Filed under: composers, important dates. Tagged as: Amy Beach, Jane O'Leary, Margaret Ruthven Lang.
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day – so why not listen to some music that was inspired by celtic roots?
The first to come to mind is Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony:
But not to be neglected is Margaret Ruthven Lang’s “Irish Love Song”:
And while you listen to some music that draws from Irish roots, you can read this article Jane O’Leary (herself a composer) published in the journal for the International Alliance for Women in Music on the women composers of Ireland. Then you can stop by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland to read and listen more about the current music making that is happening on the Green Isle, including the work of O’Leary and her colleagues.