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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 Thursday 21 November 2013

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    3 Sopranos- Gala Performance - Claudia Boyle

    This morning The John Murray Show is delighted to announce that our now annual 3 Sopranos Christmas Gala concert will which takes place at National Concert Hall with RTE National Symphony OrchestraClaudia Boyle who replaces Celine Byrne (who has a prior engagement on that evening) December 19th. Claudia will be joining Regina Nathan & Cara O'Sullivan & Claudia is in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

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    Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards - Maggie O'Farrell

    Maggie O'Farrell's latest novel 'Instructions for a Heatwave' is set in the hot summer of 1976. It is the sixth novel from this multi-award winning writer & it's one of six books nominated for our category at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. Joining John from a studio in Edinburgh is author Maggie O'Farrell.

         

     

     

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    Iconic Photos - Billy Strickland

    It's 25 years since Billy Stickland, the country's foremost sports photographer, set-up his agency Inpho, with co-founder, James Meehan. They've brought out a collection of their most memorable, iconic photos from the last quarter century & Billy's in our Cork studio to take us through the ones that - once seen - are impossible to forget.

    The book is called Heroes & it is ONLY available online from the Inpho website: www.inpho.ie/book

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    AIG - All Blacks Competition - Commentary

    Since Monday we have teamed up with AIG - the official insurance partner of the All Blacks. We began on Monday with a €200 daily prize until today & tomorrow the four daily winners will compete to win a priceless "All Blacks experience" for two people from AIG. In studio with John is Michael Corcoran will be the judge of our listeners today as they do their own 'rugby commentary'.

    On the line are Jerry Kelleher, James Buckley & Orla Gallagher.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Je Veux Vivre, From Romeo And Juliet
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Claudia Boyle
      Performer(s): Claudia Boyle
      Duration: 3:30

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