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12th January 2021

Liam, my son and I started a podcast. It has been such fun. We talk about music, travel, disasters, anxieties, food, triumphs! First podcast is on 18 Jan 2021. All platforms.

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12th August 2020

Sadly, due to COVID-19, we’re not able to welcome you to Clandeboye this summer.

​However, we’re delighted to launch Clandeboye At Home a special online edition of the Clandeboye Festival that you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home!

​We’ll be …

13th February 2020

Just beginning my 3 week trip in the US – last night was the first concert- a recital for Xavier University in Cincinnati- despite torrential rain the audience was there in force and very warm. Off to PBS TV to do a big interview now …

9th November 2018

The soloist for this concert was Irish pianist Barry Douglas, whose relaxed approach to Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 made light of its fiendish rhythmic demands. Its central slow movement is some of the saddest music the composer wrote, but the opening is playful and jazzy, …

9th November 2018

Next up was pianist Barry Douglas, who movingly interpreted Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1 in the concert’s centrepiece performance. Written when the composer was, astonishingly, just 17 and 18 (although substantially revised in his 40s), Douglas deftly captured the quick switches in tone, from a …

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