The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 9 August 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 - History on a Plate Part 6 of 6

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

History on a Plate, the series which takes real recipes from Irish food history and puts them back on the menu. In this, the final programme in the series, we rediscover the lost arts of foraging and preserving. The programme is presented by Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary and historian Juliana Adelman. The contributors are: chefs Domini Kemp, Darina Allen and Trevor Moran; historian Patrick Walsh; seaweed expert Marie Power; and Clodagh Doyle Curator at the Museum of Country Life. The reader is Doireann Ní Bhriain. Archive material was used courtesy of the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurant Awards and ESB Archives.

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

This is 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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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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