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Marty in the Morning Monday 2 June 2014

Marty in the Morning

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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: Fantasia On Greensleeves -- Not Available

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Album: Pomp and Circumstance / Deutsche Grammophon / 4634902

Duration: 4:32


Title: Lazybones

Composer: Carmichael, Hoagy/Mercer, Johnny

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), Martin Taylor (Guitar)

Album: Bryn Terfel (Recordno: 474703-2) ~~ A306018 / Deutsche Grammophon / 474703-2

Duration: 3:47


Title: Air On A G String -- Suite No.3 In D Major

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Boston Baroque

Album: Breathe - The Relaxing Baroque / Telarc / Cd80713

Duration: 4:43


Title: Chanson De Matin -- Not Available

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Natalie Clein (Cello), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Elgar Cello Concerto Etc - Natalie Clein / Emi Classics / 5014092

Duration: 3:16


Title: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits -- Not Available

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Sarah Chang (Violin), Charles Abramovic (Piano)

Album: Simply Sarah - Sarah Chang Plays Popular Encores / EMI / 7243 5 56161 2 8

Duration: 3:13


Title: Shining Water

Composer: McGlynn, Michael

Performer(s): Fionnuala Gill

Album: Whispers of Love ~~ A365108 / Fionnuala Gill / FGCD0701

Duration: 3:54


Title: Holberg Suite - Rigaudon

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): London Festival Orchestra

Album: Dance through the Ages / Arte Nova / 74321721002

Duration: 3:50


Title: Piano Sonata In C Major Hob Xvi:50 Allegro Molto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)

Album: The Art of Lang Lang ~~ Not Available / Deutsche Grammophon / 4429484

Duration: 2:07


Title: Hushabye Mountain -- Hushabye Mountain

Composer: Sherman, Richard

Performer(s): Jullian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Catrin Finch (Harp)

Album: Unexpected Songs - Julian Lloyd Webber / EMI Records / 094635948820

Duration: 2:54


Title: Sing A Song Of Sixpence

Composer: Rutter, John

Performer(s): Cambridge Singers

Album: The Cambridge Singers Collection (Recordno: 501) / Collegium / 501

Duration: 1:41


Title: Ritual Fire Dance

Composer: Falla, Manuel de

Performer(s): National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cdp7469332) ~~ G150907 / EMI / Cdp7469332

Duration: 3:59


Title: I Could Have Danced All Night -- My Fair Lady (1964)

Composer: Lerner, Alan Jay/Loewe, Frederick

Performer(s): Audrey Hepburn (Sung By Mari Nixon), Mona Washbourne (Mrs. Pearce), André Previn & The Orchestra

Album: My Fair Lady - Original Soundtrack / Sony Classical / SK 66711

Duration: 3:58


Title: Danse

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Debussy and Ravel: Orchestral Works / Chandos / CHAN9129

Duration: 5:40


Title: Oh What A Beautiful Morning

Composer: Rodgers / Hammerstein

Performer(s): Gordon Macrae (Vocals), Studio Orchestra

Album: Oklahoma! OST / Angel / 724352735020

Duration: 2:34


Title: Morning On The Ranch

Complete Work Name: The Red Pony

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): New Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Copland Conducts Copland (Recordno: 42429) / CBS / 42429

Duration: 4:39


Title: Mattinata

Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Performer(s): Joseph Calleja, Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Amore - Joseph Calleja / Decca / 478 5340

Duration: 2:44


Title: Il Postino -- Not Available

Composer: Bacalov, Luis

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Carel Kraayenhof (Bandoneon), Vanessa Perez (Piano), David Finck (Acoustic Bass), Pablo Rieppi (Percussion)

Album: Joshua Bell at home with friends / Sony Classical / 88697554362

Duration: 3:44


Title: Le Petit Ane Blanc -- Not Available

Composer: Ibert, Jacques

Performer(s): Rachel Quinn (Piano)

Album: Mosaic - Rachel Quinn / Athene / FG CD1

Duration: 2:05


Title: A Fine Romance

Composer: Kern, Jerome/Fields, Dorothy

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald (Vocals), Oscar Peterson (Piano); Herb Ellis (Guitar); Ray Brown (Bass): Louie Bellson (Drums)

Album: Louis Armstrong - Ken Burns Jazz / Columbia/Legacy / 501030 2

Duration: 3:52


Title: Piano Concerto In F (3rd Movement) Allegro Agitato

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Peter Donohoe (Piano), London Sinfonietta, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Album: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue etc. Donohoe Rattle / EMI / 7 54280 2

Duration: 6:47


Title: O Sole Mio -- Not Available

Composer: Di Capua, Eduardo

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Greatest Pavarotti / Decca / 4756816

Duration: 3:25


Title: Maple Leaf Rag

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)

Album: Piano Rags by Scott Joplin ~~ D170301 / Elektra Nonesuch / 7559-79159-2

Duration: 3:18


Title: The Quiet Man

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman, Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: Cinema Serenade 2 / Sony / SK 60773

Duration: 2:19


Title: La Cumparsita

Composer: Rodriguez, Gerardo Matos

Performer(s): Fionnuala Hunt (Violin), Rté Concert Orchestra

Album: Tangos And Dances - Fionnuala Hunt / Avie / Av2079

Duration: 3:53


Title: Nocturne No.5 In B Flat

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Daniel Adni (Piano)

Album: Favourite Irish Songs (Recordno: Hmv5730432) ~~ C663619 / HMV Classics / Hmv5730432

Duration: 2:46


Title: A Dos Cuartos

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Alexander Malta, Michel Marinpouille, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Paris Opera Chorus

Album: Carmen (Recordno: 0028948026234) ~~ PD OB / Deutsche Grammophon / 0028948026234

Duration: 2:28


Title: Sempre Libera

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Saimir Pirgu (Tenor), Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Album: Anna Netrebko - Sempre Libera / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894748812

Duration: 3:39


Title: Danse Villageoise

Complete Work Name: Suite Pastorale

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Chabrier: Espana / Suite Pastorale / Habanera / Marche (Recordno: 447751-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 447751-2

Duration: 4:32


Title: Piano Concerto No.21 (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano), Academy Of Saint Martin In The Fields

Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos (Recordno: 400018 2) / Philips / 400018 2

Duration: 6:36


Title: Symphonie Espagnole (5th Movement) Rondo Allegro -- Symphonie Espagnole

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

Performer(s): Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Rd60942) ~~ G186405 / RCA / Rd60942

Duration: 6:57


Title: Sun Dance

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009104 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 3:03


Title: Georgie

Composer: Johnson, Emma

Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Emma Johnson: Voyage / UCJ / 986618-0

Duration: 2:48



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'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!!

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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



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