Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning

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Marty in the Morning Friday 8 September 2017

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

Marty in the Morning

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

Nevens Recipes - Back to School lunches.

Nevens Recipes - Back to School lunches.

Tuna, sweetcorn and pasta salad
This pasta salad is also good served hot and appeals to children and adults alike.
It will keep for up to 2 days in a suitable container in the fridge and is a great store cupboard standby. 

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: Ave Maria (Vladimir Vavilov, Formerly Attributed To Giulio Caccini)

Composer: Caccini, Giulio

Performer(s): Hayley Westenra (Soprano)

Album: Odyssey

Duration: 3:46


Title: She Chose Me

Composer: Newman, Randy

Performer(s): Randy Newman

Album: Dark Matter / Nonesuch / 7559-79403-3

Duration: 3:08


Title: Come Fly With Me

Composer: Cahn / Van Heusen

Performer(s): Frank Sinatra

Album: Nothing But the Best (Remastered) / 72438 359528

Duration: 3:24


Title: A Change Is Gonna Come

Performer(s): Otis Redding

Album: Stax Profiles: Otis Redding

Duration: 4:31


Title: Tréansiúl Uí Néill (O'Neills March)

Composer: Trad/Arr Paddy Moloney

Performer(s): Paddy Moloney (Whistle), The Chieftains

Album: The Wild Dog Rose - John Montague and Paddy Moloney / Claddagh Records / CCT27CD

Duration: 2:11


Title: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Composer: Not Available

Performer(s): Michael Buble

Album: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Duration: 3:26


Title: The Ashokan Farewell

Composer: Ungar, Jay

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), Session Orchestra

Album: Craig Ogden The Guitarist / Universal / CFMD14

Duration: 2:39


Title: Donna Non Vidi Mai

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala

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

Duration: 2:33


Title: Tupelo Honey

Composer: Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Album: TUPELO HONEY / Polydor / 8391612

Duration: 6:46


Title: Zorba's Dance

Composer: Theodorakis, Mikis

Performer(s): Marcello Minerbi

Album: Sleepy Shores: The Instrumental Classics / Old Gold

Duration: 2:52


Title: Sunset

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Staatskapelle Weimar

Album: Strauss: An Alpine Symphony / Naxos / 8.557811

Duration: 2:14


Title: Living On An Island

Composer: Parfitt/young

Performer(s): Status Quo

Album: Pictures - 40 Years Of Hits / Universal / 5313061

Duration: 3:45


Title: Peter Sellers Sings Rudolph Friml

Composer: Friml, Rudolf/Hooker, Brian

Performer(s): Peter Sellers

Album: A Celebration of Sellers / EMI / 7243 5 71926 2 0

Duration: 0:55


Title: Love Theme From The Godfather

Composer: Rota, Nino

Performer(s): Andre Rieu, Andre Rieu Orchestra And Chorus

Album: Magic of the Movies / Decca / 3715423

Duration: 2:58


Title: Home

Composer: Bublé, Michael/Foster-Gillies, Amy/Chang, Alan

Performer(s): Michael Bublé (Vocal), The Michael Bublé Band

Album: Michael Bublé - Caught In The Act / 143/Reprise / 9362 49444 2

Duration: 3:52


Title: A Hard Days Night

Composer: Lennon/mccartney

Performer(s): Peter Sellers

Album: The Peter Sellers Collection / Emi / CDP7946892

Duration: 1:51


Title: Libertango

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Niall O'Sullivan (Trumpet), Maria Fitzgerald (Percussion), Gavin Murphy (Keyboards), Alan Smale, Dara Daly (Violin), Adele Johnson (Viola) Martin Johnson (Cello),


Duration: 2:54


Title: Theme From 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Alessandro Alessondrini (Whistler), Ennio Morricone And His Orchestra, Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni

Album: The Genius of Ennio Morricone / Readers Digest / RDCD6771-3

Duration: 2:43


Title: Parlami D'Amore Mariu

Composer: Bixio/Neri

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

Album: Giuseppe Di Stefano - Torna A Surriento / Decca / 417 794 2

Duration: 3:16


Title: The Goons - Goons Show Scripts

Composer: Milligan, Spike

Performer(s): Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Michael Parkinson

Album: Comedy Special - Highlights from the top BBC Comedy Shows / BBC Records / REH 294

Duration: 4:18


Title: If I Ruled The World

Composer: Mankowitz/Bricusse/Orandel

Performer(s): Harry Secombe (Vocal)

Album: Sir Harry Secombe - The Gold Collection / Philips / 585709-2B

Duration: 2:40


Title: Gaite Parisienne - Valse

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Album: Offenbach Gaite Parisienne Gounod Faust Ballet Music Rossini / Respighi Rossiniana / Universal Music Australia / 0289476272-4

Duration: 2:55


Title: Morgen

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Tenor), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), New York Studio Orchestra

Album: Placido And Itzhak Together / EMI Classics / 7542662

Duration: 3:22


Title: Constantine Snaps His Fingers

Composer: Rolfe Kent

Performer(s): Sideways Jazz Orchestra

Album: Sideways (recordno: Silcd1174) / Silva Screen Records / SILCD1174

Duration: 2:59


Title: Life, Love & Happiness

Composer: Kennedy/vettesse

Performer(s): Brian Kennedy

Album: A Better Man / BMG / 74321409132

Duration: 4:21


Title: Feeling Good

Composer: Bricusse/newley

Performer(s): Michael Buble

Album: Single (recordno: Pro15263) / 143 Records/reprise / PRO15263

Duration: 3:53


Title: Horn Concerto No.2 In E Flat (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Barry Tuckwell (Horn), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Richard Strauss (Recordno: 430370-2) / Decca / 430370-2

Duration: 5:27


Title: Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay

Composer: Redding/cooper

Performer(s): Otis Redding

Album: Single (recordno: Aa432cd) / Atlantic / AA432CD

Duration: 2:39


Title: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 423221) / Deutsche Grammophon / 423221

Duration: 2:33


Title: Anvil Chorus

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Album: Viva Verdi / EMI / Cdz762521

Duration: 3:09


Title: At The End Of The Day

Composer: O Keefe

Performer(s): Harry Secombe

Album: Highway Of Life / Telstar / TCD2289

Duration: 1:54



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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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