IRELAND, MOTHER IRELAND

IRELAND, MOTHER IRELAND

    Price: $59.95

    Code: 1074
    Format: DVD

    Produced by the W.B. Yeats Foundation
    Directed by Ciaran Tanham
    1997, 57 minutes

    This concert, performed at the elegant 18th-century Dublin residence of the American Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith, features tenor James W. Flannery, accompanied by pianist William Ransom and harpist Cormac DeBarra, who perform a wide range of Irish favorites, including traditional melodies as well as songs and music by Thomas Moore, James Joyce, John Field and W.B. Yeats. Flannery, who is also well known as a writer and scholar of Irish music, literature and theater, places each song within its historic context. The video also features scenes of the Ambassadorial residence and rare photos from the Kennedy family album.

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    "Blessed with a beautiful tenor voice and a remarkable feeling for the subtleties of poetic language, James Flannery also has the gift of knowing how to reach into what the Irish call uaigneas an chroi-the secret places of the heart." - Bill Whelan, Grammy Award- wining composer of Riverdance