Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Tuesday 17 March 2020

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

The perfect musical soundtrack to your journey home accompanied by news and traffic updates. At 6.10pm, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

Forgotten Giants of Irish Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven created a great trove of song settings, and though it's not always grasped, many of them derived from Irish traditional melodies.

Lorcan's #DriveCDPick

Lorcan plays a track or two every day from his album of the week. This week, hear tracks from the new album by Katherine Jenkins, 'Cinema Paradiso'.

The biggest selling classical artist of the century, Katherine Jenkins OBE, presents her 14th studio album, 'Cinema Paradiso.' Comprised of 15 iconic tracks, the new album is a collection of unforgettable songs from some of the world’s best loved movie moments including; ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pinocchio’s ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘Tonight’ from West Side Story, featuring fellow Welsh star, Luke Evans, as well as themes from Schindler’s List, Lord of the Rings and Dances with Wolves.

Katherine says - " I've always loved movie soundtracks. I wanted to create an iconic movie moment with this record - all the best film musical themes that we know and love, all together on one album. The last few albums I’ve made have been inspired by what’s happening in my own world. This one in particular was inspired by the things that were going on around me. Having played my first movie role last year, it felt like a natural transition for me."

Celebrating Beethoven 250 on Classic Drive

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven. We're joining in the worldwide celebrations by playing 250 Beethoven pieces over 250 days! We begin on Monday 27th January so tune in to Classic Drive every weekday to hear our favourite Beethoven works - and don't forget to send us your suggestions too!

Lorcan goes Back to Black at 33rpm | Every Thursday 6:30pm

It’s common knowledge around the RTÉ lyric fm office that Lorcan Murray just loves his records - he has a huge personal collection at home! So he is delighted to be going back to black at 33rpm, every Thursday at 6.30pm when you can hear some of the best new releases and classic recordings on vinyl. Follow @LyricLorcan on twitter for a sneak peek every week.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Riverdance

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Katie Mcmahon (Voice), Kenneth Edge (Saxophone) Ronan Browne (Pipes), Anuna

Album: Roots Of Riverdance / Celtic Heartbeat / Ynd53108

Duration: 5:43


Title: Faire! A Rí Áin...Cé Tusa Do Rachadh I Dtír Na Mbeo?

Composer: O'Dwyer, Robert

Performer(s): Brendan Collins (Baritone)

Album: Eithne / RTÉ lyric fm / CD158

Duration: 2:27


Title: In The Antrim Hills

Composer: Harty, Herbert Hamilton

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Hamilton Harty (Recordno: Chan8314) / Chandos / Chan8314

Duration: 7:22


Title: Dulaman

Performer(s): Clannad

Album: In A Lifetime

Duration: 4:23


Title: Humoresque No.7 In G Flat Op.101

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Pearls of Czech Classics / Suprahon / 110624-2011

Duration: 3:26


Title: The Little Pack Of Tailors

Composer: Traditional arr. Kathleen Dineen

Performer(s): White Raven

Album: like a wind o're the ocean / Blasket Music / WRCD004

Duration: 1:23


Title: Albert Nobbs Opening Titles

Composer: Byrne, Brian

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Albert Nobbs OST

Duration: 5:16


Title: Linen And Lace: (Ii) Limerick

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 9:10


Title: Hibernia's Sons, Your Voices Raise

Composer: Dubourg, Matthew

Performer(s): Irish Baroque Orchestra

Album: Welcome home, Mr Dubourg / Outhere 2019 / CKD 532

Duration: 4:00


Title: An Dtiocfaidh Tú Abhaile Liom?

