EVELYN GRANT'S WEEKEND DRIVE

Evelyn Grant plays the best orchestral works, vocal delights, and favourite tunes, plus news and a new series of Poetry File just after 6pm.

Poetry File Episode 25 - Angela Keogh

Today Angela Keogh reads 'An Irish Poem', a winner at the Waterford Poetry Prize in 2018. Her first novel. 'The Winter Dress' was published in 2020 by the Harvest Press and two of her radio plays, 'The Winter Dress' and 'Letters in the post' were broadcast in 2021.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 4th September, 4pm-6.30pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

From the archives of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Puccini's Tosca

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu sings the title role in a 2011 production from Covent Garden, as Puccini's explosive diva Tosca. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritone Bryn Terfel completes the opera's fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus. (Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca (c) Catherine Ashmore)

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 4th September, 7pm-10pm


AEDÍN GORMLEY’S SUNDAY MATINÉE

Today we hear a selection of recordings from the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ireland's flagship period music ensemble that delivers historically-informed performances to the highest standards. And in our live concert we'll hear Vivaldi's Double Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 531 and the Telemann Overture (Suite) in C performed by members of the Hungarian Radio music ensembles.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 5th September, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Green White Enamel

After lying forgotten for decades, the poems of Ethna MacCarthy, linguist, doctor, poet, and life-long friend of Samuel Beckett, were finally published in 2019.

This programme tells the story of this fascinating woman, richly illustrated with her poems, against the backdrop of the privileged Dublin circles she moved in, and the poverty-stricken Dublin where she practised as a doctor. We also hear of her marriage to Con Leventhal, her early death, and how her work was forgotten until the discovery many years later of a small notebook containing her poems. Contributors tell us about her friendship with Beckett and her time studying, and later teaching, at Trinity College Dublin. We hear about her work as a doctor, her compassion for those living in poverty, and how she explores this in her poetry.

Green White Enamel is presented and produced by Claire Cunningham and features contributions from Eoin O'Brien, Gerald Dawe, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Jessica Traynor, Maria Johnston and Jane Maxwell with readings from the poems of Ethna MacCarthy by actor Cathy Belton and the words of Samuel Beckett by Owen Roe.

Presented and produced by Claire Cunningham
A Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric fm with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the television license fee

Producer for RTÉ lyric fm Eoin O Kelly
Ethna MacCarthy's Poems are published by Lilliput Press.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 5th September, 6pm-7pm


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. At midday each day Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five works by the American composer Leroy Anderson.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 6th September, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

In a concert recorded in Amsterdam for Bantry and Beyond the online celebration of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival we feature Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey, Ella Van Poucke, José Gallardo performing Mozart's Piano Trio in B flat K.502 and Arensky's Piano Trio in D minor. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 7th September, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today we feature a concert recorded at the West Wicklow Festival 2020 featuring the Sitkovetsky Trio (photo © Vincy Ng) in Schumann's Fantasiestücke in A minor Op. 88, Sam Perkin's Freakshow for Piano Trio and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 8th September, 1pm-4pm


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including at 6.10pm, in Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 8th September, 4pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

From the Swedish Radio archive, we feature a 1967 recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor with Jacqueline du Pré and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sergiu Celibidache. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 9th September, 1pm-4pm


MARTY IN THE MORNING

Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions and news and weather.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10th September, 7am-10am


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

In this evening's concert Chief conductor Jaime Martín returns to the podium to conduct the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in works by Frederick May, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky featuring violinist Baiba Skride.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10th September, 7pm-9pm