CMC and the RIAM presents Musical Tales in Dublin City Libraries.

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 Composer Benjamin 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 Holstead, Michael Holohan, Kevin O’Connell, Frank Corcoran, John 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.

Venues

All concerts are FREE admission but booking is essential.

Please contact the relevant library to book.

1pm – 2pm, Monday 24 October

Central Library – Music Library

ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

T |  01 873 4333 E |  musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

630pm – 730pm, Tuesday 25 October

Drumcondra Library

Millmount Avenue, Dublin 9

T |  01 837 7206 E |  drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie

1pm – 2pm, Thursday 27 October

Rathmines Library

157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

T |  01 497 3539 E |  rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 2 November

Walkinstown Library

Percy French Road, Dublin 12

T |  01 4558159 E |  walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie

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