the world.
3/26/202355 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bard Of Armagh | The Lyric Feature

Micil Ned Quinn was renowned throughout Ireland as a traditional singer, songwriter and storyteller.
3/19/202354 minutes, 49 seconds
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An Draíocht | The Lyric Feature

Paul McDermott immerses himself in the music of Sliabh Luachra by going on a quest to track down six Irish trad vinyl records released in 1977.
3/12/202347 minutes, 29 seconds
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Calling The Curlew Home | The Lyric Feature

Ireland is on the verge of losing its population of breeding curlew, but could our songs, stories and art help us to save it?
3/5/202355 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ellen's Walk | The Lyric Feature

Olivia O'Leary and poet Paddy Bushe follow the route of a long lost walk in Kerry, as described in a poem by Ellen Fitz-Simon, daughter of Daniel
2/26/202345 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dorothea the Doozy | The Lyric Feature

Dorothea Herbert writer, poet, artist and proud spinster from Carrick on Suir. Ireland's Jane Austen. Unhoped for, unprecedented, discover the unique 'Dorothea The Doozy'
2/19/202346 minutes, 33 seconds
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The First Pure Clear Place | The Lyric Feature

Leontia Flynn tells the story of the 1962 visit to Ireland of American poet Sylvia Plath.
2/12/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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Swaddling Songs | The Lyric Feature

Cathal Funge reveals the stories and music behind one of the great Irish albums, once lost to time only to be rediscovered by a new generation.
2/5/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Green White Enamel | The Lyric Feature

The life and poetry of Ethna MacCarthy, linguist, doctor, poet, and life-long friend of Samuel Beckett.
1/29/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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Unearthing Slow Airs | The Lyric Feature

Unearthing Slow Airs traces the roots of four slow airs from four corners of Ireland to uncover how they have developed both culturally and musically, from their origin to now.
1/22/202357 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Place Of Stories | The Lyric Feature

An audio walk through Marsh's Library, Ireland's first ever public library, a meander through centuries of knowledge, and rooms that hold stories that still captivate us today.
1/15/202342 minutes, 1 second
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The Limerick Man | The Lyric Feature

Sara Lodge retraces the Irish journeys of writer, artist and composer Edward Lear, best known as the author of The Owl and the Pussy-cat.
1/8/202356 minutes, 10 seconds
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Here Be Dragons | The Lyric Feature

How technology is changing our relationship to maps and how we navigate our world.
1/1/202340 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paper Boat Sets Sail | The Lyric Feature

Paper Boat Sets Sail is a documentary telling the story of the making of 'Paper Boat', a community opera for Galway.
12/25/202243 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Golden Museum | The Lyric Feature

Reflections on the experience of growing up as the child of Irish immigrants in London told through a collage of music, poetry and commentary
12/25/202245 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Dawning of the Day | The Lyric Feature

The story behind Patrick Kavanagh's On Raglan Road
12/18/202253 minutes, 25 seconds
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Deirdre of the Sorrows | The Lyric Feature

Scottish poet Kenneth Steven explores the legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows, an ancient tale that continues to inspire writers and musicians today.
12/11/202249 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Naked Soul of Man | The Lyric Feature

The Naked Soul of Man a story of music, leadership and resilience on Shackleton's Endurance Expedition
12/4/202248 minutes, 58 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 6 - Oak | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's six-part series celebrating Irish trees. Episode 6: Oak
11/27/202237 minutes, 19 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 5 - Ash | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's six-part series celebrating Irish trees. Episode 5 - Ash
11/20/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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Reading Mary Lavelle | The Lyric Feature

Siobhán Mannion explores Kate O'Brien's banned novel about a young Irish woman's tumultuous trip to Spain in 1922.
11/13/202245 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dorothy's Prison Notebooks | The Lyric Feature

The making of a performance based on the Civil War Gaol Journals of Dorothy Macardle.
11/6/202243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 4 - Willow | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's six-part series celebrating Irish trees. Episode 4 - Willow
10/30/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 3 - Holly | The Lyric Feature

Ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían MacGloinn's six-part series celebrating Irish trees. Episode 3 - Holly
10/23/202231 minutes, 53 seconds
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Root and Branch: Episode 2 - Hazel | The Lyric Feature

Root and Branch celebrating Ireland's native trees with ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían Mac Gloinn. Episode 2 - Hazel
10/16/202236 minutes, 17 seconds
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Root and Branch: Birch | The Lyric Feature

A new six-part series by ecologist Anja Murray and musician Brían Mac Gloinn (Ye Vagabonds) celebrates some of Ireland's native trees. Episode 1: Birch
10/9/202236 minutes, 49 seconds
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Here Be Dragons | The Lyric Feature

A sound story of maps, dark magic and dragons on this week's Lyric Feature
6/26/202240 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sauntering with Joyce | The Lyric Feature

This special Bloomsday edition of the Lyric Feature is an audio tour of Joyce's Dublin by father and son Gerry and Daragh Dukes.
6/16/202256 minutes, 31 seconds
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Swaddling Songs at 50 | The Lyric Feature

Cathal Funge reveals the stories and music behind one of the great Irish albums, once lost to time only to be rediscovered by a new generation.
6/12/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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From Kingstown to Dun Laoghaire | The Lyric Feature

Gerald Dawe explores the social and cultural history of Dun Laoghaire, where he has lived for over 30 years, in poetry and conversation.
6/5/202241 minutes, 48 seconds
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Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Gardens | The Lyric Feature

Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and obsessions that brought Ireland's historic gardens into being.
6/3/202255 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reflections on Lough Derg | The Lyric Feature

Poet Eleanor Hooker reflects on Lough Derg and its place in the lives of those who live near it and on it.
5/29/202240 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wild Nephin | The Lyric Feature

Poet Seán Lysaght explores the Wild Nephin area of north Mayo
5/22/202241 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mother's Blood, Sister Songs (Episode 2) | The Lyric Feature

Composer Linda Buckley and producer Helen Shaw explore the genetic connections between Iceland and Ireland through story and song.
5/15/202256 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mother's Blood, Sister Songs (Episode 1) | The Lyric Feature

Composer Linda Buckley and producer Helen Shaw explore the genetic connections between Iceland and Ireland through story and song. (First broadcast December 2019)
5/8/202256 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Vagrant Birds of Cape Clear | The Lyric Feature

Writer Sara Baume and radio producer Regan Hutchins hit Cape Clear Island to find rare vagrant birds but find some meaning to life instead.
5/1/202236 minutes, 22 seconds
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Unearthing Slow Airs | The Lyric Feature

Unearthing Slow Airs traces the roots of four slow airs from four corners of Ireland to uncover how they have developed both culturally and musically, from their origin to now.
4/24/202257 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sublimer Wishes (Episode 3) | The Lyric Feature

Claire Cunningham tells the stories of three poets whose work has been rediscovered: Emily Lawless, Freda Laughton and Ellen Taylor.
4/17/202245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tenducci in Ireland | The Lyric Feature

An Italian superstar castrato in Georgian Ireland as reimagined by the Irish Baroque Orchestra
4/10/202256 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ireland's Changing Nature (Episode 3) | The Lyric Feature

Ireland's Changing Nature. Anja Murray on how culture has shaped our relationship with nature. Episode 3 Wildling
4/3/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Ireland's Changing Nature (Episode 2) | The Lyric Feature

Episode 2 - 'Taming' explores the transformations that arose in both landscape and culture with the discovery of metals.
3/27/202237 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ireland's Changing Nature (Episode 1) | The Lyric Feature

Ireland's Changing Nature. Anja Murray on how culture has shaped our relationship with nature. Episode 1 - After the Ice
3/20/202238 minutes
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When Summer's in the Meadow | The Lyric Feature

