The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 6 September 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 - A Musical Tour : Beethoven

Discovering the real Beethoven. On Gerry Murphy's Beethoven Tour 2013, twenty four music lovers visit places from Bonn to Vienna associated with the man and his music.

The Lyric Feature - Beethoven, A Musical Tour

The Lyric Feature - Beethoven, A Musical Tour

Twenty four music lovers from Ireland joined Gerry Murphy’s Beethoven Tour earlier this year, visiting locations from Bonn to Vienna, associated with Ludwig van Beethoven the man and his music. Composer, teacher and raconteur Gerry Murphy takes on the challenge of going behind the myths and the legends surrounding Beethoven, to find the human being behind the music, telling the story in his own erudite and witty way.
Producer: Brian McIvor

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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