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Nova Sunday 20 July 2014

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In 1927, Cork City Gaol hosted one of Ireland’s earliest radio broadcasts, the simple sound of cartwheels on cobbles. RTÉ lyric fm commissioned is this on? a work for radio from renowned Irish composer Karen Power to mark the place of that first broadcast and to pay tribute to the profoundly significant contributions by woman to Ireland’s turbulent history in the early twentieth century. It was performed in concert at the Cork City Gaol and broadcast live on Nova, RTÉ lyric fm on 19th June 2016. You can listen to is this on? below with the accompanying video made by Shaun O'Connor documenting Karen's inspiration and the composition process. 
 

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Music Played on the Show

20:37

Title: Dark Was The Night

Composer: Johnson, Blind Willie

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet

Album: Dark was the Night (Disc 1) / Red Hot Organisation / DAD2835CD - BS

Duration: 3:51

20:41

Title: La Sidounak Sayyada

Composer: Souleyman, Omar

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet

Album: A Thousand Thoughts / Nonesuch 536952 / 536952

Duration: 4:28

21:49

Title: My Heart Belongs To Daddy

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Anita O'Day (Vocal), Billy May Orchestra

Album: Cool Heat / American Jazz Classics / 99016

Duration: 2:54

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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