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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 4 November 2013

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    Pat Shortt in Boorman Film

    John's first guest this morning is Pat Shortt who currently working with John Boorman known for such films as Deliverance, Excalibar, The General, The Tailor of Panama. Pat tells John what it is like working with John Boorman & members of the cast Richard E Grant, Sinead Cusack & David Thewlis. 

    The Film 'Queen & Country' has been described somewhat as an autobiographical by Boorman.  Pat joins John from a studio in Bucharest.

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    Mundy & Roisin O - chat & music

    Mundy and Roisin O are two of Ireland's best-loved musicians & are in studio for a chat & performance. They've given their support to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre by collaborating on a new single called 'Turn Off The Silence' to help generate funds for the charity.

    First they’re going to do a duet of a Pixies song, (in honour of John's return), called 'Here Comes Your Man'.

    The new single “Turn Off The Silence” will be available on iTunes this Friday, November 8, but as all monies go to counselling, you can make any donation today on Dublin Rape Crisis Centre website - www.drcc.ie  

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    John speaks about his recent depression

    This morning John spoke about his recent depression & how he had been unwell for the past six months & he is delighted to be back on air.

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    Good & Bad Advice

    Well, over the last six months, I’ve been the recipient of plenty of advice, most of it sound I hasten to add, some of which I hadn’t heard before, but I think I should be the wiser for it all.
    This got me thinking about the advice people get – good and bad, and ugly & joining me in studio this morning are Ted Walsh, John Connolly & Jaqui Carroll but first a little report from Drogheda where I asked people what they had to say about advice recently.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Here Comes Your Man
      Composer: Pixies
      Performer(s): Mundy Roisin O
      Performer(s): Mundy Roisin O
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Turn Off The Silence
      Composer: Mundy Roisin O
      Performer(s): Mundy Roisin O
      Performer(s): Mundy Roisin O
      Duration: 3:20

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