The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 18 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 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: The Pipe On The Hob

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Sweeney's Men

Album: Sweeney's Men / The Tracks of Sweeney UMC EDEN 1

Duration: 1:25


Title: Glistening Glyndebourne

Composer: John Martyn

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: Bless the Weather ISLAND IMCD 135

Duration: 6:44


Title: Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal

Composer: Pawle

Performer(s): Dr Strangely Strange

Duration: 1:13


Title: Silver Song

Composer: Clodagh Simonds

Performer(s): Mellow Candle

Duration: 1:52


Title: Yorric

Composer: Meic Stevens

Performer(s): Meic Stevens

Album: Outlander UMC EDEN 1

Duration: 1:42


Title: Jack Orion (Instrumental Edit)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Pentangle

Duration: 2:40


Title: She Moves Through The Fair

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): John Martyn

Album: London Conversation UMC EDEN 1

Duration: 1:52


Title: Julia Delaney

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): The Bothy Band

Album: 1975 MULLIGAN LUN3002

Duration: 0:56


Title: Softly Robin

Composer: Spiro

Performer(s): Spiro

Album: Kaleidophonica REAL WORLD RECORDS CDRW18

Duration: 4:13



Contact the Show

Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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