Concert Now on CD

DC photojournalist Marty Katz

By Dave Lewis, Assistant Editor
September / October 2018

San Francisco-based DW Productions is releasing a 2-CD set of Ireland’s Poet-Patriots, A Musical History, commemorating the 1916 rebellion, which was recorded live in concert at the Washington National Cathedral late last year. Conductor Scott Tucker helmed the production that combined classical and traditional Irish music. Irish and Irish-American leaders also acted as narrators including Ambassador Dan Mulhall, Chris Matthews, and Irish America editor Patricia Harty. These narrators and musicians brought new life to the words of Ireland’s patriot poets, including Padraig Pearse, Robert Emmet, and more.

The two-disc set will not only feature the performance in its entirety but it will also include a 12-page booklet that consists of composer and writer, Richard B. Evans’ complete libretto fully stocked with all of the poems, writings, and narration as well as information on the concert itself, and six additional musical tracks not heard at the concert. To order a copy of this two-disc set, please email info@IrelandsPoetPatriots.com or go to the website, irelandspoetpatriots.com ♦

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