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 6 December 2013


    The Lyric Feature - A Musical Tour Beethoven Brian Mc Ivor

    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 is RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary and music feature programme. Programmes are produced in house by 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

    In the lyric Feature this evening a change to the advertised programme. "The Band Played On" Michael O' Kane's programme on the story of the Irish Defence Forces School of Music and Irish Army Bands will be rescheduled early in 2014.

    Costa Pilavachi recalls 40 years of working closely with some of the world’s most sought after classical artists. Pilavachi has been president of no fewer than three major classical music labels: Philips, Decca and EMI and in 2010 he was appointed vice-president, Classical Artists & Repertoire, for Universal Music  with its flagship Deutsche Grammophon and Decca labels.

    Producer : Jon Tolansky.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:20
      Title: Wallflower
      Performer(s): Obel, Agnes
      Performer(s): Obel, Agnes
      Duration: 2:41

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