Round Up: Inspiring Bach

26 February 2019

Programmes Notes

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Cathal Twomey wrote the notes for Claire Duff and Benjamin Alard's 'Inspiring Bach' programme, and composer Jane O'Leary supplied a note for her piece, 'Fantasia'. Read them here.



"Under the ambiguous title 'Inspiring Bach' these two musicians caught the tinkling melodies, the soaring heights and melancholic depths of a baroque genius."

Munster Express, 5th March 2019


"Exceptionally stylish, Ms Duff's colourful playing also caressed darker viola hues in moments of tender deliberation. [...] [Alard] elicited an unusual range of tone... One could be excused for mistaking it, at times, for an 18th Century fortepiano."

The Irish Catholic, 28th February 2019


Nenagh Guardian, 23rd February 2019


Galway City Tribune, 15th February 2019


Listen back here.

RTÉ Radio 1 - Arena, 19th December 2018


The Sunday Business Post, 2nd December 2018



St. Finian's Church, Saturday 16th February