MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

Music from three films starring acclaimed English actress Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman, Suffragette and Far from the Madding Crowd. Memorable scores from Kenneth Branagh's Henry V by Patrick Doyle, Alfred Newman's classic score from Wuthering Heights and Danny Elfman's quirky score from Mars Attacks. Plus, hit songs from Frozen, The Princess and the Frog, Kiss me Kate, West Side Story, and Hamilton.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th May, 1pm-4pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Philip Glass' Akhnaten

Philip Glass's mesmerizing modern masterpiece-a smash-hit in its 2019 company-premiere run-returns in Phelim McDermott's unforgettable production, which brings ancient Egypt to vivid life with striking stage tableaux and a troupe of jugglers. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo reprises his celebrated turn as the revolutionary pharaoh Akhnaten, with mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb as his wife and queen, Nefertiti. Once again at the helm is conductor Karen Kamensek, a noted master of Glass's music.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th May, 7pm-10pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Reflections on Lough Derg

The poet Eleanor Hooker lives on the shores of Lough Derg, sails on it for leisure and competitively, works as a volunteer for the RNLI lifeboat service, and writes about the lake in her poems. In this programme, she explores her relationship with the lake in poetry and in conversation with friends and neighbours.

Along the way she meets model boatbuilder Reggie Goodbody, fellow writer Sandra Lefroy, Allan Mee who was instrumental in reintroducing the white-tailed sea eagle to the lake and she goes out on the lake with sailor Ted Knight. We hear of the lake's changing moods and the meaning it holds for those who live near it and sometimes on it.

Eleanor Hooker's poetry is published by Dedalus Press and her most recent collection, Of Ochre and Ash, was published in 2021.

Reflections on Lough Derg is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric fm. Sound supervision was by Tinpot Productions.

The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.

Presenter: Eleanor Hooker

Producer: Claire Cunningham

Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th May, 6pm-7pm


RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION FINAL

Paul Herriott presents from the National Concert Hall for the 12th Dublin International Piano Competition Final where the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gerhard Markson, will accompany the four talented young finalists as they vie for one of the most important music competitions worldwide.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th May, 7pm-10pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Today's Full Score concert comes from the West Wicklow Festival 'Winter Weekend' and stars Latvian sisters Kristine and Margarita Balanas, a tour de force violin and cello duo, in their debut Irish performance. Their concert features music by JS Bach, Ravel, Handel, Vivaldi, fellow Latvian composer Peteris Vasks and a newly arranged commission by Irish composer Anne-Marie O'Farrell called A Russborough Diversion. 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, Monday 30th May, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

A concert to celebrate Martha Argerich's 80th birthday last year with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Daniel Harding, and pianists Martha Argerich and Maria Joao Pires. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 10 in E flat for Two Pianos, K. 365

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D ('Titan')

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Daniel Harding, conductor

Martha Argerich, piano

Maria Joao Pires, piano

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 31st May, 1pm-4pm


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. In Five of a Kind at midday Niall chooses five works by the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 1st June, 10am-1pm


MARTY WHELAN LIVE FROM BLOOM

Join Marty Whelan live from the annual Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, which promises flowers, food and family fun. Marty will be joined by musical guests, tenor Anthony Kearns, soprano Claudia Boyle, pianist Vincent Lynch and cellist Gerald Peregrine, while Don Baker pops by for a few tunes on the harmonica. We'll also meet some of the designers behind this year's most creative gardens and Neven Maguire will have tips for summer dining. Green fingers not a requirement, but the usual blend of music, chat and fun is guaranteed!

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 2nd June, 10am-12pm


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Broadcasting live daily Monday to Friday evenings from our Limerick studios, Lorcan Murray presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive. On Friday, at the earlier time of 3pm, Lorcan is live at Bloom in the Phoenix Park to bring you a beautiful musical soundtrack alongside the

botanicals. Culture File's Luke Clancy will join Lorcan there to discuss the fragrances of florals. Wherever you are, Lorcan's with you, sharing a feast of wonderful music for one and all.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd June, 3pm-6pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Gardens

Ireland possesses some of the most spectacular historic gardens and designed landscapes in the world. But they are much more than aged beauty. Beneath their lawns lie hundreds of years of complex, captivating history. In Politics, Pleasure & Empire, broadcaster Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and splendid obsessions that brought Ireland's formal gardens and landscapes into being. The programme begins in Kilruddery, Ireland's only surviving 17th Century formal garden as Jack Brabazon aka Lord Meath gives Mary a guided tour.

Writer & Presenter: Mary Brophy

Producer & Editor: Neal Boyle

An IWR Media production for RTÉ lyric fm funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

(First broadcast November 2017)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd June, 6pm-7pm