Monday August 10, 2020

Classical Notes: Mansions festival gets rerouted into our own homes

Temporarily scuppered by coronavirus, the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival is bouncing back with a 50th anniversary special held online

7th June, 2020
Violist Rosalind Ventris will perform from her own home to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

It’s rather sobering to be still able to recall the fight to save our Georgian heritage during the 1960s. It’s a frightfully long time ago and, to be honest, there were not all that many politicians who cared whether Castletown House and Carton House in Co Kildare survived or not. This was part of Ireland’s legacy revenge, we were told, and anyway we were all too busy singing rousing ballads to notice one way or...

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