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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 Friday 17 October 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle. This Morning John is live from London


    Live Music - The Coronas

    The John Murray Show comes live from London this morning and John is joined by Danny O Reilly and Dave Mc Philips from The Coronas to tell him about their new album and perform the track Just Like That


    Michelin Star in London

    Irish Chief Andy Mc Fadden from L'Autre Pied tells John how he became a Michelin Star in London


    Lord of The Dance

    Last night John went to see Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games in the Palladium Theatre in London, it's the work of one Michael Flatley, and the man himself was greeted with huge enthusiasm by the audience when he danced onto stage for the final two numbers he joins John this morning. For more information on the search for more Lord of the Dance dancers click here


    Search for Sandy

    Aoife Kilbane a finalist in The John Murray shows search for Sandy, she has gone on to study at the London School of Music thanks to a John Murray Show listener who was taken it back by the fact that Aoife was willing to go abroad to follow her dream. While in London the John Murray Show caught up with Aoife to see how she was getting on


    God Only Knows

    17 years after the BBC produced their version of Perfect Day featuring many well known artists they have done it again. Neil Caldicot from BBC music was one of the brains behind the operation and tells John more...



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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Just Like That
      Composer: The Coronas
      Performer(s): The Coronas
      Performer(s): The Coronas
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: God Only Knows (Bbc Music)
      Performer(s): Brian Wilson & Various Artists
      Performer(s): Brian Wilson & Various Artists
      Album: God Only Knows (BBC Music) - Single
      Duration: 2:40

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