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    RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND
    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years
    www.rte.ie/apoemforireland

    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 Tuesday 27 January 2015

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    MyPod Series - Donovan

    John's musical guest today was Scottish singer, songwriter and 'archetypal child of the 60s', Donovan. He came in to talk about his headline concert as part of the Temple Bar Tradfest and also to share a selection of songs that resonate closely with him as part of our MyPod Series.

    For more information on Temple Bar Tradfest and Donovan's concert: http://www.templebartrad.com/

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    Paper Girl

    Author and freelance crime journalist, Laura Lynott, joined John in studio this morning, to talk about her novel 'Paper Girl'. The book draws inspiration from her sometimes frightening, exciting and frustrating experiences with Gangland Ireland.

    You can get Laura's book from Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, OverDrive and the Smashwords store or Kindle.

    For more information on how to access the book, or if you want to tweet the author, you can contact Laura on @Ly211

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    Operation Transformation

    Once again this week, we linked up with the Rua Red Centre in Tallaght for this week's Operation Transformation weigh-in, in association with Safefood. John spoke to leader Lousie and experts Dr Ciara Kelly, Aoife Hearne, and Karl Henry.

     

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    Writing A Memoir

    Our memoir competition has certainly got you thinking – or writing! We’ve had a great response so far but keep them coming. Remember, send us the first paragraph of your prospective memoir to be in with a chance to win a place on a one day writing workshop at Killaloe Hedge School on Feb 7th. Plus a 2 night stay at The Lakeside Hotel!

    Here's a flavour of the entries so far...

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: One Love
      Composer: Marley
      Performer(s): Bob Marley And The Wailers
      Performer(s): Bob Marley And The Wailers
      Album: Legend (recordno: 8462102), Island, 8462102
      Duration: 2:46
    • Title: Four Seasons Spring
      Composer: Vivaldi
      Performer(s): Nigel Kennedy
      Performer(s): Nigel Kennedy
      Album: AWARDS 1990 VARIOUS ARTISTS, Telestar, 7
      Duration: 3:29
    • Title: Galaxy Song
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Eric Idle
      Performer(s): Eric Idle
      Duration: 1:17
    • Title: Sleep
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Duration: 1:17
    • Title: Hurdy Gurdy Man
      Composer: Donovan Leitch
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Album: Donovan's Greatest Hits
      Duration: 3:48
    • Title: Mellow Yellow
      Composer: Donovan Leitch
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Album: Donovan's Greatest Hits
      Duration: 3:48
    • Title: Sunshine Superman
      Composer: Donovan Leitch
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Performer(s): Donovan
      Album: Best of Donovan, EMI, 0946 3 71828 2 6
      Duration: 0:21
    • Title: Mission Impossible Tv Theme
      Composer: Schifrin
      Performer(s): Lalo Schifrin
      Performer(s): Lalo Schifrin
      Album: Televisions Greatest Hits (recordno: Tvt1100cd), Teevee Toons, TVT1100CD
      Duration: 0:50

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