Sunday September 27, 2020

Classical Notes: A tribute to the composer who kept our classical flame alive

The 20th-century Irish musician John F Larchet worked tirelessly to gather a collection of classical music that reflected the rich heritage of Irish folk, traditional and Gaelic airs

13th September, 2020
Niall Kinsella, pianist, Raphaela Mangan, mezzo soprano, and Gavan Ring, baritone, have recorded a CD John F Larchet: Complete Songs & Airs CREDIT Aaron Corr

The best balm for the blues caused by not having lots of live music concerts on tap is the pleasure of listening to a CD recording in the sanctuary of one’s own parlour. For sure, CDs are almost past tense themselves by now and rarely match the excitement once ignited by the “click-clunk” thrill of an old 78 waxing, but in the heel of the hunt, it’s the quality of the music that matters most....

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