The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 17 May 2013

30th of December 2016
Ireland's National Anthems



If national anthems unite people at times of celebration and commemoration, they can also cause division. Ireland has had a number of official and unofficial anthems that have caused both harmony and discord. Michael Murphy explores Ireland's national anthems from God Save the King to The Soldier's Song in the company of historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Carol Mullaney-Dignam, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor Liam Daly and literary critic Colbert Kearney who is also a grandson of Peadar Kearney who wrote The Soldier's Song.

Written and Presented by Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)
Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Michael Murphy

The Lyric Feature - Taking On Tristan

The Lyric Feature - Taking On Tristan

Re-Imagining Opera

Wide Open Opera's first production Tristan und Isolde had its opening performance on September 30th last at Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy. This documentary charts the birth of a new opera company and documents its production of Tristan und Isolde through rehearsals to final night. It was the first time that the opera had been staged in Ireland in 50 years and the first Irish Isolde, soprano Miriam Murphy. We follow the journey of Fergus Sheil and the company, led by Gavin O'Sullivan as they take on the Everest of Opera and hear how opera is being re-imagined in Ireland.

(first broadcast Nov 2012)

An Athena Media production for RTE Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Council of Ireland’s Sound and Vision broadcasting funding scheme

Producer: Helen Shaw

Recordist: Michael Gallen

Audio editor: Brendan Rehill

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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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