Monthly Archives: March 2016

Standing Ovation for Macalla 1916 at the Opera House

“Éire ní hamháin saor ach Gaelach chomh maith.” “Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart” Easter 1916 – WB Yeats Easter 2016 may, in time, come to be seen as one of those major coming-of-age moments … Continue reading

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The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Op 51 by Joseph Haydn

Last Sunday the RTE Contempo Quartet came to Wexford. The talented foursome – Bogdan Sofei and Ingrid Nicola on violin, Andreea Banciu on viola and Adrian Mantu on Cello – were in town, at the invitation of Music for Wexford, … Continue reading

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I am lost in Space with The Modern Jazz Quartet

It’s a beautiful clear Spring morning in Wexford. I am sitting in the study listening to the album Space (1969) by Modern Jazz Quartet. This was the second of two albums they recorded on the Apple label. And it is … Continue reading

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