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OTR column: you hum it and Marian will read the lyrcs

The RTE radio broadcaster’s weekend competition proves that most pop lyrics are not exactly poetry

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 13:39

   

You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “It’s part of a weekly competition where tickets for an upcoming show are given away, and there’s usually a hotel stay thrown in as an extra enticement. But the lyrics are the nub of the slot, and you haven’t lived until you’ve heard the doyenne of Irish radio read out the lyrics to Arcade Fire’s No Cars Go to the nation.”