The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Sunday, 6 - 7pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 20 December 2013

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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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.



Contact the Show

Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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