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    The Lyric Feature Friday 12 July 2013

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    The Lyric Feature - History on a Plate Part 2 of 6

    History on a Plate is a new six-part radio documentary series that takes real recipes from Irish food history and puts them back on the menu. The presenters are historian Juliana Adelman and Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, while Irish Times food writer and chef Domini Kemp re-creates the long-lost recipes.

    Programme 2 looks at the potato - the ingredient that dominates Irish food history – and considers the contrast between how the rich ate potatoes and their place in the diet of the poor. Historians Cormac Ó Grádá and Dorothy Cashman talk about a history of hunger and plenty that surrounds the potato, while Jonathan Bell, former director of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, brings us into a cottage to show us how potatoes where cooked, and in the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar curator Clodagh Doyle demonstrates a range of utensils used to cook and mash potatoes. In this episode Domini Kemp cooks a potato pudding made with sugar and eggs, and the programme ends with Domini and the presenters tasting this unusual and very Irish dessert.

    The contributors to the programme are: chef Domini Kemp; historians Cormac Ó Grádá and Dorothy Cashman; Jonathan Bell, former director of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum; and Clodagh Doyle, curator with the Museum of Country Living. The reader is Doireann Ní Bhriain.

    History on a Plate is written and presented by historian Dr Juliana Adelman and restaurant critic Catherine Cleary.

    The programme is produced by Claire Cunningham and the sound mix is by James Daly. This is a Rockfinch production (www.rockfinch.ie) for RTÉ lyric FM.

    History on a Plate is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

    Recipe for Potato pudding in this episode is from Mary Ponsonby's Recipe book p. 46 of MS5606 courtesy on the National Library of Ireland.

     

    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.

    The Lyric Feature is currently accepting proposals from independent producers and production companies for the BAI's Sound and Vision III Round 24. See here for details


    MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SHOW

    FRIDAY 29th JANUARY - THE SOUNDS OF GRIEF

    Title: THE IRIS GARDEN

    Composer: GLEN AUSTIN

    Performer: CONTEMPO QUARTET

    AlbumTHE MOUNTAIN ASH IN CONNEMARA

    Record LabelJOAN MCBREEN

    Record Number: JMCB 1402

    Title: CAOINEADH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: SARAH GREALISH

    Title: LAMENT FROM BANGLADESH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: LATIFA

    Title: FUNERARY SUNG-WEEPING BY HANE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: HANE

    Album: BOSAVI: RAINFOREST MUSIC FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Record Label: SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

    Record Number: SFW40487

    Title: LAMENT FOR DEAD MOTHER/BOCET

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: UNKNOWN

    Album: FOLK MUSIC OF RUMANIA

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04419

    Title: KEEN FOR A DEAD CHILD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: KITTY GALLAGHER/CITINI GHALLCHOIR

    Album: WORD LIBRARY OF FOLK AND PRIMITIVE MUSIC: IRELAND

    Record Label: ROUNDER RECORDS

    Record Number: CD 1742

    Title: KEEN FOR ART O'LEARY 1

    Composer: TRAD/EIBHLIN DUBH NI CHONAILL

    Performer: BREANDAN O MADAGAIN

    Album: CAOINTE AGUS SEANCHEOLTA EILE KEENING AND OTHER OLD IRISH MUSICS

    Record Label: MOC MUSIC

    Record Number: LC 04986

    Title: CAOINEADH NA MARBH/CAOINE FOR THE DEAD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: ARAN FEMALE SINGER/BRIDGET MULLIN

    Album: SONGS OF ARAN

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04002

    Title: GOL NA DTRI MUIRE/THE WEEPING OF THE THREE MARYS

    Composer: TRAD/ARR NOIRIN NI RIAIN

    Performer: NOIRIN NI RIAIN/MONKS OF GLENSTAL ABBEY

    Album: CAOINEADH NA MAIGHDINE

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD 084

    Title: I AM STRETCHED ON YOUR GRAVE

    Composer: TRAD/KING/ARR. O'CONNOR

    Performer: SINEAD O'CONNOR

    Album: I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT

    Record Label: CHRYSALIS RECORDS

    Record Number: CCD1759

    Title: DIRGE ON THE MOTHER'S GRAVE/KUOLINITKU AIDIN HAUDALLA

    Composer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVA IN HAUDALLA

    Performer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVA IN HAUDALLA

    Album: ITKUJA KARJALASTA, INKERISTA, SUOMESTA: LAMENTS FROM KARELIA, INGRIA, FINLAND

    Record Label: SKS

    Record Number: 6420614440018

    Title: LAMENT IN FINNISH

    Composer: JIM WILCE

    Performer: JIM WILCE

    Album: N/A

    Title: GRAIH MO CHREE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: CAIT BRANIGAN

    Title: GRIEF

    Composer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR

    Performer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR/GILLES LE BIGOT

    Album: BILINGUA

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD206

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