The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 6 September 2013

30th of December 2016
Ireland's National Anthems



If national anthems unite people at times of celebration and commemoration, they can also cause division. Ireland has had a number of official and unofficial anthems that have caused both harmony and discord. Michael Murphy explores Ireland's national anthems from God Save the King to The Soldier's Song in the company of historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Carol Mullaney-Dignam, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor Liam Daly and literary critic Colbert Kearney who is also a grandson of Peadar Kearney who wrote The Soldier's Song.

Written and Presented by Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)
Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Michael Murphy

The Lyric Feature - A Musical Tour : Beethoven

Discovering the real Beethoven. On Gerry Murphy's Beethoven Tour 2013, twenty four music lovers visit places from Bonn to Vienna associated with the man and his music.

The Lyric Feature - Beethoven, A Musical Tour

The Lyric Feature - Beethoven, A Musical Tour

Twenty four music lovers from Ireland joined Gerry Murphy’s Beethoven Tour earlier this year, visiting locations from Bonn to Vienna, associated with Ludwig van Beethoven the man and his music. Composer, teacher and raconteur Gerry Murphy takes on the challenge of going behind the myths and the legends surrounding Beethoven, to find the human being behind the music, telling the story in his own erudite and witty way.
Producer: Brian McIvor

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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