EVELYN GRANT'S WEEKEND DRIVE

Evelyn Grant plays the best orchestral works, vocal delights, and favourite tunes, plus news and our regular Poetry File slot just after 6pm.

Episode 37 - Moya Cannon

Today Moya Cannon reads her poem 'Delete Contact Card'. Moya was born in Co. Donegal and now lives in Dublin. Her work reflects a large range of interests: music, history, migration, archaeology, geology, and our long relationship to our earth and seas. Her sixth collection is Donegal Tarantella, Carcanet Press, 2019, and her Collected Poems was published by Carcanet Press in February, 2021.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 27th November, 4pm-6.30pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The Royal Opera House, London presents Verdi's Rigoletto

Baritone Carlos Alvarez, brings his searing portrayal of the title, starring alongside soprano Lisette Oropesa (pictured) as Gilda and tenor Liparit Avetisyan as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Antonio Pappano on the podium conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 27th November, 7pm-10pm


VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH

Born in Italy but the emblem of French Baroque music, Jean-Baptiste Lully had an output rivalled by few. His success in opera was only matched by his excellent sacred music, ballets and other music for the theatre. This Sunday on Vox Nostra, Vlad dives into the river of recordings from the last two decades that explore the many faces of Lully's output, as well as some compositions that were dedicated to his memory, showing his influence on contemporaries and rivals alike. Enjoy a bit of the 'gout français' with your Sunday morning café au lait on this Sunday's programme.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 28th November, 7am-10am


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Sublimer Wishes

'For spite of all sublimer wishes I sometimes needs must do the dishes.' (Olivia Elder, 1735-1780)

On Sunday 28th November at 6 pm on RTÉ lyric fm Claire Cunningham presents Sublimer Wishes, which tells the story of three poets whose work has been recently rediscovered. Andrew Carpenter introduces us to Olivia Elder, who was born in Aghadowey in Northern Ireland in 1735. Emma Penney reads poems by Cathleen O'Neill which describe the lives of working class women in 20th century Dublin. In Donegal, we meet Patricia Herron, who tells us about her aunt, the poet Madge Herron, and we hear rare recordings of the poet's own voice. The work of all three poets features in Irish Women Poets Rediscovered, published by Cork University Press. This is the first in an occasional series of programmes and later episodes will feature the work of more poets from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Presented by Claire Cunningham
Sound supervision by Tinpot productions.
A Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric fm made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the television license fee.
Producer for RTÉ Lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly
Production Coordinator: Peter Curtin

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 28th November, 6pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today's Full Score concert is a Fiesta Latina, performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France with guitarist Thibaut Garcia joining them for Manuel Ponce's Concierto del Sur and soprano Adriana Gonzalez sings Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Romero: Fuga con Pajarillo, suite No. 1 for string orchestra
Manuel Ponce: Concierto del Sur for guitar and orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas: Noche de los Mayas arr. Paul Hindemith
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and cellos
Adriana Gonzalez (soprano)
Thibaut Garcia (guitar)
Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France
Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 29th November, 1pm-4pm


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. Every day at 12 Niall chooses a piece for his Five of a Kind. This week he chooses five works played by the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 30th November, 10am-1pm


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, Wednesday 1st December, 7am-10am


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today's concert comes from the Baltic Sea Festival and stars the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra's Concertmaster, Malin Broman, leading top instrumentalists in Mendelssohn's String Octet and two world premieres by Swedish composer Britta Byström. 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 2nd December, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Chief Conductor Jaime Martin joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1945) and Lalo's sparkling Symphonie Espagnole starring Ellinor D'Melon

Lalo Symphonie Espagnole
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1945)

Jaime Martin (conductor)
Ellinor D'Melon (violin)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd December, 7pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

A programme for the musically curious. Ellen Cranitch introduces a carefully curated choice of classical, jazz, folk and world music.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd December, 10pm-1am