We associate Dublin, and, perhaps, all of Ireland with folk music. Yet, it has a distinguished set of classical composers beginning early in the modern era. Composers such as John Field, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Hamilton Harty started in Dublin and also had careers in England and Europe. Joan Trimble and Brian Boydell brought modern music to Dublin. The city is old and the music can be old, but it’s always approached with a light heart and a dancing step.
you arrive and the country is at your feet:
Cosma: Les Roses de Dublin
Perry: Gemini Concerto: II. Dublin: Celtic Air and Runaway Reel
Boydell: Megalithic Ritual Dance
Time to slow down, and perhaps a nap?
Harty: Variations on a Dublin Air: Introduction and Theme
Field: Nocturne No. 1 in E flat major
Stanford: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 123: II. Tempo di minuetto
Barry: The One-Armed Pianist
Perhaps a concert or a show?
Balfe: The Bohemian Girl, Act II: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
Alwyn: Shake Hands With the Devil: I. Dublin 1921
Harty: In Ireland
Trimble: The Humours of Carrick (Hop-jig)
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