Ireland’s Magna Carta recalled by epic premiere

A Letter of Rights promises to be a music highlight of the year

19th February, 2017
Chamber Choir Ireland will perform A Letter of Rights at three venues across the island next weekend

I don’t know much about the introduction of Magna Carta to Ireland – in fact, nothing at all – but Chamber Choir Ireland sparked my curiosity by informing me of three upcoming concerts celebrating the 800th anniversary of the event here.

What I discovered goes something like this: Magna Carta Hiberniae arrived in Ireland in February 1217, as a spin-off of the original event at Runnymede in England. This charter of rights had...

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