TV: The high price of a lifelong devotion to trad music

Slán Leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music (RTÉ One) became a revelatory monologue that was sometimes challenging, sometimes baffling, but in the end absorbing

31st March, 2019
Tony MacMahon in Slán Leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music (RTÉ One)

Slán Leis an gCeol – Farewell to Music: RTÉ One

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In TS Eliot’s 1915 poem The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, a man conscious of advancing years regrets that one day he will roll up his trousers to walk along a beach, where mermaids who sing to each other will no longer sing for him. It is the shutting-down of possibilities that...

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