The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 26 July 2013

Georgie’s Vision

We all know about Maud Gonne, but have you ever heard of George, aka Mrs. WB Yeats? In September 1917, Yeats proposed to 25-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees and they were married in October of that year. In this programme we learn more about this extraordinary but self-effacing woman who made her husband’s greatest poetry possible, and said “thank-you for leaving me out”. Contributors include Professor Margaret Mills Harper, official biographer, Ann Saddlemyer, grand-daughter and harpist Caitriona Yeats, Mark Patrick Hederman, poet John Montague, and Pat Laffan.  

Narrator : Ali White

Readers : Olwen Fouere (George's voice), Pat Laffan as WB Yeats; Ingrid Craigie, David Heap, Victoria Mary Clarke

Producer : Deirdre Mulrooney

Sound Supervision : Brendan Rehill 

A Deirdre Mulrooney production for RTÉ lyric fm with the support of BAI Sound and Vision Scheme from the Television Licence Fee.

The Lyric Feature - History on a Plate Part 4 of 6

The Lyric Feature - History on a Plate Part 4 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 restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, while chef Domini Kemp re-creates the long-lost recipes.

The fourth programme in the series History on a Plate, which takes real recipes from Irish food history and puts them back on the menu. In this programme, the presenters, Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary and historian Juliana Adelman, bring us back to the Big House and chef Domini Kemp prepares salmon combined with some unusual spices. The contributors are chef Domini Kemp, historians Patrick Walsh and Dorothy Cashman, fisheries expert Christopher Moriarty and Fidelma Heany, caretaker of Townley Hall.

The readers are Brian de Salvo and Doireann Ní Bhriain.
The programme is produced by Claire Cunningham and the sound mix was by James Daly.
This is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric fm and is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme.


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.



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