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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/
    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

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