The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 27 December 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 - Finding Music

Composer Linda Buckley explores what it is that compels composers to write music.

Finding Music

Composer Linda Buckley grew up on her family’s farm just outside Kinsale, Co. Cork. It was there that her interest in the potential of sound first awakened, from the rhythmic chugging of a milking machine to the ever present rise and fall of the sea. In Finding Music, she explores what it is that compels composers to write music, and the journey they take from blank page to concert performance of a new work. A personal reflection on the creative act, she compares experiences with fellow composers John Buckley, Judith Ring and Jonathan Nangle.

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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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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