The Galway Early Music Festival 2015 takes place from 14 to 17 May. As a taste of what to expect we look back at the Dublin Festival of Medieval Music from 1988.

A series of Millennium Events took place in Easter 1988 to mark the Dublin Millennium year. These events included: a boat race on the River Liffey between Trinity College and University College Dublin; the Irish Open Chess Championships; and the first Dublin Festival of Medieval Music.

Musicians from the Early Music Organisation provide a preview of what will be on offer at the Dublin Festival of Medieval Music by playing on a horse drawn float in St. Stephen's Green.

This RTÉ News report by Maggie O'Kane was first broadcast on 2 April 1988.

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