The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 24 January 2014

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

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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.

Music Played on the Show

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Title: The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety

Composer: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Performer(s): Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Album: The Social Network (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) / Null

Duration: 1:53

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Title: Kumoi Jishi (Shakuhachi)

Composer: Various Artists

Performer(s): Various Artists

Album: Japan: Traditional Vocal and Instrumental Music / Rhino Entertainment / 511731

Duration: 1:31

00:00

Title: Dirge Of Epirus(Instrumental)

Composer: Kosta Charisiadis

Performer(s): Kosta Charisiadis

Duration: 1:02

00:00

Title: Dirge Of Epirus(Instrumental)

Composer: Kosta Charisiadis

Performer(s): Kosta Charisiadis

Duration: 1:02

00:00

Title: Tripitaka's Course

Composer: Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlitt

Performer(s): Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlitt

Duration: 0:54

00:00

Title: Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Composer: NA

Performer(s): John Mccormack & Edwin Schneider

Album: Ballads of an Irish Tenor / Regis / RRC1092

Duration: 2:20

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Title: March Majestic

Composer: Scott Joplin

Performer(s): Scott Joplin

Album: The Entertainer - The Ultimate Complete Works / Nonesuch / NA

Duration: 1:41

00:00

Title: Crazy Blues

Composer: Clarence Williams & The Alabama Jug Band

Performer(s): Clarence Williams & The Alabama Jug Band

Duration: 3:18

00:00

Title: St. James Infirmary

Composer: King Oliver & His Orchestra

Performer(s): King Oliver & His Orchestra

Duration: 3:30

00:00

Title: Steelie

Composer: Evelyn Glennie

Performer(s): Evelyn Glennie

Duration: 1:41

00:00

Title: Godsnginuta(2 Kotos)

Composer: NA

Performer(s): Various Artists

Duration: 1:32

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