Wednesday Nov 9th 2022 • 12:00 am | The Large Room • City Hall

    Finghin Collins piano
    Sharon Carty mezzo-soprano
    John Finucane clarinet
Three of Ireland’s finest musicians present a programme of nostalgia and romance to warm the heart this November, including music by Brahms and Spohr and settings of Yeats and Joyce poetry.
Finghin Collins Sharon Carty John Finucane

Photo of Finghin Collins • Frances Marshall

Feelings of nostalgia and longing pervade the music for this attractive programme for clarinet, voice and piano which draws together three of Ireland’s most versatile and acclaimed musicians: Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano, John Finucane, clarinet and Finghin Collins, piano. From the sensuous opening bars of Debussy’s Rhapsody to Mozart’s operatic fireworks, the programme also includes deeply passionate German songs by Brahms and Spohr and miraculous settings of Yeats and Joyce poems by Muriel Herbert and Rebecca Clarke. At the centre of the programme is “Music of the Hours”, a new work for clarinet and piano by Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell which reflects on the experience of praying the monastic hours.

Presented & Supported by

Wat3erford Music Club



    Première Rhapsodie  (8’)


    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (14’)


    Mainacht and Ewige Liebe (8’)
    Two Songs Op. 91 (12’)


    Anne-Marie O’Farrell:

    Music of the Hours (5’)

    M. Herbert / R. Clarke

    Yeats / Joyce settings (15’)


    from Six German Songs: Nos. 1, 2, 5 (12’)


    Parto, parto” from “La Clemenza di Tito” (5’)