The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 28 June 2013

Georgie’s Vision


We all know about Maud Gonne, but have you ever heard of George, aka Mrs. WB Yeats? In September 1917, Yeats proposed to 25-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees and they were married in October of that year. In this programme we learn more about this extraordinary but self-effacing woman who made her husband’s greatest poetry possible, and said “thank-you for leaving me out”. Contributors include Professor Margaret Mills Harper, official biographer, Ann Saddlemyer, grand-daughter and harpist Caitriona Yeats, Mark Patrick Hederman, poet John Montague, and Pat Laffan.  

Narrator : Ali White

Readers : Olwen Fouere (George's voice), Pat Laffan as WB Yeats; Ingrid Craigie, David Heap, Victoria Mary Clarke

Producer : Deirdre Mulrooney

Sound Supervision : Brendan Rehill 

A Deirdre Mulrooney production for RTÉ lyric fm with the support of BAI Sound and Vision Scheme from the Television Licence Fee.

The Lyric Feature Friday 28th June 2013

The Lyric Feature Friday 28th June 2013

Bespoke

The third of three programmes celebrating poetry.

“Voice helps to carry words farther and deeper than eye.” Seamus Heaney

A miscellany of poetry and music including archive gems from the RTÉ Spoken Word Vinyl Archive and beyond. From Shakespeare to Laurie Anderson, Kipling to Leonard Cohen and Roger Moore to Paula Meehan.

Presented and produced by Eithne Hand

BESPOKE THREE – Words and Music Played

No Worst There is None by G.Manley Hopkins, read by Jasper Britton from Naxos CD collection Popular Poetry/Popular Verse Vol II

St Bridgets Shrine by Paula Flynn/ Jinx Lennon, from CD Know Your Station, published by Lennon Music

St Kevin and the Blackbird by James Harpur, from RTÉ Radio Archive and collection The Dark Age, published by Anvil Poetry Press

Maggie and Milly... by E.E. Cummings from CD Natalie Merchant/Leave Your Sleep

Wonder by Sharon Olds from CD Poetry on Record, published on collection The Father by Faber and Faber

I Will Come Back by Neruda from Luciana Souza CD Neruda

Lagnaetti by Steindor Anderson from CD Rimur 2003

Insomnia by Billy Collins and Vivian Fung from CD The Billy Collins Suite. Published by Cedille Records 2009

Cowards by Sarah Clancy, RTÉ Radio Archive from collection Thanks for Nothing, Hippies published by Salmon Poetry

Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare, read by Brian Ferry from CD When Love Speaks. Published byRADA

The Lake by Michael Longley from RTÉ Radio Archive Collected Poems, published by Jonathan Cape 2007

The Wonderful Widow... by Joyce/Cage, read by Paul Hillier from CD Litany for the Whale, published by Harmonia Mundi 2002

A Game of Chess by T.S. Eliot from Guardian Poetry / Great Poets of The 20th Century.

I heard an Angel Singing by William Blake, read by Martha Redbone from CD Garden of Love, published by CD Baby 2012

Body Talk by Benjamin Zephaniah from RTÉ Radio Archive Read Me and Laugh, published by McMillan Childrens 2007

Live with me and be my love by Shakespeare, read by Annie Lennox from CD When Love Speaks, published by RADA

Lake Isle of Inishfree by W.B. Yeats from CD Poetry on Record, published by Shout

The Fish by W.B. Yeats, read by Sinead Lohan from CD Now and in Time To Come

Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare, read by Jasper Britton from Naxos CD collection Popular Poetry, Popular Verse Vol II

An Cualin by Michael McHale from CD The Irish Piano published RTÉ lyric fm

Maurice’s Foal by Tess Gallagher from RTÉ Radio Archive collection Midnight Lantern, published by Graywolf Press

Who by Fire by Leonard Cohen, read by Susanna Wallumrood from If Grief Could Wait, published by ECM 2011

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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