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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 24 April 2014

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    Uilleann Pipes in Havana

    There are a growing number of Cuban people who have been learning the uilleann pipes at annual workshops in Havana & Pinar Del Rio & leading Cuban uilleann piper, Alexander, will perform at various summer schools in Ireland, where he will learn from leading Irish exponents before going back to Cuba to pass on his knowledge to the growing number of Caribbean uilleann pipers.  Joining John this morning from Cuba is Gay McKeon, CEO of Na Píobairí Uilleann www.pipers.ie

    The concert will be held in the Grand Social, Liffey Street, Dublin on May 1st at 8pm.

    Tickets available @ http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cuban-uilleann-pipers-fundraising-concert-tickets-10987707529?aff=eac2 

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    To Do Lists / Lists & their importance

    There are many people who would be lost without them, not knowing what to do next, others spend hours perfecting them, but never get anything done 'to-do lists' what is the allure of a humble list?  Zbyszek Zalinski, himself a fan of all lists joins John in studio to tell us more.

    Listener Jane McGarry joins John on the line to tell us about her to-do lists.

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    Motorways are everyday Maths

    Peter Lynch, Professor of meteorology at UCD brought John on a drive  around south Dublin motorways, noting every twist & turn, rise & sag has been mathematically modelled to ensure you have a pleasant & uneventful journey.

    Peter blogs at thatsmaths.com & writes a fortnightly column in the Irish Times called 'That's Maths'.

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