Prof. Michael J. Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication) recently spoke to composer Ryan Molloy for the Irish Times about Buaine na Gaoithe, which will tour nationally next month. Buaine na Gaoithe is a new song cycle for soprano, flute and harp, a setting of poems by Martin Dyar. UL writer in residence.
“I had the immense pleasure of discovering Martin’s poetry through the poet himself. […] I was drawn to an artistic personality that I felt an affinity with. I also found in his poems an identity and a use of imagery that connected with me strongly in musical terms. When the opportunity to write a song cycle arose via an Arts Council commission award through the singer Francesca Placanica, Martin was a natural choice to collaborate with.”
Read the interview in full at: www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/flight-of-fancy-composer-ryan-molloy-on-collaborating-with-poet-martin-dyar-1.3647680
Buaine na Gaoithe will come to the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick on October 10th at 6pm, in Lecture Theatre 2. Further details on Buaine na Gaoithe.