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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 29 August 2014

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    Icelandic Volcano Threat

    Helga Arnadotir reporter with the Icelandic National Broadcaster RÚV tells Kathryn about the recent eruption of the Volcano Bárðarbunga

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    Live Music Booka Brass Band

    The Booka Brass Band popped in to studio 8 before their performance at this weeks Electric Picnic and played 2 tunes for Kathryn - Talk Dirty to Me and their own MAke That Do Noise

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    Is Age Just a Number?

    Sylvia and Virgil Bolger and Mick and Joy Ryan two very happily married couples chat to Kathryn about how the age gaps between them in their relationship don't matter.

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    Dusty Springfield and Ireland

    Did you know Dusty Springfields real name is Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien? Audrey Donohoe has read a new biography of Dusty Springfield and tells Kathryn about her Irish connections and it is not just her name

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Talk Dirty
      Composer: Jason Desrouleaux, 2 Chainz, E Frederik,Jason Evigan,Sean Douglas,Ori Kaplan,Tamir Muska, Tomer Josef
      Performer(s): Booka Brass Band
      Performer(s): Booka Brass Band
      Duration: 3:10
    • Title: Make Dat Do Noize
      Composer: Booka Brass Band
      Performer(s): Booka Brass Band
      Performer(s): Booka Brass Band
      Duration: 2:30

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