The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 13 September 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 - Tito Gobbi : A Centenary Tribute

The Lyric Feature - Tito Gobbi : A Centenary Tribute

In the first of two programmes celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary baritone Tito Gobbi, Jon Tolansky recalls the great singer/actor’s career. Contributors include soprano Renata Scotto, bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi, former General Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley, Cecilia Gobbi daughter of Tito Gobbi, opera writer and broadcaster Ian Fox and Dublin Grand Opera Society historian Paddy Brennan. Tito Gobbi can be heard in operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Puccini and Berg.


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.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Waltz No.1 In D Flat Major - Molto Vivace

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 2:11



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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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