The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 4 July 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

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley, Miller

Performer(s): Glen Miller

Duration: 4:23

01:00

Title: New York Rhapsody

Composer: Larry Hochman

Performer(s): Library Music

Duration: 0:56

01:00

Title: Louisiana Rag

Composer: Larry Hochman

Performer(s): Library Music

Duration: 0:08

01:00

Title: Revelation

Composer: Pat Rickey

Performer(s): Library Music

Duration: 0:11

01:00

Title: Oh Susanna

Composer: Fonda Feingold (BMI)

Performer(s): Library Music

Duration: 0:42

01:00

Title: Ireland Must Be Heaven For My Mother Came From There

Composer: McCarthy, Johnson & Fischer

Performer(s): Charles Harrison

Album: 1916: "The Country Found Them Ready" / Archeophone / 9010

Duration: 1:35

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Paul Robeson

Duration: 0:49

01:00

Title: Battle Weary

Composer: Norman Dane

Performer(s): Library Music

Duration: 1:01

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Duration: 3:23

01:00

Title: Irish Tune From County Derry(Londonderry Air)

Composer: Percy Grainger

Performer(s): Sir Vivian Dunn

Duration: 3:31

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Harry Belafonte

Album: Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Live) [Remastered] / SUISA / CD0205

Duration: 2:02

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Connie Francis

Duration: 0:17

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Bing Crosby

Album: Top O' The Morning / His Irish Collection / Roastin Records / Digital download no no. available

Duration: 1:27

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Jackie Wilson

Album: The Ultimate Jackie Wilson / Double Gold / DBG 53035

Duration: 0:46

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Bill Evans

Duration: 0:20

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Johnny Matis

Duration: 0:14

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Bill Munroe

Duration: 0:09

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Elvis

Duration: 0:13

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Joan Baez

Duration: 0:12

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Judy Garland

Duration: 0:17

01:00

Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Weatherley

Performer(s): Gracie Fields

Duration: 0:19

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