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Nova Sunday 29 June 2014

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In 1927, Cork City Gaol hosted one of Ireland’s earliest radio broadcasts, the simple sound of cartwheels on cobbles. RTÉ lyric fm commissioned is this on? a work for radio from renowned Irish composer Karen Power to mark the place of that first broadcast and to pay tribute to the profoundly significant contributions by woman to Ireland’s turbulent history in the early twentieth century. It was performed in concert at the Cork City Gaol and broadcast live on Nova, RTÉ lyric fm on 19th June 2016. You can listen to is this on? below with the accompanying video made by Shaun O'Connor documenting Karen's inspiration and the composition process. 
 

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Ahead of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bernard Clarke looks at some of the contemporary composers featured this year including Gribbin and Silvestrov.

Music Played on the Show

20:20

Title: My Margaret

Composer: Diver, Gerry

Performer(s): Margaret Barry, Gerry Diver (Instruments, Recording)

Album: Speech Project One Fine Day Records OFDROO1CD

Duration: 5:15

20:30

Title: Hommage

Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis

Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)

Album: Inventio ECM Records ECM 2348 375 9429

Duration: 4:28

20:42

Title: Morning --

Composer: Fernstrom, Mikael

Performer(s): Mikael Fernstrom

Album: Private Recording -- No Number Composer Copy No Number

Duration: 5:10

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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