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Marty in the Morning Friday 10 May 2013

A fantastic competition this week

The five-star Sheen Falls Lodge, located on the outskirts of Kenmare, Co. Kerry, is running a very special ‘Classical Music Weekend’ on November 4th & 5th with renowned opera singer and Ireland’s ‘Bella Voce’ Amanda Neri. This is the ultimate luxury getaway for music lovers and those in search of some pre-Christmas relaxation. Limited places are still available for this stay and you can visit for more information.

The prize we have for you is  a 2 night B&B stay for 2 people sharing on November 4th & 5th. This includes a pre-dinner recital on Friday 4th, live jazz afternoon tea on Saturday 5th and an Italian-inspired wine tasting dinner with opera on Saturday 5th.

What County is Sheen Falls Lodge located in?

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Listen back here to excerpts from the wonderful broadcasts from Naples & Pompeii,in association with The Travel department.

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Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your Summer morning wake-up call with music, travel updates, competitions and news and weather.

Neven's Recipes - Eggs Benedict

Neven's Recipes - Eggs Benedict

This is our version of eggs Benedict: a poached egg served on brioche with bacon and a butter sauce, which is much lighter than hollandaise. We also give our customers the option of having it with smoked salmon or with spinach as a vegetarian option.

Serves 4

1 tbsp white wine vinegar 8 eggs 8 smoked streaky bacon rashers, rinds removed 40g (1 1/2oz) unsalted butter, softened 225g (8oz) baby spinach leaves sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 brioche loaf, cut into 8 slices with ends discarded fresh chervil sprigs, to garnish

FOR THE BUTTER SAUCE: 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) cream 1 tsp prepared English mustard 2 tbsp softened butter 1 tsp cornflour, sifted squeeze of lemon juice 1 tsp snipped fresh chives sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat a large pan with 2.25 litres (4 pints) water. Add the white wine vinegar and bring to the boil. Break each egg into the water where it is bubbling, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 3 minutes, until the eggs are just cooked through but the yolks are still soft. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of iced water.

Preheat the grill, then grill the bacon until crispy and golden brown.

Add half of the butter to a large pan over a medium heat and once it starts to foam, tip in the spinach. Sauté over a fairly high heat until just wilted. Season to taste and drain off any excess liquid on kitchen paper, then return to the pan and keep warm.

Meanwhile, stamp out 7.5cm (3in) rounds of brioche with a straight-sided cutter. Arrange the brioche rounds on a grill pan and cook for 2–3 minutes, until lightly toasted, turning once. Spread with the remaining butter.

Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the poached eggs and cook for 1 minute to warm through.

To make the butter sauce, place the cream and mustard in a small pan and simmer for 1 minute. Whisk in the butter, cornflour and lemon juice, then continue to whisk for 2–3 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the chives and season to taste. Keep warm.

To serve, place the brioche on warmed plates and spoon on small mounds of the spinach. Place slices of bacon on top of the spinach. Using a slotted spoon, remove the poached eggs from the pan and drain briefly on kitchen paper. Place an egg on the bacon and spoon over the butter sauce. Garnish with the chervil sprigs.

COOK AHEAD The poached eggs will keep happily in the fridge in a large bowl of cold water for up to 24 hours. The butter sauce keeps for 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. If using spinach, it can be cooked the day before and kept wrapped in kitchen paper in the fridge.

Interview with Jack Jones

Interview with Jack Jones

Marty talks to Jack Jones ahead of his performance at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 12th May 2013.

Food with Neven Maguire.

You can find all of Neven Maguires delicious recipes from the Marty in the Morning Friday programmes going back over the months, by clicking here.

The Joy of Movement with Voltarol.
For the next two months on Marty in the Morning we are celebrating the Joy of movement.

We’ll have great gardening suggestions, tips and advice to help get you moving.
Gardening tips from listeners... winners of Spa Vouchers.

