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Cork venueBeing Dufay in Cork was terrific – great people and and a wonderful occasion celebrating the opening of the Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre. And great to talk on John Kelly’s RTE radio show – he’s one of the most creative  music broadcasters,  up there with John Schaefer of Radio NYC and our own Fiona Talkington and Verity Sharp.  After that I went on holiday – with not a note of music or a word of writing for two weeks.


Upcoming events this month and next include:

Germany: Katholische Akademie, Schwerte

27-29 May: paper at the Tenor: Mythos, Geschichte, Gegenwart conference


Sweden: University of Gothenburg

31 May – 1st June: PhD examining


Finland: Helsinki

6-7 June: Vocal ensemble  Versio coaching sessions


Finland: Tampere

8 June: Being Dufay (Tampere Hall)

8-10 June: Tampere Vocal Music  Festival Ensemble Jury


London: June 14

Talk for the Recorded Vocal Art Society


Cambridge: June 26

Great St Mary’s Church: Messiah in aid of the Clifford Bartlett  Appeal (with Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Stephen Varcoe and Peter Holman). Tickets for this can be booked either through Cambridge Early Music or the Suffolk Villages Festival.  Clifford Bartlett has been a fantastic friend and supporter of  so many in the early music world and it’s a privilege to help the cause. I hadn’t intended to do another olde Handelian warhorse, but for Clifford… So this will definitely be my last, and it’s rather fitting as Great St Mary’s is where I did my first Bach Passion eons ago as a student.


I’m hoping to update the rest of the site shortly…







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