Mary Brophy travels to the heartland of Irish-America to tell the story of one of our most iconic ballads Danny Boy in one city, and attempt to uncover how it rose to such heights. (First broadcast 4th July 2014)
3/13/202257 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sublimer Wishes Episode 2 | The Lyric Feature

Claire Cunningham tells the stories of three poets whose work has been rediscovered: Dorothea Herbert, Florence Mary Wilson and Angela Greene.
3/6/202245 minutes, 54 seconds
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One Day | The Lyric Feature

One day is a work of fiction which tells the story of a day in the life of a small village in the west of Ireland.
2/27/202227 minutes, 23 seconds
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One Day / Lá Dá Raibh | The Lyric Feature

Dráma véarsaíochta agus ceoil is ea ‘Lá dá raibh’ mar a bhfuil a dhán féin á aithris ag an bhfile Louis de Paor le ceol nuachumtha ón gcumadóir Meiriceánach Dana Lyn.
2/27/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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Lá Dá Raibh | The Lyric Feature

Dráma véarsaíochta agus ceoil is ea ‘Lá dá raibh’ mar a bhfuil a dhán féin á aithris ag an bhfile Louis de Paor le ceol nuachumtha ón gcumadóir Meiriceánach Dana Lyn.
2/27/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Start the Song Gently | The Lyric Feature

The Connemara singer and melodeon player Colm Ó Caodháin and the enduring legacy of his music.
2/20/202245 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Place of Stories | The Lyric Feature

An audio walk through Marsh's Library, Ireland's first ever public library, a meander through centuries of knowledge, and rooms that hold stories that still captivate us today.
2/13/202242 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Limerick Man | The Lyric Feature

Sara Lodge retraces the Irish journeys of writer, artist and composer Edward Lear, best known as the author of The Owl and the Pussy-cat.
2/6/202256 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why London Cannot Keep Its Fools At Home | The Lyric Feature

The many lives of the Smock Alley Theatre. Uncover the history of Smock Alley over three centuries, from the archaeological discovery in 2010 of the original theatre's walls and roof, the struggle to bring the ruins back to life, and a return to staging performances.
1/30/202256 minutes, 38 seconds
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Memory and Montmartre | The Lyric Feature

Curt Adler explores the intriguing parallel lives of two musical Parisians, Marcel Proust and Erik Satie.
1/23/202257 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Fractured Voice | The Lyric Feature

Ian Maleney explores the work of four contemporary Irish writers, and examines the traditions, landscapes, and ideas which run through their unique and surprising books. (First broadcast 25th November 2018)
1/16/202256 minutes, 5 seconds
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Goedemorgen, Amsterdam | The Lyric Feature

Laoise O'Brien travels to Amsterdam with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland to follow their musical adventures in this historic and culturally rich city.
1/9/202257 minutes, 8 seconds
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"The Owl and the Pussycat"

Words by Edward Lear. Setting by Emily Josephine Troupe Baritone Edward Robinson. Pianist David Owen Norris
1/9/20223 minutes, 8 seconds
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Taking Flight Omnibus  | The Lyric Feature

Taking Flight is a series of radio essays by four different artists which were broadcast in October 2021 on Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime. All the artists take the work of Patrick Kavanagh as a stepping off point for their own artistic pursuit.
1/2/202254 minutes, 24 seconds
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Saucy Mistress Boldface | The Lyric Feature

Saucy Mistress Boldface is a peek through a Georgian window at life for women from 1746 to 1751 through a series of 221 letters from the Bishop Of Elphin to his only teenage daughter Alicia. We hear about music, fashions, lazy servants, exotic fruits and women’s health.
12/26/202143 minutes, 39 seconds
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Musica Arcana: The Secret Life of Allegri's Miserere | The Lyric Feature

Brian McIvor unravels the mystery surrounding Allegri's Miserere Mei, one of the most celebrated and hauntingly beautiful pieces of early music.
12/19/202145 minutes
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The Inishlacken Project | The Lyric Feature

