The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Sunday, 6 - 7pm

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Sunday 16th February

Noon | The Lyric Feature

In a 3 part series Regan Hutchins joins artists, poets, friends and family to hear how we encounter morning, noon and night.

Sunday 9th February

Morning | The Lyric Feature

In a three-part series Regan Hutchins joins artists, poets, friends and family to hear how we encounter morning, noon and night.

Sunday 2nd February

Ireland Portrayed (Prog 4/4) | The Lyric Feature

Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. Written and produced by Mary Brophy with sound mixing by Neal Boyle. An IWR Media production for RTE lyric fm. Eoin O'Kelly producer for lyric fm

Sunday 26th January

Ireland Portrayed (Prog 3/4) | The Lyric Feature

Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. Written and produced by Mary Brophy with sound mixing by Neal Boyle. An IWR Media production for RTE lyric fm. Eoin O'Kelly producer for lyric fm

Sunday 19th January

Ireland Portrayed (Prog 2) | The Lyric Feature

Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. Written and produced by Mary Brophy with sound mixing by Neal Boyle. An IWR Media production for RTE lyric fm. Eoin O'Kelly producer for lyric fm

Sunday 12th January

Ireland Portrayed (Pt. 1/4) | The Lyric Feature

Art critic Cristín Leach explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish identity have been visually represented, over three hundred years. Written and produced by Mary Brophy with sound mixing by Neal Boyle. An IWR Media production for RTE lyric fm. Eoin O'Kelly producer for lyric fm

Sunday 5th January

Mother’s Blood, Sister Songs Pt. 2 | The Lyric Feature

Composer Linda Buckley and producer Helen Shaw explore the genetic connections between Iceland and Ireland through story and song.

Sunday 29th December

Mother’s Blood, Sister Songs Pt. 1 | The Lyric Feature

Composer Linda Buckley and producer Helen Shaw explore the genetic connections between Iceland and Ireland through story and song

Sunday 15th December

Cavalcade Noel Coward: A Life in Music (Prog 3/3) | The Lyric Feature

In a 3 part series featuring his best loved words and music, Michael McCaffery takes a fresh look at the remarkable life of Noel Coward.

Sunday 8th December

Cavalcade - Noel Coward: A Life in Music | The Lyric Feature

In a 3 part series featuring his best loved words and music, Michael McCaffery takes a fresh look at the remarkable life of Noel Coward.

Sunday 1st December

Cavalcade Noel Coward: A Life in Music (Pt. 1) | The Lyric Feature

In a three-part series featuring his best loved words and music, Michael McCaffery takes a fresh look at the remarkable life of Noel Coward.

Sunday 24th November

A Symphonic Life | The Lyric Feature

An intimate portrayal of Ireland's most prolific symphonist, A Symphonic Life explores John Kinsella's process, the evolution of his compositions and his commitment to the art form

Sunday 17th November

Antonio Pappano, Mission for Music (Prog 4) || The Lyric Feature

A 60th birthday celebration of the life and career of the acclaimed conductor, pianist, broadcaster and educator, Antonio Pappano.

Sunday 10th November

Antonio Pappano, Mission for Music || The Lyric Feature

A 60th birthday celebration of the life and career of the acclaimed conductor, pianist, broadcaster and educator, Antonio Pappano.

Sunday 3rd November

Peter Sweeney, From Toccatas to Tutus || The Lyric Feature

A portrait of the organist and charismatic teacher, the late Peter Sweeney

Sunday 27th October

Gathering the Harvest || The Lyric Feature

A celebration of the life and work of Seamus Ennis that looks at an important but lesser known aspect of the work of this giant of Irish Traditional Music.

Sunday 20th October

Songs of the Auvergne || The Lyric Feature

The evocative power of Canteloube's miniature masterpieces, Songs of the Auvergne.

Sunday 13th October

Edges of Light || The Lyric Feature

A meditation on lost time and the creative process, with musicians from the Edges of Light.

Sunday 29th September

Sir Antonio Pappano Mission for Music (Prog 2 0f 4) || The Lyric Feature

A 60th birthday celebration of the life and career of the acclaimed conductor, pianist, broadcaster and educator, Antonio Pappano. Programme 2 : The Orchestral Repertoire

Sunday 22nd September

Sir Antonio Pappano Mission for Music (Prog 1 0f 4) || The Lyric Feature

A 60th birthday celebration in four parts of the life and career of the acclaimed conductor, pianist, broadcaster and educator, Antonio Pappano. Programme 1: Opera

Sunday 15th September

The Woods and Grandma || The Lyric Feature

Cal Folger Day shares the compositional process behind her verbatim opera The Woods and Grandma.

Sunday 1st September

Master of the Musick, composer Matthew Dubourg || The Lyric Feature

Conductor Peter Whelan's fascinating research into the 18th century Irish baroque musician, Matthew Dubourg.

Sunday 25th August

No Journey’s End || The Lyric Feature

The story of musician Michael O’Shea, who played an instrument made from a door that he called “Mo Chara”. He released one album in 1982, now regarded as a landmark cult classic. A Learn and Sing production for RTÉ lyric fm. Presenter/Producer: Paul McDermott. Eoin O'Kelly producer for RTÉ lyric fm.

Sunday 18th August

The Lyric Feature: Ozone – The Story Of The Noel Kelehan Quintet

Ozone – The Story Of The Noel Kelehan Quintet looks at the recording of a rare Irish jazz album that has an impact on music to this day.

