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    Ireland's Experience: Episode 4 - Songs for a Lost Generation

    Ireland's Experience: Episode 4 - Songs for a Lost Generation

    No other war had such an immediate influence on popular music. In this special episode, singer Declan O'Rourke played a selection of songs to remember the young men who died in World War 1. Eric Bogle, who wrote the songs The Band Played Waltzing Matilda and Green Fields of France joined us from Adelaide, Australia. UCD historian, Paul Rouse told the stories connected to the songs and put them into historican context for us. The songs featured on this programme are folk and protest songs but aren’t they also about remembrance and a reminder of the dangers of glorifying war ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0824/637837-the-history-show-sunday-24-august-2014/?clipid=1653565
    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 4 - broadcast 24 August 2014

    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 4 - broadcast 24 August 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0824/637837-the-history-show-sunday-24-august-2014/
    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 3 - broadcast 17 August 2014

    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 3 - broadcast 17 August 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0817/636936-the-history-show-sunday-17-august-2014/
    Coming Up Next Week.......

    Coming Up Next Week.......

    Sunday 24 August at 10am Ireland's Experience, Episode 4: Songs for a Lost Generation No other war had such an immediate influence on popular music. In this special episode, we'll be looking at the music of World War One - from the cheery patriotic tunes that tried to boost soldier morale and generate home front support, to the solemn story songs, that encourage us to remember and reflect on the madness and brutality of war.   Our guests will include singer Declan O'Rourke and songwriter Eric Bogle (Green Fields of France and The Band Played Waltzing Matilda).

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0817/636936-the-history-show-sunday-17-august-2014/?clipid=1650713
    Declan O'Rourke

    Declan O'Rourke

    Declan O'Rourke was in studio with some beautiful live music. First there was the romantic classic 'Stardust', then Declan's own much loved 'Galileo' and finally a rendition of the rousing 'Foggy Dew' Declan will be at The National Concert Hall on Valentine's night with the RTE Concert Orchestra - http://www.rte.ie/orchestras/2014/0214/codecval.html

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-with-miriam/programmes/2014/0209/503209-sunday-with-miriam-sunday-9-february-2014/?clipid=1413725
    Declan O'Rourke - Music & Chat

    Declan O'Rourke - Music & Chat

    He is described as one of our finest & best loved singer/songwriter. Declan O'Rourke debut album 'Since Kyabram' was well received both critically & commercially. Declan joins John in studio this morning for a chat & performance. You can download Declan's third album 'Mag Pai Zai' (Magpie's-Eye) on iTunes & for any of his nationwide tours go to www.declanorourke.com tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie 25/28 euro

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2013/1129/489891-the-john-murray-show-friday-29-november-2013/?clipid=1366487
    Blighted Nation Episode Two features

    Blighted Nation Episode Two features

    Famine Tribunal:  Report from New York on the Famine Tribunal at Fordham University in April 2013. What Newspapers in the 1840s were saying:  There weren’t many contemporary songs or paintings which dealt with the famine. But there is a wealth of written material. So how was the famine reported by Irish and British newspapers and what sort of prominence did it take. Historian Roisin Higgins explored how newspapers of the day covered the Great Famine. Laissez Faire by Declan O’Rourke:  Post war Europe developed a social welfare system to provide certain minimum standards for people who have no means to ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/blighted-nation/programmes/2013/0304/372024-episode-2/?clipid=1043039

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