Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning

Monday to Friday, 7 - 10am

Marty in the Morning Friday 20 October 2017

Delighted to be bringing you this competition all this week on the show - with the winner
being announced on Friday & with a prize of;

Two tickets to the opening concert of the National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series 2018/19. 
On Wednesday 29th August, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with their Music Director Marin Alsop and solo violinist Nicola Benedetti perform a special Bernstein Centenary Programme  featuring his symphonic dances for the much West Side Story and more.

Overnight stay for two people at the Shelbourne Hotel with B&B, Wed. 29th August 2018 (non- transferable)

Two-course evening meal with bottle of house wine for two people in The Terrace Café at the NCH on 29th August with two complimentary concert programmes and an invitation to interval drinks reception on the night of the concert.

The Question;

Where is Nicola Benedetti from:

        a) Scotland

        b) Italy

        c) Norway                                             

Text:       '51554'

Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning and guests, live from Rome with a broadcast in association with the Travel Department.

Rome 2017 - Day 2 - We met such lovely people.

Rome 2017 - Day 2 - We met such lovely people.

Margaret Harte from Swords was another guest on the 
Travel Department trip to Rome. We spoke to her at the Opera, before Tosca.

Back in the Vatican with our guide Irene.

Back in the Vatican with our guide Irene.

Returning to the beauty of the Sistine Chapel we took a little time to think.

We bumped into Restaurateur Eileen dunne crescenzi.

We bumped into Restaurateur Eileen dunne crescenzi.

Eileen just happened to be there while we were in Rome so she called in to see us.

Our next stop on our tour was along the Tiber.

Our next stop on our tour was along the Tiber.

A towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano. 
It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
as a mausoleum for himself and his family.

We were delighted to have the chance to meet the magnificent Luca Salsi

We were delighted to have the chance to meet the magnificent Luca Salsi

In the beautiful anti room adjacent to the main theater in the Rome opera house we spoke with Luca Salsi ahead on his performance in Tosca.

Time for a coffee with our guide Sergio.

Time for a coffee with our guide Sergio.

A chance for Marty to use his new found linguistic skills!! Or maybe not!

Now a visit to the fascinating film studios of Rome.

Now a visit to the fascinating film studios of Rome.

Cinecittà is a large film studio in Rome.
It is the largest film studio in Europe, and is considered the hub of Italian cinema.

And so back to Luca - hold on tight now!

And so back to Luca - hold on tight now!

Yes our fantastic guide from Mini Tours Roma, Luca.

Delivers us with great skill to a viewing point in Rome where we try to recover, without much success.  Thank you Luca.



One last coffee with the cardinals before we bid arrivederci roma...Thank you and goodnight!

This weeks fantastic competition
Listen back here to our eventful visit to Rome last year
and indeed what you can win in this weeks competition

Rome 2017 - Day 1

Rome 2017 - Day 2

Verona 2017


Music Played on the Show


Title: Come Un Bel Di Di Maggio

Composer: Giordano, Umberto

Performer(s): Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Album: Jonas Kaufmann Verismo Arias / Decca / 4782258

Duration: 2:52


Title: It Must Be Love

Composer: Siffre

Performer(s): Labi Siffre

Album: 101 Love Songs / Emi / VTDCDX901

Duration: 3:49


Title: Etude Op.10. No.2 'Chromatic'

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Seunghee Lee (Clarinet), Evan Solomon (Piano)

Album: Hidden Treasures / Seunghee Lee / 8 88174 45939 4

Duration: 1:30


Title: O Mio Babbino Caro

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 5664632) / EMI / 5664632

Duration: 2:40


Title: Letting Go

Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Performer(s): Micheal O'Suilleabhain (Piano), Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Micheal O'Suilleabhan - Becoming / Virgin / Cdve937

Duration: 3:18


Title: La Serenata

Composer: Tosti/Cesaro

Performer(s): Guiseppi Di Stefano

Album: Neopolitan Songs / EMI Classics / 956826

Duration: 3:04


Title: O Magnum Mysterium

Composer: Gabrieli, Giovanni

Performer(s): John Angelo Messana (Alto), The Monteverdi Choir

Album: Christmas Adagios / Decca / 4685032

Duration: 3:56


Title: Monteleone

Composer: Knopfler, Mark

Performer(s): Mark Knopfler (Vocal)

Album: Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky / Mercury / 2708674

