The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 11 July 2014

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.

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Belfast Songlines. Stuart Bailie is a natural storyteller and Belfast Songlines captures the experience of exploring with Bailie the often-hidden stories of the city's music.

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

01:00

Title: Ro Ro Rosey

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Duration: 0:31

01:00

Title: The Story Of Them

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Them Ft Van Morrison

Duration: 0:24

01:00

Title: Gloria

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Them

Duration: 0:48

01:00

Title: Madame George

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Album: Astral Weeks / Warner Bros.

Duration: 9:47

01:00

Title: Cleaning Windows

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Duration: 4:04

01:00

Title: Orangefield

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Duration: 2:02

01:00

Title: Days Like This

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Duration: 0:35

01:00

Title: On Hyndford Street

Composer: Van Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Duration: 3:48

01:00

Title: Astral Weeks

Composer: Morrison

Performer(s): Van Morrison

Album: Astral Weeks / Warner Bros. / 246 024

Duration: 7:15

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