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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 28 January 2014

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    Thomas Keneally - Australian writer

    The Irish-Australian author of Schindler's Ark - the book behind the oscar-winning Schindler's List, is to stage a musical. It is based on the real-life story of an Irish female 'convict' shipped to Sydney in the mid-19th century as punishment for petty crimes. The musical is set entirely aboard a ship called the Whisper with the title of the production is called 'Transport'. Thomas Keneally joins John from a studio in Sydney.

     

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    Brighton Institute of Modern Music

    For a new generation of Irish musicians, a bachelor's degree in Modern Music could just be their ticket to stardom. The Brighton Institute of Modern Music here in The Coombe, centre of Dublin which offers such a degree & has been dubbed Ireland's very own School of Rock. John made a visit there recently.

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    Chat & performance with Jarlath Tinvan (fiddle) & brother Conor (concertina)

    In studio with John this morning is 23 year old Jarlath Tinvan, who is quietly making a name for himself on the Irish Theatre circuit but his talents are not exclusive to acting. An accomplished traditional musician, he is joined by his brother Conor to play a few reels & to tell us about his role in Martin McDonagh's play 'A Skull in Connemara' as Mairtin Hanlon.

    You can see Jarlath Tivnan in 'A Skull in Connemara' which runs all this week until February 2nd, in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

            

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Munster Bacon
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Jarlath And Conor Tinvan
      Performer(s): Jarlath And Conor Tinvan
      Duration: 1:30
    • Title: Trad Reel
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Jarlath And Conor Tinvan
      Performer(s): Jarlath And Conor Tinvan
      Duration: 1:10

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