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The Irish Voice - Ireland On The Radio - CD Box Set (3 Discs)

Item Code: RTE289CD
Was €19.99
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The Irish Voice Ireland on the radio is a 3 CD set of music and spoken word recordings from the RTÉ Libraries and Archives, compiled and presented by Brendan Balfe.
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When Brendan Balfe presented the first series of his acclaimed The Irish Voice, no-one could have foreseen the public reaction. Balfe’s extraordinary compendium of sound – the history of the last 50 years as heard on the wireless – captured the imagination of thousands of listeners. The second series was just as rewarding, as clip after clip reeled in the passing years. Now RTÉ Radio 1 is proud to present The Irish Voice, a beautiful new CD set compiled from the original radio programmes.

Tracks:

CD1.
                     
1.  The Brian Ború Harp/Ode, Arthur O’Shaughnessy - read by Brendan Balfe
     Carolan’s Concerto - The Chieftains
2.  Irish Accents - Niall Toibin 
     Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór - Dolores Keane
3.  Cill Cais - Neasa Ní Annracháin
     The Wearing of the Green - Peggy Lee
4.  Robert Emmett Speech - Val Vousden
     A Nation Once Again - Our Lady’s Choral Society with Harold Gray
5.  Dawn on the Irish Coast - Ciarán Mac Mathún
     I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls - Veronica Dunne
6.  Extract: The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde speech in San Francisco - John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Micheál Mac Liammóir
7.  Mountains of Mourne/ The Lake Isle of Innisfree - Brendan O’Dowda & William Butler Yeats 
8.  Victor Herbert: March of the Toys/Give My Regards to Broadway - RTÉ Concert Orchestra & James Cagney
9.  Bram Stoker: Dracula - Barry McGovern
     WB Yeats: Down By The Sally Gardens - Bernadette Greevy
     He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - TP McKenna
     Believe me if All Those Endearing Young Charms - Dermot Troy
10. Two Titanic survivors
      Danny Boy - Margaret Burke Sheridan
11. Thomas Kettle: The Gift of Love - Brendan Balfe
      1916 Proclamation - Ray McAnally, James Stephens, 
      The Insurrection in Dublin - Donal Broughan
      Easter 1916 - Micheál MavLiammóir 
      She moved through the faie - The Guinness Choir
12. A Race that Never Ceased to strive -  Éamon De Valera
      Moonlight in Mayo - John Feeney 
13. Thoughts on Ulysses - Anthony Burgess
      Love’s Old Sweet Song - John McCormack
14. The Greatest Country - Seán O’Casey: Extract: Juno and the Paycock My Irish Molly - Seán O’Casey, Radio Éireann   Players, The Flanagan Brothers

CD2.
                    
1. Al Smith Campaign Song - Billy Murray
   1932 Eucharistic Congress - RTÉ Presenter
2. Patrick Kavanagh: Spraying the Potatoes - Eamon Keane
    Spinning Wheel - Delia Murphy
3. The Gate Theatre - Micheál Mac Liammóir, Hilton Edwards & Orson Welles
4. Red Sails in the Sunset - Bing Crosby
    Crosby Meets McCormack, Shannon River - John McCormack 
5. Flann O’Brien: A Pint of Plain, I had to Come down for Nails - Eamon Morrissey
    Campile - Harry Bailey  
6. The Ireland We Desire -  Éamon De Valera
    Ireland Mother Ireland - Our Lady’s Choral Society
7. Army Ghost Story - John Skehan
    On The Sunny Side of the Street - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
8. Éamon De Valera replies to Churchill
    George Bernard Shaw celebrates his 90th Birthday - GB Shaw
    Hear My Song Violetta - Josef Locke
9. Kate O’Brien talks to Eamonn Andrews 
    Taoiseach John A Costello declares Ireland a Republic
    Pandit Nehru: Ireland’s influence on India 
10. Rural Electrification in Bansha Co Tipperary
      Hal Roach & Cyril Cusack recall the Touring Theatre Companies
11. Barry Fitzgerald & Isle of Innisfree - Bing Crosby 
      John Wayne remembers filming ‘The Quiet Man  
12. Favourite Sponsored Radio programmes
      American Patrol - Chris Lambe Band
13. Rock’n’Roll comes to Dublin report by Kevin O'Kelly
      When Mexico Gave Up the Rhumba - Joe Lynch
      Eamonn Andrews meets Brendan Behan 
14. The Boys from the Co Armagh - Bridie Gallagher
      Sounds of Dublin in the Fifties 
15. Ardmore Studios open Seán Ó Riada writes music for a new film/ Mise Éire - Seán Ó Riada, RTÉ   Symphony Orchestra
                           
CD3.
                     
1. Telefís Éireann opens RTÉ Presenters
2. Cecil Sheridan on the closing of the Theatre Royal
    Try to Remember - Maureen Potter
3. President Kennedy in Ireland 
    The Mason’s Apron - Seán Maguire
4. Nelson’s Pillar blown up
    The Hucklebuck - The Royal Showband/Denis Meehan 
    Denis Meehan recalls his work as a continuity announcer 
5. The Auld Triangle -  Ronnie Drew
    Extract from ‘Borstal Boy - Niall Toibin
    Nothing Rhymed - Gilbert O’Sullivan
6. Mid Term Break - Seamus Heaney
    Ben Keily on Patrick Kavanagh 
    On Raglan Road - Luke Kelly
7. RTÉ Radio 2 opens
    Like Clockwork - The Boomtown Rats
    Chronica Maher - Rosaleen Linehan
8. Dawn Run wins at Cheltenham - Des Scahill
    Fields of Athenry - Paddy Reilly
9. Paul Muldoon: Anseo,Donal Broughan
    Enniskillen Bombing - Gordon Wilson
    No Frontiers - Mary Black
10. Northern Ireland Peace Agreement news reports 
      The Cure at Troy - Seamus Heaney 
      Riverdance - Bill Whelan
11. The English - Tommy Tiernan 
      The Mary Ellen Carter - Liam Clancy
12. Queen Elizabeth II and President Obama in Ireland
      Beautiful Day - U2
13. John O'Donohue - Beannacht, 
      An Draighneán Donn - Kathleen Watkins, RTÉ Concert Orchestra

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