Duration: 3:39


Title: Gelato Al Limon

Composer: Conte

Performer(s): Paolo Conte (Vocals)

Album: The Best Of Paolo Conte (Recordno: 7559-79512-2) / Nonesuch / 7559-79512-2

Duration: 4:30


Title: Sheep May Safely Graze

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Emma Kirkby (Soprano), The Parley Of Instruments

Album: The Essential Hyperion - 2 CD1 Various Artists / Hyperion Records Ltd / HYP20

Duration: 3:54


Title: Mattinata

Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero

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

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

Duration: 1:57


Title: Recondita Armonia (Act I)

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Antonio Pirozzi (Bass), Orchestra Dell'academia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Album: Jonas Kaufmann: The Puccini Album / Sony Classics / 88875092492

Duration: 2:56


Title: On An Evening In Roma

Composer: Taccani/bertini/fredrics

Performer(s): Dean Martin

Album: Ryan Tubridys Full Lounge / Emi / CDFULL1

Duration: 2:26


Title: Caruso

Composer: Dalla, Lucio

Performer(s): Lucio Dalla (Vocal)

Album: Lucio Dalla - 12000 Lune / RCVE702485 2

Duration: 5:13


Title: E Lucevan Le Stelle

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Tenor), New Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Italian Opera Arias / RCA / 74231-17897-219

Duration: 3:07


Title: Tosca - Te Deum

Composer: Puccini

Performer(s): Renato Bruson (Baritone), Andrea Velis (Tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus / St Clement Danes School Boys Choir

Album: euphoric classics - a classical high / EMI records / 724354554223

Duration: 4:37


Title: Vieni Sul Mar

Composer: Cardillo, Salvatore

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Orchestra & Chorus Of The Comunale Theater Bologna

Album: Pavarotti - Love Songs / Decca / 466 400 2

Duration: 3:31


Title: Life

Composer: Einaudi, Ludovico

Performer(s): Ludovico Einaudi

Album: Time Lapse / Decca

Duration: 4:22


Title: La Dolce Vita - La Dolce Vita

Composer: Roti, Nino

Performer(s): Katyna Ranieri (Vocals)

Album: World Cinema Classics - Songs From Movies Around The World / Nascente / NSCD 106

Duration: 5:37


Title: Bell Chorus

Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Performer(s): Munich Radio Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus

Album: The Only Choral Album You'll Ever Need / RCA Victor / 75605513602

Duration: 2:33


Title: Mambo Italiano

Composer: Merrill, Bob

Performer(s): Rosemary Clooney (Vocal)

Album: The Very Best Of Music To Watch Girls By / Sony Music / 88697423722

Duration: 2:32


Title: Godfather's Waltz

Composer: Rota, Nino

Performer(s): Filarmonica Della Scala

Album: Music For Film / Sony / Sk63359

Duration: 2:15


Title: Canta Pe' Me

Composer: Curtis, Ernesto de

Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor), David And Frederico Alagna (Guitars)

Album: Serenades / EMI / 556426

Duration: 2:52


Title: Arrivederci Roma

Composer: Garinei/Giovannini/Sigman

Performer(s): Mario Lanza (Tenor), Luisa Di Mio (Treble), George Stoll & His Orchestra (Conductor)

Album: Mario Lanza - The Definitive Collection / BMG / 82876614032

Duration: 3:17



Contact the Show


Text:       '51554' welcome your comments and requests.

Especially one's like this from Mark Bourke who says... 

'Marty on Lyric is my inoculation from anything the day can throw at me, he’s up there with Byrne, Wogan & Andrews as Ireland’s greatest broadcaster.'..........Thank you Mark......Tenner in the post!!

Other messages......

His morning show on Lyric is quite simply the best radio in Ireland. He has such a perfect delivery. An encyclopaedia of clever dadjokes and puns but with a light touch, never hanging on for the applause. Reminds me of a jolly, self-deprecating Colonel Mustard.   Jonathan McCrea

...Thanks very much for all the good cheer every morning Marty and never going on about all the bad news out there!! You are a tonic to be sure!! ........Patricia in Offaly

....Good morning Marty, I am a nurse working on night duty and listen to lyric through the night. Always glad to hear your dulcet tones at 7am as I know I will be off duty soon. .... Keep up the good work and music and the 'corny' jokes....Moira in Dublin 6



Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


Ways to Listen

Radio Player