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
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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