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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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From OPERA to JEROME KERN – Michelle Daly (27 June)

On Friday 27 June mezzo soprano Michelle Daly will be performing at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. She will be performing a selection of operatic arias alongside a selection of songs from the American song book, as they were orginally written and intended to be performed. For more details and to book click here.

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Lunchtime recital by Norah King (20 June)

Norah King (soprano) is giving a lunchtime recital in St Martin-in-the-Fields on Friday 20th June at 1.00pm. The programme includes songs by Fauré and Strauss as well as a selection of Irish and English songs, accompanied on piano by Yau Cheng. Admission is free, see; http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/free-lunchtime-concert-norah-king

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