The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 1 August 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: Salut D'Amour

Composer: ELGAR

Performer(s): Tasmin Little, John Lenehan

Duration: 0:32

01:00

Title: Banks Of Green Willow

Composer: BUTTERWORTH

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra Conducted Jeffrey Tate

Duration: 6:44

01:00

Title: Alpine Symphony

Composer: RICHARD STRAUSS

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted Karajan

Duration: 4:33

01:00

Title: On The Idle Hill Of Summer

Composer: BUTTERWORTH

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel, Malcolm Martineau

Duration: 3:08

01:00

Title: Symphony 2

Composer: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra Conducted Previn

Duration: 7:15

01:00

Title: The Bells

Composer: RACHMANINOV

Performer(s): Philapelphia Chorus & Orchestra Conducted Dutoit

Duration: 6:16

01:00

Title: Piano Trio

Composer: RAVEL

Performer(s): Kantarow, Muller, Rouvier

Duration: 5:12

01:00

Title: Mars - The Planets

Composer: HOLST

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestar Conducted Holst

Duration: 6:15

01:00

Title: Rite Of Spring, Finale

Composer: STRAVINSKY

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra Conducted Gergiev

Duration: 0:07

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