The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 9 May 2014

30th of December 2016
Ireland's National Anthems

If national anthems unite people at times of celebration and commemoration, they can also cause division. Ireland has had a number of official and unofficial anthems that have caused both harmony and discord. Michael Murphy explores Ireland's national anthems from God Save the King to The Soldier's Song in the company of historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Carol Mullaney-Dignam, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor Liam Daly and literary critic Colbert Kearney who is also a grandson of Peadar Kearney who wrote The Soldier's Song.

Written and Presented by Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)
Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Michael Murphy

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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: 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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