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Marty in the Morning Friday 17 January 2014

Marty in the Morning

Marty takes the chill out of your early Winter mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates.

Marty Meets Lesley Garrett

Marty Meets Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett came into studio in Dublin ahead of her concert in the NCH in January.

Nevens Recipies - Fruity Bread and Butter Pudding.

Nevens Recipies - Fruity Bread and Butter Pudding.

Back to basics:


Fruity Bread and Butter Pudding


An Irish country kitchen classic that should have a soft set texture with an exquisitely light spicing of nutmeg and vanilla, a few finely chopped prunes and sultanas and a wonderful buttery top.

To make it even more delicious, try making it with day-old croissants or brioche.

Serves 4–6

4 eggs

300ml (½ pint) milk

150ml (¼ pint) cream

finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out

50g (2oz) caster sugar

250g (9oz) sliced white bread (6 slices)

75g (3oz) butter, softened, extra for greasing

75g (3oz) ready-to-eat dried prunes, finely chopped

75g (3oz) sultanas

good pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

4 tbsp marmalade

icing sugar, to dust pouring cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4). Lightly butter an ovenproof dish that’s about 25cm x 16cm (10in x 6in) and 2.5cm (1in) deep.

Beat the eggs, milk and cream together in a large jug. Mix together the lemon rind and juice, vanilla seeds and sugar in a small bowl and then add to the egg mixture, beating lightly to

Spread the slices of bread with the softened butter and cut off the crusts, then cut into triangles.

Scatter half of the prunes and sultanas into the bottom of the buttered dish and arrange a layer of the bread triangles on top. Pour over half of the egg mixture, pressing the bread down gently, then repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients and sprinkle the nutmeg on top.

Place the dish into a roasting tin and fill with warm water until it comes three-quarters of the way up the dish. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until just set.

Meanwhile, sieve the marmalade and then heat it in a small pan. Brush the top of the cooked pudding with the marmalade to form a nice glaze when it comes out of the oven. Dust lightly with icing sugar.

To serve, cut into slices while still warm and arrange on warmed serving plates with pouring cream or ice cream.

Celebrating the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards on Marty in the Morning

With March bringing all the energy of spring (maybe) and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on (definitely - 22nd March 2018), RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday.

With March bringing all the energy of spring and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on 22nd March 2018, RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday. 

The prize for Wednesday and Thursday is a voucher for 100 euro  for Neven Maguire’s superb MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan (winner of numerous Georgina Campbell Awards, including our Hospitality Hero award in 2012, and the 2017 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland, in the Guesthouse category.)

Relax, unwind and enjoy the very best of Irish food and hospitality in Neven Maguire’s award winning MacNean House and Restaurant. At the core of Neven’s philosophy is using only the freshest and finest seasonal Irish ingredients, in his restaurant and cookery school. The state of the art cookery school, adjoining MacNean House & Restaurant, has a range of classes suitable for people of all cookery levels with course numbers kept small to allow all participants enjoy direct instruction and assistance from Neven and his dedicated team.

Sunday Lunch at MacNeans has long been a particular treat, with locally sourced ingredients (proudly credited on the menu) taking centre stage as ever. (All prizes subject to availability) 

The winner will also receive a copy of the new Georgina Campbell’s Ireland, The Best of the Best - The Very Best Places to Eat, Drink & Stay 

Have a look back at some of our recent adventures!

Rome 2017 - Day 1

Rome 2017 - Day 2

Verona 2017


Music Played on the Show


Title: The Watermill

Performer(s): Binge, Ronald

Duration: 4:14


Title: Cantata No. 208 - Sheep May Safely Graze

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:09


Title: La Golondrina

Performer(s): Gade/Dasca

Duration: 3:19


Title: Deborah's Theme

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 4:37


Title: La Suisse (Pastorale)

Performer(s): Liszt, Franz

Duration: 1:56


Title: 3 Preludes (1st Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Gershwin, George

Duration: 1:42


Title: Just An Old Fashioned Girl

Performer(s): Field, Ambrose

Duration: 2:58


Title: Woodbrook

Performer(s): O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Duration: 3:47


Title: Michelle

Performer(s): Lennon / Mccartney

Duration: 2:57


Title: Amor Ti Vieta

Performer(s): Giordano, Umberto

Duration: 2:26


Title: Wand'rin' Star

Performer(s): Loewe, Frederick/Lerner, Alan Jay/Previn, Andre

Duration: 4:43


Title: The Godfather: Love Theme

Performer(s): Rota, Nino

Duration: 3:05


Title: Clair De Lune

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:57


Title: Mandolin Concerto In D (1st Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 3:56


Title: The Lion King - Hakuna Mutata

Performer(s): John, Elton/Rice, Tim

Duration: 3:48


Title: The Book Of Love

Performer(s): Merritt, Stephen

Duration: 3:59


Title: The Ugly Duckling

Performer(s): Loesser, Frank

Duration: 3:57


Title: C'Est Si Bon

Performer(s): Betti/Hornez/Seelen

Duration: 3:15


Title: Coney Island

Performer(s): Morrison, Van

Duration: 2:17


Title: The Chorus Ost:Les Choristes

Performer(s): Barratier/Coulais

Duration: 2:34


Title: Ballet Suite No.3 - Galop Vi

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 3:27


Title: Coles Corner

Performer(s): Hawley, Richard

Duration: 5:03


Title: The Way We Were

Performer(s): Hamlisch, Marvin/Bergman, Alan/Bergman, Marilyn

Duration: 4:04


Title: Il Postino

Performer(s): Bacalov, Luis

Duration: 3:59


Title: Etienne Et Petunia

Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar

Duration: 4:19


Title: It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House

Performer(s): Spina/Elliot

Duration: 3:02


Title: Die Fledermaus - 'The Laughing Song'

Performer(s): Strauss, Johann

Duration: 4:04


Title: Bailero From Songs Of The Auvergne

Performer(s): Canteloube, Joseph

Duration: 6:55



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Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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