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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 Monday 21 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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    The Smiths - Morrissey's autobiography

    Miriam's first guest this morning is Matthew Devereaux from the band 'The Pale',  who has been busy reading Morrissey's autobioghraphy, the lead singer of the 1980's band The Smiths.  James Morrissey's book has been one of the most anticipated books of recent years.

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    ICA's Book of Home & Family

    Last year the Irish Countrywoman's Association published their hugely successful ICA Cookbook, this year they have followed it up with a practical know how & pearls of wisdom for all of the home with 'The Book of Home & Family'. Joining Miriam in studio is Liz Wall, ICA National  President & Josephine Helly, President of Galway ICA.

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    Singer Karen Underwood

    Miriam's next guest is a talented singer & performer who moved here from Chicago in 1997 to start a new life in Cork. Since her time in Ireland, her life has been tinged with both happiness & profound sadness. Karen Underwood joins Miriam in studio this morning.

    Karen's new show is called 'The Ladies Lost & Found', a show covering tracks by legendary divas such as Billie Holiday, Whitney Houston, Judy Garland & more.

    Venue is the Everyman Theatre in Cork on Saturday November 30th @ 8pm

    (All profits go to Karen's Cork charity 'Bounce Back' - to create & spread awareness of suicide in youth).

    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

    • 09:22
      Title: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Performer(s): The Smiths
      Album: The Sound of the Smiths (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]
      Duration: 4:15
    • Title: What A Diff'rence A Day Made
      Performer(s): Karen Underwood
      Performer(s): Karen Underwood
      Duration: 2:00

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