The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 13 March 2015

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

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Title: Thank You For Hearing Me

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, John Reynolds

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 1:50

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Title: Thank You For Hearing Me (Live In Dublin)

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, John Reynolds

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 1:03

00:00

Title: Thank You For Hearing Me (Live Gaelforce)

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, John Reynolds

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 2:19

00:00

Title: Troy

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 3:22

00:00

Title: Common One Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Duration: 1:33

00:00

Title: Nothing Compares 2 U Live At The Amnesty International Concert

Composer: Prince

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 3:11

00:00

Title: Instant Karma

Composer: John Lennon

Performer(s): John Lennon

Duration: 1:12

00:00

Title: Mandinka

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 2:42

00:00

Title: John, I Love You Live On Jon Stewart

Composer: Sinead O'Connor

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 1:07

00:00

Title: Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 3:43

00:00

Title: Sitting On Top Of The World

Composer: Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon

Performer(s): B.B .King

Duration: 0:57

00:00

Title: 4th And Vine

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, John Reynolds

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 1:06

00:00

Title: Throw Down Your Arms

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 1:39

00:00

Title: The Glory Of Jah

Composer: O'Connor

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 1:54

00:00

Title: Peggy Gordon

Composer: Trad. Arr.: O'Connor, Lunny, C.V. Lunny, O Geibheannaigh, Wickham, Shannon

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 2:20

00:00

Title: The Foggy Dew

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor & The Chieftains

Duration: 2:05

00:00

Title: An Teicheadh Go Heigipt

Performer(s): Noirin Ni Riain And The Monks Of Glenstal

Duration: 1:55

00:00

Title: Nothing Compares 2 U

Composer: Prince

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 4:37

00:00

Title: Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered

Composer: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 3:52

00:00

Title: Famine

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, Dave Clayton, Tim Simenon, John Reynolds

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 2:19

00:00

Title: Take Me To Church

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, John Reynolds, Graham Kearns

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 3:11

00:00

Title: 8 Good Reasons

Composer: Sinead O'Connor, John Reynolds, Graham Kearns

Performer(s): Sinead O'Connor

Duration: 3:12

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