Monday April 6, 2020

Irish composer lingers at the Brontë family’s beloved piano

The piano, not surprisingly, has now become something of a celebrity item

24th January, 2016
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Ailís Ní Ríain has built up an international reputation

Those who have visited the Parsonage near Haworth village in the Yorkshire moors, are unlikely to forget the poignancy of a place that was the home of the Brontë family for 41 years between 1820 and 1861.

Here, the pent-up emotions and tensions of the sisters, an errant brother and a stern father – originally a Prunty from Co Down – can be visualised in a small mansion with church and graveyard at its hall-door.

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