Claire Cunningham tells the story of how the tiny island of Inishlacken, off the coast of Galway, inspired three Belfast artists 70 years ago and continues to inspire artists today
12/12/202140 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Symphonic Life | The Lyric Feature

A Symphonic Life is an intimate portrayal of Ireland's most prolific symphonist, John Kinsella. Presenter: Mary Brophy.
12/5/202145 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sublimer Wishes | The Lyric Feature

Claire Cunningham tells the stories of three poets whose work has been rediscovered: Olivia Elder, Cathleen O'Neill and Madge Herron
11/28/202146 minutes, 17 seconds
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Beethoven's Irish Songs | The Lyric Feature

Singers Ian Bostridge, Natalie Perez and Sophie Daneman on Beethoven's settings of Irish folk songs. Presented & Produced by Jon Tolansky (First broadcast 1st November 2020)
11/21/202156 minutes, 59 seconds
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Following the Inny | The Lyric Feature

An exploration of the rich diversity of flora and fauna and archaeological sites along the River Inny in South Kerry. Presented and produced by JJ O'Shea. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast 7th March 2021)
11/14/202150 minutes, 50 seconds
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Songs Beyond Borders | The Lyric Feature

Oskar Cox-Jensen tells the stories of five songs, from across three centuries, which have travelled into and out of Ireland, across Europe, and around the world. A Rockfinch production Producer: Claire Cunningham Sound supervision: Tinpot Productions Recording supervisor: Craig Jackson Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly
11/7/202156 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Ballad of the Stolwijk Rescue | The Lyric Feature

Ye Vagabonds Brían Mac Gloinn tells the story in word and song of the rescue of 18 Dutch sailors off Arranmore Island in December 1940. Written, presented and performed by Brían Mac Gloinn. Produced by Brían Mac Gloinn & Eoin O Kelly (First TX 24th Dec 2020)
10/31/202144 minutes, 52 seconds
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“The Meadow” - by Tadhg O’Sullivan | Taking Flight

A radio essay based around the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, The Meadow is written in the voice of unnamed fictional character, whose long life has been lived in the rhythms and sounds of a place deeply known. Narrated by Eleanor Methven Producers: Tadhg O’Sullivan and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre  Written By: Tadhg O’Sullivan
10/24/202114 minutes, 4 seconds
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Music Mystery and Manuscripts | The Lyric Feature

Zoë Comyns explores the life of Ethel Voynich, the Cork born writer, revolutionary and composer who became a Soviet literary sensation. Presented and produced by Zoë Comyns. Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast 15th March 2020)
10/24/202157 minutes, 21 seconds
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Island Time | The Lyric Feature

Island Time is a multimedia monologue written and performed by Kevin Barry at Inis Oírr Lighthouse. Sound design is by Foley artist Jean McGrath and the piece was made with support from the Commissioners of the Irish Lights. Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Elizabeth Laragy (First broadcast 21st March 2021)
10/17/202131 minutes, 6 seconds
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On the Ice Edge | The Lyric Feature

On the Ice Edge is a sound composition by Louise Manifold which was inspired by the artist’s participation in survey work on board the Marine Institute’s Celtic Explorer. It features original text by Louise Manifold performed by Adrian Crowley, sound recordings by John Brennan and Louise Manifold with sound design by foley artist Jean McGrath.
10/17/202123 minutes, 57 seconds
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Island Time and On the Ice Edge | The Lyric Feature

Kevin Barry's Island Time and Louise Manifolds On the Ice Edge. Work from Aerial / Sparks at Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Elizabeth Laragy (First broadcast 21st March 2021)
10/17/202156 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tenducci in Ireland | The Lyric Feature

An Italian superstar castrato in Georgian Ireland as reimagined by the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Written, researched and presented by Michael Lee  Produced by Michael Lee and Eoin O Kelly
10/10/202156 minutes, 45 seconds
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Edges of Light | The Lyric Feature

