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Posts by Niall Gallagher

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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Brenda Hurley in Zurich

Here is a very interesting mail I received from an avid reader of our Newsletter, Brenda Hurley who performed (piano) with Irish Heritage at St Bride’s in June 2011. My news is that in August 2012 I became the Director of the International Opera Studio in Zurich Opera (IOS), so now I am living full-time…

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Fiona Murphy – In conversation

Regular performer with Irish Heritage, Fiona Murphy gives a videoed interview which includes short extracts of works by Mozart, Puccini & J. Strauss. Fiona last appeared with us at the Enchanted Isle event on 17 April 2013.

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Enchanted Isle – Ireland in picture, song and story

Enchanted Isle – Ireland in picture, song and story with Fiona Murphy (soprano), Aaron Cawley (tenor), Ciara Moroney (piano) and John Cormack (storyteller) Enchanted Isle, an original production, written and devised by Artistic Director Ethna Kennedy, will entertain with songs and stories from different counties of Ireland, relating to famous people, places and events and…

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