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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 4 July 2014

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    Garth Brooks Concerts

    Joining John on the line is our number one Garth Brooks fan, crane driver Barry Kelly with his view on the Brooks Dublin concert cancellations.  Also we have Mark Farrelly, from Killinkere GAA football club in Cavan to tell us about their letter they sent to Aiken Promotions, offering to host the two cancelled shows!

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    RTE Washington Correspondent

    Caitríona Perry got the job based in one of the the most important capital in the world & she joins John this morning to tell us what the first few months in Washington have been like.

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    Music & chat with a band from Seattle

    It is hard to believe that it is now 20 years since one of America's most iconic rock stars, Kurt Cobain, was found dead in his Seattle home.  Kurt fronted Nirvana - arguably the most influential band of a generation, with their album Nevermind being one of the best selling records of all time.

    Nirvana's original drummer was Chad Channing, who now fronts a band called 'Before Cars' who are on a European tour this month. They join John here in studio for a chat & performance.

    {Before Cars are playing Sat July 5th Monroe's Galway, Sunday July 6th in the Sugar Club, Dublin}

    for more information on Before Cars go to www.beforecars.com

     

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    • Title: A Trip To Mars
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      Performer(s): Before Cars
      Performer(s): Before Cars
      Duration: 3:00

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