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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.

     

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    Jimmy MacCarthy returns by popular demand

    We had singer songwriter Jimmy MacCarthy on our show in September, as he was about to head off on a nationwide tour. Because of the extraordinary response to his appearance, many of you requested other songs of Jimmy's that we simply had not time for. Jimmy is back in studio with us this morning as his tour is coming to an end.  Also joining us on the line are Mary Black, Brian Kennedy & Mary Coughlan.  Jimmy was accompanied on piano by Rob Burke.

    All tour dates booked out but there are still some available tickets for Vicar Street, tomorrow night.

    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

    • Title: Prophecy / Conspiracy
      Composer: Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Duration: 2:40
    • Title: Bright Blue Rose
      Composer: Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Duration: 3:50
    • Title: The Contender
      Composer: Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Album: RCDS002
      Duration: 3:35
    • Title: Mystic Lipstick
      Composer: Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Duration: 3:16
    • Title: Ancient Rain
      Composer: Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy/Mary Coughlan
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy/Mary Coughlan
      Duration: 2:45
    • Title: The Song Of Life
      Composer: Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Performer(s): Jimmy Maccarthy
      Duration: 2:15

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