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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 20 December 2013

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    Murray Christmas Special

    Chat and music in an all-Irish Christmas special featuring music by The Whileaways, Andy Irvine, Walking on Cars, Inni K, Hermitage Green, Gavin James and readings by Conor Cusack and Kate Murray.

    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: Jingle Bell Rock
      Composer: Joseph Carleton Beal / James Ross Boothe
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Duration: 2:12
    • Title: The Cherry Tree Carol
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine
      Duration: 3:31
    • Title: Winter Song
      Composer: Sara Bareilles / Ingrid Michaelson.
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Album: The Hotel Cafe
      Duration: 4:29
    • Title: Wexford Carol
      Composer: Unknown
      Performer(s): Inni K
      Performer(s): Inni K
      Album: Unknown
      Duration: 5:05
    • Title: White Winter Hymnal
      Composer: Fleet Foxes
      Performer(s): Hermitage Green
      Performer(s): Hermitage Green
      Album: White Winter Hymnal, Bellaunion
      Duration: 2:27
    • Title: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
      Composer: Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane
      Performer(s): Gavin James
      Performer(s): Gavin James
      Duration: 3:28
    • Title: December Snow
      Composer: The Whileaways
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Performer(s): The Whileaways
      Album: Unknown
      Duration: 3:37
    • Title: Silent Night
      Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber/Arr Foster/Foster
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine/Inni K/Walking On Cars/Hermitage Green/Gavin James
      Performer(s): Andy Irvine/Inni K/Walking On Cars/Hermitage Green/Gavin James
      Album: Unknown
      Duration: 2:55

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