Musical Tales

Musical Tales – a series of four concerts in Dublin City Libraries, 26 Oct – 2 Nov 2011

In celebration of Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature status and to highlight the rich connections between Irish writers, past and present, and Irish composers, The Contemporary Music Centre, in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, presents Musical Tales.

Musical Tales is a series of four concerts in Dublin City Libraries from 24 Oct – 2 Nov 2011, funded by the Dublin City Council Arts Office Arts Grants 2011 and supported by the Dublin City Council Library Development Office.

The concert programme, curated and introduced by Irish ComposerBenjamin Dwyer will be performed by the RIAM Milesian Quartet and renowned Irish mezzo-soprano Imelda Drumm (left). Musical Tales features works by Irish composers: Rachel HolsteadMichael Holohan, Kevin O’ConnellFrank CorcoranJohn Buckley and Siobhan Cleary. These composers have found inspiration in Old Irish and in the Irish writers Seamus Heaney, Paul Durcan and Oscar Wilde. Musical Tales invites the listener to take a musical journey inspired by the words of Irish writers and poets, with music that gives a fresh perspective on Irish literature old and new. Further details