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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years.

    In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a poem you studied at school and loved; one that stood out for you at a wedding or funeral, a poem you came across at an important moment in your life, or one your father or mother used to recite; whether it’s a love poem, a political poem, a poem about nature, life, loss, emigration, and whether it’s in Irish or in English, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s an Irish poem, published in the last century, and you love it, then tell us, and tell us why you love it.

    The campaign will be spearheaded by The Works, RTÉ One’s flagship arts show, and RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show in partnership with Poetry Ireland and An Post.


    The John Murray Show Thursday 26 February 2015


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle.

    This morning John speaks to journalist, Steve Hardgrave who was present at the Brit Awards 2015 last night & witnessed Madonna tumbling backwards down the stairs during her song performance!

    Also in studio we have psycho-analyst, Michael Murphy to bring his words of advice on being snubbed & how to handles those situations you feel you are being ignored.

    Plus a song-writing masterclass with Phil Coulter.


    20 Years of Irelands Call

    When Ireland take on England in the six nations in the Aviva on Sunday, the stadium will once again ring to the sound of Ireland's Call - our rugby anthem which is 20 years old this year.

    Phil Coulter is the man behind the song, in a career apanning about 50 years, Phil has published hundreds of songs & collaborated with so many artists from Van Morrison, Planxty, Bay City Rollers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Jones, Celtic Thunder ....the list goes on & Phil joins John in studio this morning to mark Ireland's Call anniversary.


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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Steal Away
      Composer: Phil Coulter
      Performer(s): Phil Coulter
      Performer(s): Phil Coulter
      Album: The Songs I Love So Well
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: 1/1
      Composer: Brian Eno
      Performer(s): Brian Eno
      Performer(s): Brian Eno
      Album: Ambient 1: Music for Airports
      Duration: 4:00

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