Tuesday 24 April 2018

Declan Lynch: Why I do be listening to Marty's show

The cheerful old smoothie with showbiz in his soul is always there for his audience.

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

A few months ago I wrote about the increasing presence of lyric fm as the background music in the madhouse they call Ireland. And in particular I noted the contribution of Mr Marty Whelan in maintaining that fragile level of mental health which prevails among the citizenry.

You see there it is straight away – "the citizenry". That's what Marty would say.

Marty wouldn't say "the people" if he could say "the citizenry" instead. He wouldn't say that "Serge Gainsbourg is a Frenchman", he would say "ahhh, Serge Gainsbourg, and he to be all the way from the land of La Marseillaise and the liberte, and the egalite, and the fraternite".

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss