Classical Notes: Early music with burning issues at stake

The Red Book of Ossory is a fascinating tale of witchcraft, heresy and murder interpreted for modern ears by the early music quartet Anakronos

28th June, 2020
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Out of the blue, the Red Book of Ossory dropped through my letterbox recently. Not the book itself, of course, which is a 14th-century manuscript housed in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, but the title of a new CD that records in a strange and fascinating way what the Red Book, a collection of 70 vellum ‘pages’ depicting the tempestuous 45-year anti-heretics ‘reign’ of Bishop Richard Ledred is all about....

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