Renowned soprano and music teacher Dr Veronica Dunne, who has passed away aged 93 years, was a major figure on the Irish cultural landscape for well over half a century, as performer, teacher and founder of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, which is dedicated to discovering the best classical singers of the future. 

We celebrate her memory with some classic moments from the RTÉ Archives - revisit an entertaining 2016 interview with Marty Whelan above. 

For the RTÉ lyric fm series Vocal Chords, Veronica Dunne joined Iarla Ó Lionáird to discuss the journey of the human voice and ask, why do we sing and what happens when we do? Listen below...

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The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition shines a spotlight on emerging international talent - watch the 2019 final in its entirety below, presented live from Dublin's National Concert Hall: 

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Finally, enjoy the incomparable Ronnie Dunne (as she was known to her friends) trying to squeeze a few notes out of RTÉ Radio 1's John Murray in studio back in 2010. 

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