The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Sunday, 6 - 7pm

The Lyric Feature Sunday 4 February 2018

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.

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The Lyric Feature

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A repeat broadcast in memory of the poet Richard Murphy who died at his home in Sri Lanka on the 30th of January 2018. 

His Chosen Islands - Richard Murphy in the West.

When Richard Murphy first stepped onboard a pookaun from the quay at Rosroe in 1952, he had no idea where the traditional fishing boat would bring him.  A storm was coming that would steer Richard to an Island off the West Coast of Ireland. It was here in Inishbofin that the poet found friends that would mentor him and discovered a sailing life that would inspire him for more than 20 years. Julien Clancy takes us on a voyage of discovery to the West where we visit Inishbofin, Cleggan & High Island to explore the impact these places had on one of Ireland's greatest poets who celebrated his 90th birthday in August. We hear from Richard's daughter Emily, Islander John Concannon whose father taught Richard how to sail and poet Gerald Dawe. The programme also features archive recordings of interviews and readings from some of his most celebrated work including, Sailing to an Island, Moonshine & The Battle of Aughrim.

 Producer: Julien Clancy.

A Rockfinch Production (Ireland) for RTÉ lyric fm, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.

The Lyric Feature: His Chosen Islands

The Lyric Feature: His Chosen Islands

Poet Richard Murphy takes us journey through the west coast islands that inspired and influenced his work

Music Played on the Show

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Title: Sudden Throw

Composer: OLAFUR ARNALDS

Performer(s): Olafur Arnalds

Duration: 3:17

00:00

Title: What What What

Composer: CAOIMHIN O RAGHALLAIGH

Performer(s): Caoimhin O Raghallaigh/Dan Trueman

Duration: 4:15

00:00

Title: Guilty

Composer: GUS KAHN

Performer(s): Russ Columbo

Duration: 3:13

00:00

Title: L'Autre Valse D'Amelie

Composer: YANN TIERSEN

Performer(s): Yann Tiersen

Duration: 1:33

00:00

Title: Miserere

Composer: GREGORIO ALLEGRI

Performer(s): David Flood

Duration: 11:43

00:00

Title: La Dispute

Composer: YANN TIERSEN

Performer(s): Yann Tiersen

Album: Ici d'ailleurs... / BMG / CDVIR 155

Duration: 0:55

00:00

Title: Music For Cymbals

Composer: SOUNDS & SILENCE

Performer(s): Sounds & Silence

Duration: 2:55

00:00

Title: In Love And In Justice

Composer: COLIN STETSON

Performer(s): Colin Stetson

Album: New History Warfare, Vol 2: Judges / CONSTELLATION RECORDS / CST 0752

Duration: 4:53

00:00

Title: The Cuckoo Of Glen

Composer: COLM MAC CON IOMAIRE

Performer(s): Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Duration: 4:31

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