The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 9 May 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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Are we Dancing? Regan Hutchins celebrates contemporary dance in Ireland and those who move with it.

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: Miniatures For String Orchestra No 4 Simgera Allegretto

Composer: Sulchan Zinzadse

Performer(s): Georgian Chamber Orchestra-Ingolstadt

Album: Kartuli Musika Music From Georgia ~~ PDOB / Guild / gmcd7279

Duration: 2:30


Title: Are We Dancing? 02.02

Composer: Richard M Sherman

Performer(s): John Davidson/Lesley Ann Warren

Duration: 2:02


Title: Chisa 03.59

Composer: Abdullah Ibrahim

Performer(s): Abdullah Ibrahim

Duration: 3:58


Title: Heywété 02.57

Composer: Tesfa Maryam Kidané

Performer(s): Tesfa Maryam Kidané

Duration: 2:56


Title: Ballet Suite No.1 - Waltz-Scherzo 04.22

Composer: Shostakovich

Performer(s): Dmitry Yablonsky

Duration: 4:21


Title: No Man Can Find The War 02.46

Composer: Tim Buckley

Performer(s): Tim Buckley

Duration: 2:46


Title: Another Country 07.53

Composer: Jonathan Sage

Performer(s): Jonathan Sage

Duration: 7:53


Title: Hana 03.50

Composer: Asa Chang

Performer(s): Asa-Chang

Duration: 3:50


Title: Impromptu In G Flat Major 04.57

Composer: Schubert

Performer(s): Jeno Jando

Duration: 4:57


Title: Light Through The Veins 01.00

Composer: Jon Hopkins

Performer(s): Jon Hopkins

Duration: 1:00



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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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