The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 3 January 2014

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 - Beethoven Close Up

BBC broadcaster Charles Hazlewood, accompanied by the RTÉ NSO, gives his unique insights into and interpretations of Beethoven's Symphonies No. 1, 5, 6 and 7.

Beethoven up Close

Last September in the National Concert Hall, the BBC broadcaster Charles Hazlewood accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, previewed Beethoven symphonic highlights from the current NCH International Concert Series and the RTÉ NSO’s season. In “Beethoven Close Up” audiences heard his unique insights into and interpretations of Symphonies No. 1, 5, 6 and 7. His performances of classical music shake up the traditional settings of the form, blending film or sculpture into a piece or engaging in a conversation with the audience to expose the deep, evolving joy of orchestral music.



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: Quintet For 2 Violins, Viola And 2 Cellos (4th Movement) Allegre

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 9:56



Contact the Show

Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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