The Lyric Feature

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    Friday 9th October 

    Digitising Rita

    Rita Lynch was born in Macroom in 1914 and showed an early talent for singing which was encouraged by her mother. Despite having her early career disrupted by the Second World War she went on to record for HMV and to tour extensively performing in operas, concerts and oratorios in Ireland, the UK and the USA. In this programme Evelyn Grant visits the soprano’s daughter Mary Shaw as she sifts through the extensive personal archive of letters, programmes, costumes, recordings and stories which her mother left behind. We get a portrait of the singer and the times she lived in. Rita Lynch’s archive has now being digitised by Cork City Libraries. 

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    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 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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