The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 25 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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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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