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.