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Marty in the Morning Thursday 8 March 2018

Marty in the Morning

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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: The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Composer: Nyman, Michael

Performer(s): Jean Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Classic Love At The Movies / Decca/Universal / 466 563-2

Duration: 2:16


Title: Down By The Sally Gardens

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Members Of The City Of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers

Album: The Lark In The Clear Air / Collegium / Colcd120

Duration: 2:50


Title: Passing Strangers

Composer: Mann/Mitchell

Performer(s): Billy Eckstine (Vocal), Sarah Vaughan (Vocal), Hal Mooney's Orchestra

Album: Billy Eckstine / Verve / 8194422

Duration: 2:38


Title: Harp Concerto (3rd Movement) Allegro Giocoso

Complete Work Name: Harp Concerto Op.74

Composer: Gliere, Reinhold

Performer(s): Osian Ellis (Harp), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Gliere/ Glazunov Concertos / Decca / 435832

Duration: 4:36


Title: Angel

Composer: McLachlan, Sarah/Perez, Rudy

Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins (Soprano)

Album: Katherine Jenkins - Believe / Warner / 82564659474

Duration: 5:54


Title: Arthurs Theme

Composer: Cross/bacharach/sager/allen

Performer(s): Christopher Cross

Album: Ride Like The Wind (recordno: 9548306562) / Warner / 9548306562

Duration: 3:48


Title: Suite No.1 In G Minor (5th Movement) Fantasie

Composer: Bach, Johann Bernhard

Performer(s): Irish Baroque Orchestra

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

Duration: 3:41


Title: Woman

Composer: Lennon, John / Ono, Yoko

Performer(s): John Lennon (Vocal)

Album: Very Best Of Love Legends / Virgin / VTDCD780

Duration: 3:27


Title: Youre Moving Out Today

Composer: Midler/sager/roberts

Performer(s): Carole Bayer Sager

Album: Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures / Sony Music Uk / 5185762

Duration: 3:30


Title: Soul Cake

Composer: Stookey / Batteast / Mezzetti

Performer(s): Sting (Vocal/Percussion), The Webb Sisters (Background Vocals), Joe Sumner (Background Vocals), Dean Parks (Gtr), David Mansfield (Mandol)

Album: If on a Winter's Night - Sting / Deutsche Grammophon / 060252701743

Duration: 3:29


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Cristina Ortiz (Piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Twilight (Recordno: 74235615462) / Virgin / 74235615462

Duration: 6:47


Title: Cars

Composer: Numan

Performer(s): Gary Numan

Album: Club For Heroes / Telstar / TCD2566

Duration: 3:28


Title: Daydream Believer

Composer: Stewart

Performer(s): The Monkees


Duration: 2:50


Title: Fur Elise

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Album: Classical Chillout 100 Hits / Demon / DMG100059

Duration: 2:49


Title: Do-Re-Mi

Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein

Performer(s): Julie Andrews (Vocal), Studio Orchestra, Children's Chorus

Album: The Sound of Music OST (Recordno: 07863 67965 2) / RCA / 07863 67965 2

Duration: 5:35


Title: Georgy Girl

Composer: Springfield, Tom/Dale, Jim

Performer(s): The Seekers

Album: The Ultimate Collection / EMI / VTDCDX952

Duration: 2:20


Title: O Mio Babbino Caro

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 5664632) / EMI / 5664632

Duration: 2:40


Title: Try And Love Again

Composer: Meisner Randy

Performer(s): The Eagles

Album: Hotel California

Duration: 5:09


Title: Penny Lane

Composer: Lennon Maccartney

Performer(s): The Beatles, David Mason (Piccolo Trumpet)

Album: 1 / Apple / 5299702

Duration: 3:12


Title: Friends And Lovers

Composer: Martin

Performer(s): George Martin

Album: In My Life (recordno: Echcd20) / Echo / ECHCD20

Duration: 2:23


Title: Thunder And Lightning Polka

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Record No: 417747) / Decca / 417747

Duration: 3:04


Title: Symphony No. 1 In G Minor Op. 13 ‘Winter Daydreams’ - Movement Ii - Adagio Cantabile Ma Non Tanto

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): New Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Complete - Disk 1 / Brilliant Classics / 99792

Duration: 11:00


Title: The Prayer

Composer: Bayer-Sager, Carole/Foster, David

Performer(s): Josh Groban (Vocal): Charlotte Church (Soprano)

Album: Josh Groban (Recordno: 9362 48154 2) / 143/Reprise / 9362 48154 2

Duration: 4:25


Title: Blue Skies

Composer: Berlin Irving

Performer(s): Diana Krall

Album: Turn Up The Quiet / Universal

Duration: 4:35


Title: Io Son Quel Gelsomina - Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Richard Galliano (Accordion)

Album: Richard Galliano: Vivaldi / Deutsche Grammophon / 481 035 0

Duration: 1:50


Title: Daydream

Composer: Sebastian

Performer(s): The Lovin Spoonful

Album: Greatest Hits (recordno: 74465997162) / Buddha Records / 74465997162

Duration: 2:16


Title: Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus

Album: Verdi Choruses: Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Decca / 430226-2

Duration: 4:35


Title: Where Do I Begin

Composer: Sigman/lai

Performer(s): Andy Williams

Album: The Essential Andy Williams / Columbia / 5084142

Duration: 3:08


Title: The Pepperland Suite

Composer: Lennon/maccartney

Performer(s): George Martin

Album: In My Life (recordno: Echcd20) / Echo / ECHCD20

Duration: 6:14


Title: Luna Malinconia

Composer: Rodgers/ Hart

Performer(s): Danish National Chamber Orchestra

Album: Alfie Boe: Serenata / Decca / 3794298

Duration: 3:19


Title: The Necklace Of Wrens/An Muince Dreoilini

Composer: The Gloaming

Performer(s): The Gloaming

Album: The Gloaming / Realworld / CDRW200

Duration: 3:42


Title: Fly Fishing

Composer: Daly/graham

Performer(s): Beoga

Album: The Incident / Compass Records / 744992

Duration: 3:42



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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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