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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 Wednesday 12 March 2014

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    Cheltenham - Mark Boylan

    John's first guest this morning is Mark Boylan - Mark first appeared on the show three years ago this week.  Then a talented 13 year old with a passion for national hunt racing & of course music!  Mark joins John on the line from Cheltenham to let us know how he is getting on.               

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    Music with The Bonny Men

    They have national champions in their ranks & have also won some international accolades.  Unusually in the world of trad music they are writing their own material – normally they are a seven piece but today we have four of them in studio

    The Bonny Men members are Natalie Ni Chasaide on keyboard, her brother Maitiu on uilleann pipes, brothers Conor & Barry Lyons on Bodhran & Guitar, Adam Whelan on Bouzouki, Moss Landman on Flute & Turlough Chambers on Fiddle.

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