The Lyric Feature

    Friday, 7 - 8pm

    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. 

    The Lyric Feature Friday 14 June 2013

    The Lyric Feature Friday 14th June 2013


    The first of three programmes celebrating poetry.

    “Voice helps to carry words farther and deeper than eye.” Seamus Heaney

    A miscellany of poetry and music including archive gems from the RTE Spoken Word Vinyl Archive and beyond. From Shakespeare to Laurie Anderson, Kipling to Leonard Cohen and Roger Moore to Paula Meehan.

    Presented and produced  by Eithne Hand

    BESPOKE ONE – Words and Music Played

    When in Disgrace... Shakespeare (Published by RADA) Rufus Wainwright From the CD When Love Speaks EMI label

    Last Stand Dennis O'Driscoll (From RTE Radio Archive) Recorded 2011 From Dear Life ( Anvil Press Poetry 2011)

    Dear John Julie Feeney From CD Clocks Mitten Music

    Recuerdo From A Few Figs for Thistles - Edna StVincentMillay Library of Congress Recordings On POETRY ON RECORD CD Shout Label

    The Waking Theodore Roethke - Kurt Elling From CD Nightmoves (Concord)

    Night Feed Eavan Boland From RTE Radio Archive, From Collected Poems. Carcanet Press. April 1994

    Those Dancing days are gone. W.B.Yeats -Carla Bruni, From CD No Promises

    Epic Patrick Kavanagh Collected Poems 2004 Claddagh Records - From CD Almost Everything

    Neansin Bhán Joe Heaney - Roisin Chambers-RTE CD 10 Years of Ceili House

    High Summer Seamus Heaney RTE Lannan Collection CD From Collected Poems Faber

    Take this Waltz Cohen/Lorca Leonard Cohen Greatest Hits

    Because I could not stop for Death - Emily Dickinson - Juliet Stevenson From Catching Life byThroat.Virago Press/Hachette CD

    On coming from a broken home - Gil Scott Heron- CD I’m New Here. 2010 XL Label

    Sailing to Byzantium - W.B.Yeats- Victor C Clinton Baddeley-Vinyl: Jupiter Records

    The Lark in the Clear Air - Trad Air - Cathy Jordon / CD.All the Way Home.Blix St.

    Danny Deever - Rudyard Kipling - Roger Moore - From Catching Life by the Throat- Virago Press/Hachette CD

    Villanelle – Berlioz - Veronique Gens - CD Berlioz. Virgin Classics

    as freedom is a breakfast food.. - e.e.cummings - Library of Congress US 1958 - From POETRY ON RECORD - Shout Records

    My Love is like a red red Rose - Robert Burns - Andreas Scholl - On CD Wayfaring Stranger

    Embers - Samuel Beckett - Jack McGowran - Claddagh Records CCT03CC

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