Sunday 11th August

The Lyric Feature: Piano Portrait : Fanny Robinson

A personal tribute to one of Ireland's most gifted and unsung pianist composers, Fanny Robinson

Sunday 21st July

The Lyric Feature: Dancing With Lucia

Dancing with Lucia reassess the artistic significance and legacy of Lucia Joyce as an artist in her own right

Sunday 14th July

The Lyric Feature: Bones of Contention

Through a playful mixture of interviews and dramatization we examine the life and work of the great Irish writer Flann O'Brien.

Sunday 7th July

The Lyric Feature: A Leader's Life (Part 2)

Violinist, concertmaster and conductor John Georgiadis shares highlights from his autobiography, Bow to Baton - A Leader's Life

Sunday 30th June

The Lyric Feature: Rock of Ages / Return to Limehill (closing extract)

John Quinn experiences the magic and mystery of Skellig Rock, the monastic settlement off the south-west coast of Kerry.

Sunday 23rd June

The Lyric Feature: Two Ladies of Galway / Return to Limehill (extract)

Anne and Catherine Gregory, grand-daughters of Lady Augusta Gregory, revisit Coole in Co. Galway in the company of producer John Quinn

Sunday 16th June

The Lyric Feature: Welcome to the Fun Palace

German cabaret artist and performer Agnes Bernelle recalls her life and times from her childhood in Berlin to exile in London and her marriages and career in Ireland.

Sunday 9th June

The Lyric Feature: Three Men Standing at the Met / Me and My Da

Poet Michael Coady reflects on a trip made to New York's Metropolitan Opera by his father and uncles in 1927.

Sunday 2nd June

The Lyric Feature: Ballyfin, A Boarding School Memory / Seamus Heaney on Childhood

John Quinn visits Ballyfin, Co. Laois where he spent five years as a boarder in the 1950s.

Sunday 26th May

The Lyric Feature: Gathering the Harvest

A celebration of the life and work of Seamus Ennis that looks at an important but lesser known aspect of the work of this giant of Irish traditional music.

Sunday 19th May

The Lyric Feature: A Radical Life

Biographer Susan Manly explores the radical life and work of the Irish writer Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849)

Sunday 12th May

The Lyric Feature: A Shower of Pearls

He was one of the most famous pianists of his age but is now largely forgotten, the Limerick born composer George Alexander Osborne

Sunday 5th May

The Lyric Feature: A Leader’s Life (Part 1)

Violinist, concertmaster and conductor John Georgiadis shares highlights from his autobiography, Bow to Baton - A Leader's Life.

Sunday 28th April

The Lyric Feature: The Fractured Voice

Ian Maleney explores the work of four contemporary Irish writers, and examines the traditions, landscapes, and ideas which run through their unique and surprising books.

Sunday 21st April

The Lyric Feature: Mrs Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano

When Mrs. Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano was being restored so too were the intriguing stories of the people it met along the way.

Sunday 14th April

The Lyric Feature: Last Thoughts

Through a mix of documentary and drama, 'Last Thoughts' examines the life and work of Ireland's greatest classical composer, John Field.

Sunday 7th April

The Lyric Feature: Music, Romanticism & the Sublime (Prog 3/3)

In this three-part series, Michael Lee explores the rich imaginative idealism that informed so much music in the Romantic Era. In the final programme: Music as personal disclosure, entering the private world, Robert Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert.

Sunday 31st March

The Lyric Feature: Music, Romanticism & the Sublime (Prog 2)

In this three-part series, Michael Lee explores the rich imaginative idealism that informed so much music in the Romantic Era. Programme 2: Balancing the demands of virtuosity and poetry, Niccolo Paganini, Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt.

Sunday 24th March

The Lyric Feature: Music, Romanticism & the Sublime (Part 1)

In this three-part series, Michael Lee explores the rich imaginative idealism that informed so much music in the Romantic Era. Part 1 The Revolutionary Sublime

Sunday 17th March

The Lyric Feature: Stranieri

'Stranieri' tells the story of extraordinary European musicians who were recruited to the RTE Symphony Orchestra when it was founded 70 years ago.

Sunday 10th March

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Mary Brophy goes to the wild places to explore how the diminishing of our language for the natural world coincides with the diminishing of the natural world itself.

Sunday 3rd March

The Lyric Feature - When He Who Adores Thee: Berlioz and Ireland

On the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, Thomas Hampson and Graham Johnson, discuss the influence of Thomas Moore on his music.

Sunday 24th February

The Lyric Feature: Handel in Dublin

Musicologist Barra Boydell brings us on a walking tour of Handel’s 18th century Dublin

Sunday 17th February

The Lyric Feature: Digitising Rita

The Macroom-born soprano Rita Lynch – winner of the Radio Eireann John McCormack Competition 1939 - is re-discovered through the memorabilia from her daughter’s attic.

Sunday 3rd February

The Lyric Feature: If The Stick Dances

Irish violin bow-maker Gary Leahy takes us on a sonic journey in search of exotic materials for a top end bow from Brazilian pernambuco wood to Mongolian pony tail hair.

Sunday 20th January

The Lyric Feature: St Werburgh’s Church

A vibrant and surprising history of Dublin can be told by visiting one elegant building almost hidden in the city's heart, which Reminds us how much of the new is built on the old thats St. Werburgh's Church

Sunday 13th January

The Lyric Feature: John Beckett, the Man and his Music

John Beckett, the Man and his Music, explores the unique contribution made by this extraordinary musician to the development of period performance style.

Sunday 23rd December

The Lyric Feature: Chorus Noster Recolat

An examination of the earliest notated music in Ireland: Medieval Monastic Chant

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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin 

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