Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning

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Marty in the Morning Wednesday 20 August 2014

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.

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: Morning Has Broken

Composer: Farjeon

Performer(s): Cat Stevens

Album: Teaser and the Firecat / Island / IMCD269

Duration: 3:15


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Karajan Gold (Recordno: 4777341) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777341

Duration: 5:45


Title: Walk On By -- Walk On By

Composer: Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal

Performer(s): George Benson (Guitar)

Album: George Benson / Verve / 823450

Duration: 3:22


Title: Pure Imagination --

Composer: Bricusse, Leslie / Newley, Anthony George

Performer(s): Jamie Cullum, Bradley Webb (Drums), Christopher Hill(Guitar, Double Bass)

Album: Momentum / Universal Island Music / 3736208

Duration: 5:09


Title: Meet Me On The Corner

Performer(s): Lindisfarne

Album: Fog On the Tyne

Duration: 2:51


Title: The Coolin -- Not Available

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Fionnuala Hunt (Violin), Una Hunt (Piano)

Album: Irish Fantasy (Recordno: UFHCD 004) / Una Hunt / UFHCD 004

Duration: 4:34


Title: Be Still My Soul

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Alfie Boe (Tenor), Thelma Handy (Obilgato Violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Onward / 094638842927

Duration: 3:58


Title: Growing Up

Composer: Lynott

Performer(s): Phil Lynott

Album: The Philip Lynott Album / Vertigo / 8425642

Duration: 4:56


Title: Core 'Ngrato -- Cordiferro

Composer: Cardillo, Salvatore

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Plácido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Orchestra Of Paris

Album: The 3 Tenors in Paris ~~ C646825 / Decca / 460500

Duration: 3:33


Title: Rocky Raccoon

Performer(s): The Beatles

Album: The Beatles (White Album)

Duration: 3:56


Title: Largo -- Not Available

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): The Salvation Army

Album: The Classical Album 2009 - Disk 2 / UCJ / 4801711

Duration: 3:49


Title: I Love You Because

Composer: Leon Payne/anita Kerr

Performer(s): Jim Reeves

Album: Distant Drums The Collection (recordno: Mcdlx047) / Mucic Club / MCDLX047

Duration: 2:42


Title: Appalachian Morning

Composer: Halley, Paul

Performer(s): The Boston Pops Orchetra

Album: The Green Album - Boston Pops Orchestra - John Williams / Sony Classical / SK 48224

Duration: 4:25


Title: Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is

Composer: Lamm, Robert

Performer(s): Chicago

Album: Chicago - Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 / Reprise / 9362465542

Duration: 3:18


Title: Lulu's Room

Composer: Previn, Andre

Performer(s): André Previn & His Orchestra

Album: Elmer Gantry - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / RYKO/MGM / RCD 10732

Duration: 2:49


Title: E Lucevan Le Stelle

Complete Work Name: Tosca

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Grandi Voci alla Scala: Giuseppe di Stefano / Massimo Baldini / Fabbri Editore / Allegato al Numero 4 di "Grandi Voci alla Scala"

Duration: 3:09


Title: I'M All Over It Now

Composer: Cullum/ross

Performer(s): Jamie Cullum

Album: I'm All Over It Now - Single(promo) / Decca / PROMO

Duration: 3:15


Title: Catch A Falling Star

Composer: Vance/pockriss/arr Reisman

Performer(s): Perry Como

Album: Pure Gold / Rca / PD80972

Duration: 2:28


Title: Once Upon A Time In The West

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Ennio Morricone & His Orchestra

Album: Ennio Morricone - Movie Masterpieces / BMG / 82876 59693 2

Duration: 3:42


Title: Cathleen

Composer: Lynott

Performer(s): Phil Lynott

Album: Yellow Pearl / Spectrum / SPEC2042

Duration: 3:33


Title: Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time

Composer: Bell/hart

Performer(s): Delfonics

Album: Steve Wrights Sunday Love Songs (recordno: 0699232) / Universal Music Tv/bbc / 0699232

Duration: 3:18


Title: How To Make An American Quilt- Main Title

Composer: Newman, Thomas

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: How to make an American Quilt / MCA / MCD11379

Duration: 3:36


Title: Woodbrook

Complete Work Name: Woodbrook

Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano), Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Most Relaxing Classical Album In The World... Ever Vol 2 ~~ G326017 / Virgin/Emi / 724384763824

Duration: 3:32


Title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Composer: Newman, Thomas

Performer(s): Hariharan (Vocal), John Beasley (Tabla Rythms), Thoams Newman & His Orchestra

Album: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Music From The Motion Picture / Sony Classical / 88691938522

Duration: 2:35


Title: Can't Live With The World

Composer: Mvula, Brown

Performer(s): Laura Mvula

Album: Sing to the Moon / RCA Victor / 88765421752

Duration: 6:03


Title: Don't Sleep In The Subway

Composer: Hatch/trent

Performer(s): Petula Clark

Album: The Very Best Of (recordno: Plscd156) / Pulse / PLSCD156

Duration: 2:54



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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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