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Marty in the Morning Friday 11 December 2015

Marty in the Morning

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Neven's Recipes - Festive collection

Neven's Recipes - Festive collection


Christmas Ham 
with Sticky Apricot & Ginger Glaze

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Hugo - No 678 - 'Some frank exchanges'

Some frank exchanges

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: Returning Home

Composer: Barry, John

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

Album: Emma Johnson Voyage / UCJ / 986618-0

Duration: 4:02


Title: Flower Duet

Composer: Delibes, Léo

Performer(s): Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Jane Berbie

Album: The number One Opera album 2004 CD 2 / Universal Classics & Jazz / 4762004

Duration: 5:06


Title: Jingle Bells

Composer: Anon

Performer(s): David Agnew (Oboe), David Downes (Piano), Tommy Hayes (Bodhran)

Album: A Celtic Christmas / Celtic Collections / 535

Duration: 2:27


Title: You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)

Composer: Bacharach/david

Performer(s): Dionne Warwick

Album: Heartbreaker (recordno: Wsmcd101) / Wsm / WSMCD101

Duration: 3:05


Title: Mistletoe And Holly

Composer: Sinatra, Frank/Stanford, Doc/Sanicola, Hank

Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal), Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra

Album: Christmas With The Rat Pack (Recordno: 72435 42210 2 6) / Capitol / 72435 42210 2 6

Duration: 2:17


Title: Sail Around The World

Composer: Gates, David

Performer(s): David Gates (Vocal)

Album: David Gates - First / Elektra / EW835

Duration: 3:12


Title: Im Sorry

Composer: Self/allbritten

Performer(s): Brenda Lee

Album: Little Miss Dynamite / Castle Pulse / PLSCD688

Duration: 2:10


Title: Granada

Composer: Lara, Agustin

Performer(s): Russell Watson (Tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Classics 2003 / Decca / 472 681 2

Duration: 4:05


Title: Driving Home For Christmas

Composer: Rea

Performer(s): Chris Rea

Album: Best Christmas Album Ever / Virgin / 2438423202

Duration: 3:56


Title: Sitar Concerto No.1 (3rd Movement)

Composer: Shankar, Ravi

Performer(s): Ravi Shankar (Sitar), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Ravi Shankar - In Celebration Highlights / Angel / 724355561725

Duration: 3:29


Title: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

Composer: Lennon/maccartney

Performer(s): The Beatles

Album: Rubber Soul / Apple / CDP7464402

Duration: 2:01


Title: In Un Palco Della Scala

Composer: Mancini, Henry

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Henry Mancini Orchestra

Album: The Greatest Pavarotti Album Ever / Decca / 4361732

Duration: 3:21


Title: The Rain In Spain

Composer: Lerner/Loewe

Performer(s): Rex Harrison (Vocal), Julie Andrews (Vocal), Original Broadway Cast

Album: My Fair Lady (Recordno: Smk89997) / Sony / Smk89997

Duration: 2:41


Title: A Spoonful Of Sugar

Performer(s): Julie Andrews

Album: Mary Poppins (Original Soundtrack)

Duration: 4:20


Title: I'Ll Be Home For Christmas

Composer: Gannon, Kent, Ram

Performer(s): Michael Buble

Album: Michael Buble Christmas 2012 / 143/Reprise Records / 9362-49469-7

Duration: 4:22


Title: Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Andrea Cockerton (Soprano), Silas Standage (Organ), Philip Rushforth (Organ)

Album: Allegri / Conifer / CDCf219

Duration: 2:16


Title: Do You Know The Way To San Jose

Composer: Bacharach /david

Performer(s): Dionne Warwick

Album: Essential Collection (recordno: Radcd 48) / Global / RADCD 48

Duration: 2:49


Title: Goodbye Girl

Composer: Gates

Performer(s): David Gates

Album: Goodbye Girl / Elektra / 954835408

Duration: 2:58


Title: Silent Night

Composer: Mohr/Gruber

Performer(s): Frank Sinatra (Vocal), Frank Sinatra Jr. & His Orchestra

Album: Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Collection (Recordno: 9362-45743-2) / Reprise / 9362-45743-2

Duration: 3:30


Title: You Send Me

Composer: Cooke

Performer(s): Sam Cooke

Album: The Man & His Music (recordno: Pd87127) / Rca / PD87127

Duration: 2:45


Title: Rosemary And Thyme - Caprice For Guitar And Orchestra

Composer: Gunning, Christopher

Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar), Studio Orchestra

Album: Rosemary And Thyme / Carnival / Pcacd002

Duration: 4:04


Title: Love Theme From Cinema Paradiso

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Ennio Morricone Orchestra

Album: Cinema Paradiso Original Soundtrack / EMI / Drg99501

Duration: 2:48


Title: Mille Cherubini In Coro

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), The National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Christmas Adagios / Decca / 4685032

Duration: 4:05



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Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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