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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 Friday 16 August 2013

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Kathryn Thomas.

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    Fleadh in Derry

    This morning we are coming from the magnificient & historic surroundings of the Guildhall in Derry as the Fleadh as been making vibrations of foot tapping to the fiddles, flutes & bodhráns of the fleadh which has come across the border for the first time in history.

    In the next hour we will have performances from pipes, fiddles & Lambeg drums & music from award winning songstress Cara Dillon & Dervish. Plus Kathryn is taken on a musical tour of the town he loved so well, Phil Coulter. Beoga described as the best new traditional band to emerge from Ireland will perform Boxy, guests Julia Kee, former mayor Gearoid O'hEara, performances from Mairead NiMhaonaigh & from Canada, Troy McGillivray with Andrea Beaton & Matt Maclsaac.... 

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    Phil Coulter Musical Tour of the town he loved so well

    He has written Eurovision winners, a song for Elvis Presley & he wrote the memorable Town I Loved So Well, about this very city.  Phil Coulter takes Kathryn on a musical tour of the city of Derry.

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