The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 25 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: Sheebeg And Sheemore

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): Turlough Carolan

Duration: 2:23

01:00

Title: Molly St George

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): E. Bunting

Duration: 3:10

01:00

Title: Baltiorum

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): E. Bunting

Duration: 1:20

01:00

Title: Planxty Irwin

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): E. Bunting

Duration: 1:48

01:00

Title: The Young Man’S Dream

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): C. Egan

Duration: 3:06

01:00

Title: Soft Mild Morning

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): E. Bunting

Duration: 3:54

01:00

Title: Sul Margine D’Un Rio

Composer: Nancy Hurrell

Performer(s): C. Egan

Duration: 1:19

01:00

Title: Leave Me Not Love

Composer: Laura Murphy,mezzo soprano; Una Hunt, piano

Performer(s): Sydney Owenson

Duration: 1:36

01:00

Title: O Let Me Hush Thy Tender Fears

Composer: Laura Murphy,mezzo soprano; Una Hunt, piano

Performer(s): Sydney Owenson

Duration: 2:02

01:00

Title: My Love’S The Fairest Creature

Composer: Laura Murphy,mezzo soprano; Una Hunt, piano

Performer(s): Sydney Owenson

Duration: 2:16

01:00

Title: As On The Wave

Composer: Laura Murphy,mezzo soprano; Una Hunt, piano

Performer(s): Sydney Owenson

Duration: 1:33

01:00

Title: Say Can’St Thou Oh Maid

Composer: Laura Murphy,mezzo soprano; Una Hunt, piano

Performer(s): Sydney Owenson

Duration: 2:25

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