Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7.30 pm
In aid of refugees coming to Ireland

MUSIC    Flute: Elizabeth Petcu (Ex RTE Concert Orchestra)
                  Violin: Mircia Petcu (Ex RTE Concert Orchestra)

POETRY   Patrick Semple



Nigel Bell              INTRODUCTION The Refugees
Elizabeth Petcu   INTRODUCTION to the music for this evening.
Patrick Semple    INTRODUCTION to the poetry.

SHAKESPEARE (1564–1616) Merchant of Venice (Act I Scene I)
Merchant of Venice (Act 3 Scene I)
Sonnet XVIII

Greensleeves to a Ground         Anon              descant recorder and violin drone

JONATHAN SWIFT (1667–1745) Verses on the Death of Dr Swift (extracts)
THOMAS GRAY (1716-1771) Elegy in a Country Churchyard (extracts)

Balada                                               Porumbescu                        solo violin               

GOLDSMITH (1730-1774) The Deserted Village (extract)
JOHN KEATS (1795-1821) Ode to a Nightingale

 Presto from Fantasy in G Minor          Telemann                 solo flute

OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) The Ballad of Reading Gaol (extracts)
HILAIRE BELLOC (1870–1953) Tarantella

Tarantella Napolitana                             Folk                            recorder and violin


ROBERT FROST (1874-1963) The Road not Taken
JOHN BETJEMAN (1906-1984) Sun and Fun

Some of These Days                     Brooks                      flute and violin

KAMU BRATHWAITE (1930 –     ) Naima
BRENDAN KENNELLY (1936 –     ) The Good
SEAMUS HEANEY (1939-2013) Blackberry-picking

Sicilienne                             Fauré                         arranged for flute and violin

PATRICK SEMPLE (1939 –     ) Albert
PAUL DURCAN (1944 –     ) The Clothes Line

The Emigrant’s Letter                  French                       Irish flute

FLEUR ADCOCK (1934 –    ) The Video
JENNY JOSEPH (1932 –     ) Warning

Badinerie`from Suite in B minor         Bach               flute and violin

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