The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 2 August 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 - History on a Plate Part 5 of 6

The Lyric Feature - History on a Plate Part 5 of 6

The programme is presented by Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary and historian Juliana Adelman.

The contributors are: chef Domini Kemp; Jonathan Bell, former Director of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, and Mervyn Watson, former Curator of Agriculture; veteran vegetable-grower Percy Lovegrove; geographer Ruth McManus; and Michael Kelly, founder of Grow it Yourself. The reader was Doireann Ní Bhriain.

The clips from Maura Laverty were from the RTE sound archive.

The programme was produced by Claire Cunningham and the sound mix was by James Daly.

A Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric FM, made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme.

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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