Monday, November 4, 2013

"WB Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps" 2, with Bill Whelan, Jim Flannery, Olwen Fouere and Donnacha Dennehy airing on RTE Lyric FM on November 15th

Programme 2 is coming together now - phew!  It features a nice relaxed chat between greats, composer Bill Whelan and Yeats legend Jim Flannery.  There are funny anecdotes, deep stuff, and interesting revelations.  I won't be giving them away here.  We're also lucky to have the extraordinary Olwen Fouere on board, revisiting Yeats extracts, and sharing her insights and experiences with us.  Photos of her rehearsal/recording with Jim Flannery below.  Check out his book!  Then to top it all off, we have composer Donnacha Dennehy speaking to us from Princeton about his Yeats settings, written for Dawn Upshaw on "Gra agus Bas".    :-)

Thanks to Patrick Sutton of Smock Alley Theatre for kindly lending us the rehearsal space. 

WB Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps (2), will be broadcast on RTE Lyric FM at 7pm on Friday November 15th, 2013, and will be available afterwards as a podcast.
Jim Flannery & Olwen Fouere at The Boys' School Smock Alley Theatre

Olwen Fouere and Jim Flannery discuss WB Yeats

Olwen Fouere and Jim Flannery revisit WB Yeats at Smock Alley

Olwen Fouere as Aoife with Ciaran Hinds as Cuchulainn in 1989

Two decades on, Jim Flannery and Olwen Fouere revisit WB Yeats in 2013

Olwen Fouere as Cathleen Ni Houlian, 1990

Composer Bill Whelan

Prof JW Flannery and his Yeats book.
Composer Donnacha Dennehy

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