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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 Friday 13 December 2013

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    Iconic Singer Songwriter Suzanne Vega

    John recently caught up with Suzanne Vega on the phone from New York, ahead of her concert in Dublin in February next year. Suzanne tells John the stories behind her biggest hits & some you will certainly recognise.

    Suzanne Vega live in concert in Ireland headlining The Olympia on Thursday 20th February next year.

    Tickets available from all usual outlets.

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    What's Your Problem - Brand New Conundrum

    Already in 2013 we have dealt with dilemmas such as the man with a cat too many & the father worried about his son getting hurt in the boxing ring & of course over-familiar neighbours!  This morning John Bela Reilly took to the streets again & brings us another predicament for our listeners to resolve.

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    Finale of O2 Priority Comp - Andre Rieu

    All this week we were given out daily prizes as we teamed up with O2 Priority Music. Our winners Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday will do battle again today to win the grand prize of a meet & greet of Andre Rieu & concert tickets for Dec 17th in the O2 plus overnight stay in the Gibson Hotel.

    Angie Nolan, Gemma Keating, Carmel Madden & Miriam Byrne join John on the line this morning.

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    Ballet Classes at Firkin Crane, Shandon, Cork

    Earlier in the week John spoke to Aoife O'Brien, a budding ballerina, who was taught by renowned Joan Denise Moriarty at Cork City Ballet. The current artistic director of Cork City Ballet, Alan Foley offered one of our listeners a place free of charge on a ballet course in Cork. On the line to John is Édain NíDhomhnaill.

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    Christmas arriving earlier every year!

    What do you do when YOU absolutely love Christmas but your flatmate is a bit of a scrooge & hates it arriving earlier every year? Well we can find out what kind of prank Gearoid Markey from Saggart did to his flatmate, Scott Dowd!

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