The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 12 April 2013

30th of December 2016
Ireland's National Anthems



If national anthems unite people at times of celebration and commemoration, they can also cause division. Ireland has had a number of official and unofficial anthems that have caused both harmony and discord. Michael Murphy explores Ireland's national anthems from God Save the King to The Soldier's Song in the company of historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Carol Mullaney-Dignam, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor Liam Daly and literary critic Colbert Kearney who is also a grandson of Peadar Kearney who wrote The Soldier's Song.

Written and Presented by Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)
Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Michael Murphy

The Lyric Feature - My Tunes: Brian Byrne

The Lyric Feature - My Tunes: Brian Byrne

Aedín Gormley invites a guest to select, listen to and discuss a number of music pieces that hold a special meaning for them. In this programme her guest is Irish musician Brian Byrne, recently appointed artist in residence with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Navan-born Byrne, based in Los Angeles since 2003, is rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s most successful musical ambassadors, as a composer, conductor, songwriter, arranger and pianist. Recognition for his film scores includes a Golden Globe nomination and two World Soundtrack Awards for Albert Nobbs. He has also collaborated with Barbra Streisand, Bono, Van Morrison and Gladys Knight to name a few. He is currently working on the music for the new Riverdance show "Heartbeat of Home".

The Lyric Feature is RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary and music feature programme. Programmes are produced in house by RTÉ lyric fm staff or in collaboration with independent production companies. Subject matter varies from week to week but most of the programmes aim to provide insight into music and music making.

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