The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 24 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.

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In 19th century New Orleans Greek-Irish author Lafcadio Hearn became famous for his gruesomely detailed crime reports.

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

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Title: The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety

Composer: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Performer(s): Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Album: The Social Network (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) / Null

Duration: 1:53

00:00

Title: Kumoi Jishi (Shakuhachi)

Composer: Various Artists

Performer(s): Various Artists

Album: Japan: Traditional Vocal and Instrumental Music / Rhino Entertainment / 511731

Duration: 1:31

00:00

Title: Dirge Of Epirus(Instrumental)

Composer: Kosta Charisiadis

Performer(s): Kosta Charisiadis

Duration: 1:02

00:00

Title: Dirge Of Epirus(Instrumental)

Composer: Kosta Charisiadis

Performer(s): Kosta Charisiadis

Duration: 1:02

00:00

Title: Tripitaka's Course

Composer: Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlitt

Performer(s): Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlitt

Duration: 0:54

00:00

Title: Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Composer: NA

Performer(s): John Mccormack & Edwin Schneider

Album: Ballads of an Irish Tenor / Regis / RRC1092

Duration: 2:20

00:00

Title: March Majestic

Composer: Scott Joplin

Performer(s): Scott Joplin

Album: The Entertainer - The Ultimate Complete Works / Nonesuch / NA

Duration: 1:41

00:00

Title: Crazy Blues

Composer: Clarence Williams & The Alabama Jug Band

Performer(s): Clarence Williams & The Alabama Jug Band

Duration: 3:18

00:00

Title: St. James Infirmary

Composer: King Oliver & His Orchestra

Performer(s): King Oliver & His Orchestra

Duration: 3:30

00:00

Title: Steelie

Composer: Evelyn Glennie

Performer(s): Evelyn Glennie

Duration: 1:41

00:00

Title: Godsnginuta(2 Kotos)

Composer: NA

Performer(s): Various Artists

Duration: 1:32

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