The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 18 July 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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Music Played on the Show

01:00

Title: Housewives' Choice

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Album: Sofa Noodling / 2012 Leola Music Ltd / TPGCD35

Duration: 1:40

01:00

Title: The Time Drift Of The Road

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Duration: 1:28

01:00

Title: New Orleans Shout

Composer: J Oliver, D Nelson

Performer(s): King Oliver And His Orchestra

Album: St. James Infirmary (In Chronological Order 1929-1930) / 1992 BMG France / ND 89770

Duration: 0:34

01:00

Title: The Foggy Dew

Composer: Canon Charles O’Neill

Performer(s): The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem

Duration: 1:34

01:00

Title: The Foggy Dew

Composer: Canon Charles O’Neill

Performer(s): The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem

Duration: 1:34

01:00

Title: The Lament For Limerick

Composer: Trad, arr. Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Performer(s): Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill

Duration: 2:43

01:00

Title: Phelandering

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Duration: 1:52

01:00

Title: Douce France

Performer(s): Charles Trenet

Album: The Very Best of Charles Trenet / The Restoration Project / number 0000

Duration: 1:35

01:00

Title: Port Na Bpucai

Composer: Trad, arr. Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Performer(s): Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill

Duration: 3:08

01:00

Title: Cradle Song

Composer: Schubert

Performer(s): Iain Farrington

Duration: 2:09

01:00

Title: Phelandering

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Duration: 1:52

01:00

Title: Phelandering

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Duration: 1:52

01:00

Title: The Time Drift Of The Road

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Duration: 1:28

01:00

Title: The Time Drift Of The Road

Composer: Ralph McTell

Performer(s): Ralph Mctell

Duration: 1:28

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