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Marty in the Morning Friday 21 March 2014

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?

Text: 51554  or email:


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

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Marty takes the chill out of your early Winter mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates.

Nevens Recipes - Meatball pasta bake

Nevens Recipes - Meatball pasta bake

Meatball Pasta Bake with Spinach and Mozzarella

 Serves 4–6

225g (8oz) lean minced beef

225g (8oz) minced pork

8 cream crackers, crushed into fine crumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbsp olive oil, extra for drizzling

1 onion, finely chopped

1 celery stick, finely chopped

1 large garlic clove, crushed

500ml (18fl oz) passata (Italian sieved tomatoes)

2 tbsp tomato purée

small handful of fresh basil leaves, extra to garnish

350g (12oz) penne pasta

knob of butter

225g (8oz) baby spinach leaves

100g (4oz) mozzarella, cut into cubes

25g (1oz) freshly grated Parmesan

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

lightly dressed mixed salad, to serve


Place the minced beef and pork in a bowl with the crushed cream crackers, egg and parsley.

Season with salt and pepper and using your hands, give everything a good mix. Using slightly

wetted hands, make about 20 even-sized balls. Arrange on a flat baking sheet, drizzle over a

little olive oil to lightly coat and chill for 1 hour to firm up if time allows.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat and sauté the onion and celery for about 5 minutes, until lightly golden. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more, stirring. Add the passata and tomato purée and season to taste. Simmer gently for 8–10 minutes, until the sauce has nicely reduced and thickened. Stir in the basil leaves and remove from the heat.


Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6). Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.Plunge the penne into the boiling salted water and simmer for 6–8 minutes, until almost tender but not quite cooked through. Drain the penne well and return to the pan.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat and sauté the meatballs for 6–8 minutes, until almost cooked through and nicely browned.


Heat the butter in a separate pan. Add one fistful of spinach at a time, adding another as one

wilts down. Cook for 1 minute, then tip into a colander to drain. Season to taste.

Stir the tomato sauce into the drained penne to coat and then transfer to a 30cm x 20cm (12in

x 8in) 5cm (2in) deep ovenproof baking dish. Nestle in small mounds of spinach and arrange

the meatballs on top. Scatter over the mozzarella and Parmesan. Place in the oven and bake for 15–20 minutes, until bubbling.

To serve, put the pasta bake straight on the table garnished with the basil leaves. Have a

separate big bowl of salad and allow everyone to help themselves.

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: Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 6:33


Title: Quanto É Bella, Quanto É Cara!

Performer(s): Donizetti, Gaetano

Duration: 3:17


Title: Jazz Suite No.1 (3rd Movement) Foxtrot

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 4:03


Title: What A Wonderful World

Performer(s): Adler/Alpert

Duration: 3:41


Title: Spring (4 Seasons) (3rd Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 4:23


Title: Durham Town (The Leavin)

Performer(s): Whittaker, Roger

Duration: 3:25


Title: Fino Irish Tango

Performer(s): Hunt, Fionnuala

Duration: 2:42


Title: James Bond Theme From Dr No

Performer(s): Monty Norman

Duration: 2:02


Title: March From Love Of Three Oranges

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 1:56


Title: How To Make An American Quilt- Main Title

Performer(s): Newman, Thomas

Duration: 3:51


Title: Ol' Man River

Performer(s): Kern/Hammerstein Ii

Duration: 4:36


Title: Scarborough Fair

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:54


Title: Straight Down The Middle

Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy

Duration: 3:20


Title: O Fortuna (From Carmina Burana)

Performer(s): Orff, Carl

Duration: 2:57


Title: All I Ask Of You

Performer(s): Sarah Brightman & Cliff Richard

Album: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

Duration: 4:23


Title: The Ashokan Farewell

Performer(s): Ungar, Jay

Duration: 2:54


Title: Harry's Wondrous World

Performer(s): Williams, John

Duration: 5:35


Title: Into My Arms

Performer(s): Cave, Nick

Duration: 4:30


Title: Parlami D'Amore, Mariu

Performer(s): Bixio/Neri

Duration: 3:54


Title: Buttons & Bows

Performer(s): Livingston, Jay/Evans, Ray

Duration: 2:15


Title: Thunder And Lightning Polka

Performer(s): Strauss, Johann Ii

Duration: 3:19


Title: Mattinata

Performer(s): Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Duration: 2:48


Title: Suite For Flute And Orchestra - Allegretto Op. 16 No. 1

Performer(s): Godard, Benjamin

Duration: 2:04


Title: The Last Farewell

Performer(s): Whittaker /Webster

Duration: 3:53


Title: We Have All The Time In The World - On Her Majesty's Secret Serv

Performer(s): David, Hal/Barry, John

Duration: 3:30


Title: Hora Staccato

Performer(s): Dinicu, Grigoras

Duration: 2:22


Title: Bring Me Sunshine

Performer(s): Sylvia Dee/Arthur Kent

Duration: 2:06



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Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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