The Lyric Feature

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    Friday 6th November

    Journey to Yu. 
    Artist Dragana Jurišic brings Rebecca West’s 1941 masterpiece “Black Lamb and Grey Falcon” into the present day for an encounter with the medium of photography. With her rolliflex camera she follows in West’s footsteps through Yugoslavia, from which she herself was displaced during the 1990s war. Creating a unique and original road-trip, the two women from different eras intersect in an intellectual, emotional, and physical journey through the Balkans, conveying the devastating impact of war and displacement on ordinary people. In this documentary, programme maker Deirdre Mulrooney takes a virtual roadtrip to Yugoslavia, inspired by photographer Dragana Jurišic's exhibition YU – The Lost Country and following in the footsteps of Rebecca West’s travelogue, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. Contributors include Olwen Fouere, Zlata Filipovic, Dijana Milosevic, Colin Graham, Pat Laffan.

    An Out There production. Producer/Narrator : Deirdre Mulrooney, Sound Supervision: John Davis

    The Lyric Feature Friday 10 May 2013


    The Lyric Feature - Sonnets for the Cradle

    Sonnets for the Cradle weaves a musical tale of Kings and Queens, heroes and villains and the dangers that lurk in the deep dark woods. Part history, part myth and part personal reminiscence, Sonnets for the Cradle is based on the research of early musician Laoise O’Brien into the stories behind some of our best-known fairytales and nursery rhymes from writers like the Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Giambattista Basile and Charles Perrault. All of the music in Sonnets for the Cradle is taken from a CD recorded with leading Irish musicians in Kilkenny in a collaboration between Laoise O’Brien and artist Lorna Donlon.

    Producer: Eoin Brady

    This programme has been nominated for New York Festivals Radio Award

    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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