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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 16 April 2014

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas

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    Louise Kennedy & Joan Bergin

    The State visit to Britain last week proved to be memorable, historic, cordial & above all very stylish! Two of the women responsible for that fashion excellence join Kathryn in studio this morning, internationally renowned designer Louise Kennedy & award winning film & tv costume designer, Joan Bergin.

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    Weekly Knitting Club

    They say age is only a number & Kathryn's next guest in studio is living proof of that. At 93 Emer Cosgrave, a mother & grandmother has never been idle in her life. Emer's grandaughter, Aisling Brennan is also in studio to tell us all about their weekly knitting club 'The Knit Wits'.

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    Creative CV

    Joining Kathryn on the line is a youngman from Cork, Brian O'Sullivan, who is sending his CV to various companies in a very creative way, printed on six bottles of beer! Kathryn asks Brian about the response he has been receiving. You can contact Brian @ sixpackcv@gmail.com

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    Rackhouse Pilfer - music & chat

    Music & chat with six young men who are all from Sligo & are great friends. They are Rackhouse Pilfer who are getting rave reviews with their brand of music, described as “bluegrass, folk, alt.country & Americana band”.  Its members Leo Mooney, Leslie Jones, Mark McGovern, Fiachra Cunningham & Hugh Feely will perform a song called Bright Lights. Their new album is called 'Love & Havoc'.

    For tour dates go to www.rackhousepilfer.com

        

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Bright Lights
      Composer: Willie Kelly
      Performer(s): Rackhouse Pilfer
      Performer(s): Rackhouse Pilfer
      Duration: 3:26

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