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Posts by Lily Middleton

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.

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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.

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Michael McHale solo at The Forge (22 June)

Michael McHale (piano) will be giving his first solo recital since returning from overseas engagements at The Forge, Camden on Sunday 22nd June. Further information from; http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/  

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Fiachra Garvey lunchtime concert (4 July)

Fiachra Garvey (piano) is performing a lunchtime concert in St Martin-in-the-Fields on 4th July at 1.00pm, with an all American programme including Gershwin, Ives, Cage and Barber. Fiachra gave a wonderful recital in Wigmore Hall in October and the Wigmore CD is now out and available if you want to contact Fiachra on www.fiachragarvey.com

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Busy opera season for Carolyn Dobbin

Carolyn Dobbin (mezzo-soprano) has a very busy opera season this summer, including singing Polina in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades in Grange Park Opera on Sunday 6th Tuesday 8th before heading to Ireland for a season in Wexford, Cork and Dublin singing the title role, Lucretia in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. See www.carolyndobbin.com. July;…

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The Silver Tassie at the National Theatre

As the world marks the First World War Centenary, the National Theatre stage Sean O’Casey’s “powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928”.  The play, set in Ireland during WWI, follows Harry Heegan as he leaves the celebratory atmosphere at home for the horror of the trenches.  Book now as the show only runs until…

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RDS Bursary Winner Announced

  The Royal Dublin Society has announced its winner of the 2014 RDS Bursary as 18 year old Cork trombonist Clara Daly Donnellan, Clara is the youngest ever winner of the prize which has been awarded annually for the past 11 years. Valued at €10,000, the RDS Music Bursary is not only one of the largest…

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Irish Times – Generation Emigration Blog, Article by Jean Kelly

  Our Artistic Advisor Jean Kelly has written a beautiful article about life in London as an Irish musician.  Written as part of a series on Irish emigrants in Britain on the Generation Emigration blog this week to coincide with the President’s historic State visit, the article discusses Jean’s experiences as a musician living and working in…

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Irish Theatre at Rose Theatre Kingston

Head to Rose Theatre Kingston over the next couple of months for Irish theatre with Brian Friel’s Translations and award winning Irish actor Brian Cox in conversation.   TRANSLATIONS by Brian Friel co-production by Sheffield, ETT and Rose Directed by James Grieve, this stunning adaptation of Brien Friel’s Translations is the study of the British Army arriving…

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