Classical Notes

Mayo duo to create magical music in concert in new year

Cellist Patrick Dexter and harpist Alannah Thornburgh will play music that they have written together for a live performance at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on February 4

Patrick Dexter, cellist and Alannah Thornburgh, harpist: ‘Together, cello and harp create such a captivating texture,’ says Dexter

There are not many musicians who have managed to benefit from the pandemic, but Patrick Dexter is certainly one of them. The cellist made an instant impression that would be the envy of many of his peers when he streamed performances from his picturesque cottage in the wilds of Co Mayo. His works went viral – into the tens of millions of plays – and his debut album, Solace, released last April achieved huge success ...