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    The Lyric Feature Friday 4 April 2014

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    WB Yeats: Words for Music, Perhaps (Part 1 of 2)

    In the hope of effecting a democratic, “magical revolution”, WB Yeats evolved a philosophy of chanting his verse. He also commissioned avant-garde composers Walter Morse Rummel and George Antheil to write music for his plays. What was the poets relationship with music? Riverdance composer Bill Whelan and director Jim Flannery reconsider their 1990s Yeats season at the Abbey in light of the first ever recordings of Rummel’s and Edmond Dulac’s forgotten scores, performed by DIT Conservatory of Music. What was Yeats – said by many to be tone deaf - hearing in his inner ear? Contributors include Ron Schuchard, Meg Harper, Donnacha Dennehy, Conor Linehan, Olwen Fouere, Harry White, and Declan Kiberd shine light on the little known role of music in Yeats’ “magical revolution”. 
    Produced for the Lyric Feature by Deirdre Mulrooney with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

                                                                                                                

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    MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SHOW

    FRIDAY 29th JANUARY - THE SOUNDS OF GRIEF

    Title: THE IRIS GARDEN

    Composer: GLEN AUSTIN

    Performer: CONTEMPO QUARTET

    AlbumTHE MOUNTAIN ASH IN CONNEMARA

    Record LabelJOAN MCBREEN

    Record Number: JMCB 1402

    Title: CAOINEADH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: SARAH GREALISH

    Title: LAMENT FROM BANGLADESH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: LATIFA

    Title: FUNERARY SUNG-WEEPING BY HANE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: HANE

    Album: BOSAVI: RAINFOREST MUSIC FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Record Label: SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

    Record Number: SFW40487

    Title: LAMENT FOR DEAD MOTHER/BOCET

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: UNKNOWN

    Album: FOLK MUSIC OF RUMANIA

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04419

    Title: KEEN FOR A DEAD CHILD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: KITTY GALLAGHER/CITINI GHALLCHOIR

    Album: WORD LIBRARY OF FOLK AND PRIMITIVE MUSIC: IRELAND

    Record Label: ROUNDER RECORDS

    Record Number: CD 1742

    Title: KEEN FOR ART O'LEARY 1

    Composer: TRAD/EIBHLIN DUBH NI CHONAILL

    Performer: BREANDAN O MADAGAIN

    Album: CAOINTE AGUS SEANCHEOLTA EILE KEENING AND OTHER OLD IRISH MUSICS

    Record Label: MOC MUSIC

    Record Number: LC 04986

    Title: CAOINEADH NA MARBH/CAOINE FOR THE DEAD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: ARAN FEMALE SINGER/BRIDGET MULLIN

    Album: SONGS OF ARAN

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04002

    Title: GOL NA DTRI MUIRE/THE WEEPING OF THE THREE MARYS

    Composer: TRAD/ARR NOIRIN NI RIAIN

    Performer: NOIRIN NI RIAIN/MONKS OF GLENSTAL ABBEY

    Album: CAOINEADH NA MAIGHDINE

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD 084

    Title: I AM STRETCHED ON YOUR GRAVE

    Composer: TRAD/KING/ARR. O'CONNOR

    Performer: SINEAD O'CONNOR

    Album: I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT

    Record Label: CHRYSALIS RECORDS

    Record Number: CCD1759

    Title: DIRGE ON THE MOTHER'S GRAVE/KUOLINITKU AIDIN HAUDALLA

    Composer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVAIN HAUDALLA

    Performer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVAIN HAUDALLA

    Album: ITKUJA KARJALASTA, INKERISTA, SUOMESTA: LAMENTS FROM KARELIA, INGRIA, FINLAND

    Record Label: SKS

    Record Number: 6420614440018

    Title: LAMENT IN FINNISH

    Composer: JIM WILCE

    Performer: JIM WILCE

    Album: N/A

    Title: GRAIH MO CHREE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: CAIT BRANIGAN

    Title: GRIEF

    Composer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR

    Performer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR/GILLES LE BIGOT

    Album: BILINGUA

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD206

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Fighting The Waves
      Composer: George Antheil
      Performer(s): Ensemble Modern Conducted By Hk Gruber
      Performer(s): Ensemble Modern Conducted By Hk Gruber
      Duration: 2:05
    • Title: Lake Isle Of Innishfree
      Composer: Yeats
      Performer(s): Wb Yeats
      Performer(s): Wb Yeats
      Duration: 1:30
    • Title: Lake Isle Of Innishfree
      Composer: Yeats
      Performer(s): Wb Yeats
      Performer(s): Wb Yeats
      Duration: 1:30
    • Title: Music Of A Lost Kingdom
      Composer: Bill Whelan
      Performer(s): Flo Mc Sweeney
      Performer(s): Flo Mc Sweeney
      Duration: 0:30
    • Title: In The Poet's Pub
      Composer: French Trad
      Performer(s): Wb Yeats
      Performer(s): Wb Yeats
      Duration: 1:25

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