Monday September 21, 2020

Classical Notes: Historic occasion as Gaelic art songs make their debut

Three concerts at the NCH showcase newly commissioned Irish-language art songs, with texts and influences ranging from Myles na gCopaleen to Enya

2nd February, 2020
Daire Halpin will be performing in the NCH’s Chamber Music Series

It is described as "the first Irish-language art song recital in the history of the state’’. And who am I to doubt that, seeing as up to early last year I didn’t realise we hadn’t enough “art songs” to stage a single event, never mind three?

These recitals, part of the NCH’s Chamber Music Series, will embrace a whopping 50 new art songs set as gaeilge in...

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