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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 Friday 2 May 2014

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    Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan

    Tommy Tiernan is continuing his 'World Tour Of....' Ireland gigs & he is taking a little rest en route as he joins John in studio this morning.  He was in Cavan last night & will start the Kerry tour at the Gleneagles Ballroom in Killarney tomorrow.

    For information on Tommy's tour gigs go to www.tommytiernan.com

    (Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan has repeatedly broken all Irish box office records by selling out in venues across the country including current record of 150 dates in Dublin's one thousand seat theatre, Vicar Street and a hugely succesful performance in front of 4,500 people in The Marquee in Cork)

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    Music & chat with Kate Rusby

    She has been described as the Queen of Folk & for the last 20 years she's been beguiling audiences with her beautiful voice. Kate Rusby is in our studio in Belfast live this morning to play for us ahead of her concert at the National Concert Hall tomorrow evening.


    National Concert Hall - Saturday 3rd May - 7:30PM  www.nch.ie 

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    Author, broadcaster Richard Fitzpatrick

    'Congratulations' written by Phil Coulter & performed by Cliff Richard was on course to win the Eurovision in 1968, but it didn't.

    Joining John on the line from Barcelona we have Richard Fitzpatrick who has made a documentary on why Sir Cliff didn't win on that fateful night in 1968. His radio documentary 'The Year General Franco Stole the Eurovision' will be broadcast tomorrow evening 6pm on on RTÉ Radio 1 & is also available at www.rte.ie/doconone

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Good Man
      Composer: Kate Rusby
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: The Lark
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby
      Performer(s): Kate Rusby
      Album: The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
      Duration: 6:22

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