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Marty in the Morning Friday 18 October 2019

Guess who is delighted to be opening this years Wexford Festival Opera? (Not singing!)

RTÉ lyric fm presenter Marty Whelan to officially open the 68th Wexford Festival Opera
on Tuesday, 22 October – 7.15 p.m

The crowd will be addressed by the Mayor of Wexford, Councillor George Lawlor and Chairwoman of Wexford Festival, Mary Kelly. The Festival will then be officially opened by RTÉ lyric fm presenter, Marty Whelan, who is widely known for his popular ‘Marty in the Morning’ and ‘Winning Streak' programmes, and as the always entertaining commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest each year.

With family roots in Wexford, Marty is a regular attendee of the opera and will present his radio programme live from the Skyview café in the National Opera House the following day.  The short quayside ceremony will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Wexford Harbour at approximately, 7.40 p.m. ahead of the opening of the sold-out performance of Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet at 8 p.m.

Following the opening fireworks the evening before, join Marty Whelan on RTÉ lyric fm from the heart of Wexford in the National Opera House as he celebrates and samples the delights of the 68th Wexford Festival Opera on Wednesday 23rd October from 7.00 - 10.00am.

For the most up to date information visit

Wexford Festival Opera 22 October – 3 November   

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Music Played on the Show


Title: The Watermill

Composer: Binge, Ronald

Performer(s): Light Music Society Orchestra

Album: British Light Music (Recordno: Cdm566537) / EMI / Cdm566537

Duration: 4:01


Title: Georgia On My Mind

Composer: Carmichael/Gorrell

Performer(s): Anita O'Day, Gene Krupa

Album: The Essence of Jazz Vocals / Delta Music / 33305

Duration: 2:55


Title: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast

Composer: Leshay / Troup

Performer(s): Julie London

Album: The Very Best Of Julie London CD2 / EMI Catalogue

Duration: 2:30


Title: How Deep Is The Ocean

Composer: Berlin, Irving

Performer(s): Eric Clapton (Vocal & Guitar); Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), The London Session Orchestra

Album: Eric Clapton - Clapton / Reprise / 9362 49635 9

Duration: 5:21


Title: Swan Lake: Scene From Act Ii

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites / Decca / 417700-2

Duration: 2:36


Title: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Anita O'Day (Vocal), Billy May Orchestra

Album: Cool Heat / American Jazz Classics / 99016

Duration: 1:51


Title: Una Furtiva Lagrima (Act2)

Composer: Donizetti

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: L'Elisir d'Amore / Decca / 478 7811

Duration: 6:41


Title: Rock Your Baby

Composer: Casey/finch

Performer(s): George Maccrae

Album: 101 Party Hits / Emi / VTDCDX895

Duration: 3:13


Title: Suite Of Three Pieces(1st Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

Performer(s): Jeffrey Khaner (Flute), Hugh Sung (Piano)

Album: Romantic Flute - Jeffrey Khaner / Avie Records / AV2131

Duration: 1:31


Title: Ain't Gonna Moan No More

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Album: The Prophet Speaks / Exile Productions Ltd

Duration: 6:16


Title: How Are Things In Glocca Morra?

Composer: Harburg, E.Y./Lane, Burton

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Ellis Marsalis (Piano), Reginald Veal (Bass), Herlin Riley (Drums)

Album: Standard Time Vol.3 - The Resolution Of Romance / Columbia / 4668712

Duration: 2:57


Title: South City Midnight Lady

Composer: Simmons

Performer(s): The Doobie Brothers

Album: THE VERY BEST OF THE DOOBIE BROTHERS / Warner Bros/rhino / 8122733842

Duration: 5:23


Title: The Carnival Of The Animals (14th Movement) Finale

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Jean-Francois Heisser (Piano)/Viktoria Postnikova (Piano), Various Artists

Album: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals; Symphony No 3; Concerto No 2 / Erato / 0630-18971-2

Duration: 2:09


Title: I Could Write A Book

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hart, Lorenz

Performer(s): Anita O'Day (Vocal), Billy May & His Orchestra

Album: Anita O'Day and Billy May Swing Rodgers and Hart / Verve / 0602498621035

Duration: 2:13


Title: Mattinata

Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: The Greatest Pavarotti Album Ever! / Decca / 4361732

Duration: 1:57


Title: Time In A Bottle

Composer: Croce, Jim

Performer(s): Jim Croce (Vocal)

Album: Jim Croce Collection / Castle / CCSCD154

Duration: 2:23


Title: World In Union

Composer: Holst/Skarbek

Performer(s): Hayley Westenra

Album: World In Union - Rugby World Cup 2011 - The Official Album / Decca / 5335399

Duration: 3:23


Title: Sweet Liberty Of Life

Performer(s): Finbar Furey

Album: Don't Stop This Now / BMG UK / BANMUSCD2017

Duration: 4:06


Title: I Wonder Why

Composer: Stigers/ballard

Performer(s): Curtis Stigers

Album: I WONDER WHY - SINGLE / Arista / 664716

Duration: 4:23


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet Concertos / CBS / CD37846

Duration: 3:16


Title: Fishtastic

Composer: Eriksen/twin/twin

Performer(s): Terry Jones

Album: Help I'm A Fish / Bmg / 74321874642

Duration: 1:29


Title: Tu Fosti Tradito From La Clemenza Di Tito

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Tara Erraught (Mezzo), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Mozart La Clemenza Di Tito / Deutsche Grammophon / BEC5543489

Duration: 3:07



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