Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning

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Marty in the Morning Monday 14 April 2014

All this week we are giving you the chance to be in the big draw on Friday for our trip to the
opera in Verona to see Carmen in association with the Travel Department.

Travel Department is a leading tour operator in Ireland specialising in guided group holidays to over 100 different destinations all over the world.  Lake Garda, Venice & Verona Opera Holiday with
RTE lyric fm’s Marty Whelan. 7 Nights for 2 people!

                                                                                                                                  Carmen at the Arena di Verona, 2015.

Join me for the opera trip of a lifetime. During this magical holiday, explore the historic towns that hug the coast of Lake Garda and stroll through quaint streets and squares, all set in the tranquil surroundings of blue waters and towering mountains. You will take in an unforgettable performance of Bizet's Carmen at the Arena di Verona, which is sure to leave you spellbound. First performed in 1875, Bizet’s acclaimed masterpiece tells the story of the downfall of Don Jose, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the fiery gypsy, Carmen.  

There are two further excursions included in this 7-night holiday. In Venice, gaze upon St. Mark’s Basilica; watch gondolas sail along the canals, and admire the stunning piazzas, bridges and gothic buildings that make this city so magnificent. You will also take a guided boat trip of Lake Garda to view some of the beautiful sites and places of interest on the lake, including stops in the towns of Malcesine and Limone.
With the serene waters of Lake Garda, the unique beauty of Venice, and the classic Italian romance of Verona, this trip to Italy is the perfect combination of opera, culture and history.

This fabulous prize includes:                                                            GH Liberty Hotel, Riva del Garda

  • Flights from Dublin to Milan
  • 7 night stay in the 4 *star GH Liberty Hotel, Riva del Garda on a half board basis.
  • Guided Boat tour of Lake Garda, with stop overs in the beautiful towns of Limone & Malcesine. 
  • Opera Performance of Bizet's Carmen on Friday 29th June
  • Full day guided excursion to Venice. 
  • T & C's apply

Travel Department offer holidays to suit a range of tastes and interests…...whether it’s some down time in down town San Francisco, a trip to discover the secrets of the Great Wall of China or soaking up the culture and sights in stunning Sorrento

Just answer the simple question set each day to be in with a chance to be in the draw on Friday:

TEXT: 51554 or email: for full details of all holidays.

Marty in the Morning

Join the dawn chorus with Marty as he takes the chill out of your early mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates.

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: Minuetto -- Not Available

Duration: 4:18


Title: Blessed Vii

Performer(s): Laura Wright, Soprano

Duration: 4:06


Title: Rue De Dinan

Performer(s): Martin Taylor (Guitar)

Duration: 5:49


Title: Core 'Ngrato -- Cordiferro

Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor)

Duration: 4:36


Title: Why

Performer(s): Anthony Newley

Album: Anthony Newley: Greatest Hits

Duration: 2:39


Title: Water Music Suite No.3 In G - Air

Duration: 3:38


Title: I Know An Old Lady

Performer(s): Burl Ives

Album: The Very Best of Burl Ives

Duration: 2:53


Title: La Danza -- La Danza

Performer(s): Joseph Calleja (Tenor)

Duration: 3:31


Title: Train In The Distance

Performer(s): Paul Simon (Vocal)

Duration: 5:25


Title: Pure Imagination -- Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Composer: Leslie Bricusse/anthony Newley

Performer(s): Gene Wilder

Duration: 4:37


Title: On The Beautiful Blue Danube Op.314

Duration: 4:05


Title: Battle Of Britain - Aces High (Luftwaffe March)

Performer(s): Battle Of Britain

Duration: 4:04


Title: Pie Jesu -- Pie Jesu

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)

Duration: 5:34


Title: Marrakesh Express

Performer(s): Crosby, Stills & Nash

Album: Crosby, Stills & Nash: Greatest Hits

Duration: 2:49


Title: The Ugly Bug Ball

Performer(s): Burl Ives

Album: Summer Magic

Duration: 3:10


Title: What Kind Of Fool Am I? -- Not Available

Performer(s): Anthony Newley (Vocals)

Duration: 3:29


Title: Sailing By -- Not Available

Duration: 3:21


Title: Falling Slowly

Performer(s): Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Album: Once (Music from the Motion Picture)

Duration: 4:15


Title: Baaria

Duration: 2:46


Title: Golden Brown

Performer(s): The Stranglers

Album: Feline

Duration: 3:21


Title: Sicilienne -- Sicilienne, Op. 78

Performer(s): Albrecht Meyer (Oboe D'Amore)

Duration: 4:03


Title: Concerning Hobbits

Duration: 3:10


Title: Arthur's Theme

Performer(s): Christopher Cross

Album: A Night In Paris (Live At Theatre Le Trianon, Paris, France/2012)

Duration: 4:03


Title: Oklahoma!

Composer: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Performer(s): Gordon Macrae (Vocals)

Duration: 3:32


Title: I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Performer(s): Tony Bennett

Album: Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

Duration: 3:04


Title: The Ashokan Farewell

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)

Duration: 2:54


Title: Feeling Good

Performer(s): Nina Simone

Album: Feeling Good

Duration: 3:05


Title: Get Smart

Duration: 1:12


Title: Un Bel Di Vedremo -- Madame Butterfly

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)

Duration: 5:23


Title: New Published Audio

Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen

Duration: 4:38


Title: Big Rock Candy Mountain

Performer(s): Burl Ives

Album: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burl Ives

Duration: 2:51


Title: Here, There And Everywhere

Performer(s): The Beatles

Album: Revolver

Duration: 2:35


Title: Et Flying Theme

Performer(s): John Williams And Lso

Duration: 3:52



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Text:       '51554' welcome your comments and requests.

Especially one's like this from Mark Bourke who says... 

'Marty on Lyric is my inoculation from anything the day can throw at me, he’s up there with Byrne, Wogan & Andrews as Ireland’s greatest broadcaster.'..........Thank you Mark......Tenner in the post!!

Other messages......

His morning show on Lyric is quite simply the best radio in Ireland. He has such a perfect delivery. An encyclopaedia of clever dadjokes and puns but with a light touch, never hanging on for the applause. Reminds me of a jolly, self-deprecating Colonel Mustard.   Jonathan McCrea

...Thanks very much for all the good cheer every morning Marty and never going on about all the bad news out there!! You are a tonic to be sure!! ........Patricia in Offaly

....Good morning Marty, I am a nurse working on night duty and listen to lyric through the night. Always glad to hear your dulcet tones at 7am as I know I will be off duty soon. .... Keep up the good work and music and the 'corny' jokes....Moira in Dublin 6



Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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