A meditation on lost time and the creative process, with musicians from the Edges of Light. Presenter: Ellen Cranitch Producer: Eoin Brady
10/3/202143 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Gulder, foosey, splinc & crig: Kavanagh's Lost Language” by Manchán Magan | Taking Flight

Narrated & Written by Manchán Magan Producers: Eithne Hand and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre Contributors: Brian Mac An Bhaird & Gretta Kieran Producer for RTÉ Lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly
10/3/202112 minutes, 10 seconds
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“Kavanagh, The Great Hunger, and Me” by Jaki McCarrick | Taking Flight

Narrated & Written by Jaki McCarrick Producers: Aidan Guilfoyle and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre Sound Editing: Aidan Guilfoyle Producer for RTÉ Lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly
10/3/202111 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sean Ó Riada Archive Clip | The Lyric Feature

An RTÉ archive clip from 1970 of Seán Ó Riada talking with Liam Nolan about The Beatles and The Chieftains.
10/3/202113 minutes
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“Love Letter to The Hospital” By Annemarie Ní Churreáin | Talking Flight

Narrated & Written by Annemarie Ní Churreáin Producers: Eithne Hand and The Patrick Kavanagh Centre Producer for RTÉ Lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly
10/3/202112 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ireland's Changing Nature (Ep 3) | The Lyric Feature

Anja Murray on how culture has shaped our relationship with nature. Episode 3 Wildling Presented & Produced by Anja Murray Researcher: Lenny Antonelli Original Score: Kevin Murphy Editing and sound design: Julien Clancy Producer for lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly
9/26/202137 minutes, 1 second
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Ireland's Changing Nature (Ep 2) | The Lyric Feature

Anja Murray on how culture has shaped our relationship with nature. Episode 2 - Taming Presented & Produced by Anja Murray Researcher: Lenny Antonelli Original Score: Kevin Murphy Editing and sound design: Julien Clancy Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly
9/19/202137 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ireland's Changing Nature (Ep 1) | The Lyric Feature

Anja Murray on how culture has shaped our relationship with nature. Episode 1 - After the Ice Presented & Produced by Anja Murray   Researcher: Lenny Antonelli   Original Score: Kevin Murphy   Sound Design: Julien Clancy    Producer for lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly 
9/12/202138 minutes
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Green White Enamel | The Lyric Feature

The life and poetry of Ethna MacCarthy, linguist, doctor, poet, and life-long friend of Samuel Beckett. Presented and produced by Claire Cunningham. A Rockfinch production with support from the BAI. Sound Supervision Tinpot Productions Producer for RTÉ lyric fm Eoin O Kelly
9/5/202140 minutes, 39 seconds
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Long Acre – The Limerick Rake | The Lyric Feature

Pat Feeley examines origins of the traditional Irish song the Limerick Rake. Presented and produced by Pat Feeley. (first broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on January 31st 1989)
8/29/202117 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pagan Flames | The Lyric Feature

Pat Feeley meets with poet Sean Healy who has moved home to Kerry and is working as a farm labourer. Presented and Produced by Pat Feeley (First broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on 3rd July 1977)
8/29/202137 minutes, 27 seconds
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The River Men | The Lyric Feature

Pat Feeley meets with people from all walks of life as he travels along the banks of the River Feale which has its origins in Co. Cork. Presented and Produced by Pat Feeley (First broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on March 13th 1981)
8/22/202139 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Rain Box | The Lyric Feature

This collaboration between former RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence, Sebastian Adams, and writer and broadcaster Jools Gilson, is a rainy fairy tale for your ears, broadcast on the eve of St. Swithin's Day. Written by Jools Gilson Sound Design: Sebastian Adams (First broadcast July 14th 2017)
8/22/202129 minutes, 15 seconds
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By Hazel Tree And River Bank - The Postman | The Lyric Feature

Jimmy Noone was postman for 21 years in the village of Keadue, Co. Roscommon. He shares some of his memories with Pat Feeley. Presented and Produced by Pat Feeley (First broadcast December 7th 1994)
8/22/202114 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tom Billy | The Lyric Feature

