Category Archives: Music

A tour of some country houses

Last month, my belovèd and I tool a gentle tour of some of England, and called in at some lovely houses along the way. First was a trip to my homeland of Yorkshire to visit my parents, and to take in … Continue reading

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Quasimodal (3)

Another day, another Quasimodal gig. This one, however, was a little different. For a start it took place on my birthday (woohoo!), and it wasn’t late in the evening in a dark basement – it was at 6pm in a … Continue reading

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Music in Great Irish Houses

Last night I was lucky enough to be taken (by my employer no less) to a concert in Kilruddery House, near Bray, County Wicklow. Home of the Earls of Meath (since the early 17th Century), the house was rebuilt in … Continue reading

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Ordination of Deacons

At Christ Church yesterday, we had to sing for two Eucharist services – the usual Sunday morning service, and then an Ordination service in the early evening. Ordinations are always length affairs, this one coming in at 1hr and 45 … Continue reading

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Installation and Institution

Some big words for a big service! At a rather extended Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral last night, the Ven. Dermot Patrick Martin Dunne was installed as Dean of Christ Church and instituted as incumbent of the Cathedral group of … Continue reading

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Quasimodal (2)

Simon and Alon played an excellent gig in Shine in Dublin last night. Their 35 minute slot was the last of three, and by the time we’d waited for the football (being shown downstairs) to end and the music to … Continue reading

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Thoughts

As the saying goes, there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. What is always a shock though is the death of a young person, in this case someone in her mid-twenties. Although no more than a casual … Continue reading

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Quasimodal

On Wednesday 21 May some friends of mine are playing a gig in Shine on Wexford Street in Dublin. It’s free entry and they’ll be playing a 40 minute set from sometime around 21.30. Their MySpace site gives some more … Continue reading

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Concert!

Tonight in Christ Church Cathedral at 20.00 the Cathedral Choir (C4) and the Cathedral Girls’ Choir will be giving our annual Trinity weekend concert. The Cathedral is actually the “Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity”, and so this is our … Continue reading

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