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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 Tuesday 10 December 2013

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by John Murray.

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    Ballet - the most demanding art form

    John's next guest spent a lot of her childhood listening to music like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the ballet The Nutcracker Suite & of course dancing to it!  Joining John from BBC London is Aoife O'Brien & on the line from Cork is Alan Foley, Cork City Ballet.

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    Singer Songwriter Josh Ritter

    American singer songwriter Josh Ritter is in studio with John this morning for a chat about his career  & performance.

    For upcoming tour dates in Ireland go to www.joshritter.com

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    A fork in the road moment & Robert Frost poem read by David Hanly

    This morning would like to hear from our listeners about their own personal fork in the road moment. It's a phenomenon touched on by Robert Frost in his popular poem, The Road Not Taken, read by David Hanly, formerly of RTE Radio 1.

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    O2 Priority Music Comp - Andre Rieu

    This morning we again select two of our listeners for the O2 Priority Music Competition, winners Mon to Thursday will win an Andre Rieu goodie bag of CDs & DVDs plus 200euro. On Friday one of the four winners will then get the opportunity to compete for a meet & greet with the man himself,  André Rieu & concert tickets to his show on 17th December at The O2.

    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: Joy To You Baby
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Josh Ritter
      Performer(s): Josh Ritter
      Album: The Beast In Its Tracks, YepRoc Records
      Duration: 4:31
    • Title: New Lover
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Josh Ritter
      Performer(s): Josh Ritter
      Album: The Beast In Its Tracks, YepRoc Records
      Duration: 4:42

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