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Enough of the outdated notion that broadcasters should have neutral voices; a regional accent can be music to the ears

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

24th November, 2019
The late Gay Byrne changed his accent

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Nadine O'Regan

One of the interesting things about the many fine articles written in the wake of Gay Byrne's death was hearing about the measures the legendary Irish broadcaster took to become good on radio in his salad days. The young Byrne would practise his lines endlessly before going on air; as a young man, he also took elocution lessons. A smart cookie from the get-go, Byrne, raised in the Liberties in Dublin,...

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