The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 12 July 2013

The Lyric Feature - History on a Plate Part 2 of 6

The Lyric Feature - History on a Plate Part 2 of 6

History on a Plate is a new six-part radio documentary series that takes real recipes from Irish food history and puts them back on the menu. The presenters are historian Juliana Adelman and Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, while Irish Times food writer and chef Domini Kemp re-creates the long-lost recipes.

Programme 2 looks at the potato - the ingredient that dominates Irish food history – and considers the contrast between how the rich ate potatoes and their place in the diet of the poor. Historians Cormac Ó Grádá and Dorothy Cashman talk about a history of hunger and plenty that surrounds the potato, while Jonathan Bell, former director of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, brings us into a cottage to show us how potatoes where cooked, and in the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar curator Clodagh Doyle demonstrates a range of utensils used to cook and mash potatoes. In this episode Domini Kemp cooks a potato pudding made with sugar and eggs, and the programme ends with Domini and the presenters tasting this unusual and very Irish dessert.

The contributors to the programme are: chef Domini Kemp; historians Cormac Ó Grádá and Dorothy Cashman; Jonathan Bell, former director of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum; and Clodagh Doyle, curator with the Museum of Country Living. The reader is Doireann Ní Bhriain.

History on a Plate is written and presented by historian Dr Juliana Adelman and restaurant critic Catherine Cleary.

The programme is produced by Claire Cunningham and the sound mix is by James Daly. This is a Rockfinch production (www.rockfinch.ie) for RTÉ lyric FM.

History on a Plate is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Recipe for Potato pudding in this episode is from Mary Ponsonby's Recipe book p. 46 of MS5606 courtesy on the National Library of Ireland.

 

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.

The Lyric Feature is currently accepting proposals from independent producers and production companies for the BAI's Sound and Vision III Round 24. See here for details


MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SHOW

FRIDAY 29th JANUARY - THE SOUNDS OF GRIEF

Title: THE IRIS GARDEN

Composer: GLEN AUSTIN

Performer: CONTEMPO QUARTET

AlbumTHE MOUNTAIN ASH IN CONNEMARA

Record LabelJOAN MCBREEN

Record Number: JMCB 1402

Title: CAOINEADH

Composer: TRAD

Performer: SARAH GREALISH

Title: LAMENT FROM BANGLADESH

Composer: TRAD

Performer: LATIFA

Title: FUNERARY SUNG-WEEPING BY HANE

Composer: TRAD

Performer: HANE

Album: BOSAVI: RAINFOREST MUSIC FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Record Label: SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

Record Number: SFW40487

Title: LAMENT FOR DEAD MOTHER/BOCET

Composer: TRAD

Performer: UNKNOWN

Album: FOLK MUSIC OF RUMANIA

Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

Record Number: FW04419

Title: KEEN FOR A DEAD CHILD

Composer: TRAD

Performer: KITTY GALLAGHER/CITINI GHALLCHOIR

Album: WORD LIBRARY OF FOLK AND PRIMITIVE MUSIC: IRELAND

Record Label: ROUNDER RECORDS

Record Number: CD 1742

Title: KEEN FOR ART O'LEARY 1

Composer: TRAD/EIBHLIN DUBH NI CHONAILL

Performer: BREANDAN O MADAGAIN

Album: CAOINTE AGUS SEANCHEOLTA EILE KEENING AND OTHER OLD IRISH MUSICS

Record Label: MOC MUSIC

Record Number: LC 04986

Title: CAOINEADH NA MARBH/CAOINE FOR THE DEAD

Composer: TRAD

Performer: ARAN FEMALE SINGER/BRIDGET MULLIN

Album: SONGS OF ARAN

Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

Record Number: FW04002

Title: GOL NA DTRI MUIRE/THE WEEPING OF THE THREE MARYS

Composer: TRAD/ARR NOIRIN NI RIAIN

Performer: NOIRIN NI RIAIN/MONKS OF GLENSTAL ABBEY

Album: CAOINEADH NA MAIGHDINE

Record Label: GAEL-LINN

Record Number: CEFCD 084

Title: I AM STRETCHED ON YOUR GRAVE

Composer: TRAD/KING/ARR. O'CONNOR

Performer: SINEAD O'CONNOR

Album: I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT

Record Label: CHRYSALIS RECORDS

Record Number: CCD1759

Title: DIRGE ON THE MOTHER'S GRAVE/KUOLINITKU AIDIN HAUDALLA

Composer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVA IN HAUDALLA

Performer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVA IN HAUDALLA

Album: ITKUJA KARJALASTA, INKERISTA, SUOMESTA: LAMENTS FROM KARELIA, INGRIA, FINLAND

Record Label: SKS

Record Number: 6420614440018

Title: LAMENT IN FINNISH

Composer: JIM WILCE

Performer: JIM WILCE

Album: N/A

Title: GRAIH MO CHREE

Composer: TRAD

Performer: CAIT BRANIGAN

Title: GRIEF

Composer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR

Performer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR/GILLES LE BIGOT

Album: BILINGUA

Record Label: GAEL-LINN

Record Number: CEFCD206

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