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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 18 October 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.

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    Jimmy Magee autobiography released later this year

    Miriam's first guest this morning is Jimmy Magee, RTE's Memory Man, who has been commenting on tv for the past 50 years on many major sports events. With no intention of hanging up the mic & headset anytime soon, Jimmy talks to Miriam about his book & the phrase he coined 'different class' & the sports people he believes are worthy of that term.

    Jimmy's Autobioghraphy 'Different Class - My Favourite Sporting Memories' - by Jimmy Magee with Jason O'Toole.

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    Equinox - Europe's hottest Jazz Band fronted by a Dubliner

    Though legally blind Dubliner Johnny Daly became a founding member of one of Europe's hottest new jazz acts, Equinox. Just back from Amsterdam they are described as 'cool & lucid, exciting & virtuosic - a joy to hear' & are about to embark on a nationwide Irish tour. (Jimmy Magee also gives us an impronto performance by singing with Equinox).

    Equinox have recently released their second album 'Face the Music' & can be seen on their nationwide tour

    Galway - Town Hall Theatre - Sat 19th October

    Waterford - Theatre Royal - Wed 23rd October

    Dublin - The Sugar Club - Sun 3rd November

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: As Long As There's Music
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Equinox
      Performer(s): Equinox
      Album: Face the Music
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: These Are Soulful Days
      Composer: Lee Morgan
      Performer(s): Equinox
      Performer(s): Equinox
      Duration: 3:00

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