Composer: Anon

Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp), Cormac De Barra (Harp)

Album: Double Strung

Duration: 3:00


Title: Scarborough Fair

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitars)

Album: Copper Lines / Tutti Productions / Tutti Productions 04

Duration: 2:42


Title: The Pulse Of An Irishman (Twelve Irish Songs, 1816): Woo 154 No.4

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Trio Fontenay

Album: Wolfgang Holzmair: Beethoven / Philips / 442784-2

Duration: 2:14


Title: The Elfin Fairies: 12 Irish Songs (1816). Woo 154 No.1

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Trio Fontenay

Album: Wolfgang Holzmair: Beethoven / Philips / 442784-2

Duration: 2:01


Title: The Fair Day From An Irish Symphony

Composer: Harty, Hamilton

Performer(s): The Band Of The Irish Defence Forces

Album: The Band of the Irish Defence Forces: Rhapsodic Winds / RTE lyric fm / CD157

Duration: 2:58


Title: Meath Pastoral

Composer: Duff, Arthur

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Irish Chamber Orchestra) / Black Box / Bbm1003

Duration: 4:16


Title: Elizabethan Serenade

Composer: Binge, Ronald

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Lunchtime Choice 2 (Recordno: CD102) / RTÉ lyric fm / CD102

Duration: 3:21


Title: Fiach An Mhada Rua: The Fox Chase

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano)

Album: Micheal O'Suilleabhain : The Dolphin'S Way / Virgin Records / Cdve1

Duration: 5:24


Title: Fionnghuala

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Anuna

Album: Anuna / Danu / 021

Duration: 1:28


Title: Inishlacken: (I) The Currach

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 7:01


Title: The Humours Of Carrick

Composer: Trimble, Joan

Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano), Roy Holmes (Piano)

Album: Joan Trimble (Recordno: 8.225059) / Marco Polo / 8.225059

Duration: 2:21


Title: Vide Cor Meum

Composer: Cassidy, Patrick

Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins, Rhys Merrion Tenor

Album: Second Nature - Katherine Jenkins / Universal / 4811476

Duration: 4:02


Title: St Patrick's Day

Composer: Moscheles, Ignaz

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Romantic Piano Concerto / Hyperion / CDA67430

Duration: 3:33


Title: Oro Se Do Bheatha Abhaile

Performer(s): Lumiere, Sibeal And Nicola Joyce

Album: Ireland's Favourite Folk Song

Duration: 2:12


Title: Suite Of Irish Airs (5th Movement) - I'Ll Travel To Mount Nebo

Composer: May, Frederick

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Frederick May: Sunlight & Shadow / RTE lyric fm / CD135

Duration: 3:13


Title: Theme From La Forza Del Destino

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Martynas (Accordion), Hungarian Studio Orchestra

Album: Martynas / Decca / 4785651

Duration: 3:39


Title: Teamwork

Composer: Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy

Performer(s): Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

Album: Bing Crosby - Legends of the 20th Century / EMI / 724352281527

Duration: 2:12


Title: Credits

Composer: Hurwitz, Justin

Performer(s): Studio Band

Album: La La Land (OST 2016) / Summit Ent

Duration: 3:41


Title: The Brendan Voyage (2nd Movement) The Brendan Theme

Composer: Davey, Shaun

Performer(s): Liam O'Flynn (Pipes), Studio Orchestra

Album: The Brendan Voyage / Tara / Cd300

Duration: 4:09


Title: Laoise Kelly's/ I Ne'er Shall Wean Her/ Paddy Fahy's

Composer: Trad arr

Performer(s): Deirdre Millane (Piano)

Album: Deirdre Millane: Idir Dubh Agus Ban / Own label / own label

Duration: 3:30


Title: The Chlidren Of Lir (8th Movement) Olc An Bheatha Seo (Evil Is This Existance)

Composer: Cassidy, Patrick

Performer(s): Mary Clarke (Soprano)

Album: Patrick Cassidy: The Children Of Lir / Son / Buacd937

Duration: 2:50


Title: With Or Without You

Composer: U2

Performer(s): Aimee Farrell Courtney (Bodhran)

Album: New Airs / Glen Austin

Duration: 5:41



Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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