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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    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 10 March 2014


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    Pat McCabe

    Pat Mc Cabe has a new play touring the country. It’s called The Bridge Below the Town and it’s set in 1950s Ireland. It has everything – love, life, nuns and Butlins... and the music has been chosen just as carefully as the words...  Pat describes the play as "like a Sixties Rosemary’s Baby meets Doris Day. Joan Crawford marries Patrick Kavanagh. It’s intriguing"

    Pat McCabe joins John in studio for his MyPod.



    Do Germans Have a Sense of Humour?

    We've often heard the generalisation that German's don't have a sense of humour!  But Petra Kindler is on a mission to shatter that illusion.  She wants to tackle the yawning stereotype that Germans don't have a sense of humour.


    Meeting the Queen

    Last week we spoke to Pat O’Connell, the fishmonger from the English Market in Cork, about his invitation to Buckingham Palace.

    Waterford scientist Emma Verling also told us that she has been invited to meet the Queen. A ‘day dress’ is required for the event.. and again lots of very kind listeners were in touch with us. And the woman who will be dressing Emma to meet the Queen is Martina Collins. Martina runs a boutique called Satina, located at Queen Street (appropriately enough), in Tramore, Co Waterford.


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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:11
      Title: Mccarthy's Party
      Performer(s): Eileen Donaghy
      Performer(s): Eileen Donaghy
      Album: Tyrone's Queen of Song, IML
      Duration: 4:02
    • 09:16
      Title: Take My True Love By The Hand
      Performer(s): The Limeliters
      Performer(s): The Limeliters
      Album: The Limeliters
      Duration: 3:15
    • 09:22
      Title: Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)
      Performer(s): Real Mccoy
      Performer(s): Real Mccoy
      Album: The Irish Showband Collection
      Duration: 3:51
    • 09:25
      Title: The Typewriter Song
      Performer(s): Werner Müller & His Orchestra
      Performer(s): Werner Müller & His Orchestra
      Album: The Essential Collection
      Duration: 2:29
    • 09:29
      Title: Bullitt
      Duration: 2:21

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