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Marty in the Morning Thursday 28 December 2017

Marty in the Morning

Join Michael Comyn 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: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee (Flower Song)

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Record No: CDC5555402) / EMI / CDC5555402

Duration: 4:00


Title: Reverie

Composer: Hart, Daniel

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: Pete's Dragon (OST)

Duration: 2:54


Title: Sinfonia No.12 In A Minor (4th Movement)

Composer: Caldara, Antonio

Performer(s): Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin

Album: A Vivaldi Grand Tour: Vivaldi Cello Concertos. Jean-Guihen Queyras. Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin / Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908745

Duration: 1:26


Title: The Very Best Time Of Year, Carol

Composer: Rutter, John

Performer(s): Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), City Of London Sinfonia

Album: Christmas Day In The Morning / Collegium / Colcd121

Duration: 3:47


Title: White Christmas

Composer: Berlin, Irving

Performer(s): Earl Hines (Piano)

Album: A Chiaroscuro Christmas / Chiaroscuro / CRD332

Duration: 4:16


Title: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Composer: George And Ira Gershwin

Performer(s): Earl Hines, 1958

Album: Paris One Night Stand / Universal

Duration: 2:27


Title: All I Do Is Dream Of You

Composer: Freed, Arthur/Brown, Nacio Herb

Performer(s): Debbie Reynolds, Studio Orchestra

Album: Singin' in the Rain - OST / Turner Classics / 724385222627

Duration: 1:26


Title: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 In G (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Irish Baroque Orchestra

Album: Irish Baroque Orchestra Plays Bach (Recordno: CD110) / RTE Lyric FM / CD110

Duration: 7:22


Title: Come Un Bel Di Di Maggio

Composer: Giordano, Umberto

Performer(s): José Carreras (Tenor), Hungarian State Orchestra

Album: An Enchanted Evening With José Carreras / Sony / Smk53296

Duration: 3:15


Title: Granada

Composer: Lara, Agustin

Performer(s): Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Swr Symphony Orchestra Kaiserslautern

Album: Historical Recording 1954-1965 / Hanssler Classic / CD 93.003 (P) 2000

Duration: 4:32


Title: E. T. The Extra Terrestrial - Adventures On Earth

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Music of John Williams - 40 Years Of Film Music - Disk 1 - From The Films of Steven Spielberg / Prime Time / TVPMCD810

Duration: 10:57


Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Tenor), Iliana Cotrubos (Soprano), Bavarian State Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Choir

Album: Verdi - La Traviata - Highlights / Deutsche Grammophon / 435417-2

Duration: 2:55


Title: The Closer You Get (Main Title)

Composer: Rachel Portman

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: Rachel Portman - Soundtracks (Recordno: 465920-2) / Universal / 465920-2

Duration: 3:26


Title: Amar Pelos Dois (Eurovision 2017 - Portugal)

Composer: Sobral, Luisa

Performer(s): Salvador Sobral

Album: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Kyiv / Universal Music Denmark

Duration: 2:59


Title: Good Mornin'

Composer: Freed, Arthur/Brown, Nacio Herb

Performer(s): Gene Kelly, Donald O' Connor & Debbie Reynolds (Vocals), Mgm Studio Orchestra

Album: Those Magnificent MGM Movies / MGM / CDP7936072

Duration: 3:23


Title: Le Tombeau De Couperin M 68: Rigaudon

Composer: Maurice Ravel

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic & Harold Gomberg

Album: Pierre Boulez Conducts / Sony

Duration: 2:54


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: On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Composer: Morricone

Performer(s): Ennio Morricone

Album: The Mission / Virgin / CDV2402

Duration: 3:45


Title: Water Music Suite No.1 (7th Movement) Minuet

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Handel: Fireworks / Water Music / Decca / 414596

Duration: 2:04


Title: Amazing Grace

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Sumi Jo (Soprano), Gurzenich Orchester, Koloner Philharmonic

Album: Prayers / Erato / 8573-85772-2

Duration: 2:39


Title: Pavane Op.50

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra, Renaissance Singers

Album: Chausson, Faure: Ulster Orchestra / Chandos / Cdcfp9011

Duration: 5:31


Title: Now We Are Free (Gladiator)

Composer: Zimmer, Hans

Performer(s): Lisa Gerrard (Vocal), Lyndhurst Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Clcd27243545469) / Emi, Virgin, Universal / Clcd27243545469

Duration: 4:20


Title: The Sleeping Beauty Suite (4th Movement) Panorama

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker Suite - Rostropovich / Duetsche Grammophon / 431610-2

Duration: 3:39


Title: Mit Chic Op.221- Polka

Composer: Strauss, Eduard

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: 1994 New Year's Concert / Sony Classics / SK46694

Duration: 2:07


Title: La Boheme - Che Gelida Manina

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Orchestra Sinfonica

Album: The Only Classical Album You'll Ever Need / BMG / 75605513322

Duration: 4:56


Title: Theme From A Summer Place

Composer: Steiner, Max

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: The Very Best Of Summer Classics / Decca / 2cd4761049

Duration: 2:40


Title: Furioso - Galopp

Composer: Strauss, Johann I

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: 2007 Neujahrskonzert New Year's Concert / Deutsche Grammaphon / 4776225

Duration: 2:29


Title: The Carnival Of The Animals (13th Movement) The Swan

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Gaby Gasadesus (Piano)

Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma / Legacy/Sony Classical / S2K93927

Duration: 3:07


Title: Winter Wonderland

Composer: Smith/bernard

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong

Album: 100 CHRISTMAS HITS / Demon Music Group / DMG100039

Duration: 2:57


Title: We Three Kings

Composer: John Henry Hopkins jnr

Performer(s): Cetic Tenors(Mathew Gilsenan, James Nelson & Daryl Simpson), Daryl Simpson, Piano, Filmharmonic Orchestra, Prague

Album: The Celtic Tenors Christmas / Celtic Tenors / 1689216784

Duration: 3:49


Title: Adelina De Maya (2nd Movement)

Composer: Curiale, Joseph

Performer(s): Mike Miller (Guitar), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Awakening / Black Box / BBM1050

Duration: 5:01


Title: Paraphrase On Largo Al Factotum

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), Akira Eguchi (Piano)

Album: Virtuso Opera Transcriptions / Duetsche Grammophon / 447640-2

Duration: 4:42


Title: O Fortuna

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): Orchester Der Deutchen Oper Berlin, Chor Der Deutchen Oper Berlin

Album: Orff: Carmina Burana - Chor & Orchester Der Deutschen Oper / Deutsche Grammophon / 4474372

Duration: 2:34



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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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Producer: Sinead Wylde

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