The Lyric Feature Saturday 14 April 2012
The Lyric Feature is RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary and music feature programme. Programmes are produced in house by RTÉ lyric fm staff or in collaboration with independent production companies. Subject matter varies from week to week but most of the programmes aim to provide insight into music and music making.
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The Lyric Feature - The Sea in Song: The Tumbling Wave
Winner of the Silver Medal in the History category at the New York Festivals 2011
A 3-part series celebrating Ireland’s maritime song tradition. Historians may have neglected our maritime heritage, but our singers have not and a good song can give us a feel for life at sea better than any text book can. Discover a song chest of rousing sea shanties, ballads of hardship and heroism as well as heartrending tales of love, loss, betrayal and revenge.
Programme 2: The Tumbling Wave
The second programme sifts through the huge collection of Irish coastal songs to retrieve vivid tales of shipwrecks, smugglers, drownings and heroic rescues.
An independent production for RTÉ lyric fm by Well Said Productions and made with the support of the Sound & Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme, a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland initiative.
Produced and presented by Mary Owens
Produced for RTÉ lyric fm by Olga Buckley
with production coordinator, Eoin O Kelly
(First broadcast: 29th December 2010)