SAINTS, HEROES and KINGS SAINTS, HEROES and KINGS - Three hundred years of music across cultures in Ireland The Irish Consort Roisin O’Grady / Róisín Elsafty (singers), Sarah Groser (treble viol), Malachy Robinson (bass viol), Ed Tapceanu (bass viol), Ronan Browne (whistles), Siobhán Armstrong (Irish and Italian Renaissance harp) This programme explores Ireland’s cultural position, in the early modern period, as an English colony, ruled by English monarchs, with periodic struggles for self-determination resulting in failure each century, until the early twentieth. It includes some of the earliest extant Irish music: monastic plainchant; ancient Irish harp compositions; 16th-century Irish songs and dances, together with music familiar to the Elizabethan colonists: lute songs by John Dowland, lively consort music by William Byrd, and European Renaissance dances composed by Cormac McDermott, a royal Irish harper at the English court. The music of the later colonial period includes Irish airs that travelled to Britain together with 17th - and 18th -century elegies for Irish heroes. Folllowed by the launch of Music, Ireland and the Sixteenth Century CD by The Irish Consort at our Zoom Festival Club.

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Event Date 21-05-2021 8:00 pm
Event End Date 07-06-2021 11:55 pm
Cut off date 07-06-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price €12.00
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