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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 23 December 2013

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    An hour of Special Christmas requests, playing your seasonal songs & telling us the reasons for choosing them. We also have our listeners texting in with what kind of Christmassy thing they are up to this morning!

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:16
      Title: Walking In The Air
      Performer(s): Aled Jones
      Performer(s): Aled Jones
      Album: NOW That's What I Call Christmas
      Duration: 3:36
    • 09:53
      Title: Last Christmas
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Album: Last Christmas - Single
      Duration: 4:35
    • Title: Silver Bells
      Composer: J. Livingston/R. Evans
      Performer(s): Jim Reeves
      Performer(s): Jim Reeves
      Album: Christmas Song Book , Warner Chappell Music Ltd. , 15627A
      Duration: 2:59
    • Title: I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas
      Composer: Stewart
      Performer(s): Yogi Yorgesson
      Performer(s): Yogi Yorgesson
      Album: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - EP, Rhino, R275755
      Duration: 3:11
    • Title: A Christmas Childhood
      Composer: Spillane, J. (Music)
      Performer(s): John Spillane
      Performer(s): John Spillane
      Album: A Murray Christmas, RTE, RTE 287 CD
      Duration: 3:12
    • Title: Deck The Halls
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins
      Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins
      Album: This Is Christmas (Deluxe Version), Warner Music
      Duration: 2:17
    • Title: Last Christmas
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Album: Last Christmas - Single
      Duration: 4:35

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