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Peter Sutherland (1946-2018) RIP

It is with much regret that Irish Heritage has learned of the death of its Patron, Peter Sutherland. Mr Sutherland, who has been ill for some months, passed away on Sunday (7 th January) in St James’ Hospital in Dublin. He was 71. During an exceptional and long career Mr Sutherland served with distinction in […]

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Handel’s Church provides a fitting venue for Irish Heritage’s Carol Concert

St George’s Church in Hanover Square in the heart of London’s West End provided a fitting venue for Irish Heritage’s “Christmas by Candlelight” concert last night (18th December). Flickering candlelight created the perfect ambience for a series of readings, solo and choral performances with a Christmas theme. All were enjoyed by a 200 strong audience […]

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Retirement Dinner for Niall Gallagher

Irish Heritage organised a dinner in the elegant surroundings of London’s Savile Club on 24th November to mark the retirement of Niall Gallagher after 25 years as chairman of the organisation. The enjoyable evening was attended by patrons, members and friends who enjoyed excellent entertainment by Jessica Costello and Declan Kelly accompanied by Jean Kelly on […]

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A commentary on the programme for 17th February

This concert draws on a wealth of music heard in Ireland over the last one hundred years: music by Irish composers – male and female, British composers inspired by Ireland, and music made famous by Ireland’s finest opera singers. The opera houses of Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Wexford saw regular performances from homegrown and visiting opera companies. The […]

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Discovering forgotten Irish composer Ina Boyle 1889 – 1967

UK Premiere for Irish Heritage Though now largely forgotten, Ina Boyle was considered to be one of the most prolific and important composers in Ireland before 1950.  She travelled regularly to London for lessons with Vaughan Williams who thought highly of her. Performances in London included the Proms in 1923 and conductors of her music included Sir Henry Wood and Sir Adrian Boult. […]

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