The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 20 December 2013

The Lyric Feature - Out with Paganism and all that Jazz

Singer Christine Tobin investigates the fears of a newly independent country and its attempt to define a sense of Irishness.

Fears of scarlet women, outsiders and immoral music enflamed Irish newspapers in the 1920s, brought thousands onto the streets of Leitrim in protest during 1934 and even led RTÉ to ban jazz in 1940s. Singer

The programme was a silver radio winner in the religious programmes category at the New York Festivals 2013.

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