A Musical Tour of Dublin
John Toal explores the classical music heritage of Dublin from Handel's Messiah to the present day. Features composer Shaun Davey, choral ensemble Anuna and harpist Cliona Doris.
John Toal explores the city's classical music heritage from before the arrival of Handel, right up to the present day. Featuring composer Shaun Davey, harpist Clíona Doris, and Christ Church Cathedral Director of Music Ian Keatley. John catches up with choral ensemble Anúna as they rehearse for their 30th anniversary celebrations, Peter Whelan sheds light on classical music's early life in the city, and Evonne Ferguson opens the doors to the Contemporary Music Centre.
Plus music from Barry Douglas' Celtic Orbit, recorded at the MAC in Belfast, and pianist Finghin Collins performing John Field, recorded at Seamus Heaney HomePlace.