The Kerry Connection
Professor Jeremy Dibble from Durham University visits Kenmare, County Kerry and retraces the footsteps of English composer EJ Moeran, who died in the picturesque town in 1950.
Professor Jeremy Dibble from Durham University visits Kenmare, Co. Kerry and retraces the footsteps of the English composer E.J. Moeran, who died in the picturesque town 60 years ago.
Moeran lived here, on and off, through the 1930's and 40's.
The folk music and beauty of the locality inspired many of his works - his Symphony in G minor was completed on nearby Valentia Island.
In this Twenty Minutes Jeremy Dibble explores Moeran's Irish connections, and includes interviews with local acquaintances as well as an archive recording of the composer's own thoughts on his adopted country, recorded over sixty years ago.