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Marty in the Morning Wednesday 7 March 2018

Marty in the Morning

Join 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: La Donna E Mobile

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Juan Diego Florez (Tenor), Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milan

Album: The Classical Album 2007 / Decca / 442888-2

Duration: 2:21


Title: The Lark In The Clear Air

Composer: Trad Arr Sherry/bjekestrand

Performer(s): Fionnuala Sherry

Album: Songs From Before / Celtic Arts / CACD1901

Duration: 3:43


Title: Our Day Will Come

Composer: M.Garson/B. Hilliard

Performer(s): Doris Day (Vocal)

Album: More Music To Watch Girls By - Disc 2 / Columbia / SONYTV75CD

Duration: 2:42


Title: Aragonaise

Composer: Massenet, Jules

Performer(s): Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Album: Dances from the Opera / Vox Prima / MWCD7127

Duration: 1:59


Title: Mud Slide Slim

Composer: James Taylor

Performer(s): James Taylor

Album: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon / Warner Bros

Duration: 5:16


Title: Release Me

Composer: Miller/Williams

Performer(s): Engelbert Humperdinck (Vocal)

Album: No 1's of The Sixties / 5440962 / Spectrum

Duration: 3:16


Title: Galop

Composer: Kabalevsky, Dimitri

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Passport To Russia / Sony / Sfk47282

Duration: 1:35


Title: Moon River

Composer: Mancini, Henry/Mercer, Johnny

Performer(s): Andy Williams (Vocal)

Album: The Very Best of Andy Williams (Recordno: 88697211802) / Sony BMG / 88697211802

Duration: 2:46


Title: Bantry Bay

Composer: James Molloy

Performer(s): Derek Moloney (Tenor), National Symphony Orchestra Of Tele-Radio Moldova

Album: Derek / Ambush Records / FMNCD1015

Duration: 3:37


Title: Donald Where's Your Troosers

Composer: Stewart/Grant

Performer(s): Andy Stewart (Vocal)

Album: Hello Children Everywhere Vol 2 (Recordno: CDS7932532) / EMI / CDS7932532

Duration: 3:15


Title: Waterloo Sunset

Composer: Davies

Performer(s): The Kinks

Album: The Best Sixties Album In The World Ever / Virgin / VTDCD66

Duration: 3:11


Title: Women Of Ireland

Composer: O Riada

Performer(s): The Chieftains

Album: Barry Lyndon - Soundtrack / Warner Bros Records / 9259842

Duration: 4:06


Title: Message In A Bottle

Composer: Sting

Performer(s): Marcin Wasilewski (Piano)

Album: Spark of Life / ECM 2014 / ECM 2400

Duration: 7:38


Title: Theme From Hill Street Blues

Composer: Post

Performer(s): Mike Post Feat Larry Carlton

Album: The Best Of Cult Fiction / Emi / VTDCD597

Duration: 3:09


Title: Donna Non Vidi Mai

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Jose Cura (Tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 0630-18838-2) / Erato / 0630-18838-2

Duration: 2:30


Title: E Lucevan Le Stelle

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Clcd27243545469) / Philipsrgin, Universal / Clcd27243545469

Duration: 2:59


Title: Do You Know The Way To San Jose

Composer: Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal

Performer(s): Traincha (Vocal), Metropole Orchestra

Album: This Girl's In Love - Burt Bacharach Songbook / Blue Note / 50999 6989112 0

Duration: 3:13


Title: Love Theme / Stepping Stones

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): Carmine Lauri (Leader), Micaela Haslam (Director Synergy), (Ronald Corp (Director New London), Lomdon Symphony Orchestra, Synergy Vocals / The New London Children's Choir

Album: River Queen - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Karl Jenkins / EMI / 0946 3 83274 2 4

Duration: 2:07


Title: Monteleone

Composer: Mark Knopfler

Performer(s): Mark Knopfler

Album: Get Lucky / Vertigo / 2708674

Duration: 3:34


Title: That'll Do

Composer: Newman, Randy

Performer(s): Peter Gabriel, Maloney Paddy, Black Dyke Mills Band


Duration: 3:46


Title: Bolero (Excerpt)

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Band Of The French Foreign Legion

Album: Legende:Music of the French Foreign Legion / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791687

Duration: 5:16


Title: This Is Always

Composer: Gordon / Warren

Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocal, Trumpet), Bud Shank (Flute, Sax), Russ Freeman (Piano), Red Mitchell (Bass), Bob Neel (Drums), Corky Hale (Harp), Strings Arranged By Johnny Mandel

Album: My Funny Valentine / Pacific Jazz / CDCBS85558

Duration: 3:08


Title: Moonglow

Composer: Delange

Performer(s): Diana Krall

Album: Turn Up the Quiet / Universal / 0060255 7353 177

Duration: 5:15


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3rd Movement) Menuetto Trio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Viola), Kremerata Baltica

Album: After Mozart / Nonesuch / 7559796332

Duration: 2:10


Title: Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'M Gonna Do)

Performer(s): Aretha Franklin

Album: 30 Greatest Hits

Duration: 3:38


Title: Granada

Composer: Lara, Agustin

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

Album: Classics 2003 / Decca / 472 681 2

Duration: 4:05


Title: Waltz In E Flat Major Kk Ivb No. 10

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Alice Sara Ott (Piano)

Album: Alice Sarah Ott Chopin Complete Waltzes / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778095

Duration: 1:36


Title: Homes Of Donegal

Composer: McBride, Sean/Arr Brady Paul

Performer(s): Paul Brady (Vocal)

Album: Nobody Knows - The Best of Paul Brady / Ryko Records / RCD10491

Duration: 7:33


Title: The Carnival Of The Animals (14th Movement) Finale

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin) And Instrumental Ensemble

Album: Carnival of the Animals / Classic FM / 159

Duration: 1:48



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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



Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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