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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 Thursday 14 February 2013

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    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Neil Delamere.

    Fresh Ré live in studio

    Fresh Ré are live in studio this morning!

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    Writer Michael Harding

    Joining Neil in stuido this morning is writer, novelist & playwright, Michael Harding. Listeners to our show will be familiar with Michael & some may be readers of his weekly column in The Irish Times. Michael is here to talk to Neil about his memoir 'Staring at Lakes - A memoir of Love, Melancholy & Magical Thinking', available now in bookshops.

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    Musical composer Sir Tim Rice

    This morning Neil speaks to Sir Tim Rice, who has written lyrics for musical theatre & related enterprises for more than 40 years with such successes as Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chess with Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John.

    The Lion King will open in Ireland for the first time
    at Bord Gais Energy Theatre in April. For tickets plese click here.

     

     

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    What's Your Problem - Communion conundrum

    In the last couple of weeks we have played you a piece of tape featuring people we met on the street with conundrums. This week we had Liam with the dilemma of whether being an aethist, he should support his daughter in receiving communion. On the line for is Susan from Dublin, against is Derek from Mayo.

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