Tonight's interval is part of a 2010 Radio 1 documentary that celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Shaun Davey's Brendan Voyage. Ellen Cranitch talks with composer Shaun Davey, explorer Tim Severin and piper Liam O' Flynn.
The Dublin Feis Ceoil in its centenary year. First broadcast in April 1996. with contributions from director Deirdre Kelleher, Bernadette Greevy, Kathleen Watkins, Henry Shellard, Robert McCullagh, Mary Gallagher, Frank Dunne, Oonagh Keogh, Kevin Hough, Finghin Collins, Anne Murray, and Suzanne Murphy.
In 18th century Europe the spirit of the Enlightenment encouraged freedom in every aspect of life and thought and there was a further loosening of influence of church and monarchy. The emerging symphonic style of the classical orchestra were central features of the Masses of both composers though many 18th century choral compositions were composed for the concert hall rather than for liturgical use.