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RTÉ lyric fm is an Irish classical-music radio station, owned by the public-service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). The station, which is based in Limerick, was launched in 1999 and is available on FM in Ireland, on satellite, on Sky Digital in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and via the Internet.

Aodan Ó Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm, said: “Without doubt RTÉ lyric fm is for listeners that are looking for a real alternative. With an increase in people tuning to the station ‘where life sounds better’ across weekends, there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste for specialist or more mainstream music.”


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Hearing the Flight of the Bumble Bee reminded me of a story told by my old drama teacher in London. When the BBC was very strict about pronunciation, one announcer was on his last chance. He had to announce the next piece of music which was by Rimsky-Korsokov, which he did, very carefully! However, he was so pleased with himself that he then announced that the name of the piece was "The Flight of the Bimble Boo"!!
We are avid listeners to Lyric, but must complain about Culture File. We can just about tolerate the short nightly airing of this boring and irrelevant prog. but to have it inflicted on us in the omnibus airing at peak listening time on a Saturday is too much altogether, a view shared by all our listening friends. Give Lorca his 30 mind back!,!
This makes me feel homesick
I love Lyric, but come on Marty, there's too much good music out there for you to play SO SO much of Van Morrisson!!
Carl Corcoran is the man for all seasons. Keep plating them obscurities that go down well with a night cap large whiskey.
Could someone teach Evelyn Grant how to pronounce Magdalen College, Oxford? Listening to Lyric yesterday she kept referring to MAGdalen College Oxford.
Followers of the Lyric FM will love a Summer's Evening on the Quad at UCC . http://www.mycharity.ie/event/music_on_the_quad_ucc/ for tickets. The Celtic Tenors, Peter Corry, Alex Sharpe and Linda Kenny. Tomas McCarthy conductor of Cork Youth Orchestra. Please support Down Syndrome Cork. Tickets €30 at 021 4300 4444.
Kilkenny Choir singing Schuberts Mass in A on Saturdaty 9/5/2015 in St Canices Cathedral Kilkenny.8pm.
Listing to lyric FM for many years I can’t recall hearing Beethoven’s Battle of Victoria (Wellington’s victory) Please could you rectify this?
please please refer Sat Morning and music I would so love to hear again--Between Worlds was mentioned beautiful Irish dance. I have been trying to chase it up without sucess marian79annie@gmail.com
Love this show listen to it every saturday wouldnt miss it.
what a great presenter you are Marthy. I find your selection of music and your wit very relaxing especially when I am driving in heavy traffic. It is soothing. Keep it going. Well done
@ John Ford - You can listen to thousands of radio stations at your bedside if you can afford an internet radio like this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Stream93i-Internet-Stereo-Speaker/dp/B008R8B8QC/ref=sr_1_1?s=receiver-speakers&ie=UTF8&qid=1412420743&sr=1-1
I love Marty in the morning. Martys music choices makes for very easy listening.His affable good humour and interaction with his listeners are the hallmark of a very good presenter indeed
Lovely to hear your voice again Trish and enjoying the sounds.
Great show liz listening here live in Zambia
I wish that RTE Lyric FM was broadcast on the main UK range of channels. i.e. along with the BBC range, Classic FM etc. I want to listen to it on my bedside radio when I am away from my PC. It really is a fantastic station, Classical but not too Classical. I live near the south coast of England.
Much better selection today than the usual movie music
love marty whelan, movies and musicals, and the jazz programmes and world music - great station
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August 27, 17:27
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August 28, 07:50
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Guestlove: Will Nicky Byrne still in RTE 2fm ???? Answer please :-) thank you :-)
August 28, 14:17
Guest1216: Listening from London, #loveIrishRadio :)
August 28, 14:31
Guest1217: me, from Philippines its 9 pm here and 2 pm in Ireland :) time should be in tune coz im always listening to DJ Nicky Byrne :) hehehe Hello , Dublin :)
August 28, 15:07
Guest1218: 2fm playlist is the same 5 songs over and over and over
August 28, 17:21
Guest1219: please play show me love sam
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August 28, 21:27
Guest1220: Just had a nice black pudding sandwich.the only way to go
August 28, 21:28
Guest1220: I like tayto sandwiches
August 28, 21:37
Guest1221: Heard Tom singing recently in the Gleneagle and completely blown away with his voice..what a talented young musician..hope he gets the start he so deserves..would love to hear one of his own songs...great show kieran
August 29, 15:16
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