The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 15 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

The Lyric Feature

Music and Mayhem - Part 3: Composers at War. Ian Fox examines the work of composers whose music were defined and shaped by their experiences of the so called "war to end all wars".

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


Title: Introduction - El Amor Brujo

Composer: FALLA

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted Giulini

Duration: 0:34


Title: Ritual Fire Dance

Composer: FALLA

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orceshtra Conducted Giulini

Duration: 4:12


Title: Elegiac

Composer: BAX

Performer(s): Alison Nicholls, Ashan Pillai, Lorna Mcgee

Duration: 8:47


Title: Symphony 5

Composer: SIBELIUS

Performer(s): Finnish Radio Symphony Conducted Saraste

Duration: 8:48


Title: En Blanc Et Noir

Composer: DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Katia And Marielle Labeque

Duration: 4:08


Title: Che Il Bel Sogno "La Rondine"

Composer: PUCCINI

Performer(s): Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Conducted Pritchard

Duration: 3:16


Title: Wooden Pronce

Composer: BARTOK

Performer(s): New Tork Philharmonic Conducted Boulez

Duration: 0:07


Title: The Soldier's Tale


Performer(s): Columbia Chamber Ensemble Conducted Stravinsky

Duration: 2:35


Title: Symphony 4

Composer: NIELSEN

Performer(s): National Symphony Of Ireland Conducted Leaper

Duration: 9:05



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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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