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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 4 March 2014

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    Heartbeat of Home competition......Tuesday

    Today our task for our listener is to perform your own personal Oscar speech & columnist Sarah Carey will judge our contestants at the end of our programme.

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    Jigs & Wigs - Ronan Morgan

    John's first guest this morning is Ronan Morgan who is responsible for the Irish Dancing craze in Taiwan, Hungary, the Czech Republic & Russia.  Ronan is featured in Jigs & Wigs TV series, in the episode Made in Taiwan & tells us about how much foreign students are interested in Irish culture, music & dancing.

    Jigs & WIgs starts on Thursday, at 20.30 on RTE One

     

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    Music with Joe Kearns & friends

    John is joined in studio this morning by a young musical student Joe Kearns, from Bettystown Co Meath. Joe & his friends Joe Monaghan, Liam McDonald & Daniel Noonan will perform Winding Wheel & SOS.

    (All the students study music here in Dublin at BIMM - Brighton Institute of Modern Music)

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    Lent - columnist Sarah Carey

    Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a day encouraging people to begin 40 days of fast & absinence. In studio with John is columnist Sarah Carey to talk about Lent, an out dated practice or is it still relevant?

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Winding Wheel
      Composer: Ryan Adams
      Performer(s): Joe Kearns, Joe Monaghan, Liam Mcdonald, Daniel Noonan
      Performer(s): Joe Kearns, Joe Monaghan, Liam Mcdonald, Daniel Noonan
      Duration: 2:40
    • Title: Sos
      Composer: Abba
      Performer(s): Joe Kearns, Joe Monaghan, Liam Mcdonald, Daniel Noonan
      Performer(s): Joe Kearns, Joe Monaghan, Liam Mcdonald, Daniel Noonan
      Duration: 3:16

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