RTÉ Radio 1 Music Specials

    Music Specials Programmes 01/05/2014 00:00:00

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    On The Street Where He Lived George Bernard Shaw

    Maxi and Moya Doherty visit 33 Synge Street, the house where George Bernard Shaw was born, and Torca Cottage in Dalkey where he spent his childhood summers. They unfold the turning points in his young life, a letter he wrote to Michael Collins and the circumstances that led to the writing of the academy award winning play Pygmalion. First Broadcast 9th April 2012
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    On The Street Where He Lived John McCormack

    Maxi and Moya Doherty visit "Glena" in Blackrock, the house world renowned Irish Tenor John Mc Cormack lived in. They meet his family and the members of the John McCormack society and hear the stories behind his world wide success in the world of recordings of music and movies.
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    On The Street Where He Lived Patrick Kavanagh

    Maxi and Moya Doherty visit John Coll's sculpture of Patrick Kavanagh, on the banks of the royal canal and talk about his life and works and the story behind the world wide hit song "Raglan Road" They meet Brendan Kennelly who knew Patrick Kavanagh, and John Coll himself.
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    On The Street Where she lived Maureen Potter

    Maxi and Moya Doherty go to the Gaiety Theatre and talk about their memories of Maureen Potter, hearing again her voice and humour and the lesser known stories about her entertaining Hitler, and dancing with Jimmy Cagney. First Broadcast 18th March 2013
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    On the Street Where he lived Phil Lynott

    Maxi and Moya Doherty visit "White Horses" the house by the sea bought by Phil Lynott for his mother Philomena as a birthday gift. We hear from Philomena Lynott, about her Phil's early life, Kid Jenson about his friendship with Phil, and Brian Downey Thin Lizzy's drummer, about life on the road with Phil. First Broadcast 6th May 2013
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    On The Street Where He Lived Stephen Gately

    Maxi revisits Sheriff Street the birth place of Stephen Gately, from Boyzone. She hears from fellow band member Keith Duffy manager Louis Walsh, Video director Bill Hughes, and Stephen's husband Andrew Cowles, and learns how knowing Stephen affected their lives, and from the RTE Archive we hear Stephen himself talk about how his life changed when he got the audition for the band and how all his dreams came true. First Broadcast 5th August 2013
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    On the Street Where She Lived Bernie Nolan

    Maxi visits Dun Laoire, and tells the story of the girl group The Nolans after they left our shores in search of better life. We hear about their touring with Frank Sinatra, meeting Tom Jones, and their reaction to their fame. Guest on the programme includes Sir Cliff Richard, Theatrical producer David Ian, and Bernie's sister Linda Nolan. First Broadcast 27th December 2013
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    On The Street Where He Lived Luke Kelly

    Luke Kelly was a unique and irreplaceable figure , as much loved today as he was when he died thirty years ago. Maxi goes in search of the man behind the myth. Luke Kelly On The Street Where He Lived.

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