The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 11 April 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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The second of two programmes highlighting the little known role of music, in Yeats' "magical revolution". (1st TX Nov 2013)

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

01:00

Title: Deirdre/ Mo Chroi Sna Rialt

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Uillean Pipe Solo

Duration: 1:18

01:00

Title: Caoineadh Cu Chulainn/ Riverdance

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Ensemble Featuring Davy Spillane

Duration: 3:13

01:00

Title: The Eye Of The Mind

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Michael Mcglynn, Maire Ni Ghrainne, Des Cave

Duration: 2:42

01:00

Title: Cuchulainn/ Oliver Shepard Dunne

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): The Ensemble

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: What Is Life But A Mouthful Of Air

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): The Ensemble

Duration: 1:10

01:00

Title: O'Donnell's Lament/ Seille Suite

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Davy Spillane

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: Full Moon In March

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): The Ensemble

Duration: 1:30

01:00

Title: Music Of A Lost Kingdom

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Flo Mcsweeney

Duration: 2:02

01:00

Title: The Hour Glass/ The Crafty One

Composer: Bill Whelan

Performer(s): Margaret Kiliian & Des Cave

Duration: 3:46

01:00

Title: Her Anxiety

Composer: Donnacha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw

Duration: 2:00

01:00

Title: These Are The Clouds

Composer: Donnacha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw

Duration: 1:55

01:00

Title: He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead

Composer: Donnacha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw

Duration: 3:42

01:00

Title: That The Night Come

Composer: Donnacha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw

Duration: 2:00

01:00

Title: The Stolen Child

Composer: Mike Scott

Performer(s): Mike Scott & The Waterboys

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: My Own Poetry Again

Composer: WB Yeats

Performer(s): Wb Yeats

Duration: 0:55

01:00

Title: Song Of Wandering Aengus

Composer: Mike Scott & the Waterboys

Performer(s): Mike Scott & The Waterboys

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: The White Birds

Composer: Donnacha Dennehy

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw

Duration: 2:00

01:00

Title: The Fiddler Of Dooney

Composer: WB Yeats

Performer(s): Wb Yeats

Duration: 0:30

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