The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 14 March 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

The story of New York-based mezzo soprano Naomi O'Connell from Co. Clare. as she launches her professional career with a debut recital in the Weill recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

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: A Song To The Seals

Composer: Granville Bantock

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 2:00

00:00

Title: Make The Man Love Me

Composer: Arthur Schwartz

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 2:42

00:00

Title: Tiara

Composer: Jonathan Dove

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 2:30

00:00

Title: Animal Passion

Composer: Jake Heggie

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 1:30

00:00

Title: Chanson De La Poire

Composer: Arthur Honegger

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 1:00

00:00

Title: Don't Say I Said

Composer: Christopher Berg

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 3:30

00:00

Title: Introducing That Most Marvellous Human Freak, The Bearded Lady Miss Lupin

Composer: Christopher Berg

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 1:15

00:00

Title: Ich Habe In Penna

Composer: Hugo Wolf

Performer(s): Naomi O'Connell

Duration: 2:16

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