The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 18 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: 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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