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Dublin 1916 The Poet-Patriots OratorioDUBLIN 1916, The Poet-Patriots

As the centenary of “The Easter Rising,” 2016 will be a year of solemn and heartfelt commemorations throughout Ireland and throughout the extraordinary Irish diaspora worldwide.

To honor this centenary, composer Richard B. Evans has set to music a sequence of significant poems and texts by the Irish patriots whose ideas and actions made Ireland’s independence achievable. Their unique revolution was led by a group of poets armed initially with words and ideas, but then also willing to take up arms in their seemingly insurmountable cause.


Composed, Adapted and Orchestrated
by Richard B. Evans

To be performed as part of the Centenary Commemorations
in Dublin, Ireland, 2016

Classical musicians from The ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC in Dublin (now a part of Trinity College Dublin) and Irish "trad" musicians from the DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY's Conservatory of Music, will be performing DUBLIN 1916, The Poet-Patriots, in Ireland in 2016 as part of the important national centenary commemorations of the Dublin 1916 Rising for independence. Included are orchestra, chorus, vocal soloists, plus “trad” instrumentalists on whistles, uilleann pipes, concertina, bodhran and fiddles, and prominent Irish “traditional” singers.

For more info and music samples see here: DUBLIN 1916, The Poet-Patriots

MIDAS & MARIGOLD, A Timeless Musical Fable, 
a delightful Family Operetta.

A lonely King wishes only for more gold; his teenage daughter Marigold tends to her rose garden, but aches instead for her father’s love. A timeless tale of family love. 

Book & Lyrics by ‘vid Buttaro and Squire Fridell, Music by Richard B. Evans


For more info and music samples see here: MIDAS & MARIGOLD, A Timeless Musical Fable

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