Monday 3rd October 
Ellen Delaney. Fornaught. Donoughmore. Cork
Marty. My gardening tip is to collect as many seeds as possible from your garden or others, ready for 
spring sowing. And marty the Magnificent Seven is the soundtrack to my youth in one channel land. Fabulous . 

Tuesday 4th October
Patrick Hagin-Meade,  Ballinteer, Dublin 16
Good morning Marty . 
My tip is get someone in to do the gardening and go for a good long walk.!


Wednesday 5th October
Eileen Murray. Main St. Baltinglass. Co. Wicklow.
Marty. Always use the water that you have boiled eggs in to water your house plants. They'll do exceptionally well. Try it. 

Thursday 6th October
Helen McMahon 
if you have a flowering dogwood shrub or shrubs (cornus) don't be tempted to prune. just now. leave them flourish and enjoy the light coloured floaty leaves adding colour and light to 
the garden...closer to December prune hard cutting long lengths of the vivid red branches..these branches are bendy and flexible (like your joints after using voltorol!) perfect for weaving into a 
circular shape..weaving the lengths into a plaited wreath add other bits painted pine cones ribbon ivy holly etc makes a perfect seasonal decoration or gift! will dry out but can be used for years.

Friday 7th October
Libby Ireton, Castletroy, Limerick
Marty. My gardening tip is to gather up all those fallen leaves into a black bag {or two} Sprinkle on some water, and tie it securely. Put it in a corner out of sight, and every few weeks shake the bags and turn over. This time next year open the bags and spread the Leaf mould compost on your garden! 


Click here for tips with General tasks and garden maintenance & 
Winners of Spa Vouchers for the Voltarol Favourite walks promotion with Marty in October.

Click here for 10 Tips for Fitness Walking & Winners of Spa Vouchers for the Voltarol Favourite walks promotion with Marty in September.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Serenade For Strings In C Major Op. 48 - Movement Ii - Valse

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 4:07


Title: Sailing By

Performer(s): Binge, Ronald

Duration: 3:21


Title: Hard Shoulder

Performer(s): Knopfler, Mark

Duration: 4:48


Title: Little Serenade For String Orchestra Op.12 - Allegro Vivace

Performer(s): Larsson, Lars-Erik

Duration: 1:36


Title: Vieni Sul Mar

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:03


Title: Young At Heart

Performer(s): Richards, Johnny/Leigh, Carolyn

Duration: 3:55


Title: Parlami D'Amore, Mariu

Performer(s): Bixio/Neri

Duration: 3:54


Title: The Devil's Galop

Performer(s): Charles Williams

Duration: 3:33


Title: Jennifer Juniper

Performer(s): Leitch, Donovan

Duration: 2:56


Title: Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 4:02


Title: The Virginian - Main Theme

Performer(s): Faith, Percy

Duration: 1:48


Title: Ol' Man River, From Showboat

Performer(s): Kern, Jerome

Duration: 2:50


Title: Main Title Tara's Theme

Performer(s): Steiner, Max

Duration: 4:21


Title: Polka (From Solitaire)

Performer(s): Arnold, Malcolm

Duration: 3:11


Title: Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving

Duration: 4:06


Title: Theme From 'Once Upon A Time In The West'

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 3:24


Title: Waltz From Coppelia

Performer(s): Delibes, Leo

Duration: 2:38


Title: Miss Marples Theme

Performer(s): Goodwin, Ron

Duration: 2:18


Title: Miss Sarajevo

Performer(s): Eno / Bono / Edge / Mullins / Clayton

Duration: 4:47


Title: Via Con Me

Performer(s): Conte

Duration: 2:44


Title: Pr-Wd-Generic

Performer(s): Lorcan Murray

Duration: 0:48


Title: Ashokan Farewell

Performer(s): Ungar, Jay

Duration: 4:20


Title: Mandolin Concerto - Allegro

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 2:27



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Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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