An exhibition combining music and paintings takes place at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The idea for the exhibition came from music historian Dr Barra Boydell who noticed that of the 2,500 paintings in the gallery a surprising number of them had a musical theme. These paintings ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century have been gathered together for the exhibition. Included in the collection are The Piping Boy by Nathaniel Hone, and Children at the Crossroads by Trevor Fowler. A number of musical instruments are also on display.

Raymond Keaveney, Assistant Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, describes how the exhibition came about.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 July 1985. The reporter is Michelle McCaughren.