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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 Thursday 29 May 2014


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    Music Competition Finale

    It's been just six weeks since we launched our emerging music competition jointly with the Saturday Night Show. . Our judging panel then reduced the 20 to our Super 6...these 6 were played in full on this show, before our panel further distilled the shortlist to the three incredible acts in studio this morning.

    Judging panel are Jerry Fish, Cait O'Riordan & Caroline Henry .

    The three acts in the finale are The New Testament, Chanele McGuinness & Gary Showbiz & Hot Collossus.


    Ditching the Car

    John's next guests are taking the road less travelled, after their 1996 Toyota gave up the ghost, they asked themselves if they & their two small children could shop, commute, holiday abroad & do everything else a family of four do - without a car. In studio are husband & wife Cliona Brophy & Shaun Hook.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Blue Song
      Performer(s): The New Transmission
      Performer(s): The New Transmission
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Numb
      Performer(s): Chanele Mcguinness
      Performer(s): Chanele Mcguinness
      Duration: 3:20
    • Title: Get Over
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Gary Showbiz And Hot Collossus
      Performer(s): Gary Showbiz And Hot Collossus
      Duration: 3:45

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