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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 25 June 2014

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    Rodrigo y Gabriela Busking

    Music fans where treated to a surprise gig yesterday afternoon on Dublin's Grafton Street when Mexico acoustic duo, Rodrigo y Gabriel showed up for a surprise busking session. Colm Flynn reports.

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    Heavy Metal Music

    It may be a big surprise for many as US heavy metal group Metallica are headlining at one of the biggest music festivals in the world this year, Glastonbury!  In studio with John is a heavy metal fan, journalist Ronan McGreevy & on the line we are also joined by Darragh O'Leary who runs the Invictus Records label & Into the Void Record shop in Dublin's Temple Bar....to talk about the current popularity of heavy metal music.

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    Music & chat with Lyla Foy

    London singer songwriter and producer Lyla Foy is in Ireland this week to perform three shows - last night she was in Cork and she joins us this morning from our Cork Studios with Feather Tongue, for a performance & chat.

    www.leylafoy.com

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Left To Wander
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Lyla Foy
      Performer(s): Lyla Foy
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Cornflake Girl
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Lyla Foy
      Performer(s): Lyla Foy
      Duration: 3:00

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