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
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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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