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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 Wednesday 21 August 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

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    Irish author Harper Collins Publishing Deal

    Kathryn's first guest this morning has in one year gone from being a self-published author to having a publishing deal with Harper Collins. On the line is Carmel Harrington, who self-published her ebook a year ago titled 'Beyond Graces Rainbow' .  Carmel tells us all about her dream coming true!

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    Tribute to Philip Chevron

    Lead guitarist with The Pogues & founding member of The Radiators from Space, had been given the all clear after five years battling cancer but it has returned & it is inoperable. Friends & collaborators have come together for a musical testimonial. In the great tradition of football testimonials, the event takes place this Saturday night August 24th at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

    Joining Kathryn in studio are Radiators from Space members Steve Averill & Pete Holidai & from a London studio Cait O'Riordan, exPogue & exRadiator member.

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    Transfer Window Premier League

    Rumours, gossip, big name shake-ups, the clock is ticking on the Premier League transfer window which closes in 12 days time. In studio with Kathryn this morning is Richard Sadlier, who has been player, agent, director of Millwall Youth Academy to reveal a little of the wheeling & dealing & sums of money that flows through the premier league.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:18
      Title: Thousands Are Sailing
      Performer(s): Pogues
      Performer(s): Pogues
      Duration: 5:38
    • 09:30
      Title: Television Screen
      Composer: Chevron
      Performer(s): Radiators From Space
      Performer(s): Radiators From Space
      Album: Definitive Irish Rock Alb, Emi, CDDIR1
      Duration: 1:49
    • 09:44
      Title: Faithful Departed
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Christy Moore
      Performer(s): Christy Moore
      Album: The Time Has Come, WEA, 240 150-2
      Duration: 3:11

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