Pat Feeley travels to the Sliabh Luachra region in search of the story of one of Ireland's greatest traditional fiddle players, Tom Billy Murphy. Presented & Produced by Pat Feeley (First broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on April 26th 1980) Series compiled by Peter Curtin
8/15/202140 minutes, 49 seconds
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Song and the Story: Spancil Hill | The Lyric Feature

The Song And The Story was a short series that explored the stories behind popular and not so well-known Irish songs. In this edition, Pat discovers the origins of the Clare song ‘Spancil Hill’. Presented and Produced by Pat Feeley (First broadcast August 24th 1990)
8/15/202115 minutes, 18 seconds
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Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Garden (Part 2) | The Lyric Feature

Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and obsessions that brought Ireland's historic gardens into being. Writer & Presenter: Mary Brophy Producer : Neal Boyle An IWR Media production Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Nov 2017)
8/8/202155 minutes, 45 seconds
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Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Gardens (Part 1) | The Lyric Feature

Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and obsessions that brought Ireland's historic gardens into being. Writer & Presenter: Mary Brophy Producer : Neal Boyle An IWR Media production Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Nov 2017)
8/1/202155 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ireland Portrayed (Part 4) | The Lyric Feature

Programme 4  Conflicted States Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. An IWR Media production. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Jan 2020)
7/25/202155 minutes, 11 seconds
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When The War Is Over | The Lyric Feature

The life and poetry of Francis Ledwidge, who was killed in Flanders on 31st July 1917 just weeks before his 30th birthday. Produced by Claire Cunningham Sound supervision by Tinpot Productions. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast 2017)
7/25/202156 minutes, 43 seconds
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Master of the Musick | The Lyric Feature

Conductor Peter Whelan's fascinating research into the 18th century Irish baroque musician, Matthew Dubourg. Presenter : Máire Nic Gearailt Producer: Joe O’Dubhghaill  Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly
7/18/202146 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ireland Portrayed (Part 3) | The Lyric Feature

Programme 3   Nation States Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. An IWR Media production for RTE lyric fm. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Jan 2020)
6/27/202155 minutes, 1 second
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Hidden Ground: The Story of Jolyon Jackson | The Lyric Feature

A profile of the experimental multi-instrumentalist and composer the late Jolyon Jackson. Presented and Produced by Peter Curtin. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First Broadcast June 2017)
6/27/202156 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ireland Portrayed (Part 2) | The Lyric Feature

Programme 2 Politics & Poverty Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. An IWR Media production. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Jan 2020)
6/20/202155 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ireland Portrayed (Part 1) | The Lyric Feature

Programme 1: Land & Life Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. An IWR Media production. Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly
6/13/202154 minutes, 55 seconds
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If The Stick Dances | The Lyric Feature

Irish violin bow-maker Gary Leahy takes us on a sonic journey in search of exotic materials for a top end bow from Brazilian pernambuco wood to Mongolian pony tail hair. Presented & Produced by Eamon Little Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Dec 2016)
6/13/202157 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bull Island Haiku | The Lyric Feature

Poet Pat Boran brings us on a poetic exploration of Bull Island in Dublin Bay. A Rockfinch Production Sound supervision by Tinpot Productions Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast October 2020)
6/6/202140 minutes, 20 seconds
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Over Nine Waves | The Lyric Feature

An exploration of the powerful and enigmatic poem "The Song of Amergin" and the ancient Milesian legend in which it appears. Presented and Produced by JJ O’Shea Producer for lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast September 2020)
5/30/202157 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Fractured Voice | The Lyric Feature

Ian Maleney explores the work of four contemporary Irish writers, and examines the traditions, landscapes, and ideas which run through their unique and surprising books. Presented & Produced by Ian Maleney Producer for lyric: Eoin O Kelly (First broadcast Nov 2018)
5/30/202155 minutes, 53 seconds