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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 Thursday 30 January 2014

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    Luke Kelly Special live from O'Donoghues Pub

    In the next hour we're going to be celebrating the life and music of one of the country's greatest folk singers of all time, Luke Kelly as today is the 30th anniversary of his death. We will also have some fantastic music from some of the country's finest musicians, John Sheehan, Damien Dempsey, Paddy Reilly & Finbar Furey.

     

    John is also joined  a large crowd of listeners who have made their way here from all over the country for a special show this morning!

                

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    Phil Coulter's memories of Luke Kelly

    Songwriter Phil Coulter talks about writing for Luke Kelly on the 30th anniversary of his death.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Scorn Not His Simplicity
      Composer: Coulter, Phil
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Album: The Best Of Luke Kelly
      Duration: 3:52
    • Title: Rocky Road To Dublin
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Duration: 0:25
    • Title: Farewell To Carlingford
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Album: The Performer
      Duration: 0:25
    • Title: Monto
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Album: The Performer
      Duration: 0:25
    • Title: Raglan Road
      Composer: Campbell/Reilly/Kavanagh
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Performer(s): Luke Kelly
      Album: Lukes Legacy, Chyme, CHCD1031
      Duration: 4:10
    • Title: Rocky Road To Dublin
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: School Days Over
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Town I Loved So Well
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): Paddy Reilly
      Performer(s): Paddy Reilly
      Album: Gold and Silver Days
      Duration: 4:00

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