lufties Registered User
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Hi All,

Just wondered if anyone knows a link or where to get the theme tune of the radio 1 soap Harbour Hotel that was broadcast in the 80's

thanks.

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#2

AAAH it's now going round my head...I can hear the seagulls..

crosstownk Registered User
#3

Maybe email RTÉ and they may be able to help you.

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r3nu4l Administrator
#4

Yup, it's not in the online archives. There are a couple of photos of the voice actors and writer but that's it.

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r3nu4l said:
Yup, it's not in the online archives. There are a couple of photos of the voice actors and writer but that's it.


Same here- I've spent a good 20 mins on this too- bah, I thought everything that ever was, was on the interweb these days.

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r3nu4l Administrator
#6

Yup, I even trawled YouTube
My Mam used to listen to this every day it was on. During her teen years she worked in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire and I think it reminded her of those days

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lufties Registered User
#7

Yeah perhaps i'll drop rte an email. I used to listen to it in my gran aunt's when i'd get a half day from school, and she'd cook a fantastic tasty dinner for me. For a woman in her late eighties at the time, that was some going.

Ahh they were great times

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desbrook Registered User
#8

Memories of Missus Doyle and Shiny Shoes Bob Ellis! Yes tried to find it myself but no luck. I'd say an email to certain presenters may help. Ronan Collins comes to mind

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lufties Registered User
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desbrook said:
Memories of Missus Doyle and Shiny Shoes Bob Ellis! Yes tried to find it myself but no luck. I'd say an email to certain presenters may help. Ronan Collins comes to mind


fair play des, i might drop him a mail myself. by the way where was the harbour hotel supposed to be?

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desbrook Registered User
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lufties said:
fair play des, i might drop him a mail myself. by the way where was the harbour hotel supposed to be?


There was a character "Gabriel" with a strong Kerry accent as I remember ?

lufties Registered User
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desbrook said:
There was a character "Gabriel" with a strong Kerry accent as I remember ?


cant really remember the program itself, only maybe some auld wan that used to be rabbiting on..I was only around 7 yrs old when it was broadcast.

#12

It's not on my RTE's Greatest Themes LP.

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r3nu4l Administrator
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nlgbbbblth said:
It's not on my RTE's Greatest Themes LP.


Interesting list of RTÉ recordings here. I don't see Harbour Hotel on it anywhere.

Bear in mind that the theme tune to the Gay Byrne radio show was not an RTÉ tune, it's actually 'Tico's Tune', by 'Manuel & the Music of the Mountains', and that could be true of Harbour Hotel too.

The Gay Byrne Radio Show music. Listen to it from 15 seconds in

#14

Tico's Tune is great.

Here's my article on that RTE Themes LP. Might be of interest.

Click!

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#15

the gay byrne radio theme... there's the sound of success right there.. If you heard that you'd successfully blagged your way out of going to school..

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