Library Podcast

Welcome to dlr Libraries Podcast page, a new service from DLR Libraries. If you missed some of our events over the past few months you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened thanks to our new podcasting page.

Here you can browse the complete collection of podcasts in the series. Each one may be played on the page, or downloaded and saved. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Speranza: Oscar’s Mama
02 December 2021

We are pleased to present a talk by Christopher Fitz-Simon on Jane Francesca Elgee, later Mrs William Wilde, later still Lady Wilde, who was born in Wexford 200 years ago. A poet who wrote inflammatory patriotic verse for The Nation newspaper, she was better known in the world of literature during their lifetimes than her now much more celebrated son – upon whose life she cast such an extraordinary spell.

This talk took place as part of a series of events coinciding with the exhibition All Right on the Night celebrating the work of Anne Makower and Christopher Fitz-Simon in theatre, opera, television and radio. The exhibition can be enjoyed online at https://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/online-exhibition#all-right-on-the-night

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 2 December 2021.

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My Grandfather and Oscar Wilde
02 December 2021

In association with the exhibition All Right on the Night, Anne Makower gave a talk on the Makower family and how they came from Poland to set up a textiles business in London in the mid19th century. Anne’s grandfather Stanley Makower was a writer/journalist and Anne discussed the correspondence between Stanley and Oscar Wilde who was highly enthusiastic about Stanley’s most celebrated novel, The Mirror of Music.

This talk took place as part of a series of events coinciding with the exhibition All Right on the Night celebrating the work of Anne Makower and Christopher Fitz-Simon in theatre, opera, television and radio. The exhibition can be enjoyed online at https://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/online-exhibition#all-right-on-the-night

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 2 December 2021.

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Some Light in Darkness - Monday Morning Music with Tim Thurston 29 Nov 2021
29 November 2021

29 November 2021

We are thrilled to bring you a series of four of Tim’s very special Monday Morning Music sessions. He will introduce music which he has enjoyed during Lockdown – and some Christmas music too. These sessions took place in the Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon. If you would like further suggestions by Tim, see last year’s Darkness to Light booklet featuring Tim’s recommendations: https://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/library-news/darkness-light-recommended-listening-tim-thurston

dlr Libraries are enormously grateful for the many CD donations Tim Thurston has given to dlr LexIcon for all to borrow and enjoy.

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 2 December 2021.

Some Light in Darkness

Monday Morning Music with Tim Thurston 29 Nov 2021

1. Anon. Requiem Aeternam, In Paratisum. King’s College, Cambridge – Stephen Cleobury. EMI CDC555096.
2. Thomas Tallis. Organ – Veni Redemptor, O Nata Lux. Dunedin Consort – John Kitchen - organ. Delphian DCD34008.
3. Claudio Monteverdi. Psalm 121 – Laetatus Sum. L’Arpeggiata – Christina Pluhar. DVD1. 545203-2
4. Johann Christoph Bach. Ich Lasse Dich Nicht. Vox Luminis – YouTube.
5. Johann Sebastian Bach. Ouverture from Orchestral Suite No. 1 – BWV1066. Le Concert Français – Pierre Hantal. Mirare MIR017.
6. Joseph Haydn. From Allegro from String Quartet Op. 74 No.3 - Rider. London Haydn Quartet. Hyperion CDA68230.
7. Arr. Ludwig Bohme. Maria Durch, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Calmus Ensemble. Carus 83511.
8. Jaakko Manty Jarvi. Ave Maria, O Magnum Mysterium. Trinity College, Cambridge – Stephen Layton. Hyperion CDA68266.

If anyone has any questions or comments, Tim will be delighted to respond from timthurston1610@gmail.com 

A Gloria listener has persuaded RTÉ to make available many of past Gloria programmes. They may be found at www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/gloria/episodes/?page=1

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Some Light in Darkness - Monday Morning Music with Tim Thurston 22 Nov 2021
22 November 2021

22 November 2021

We are thrilled to bring you a series of four of Tim’s very special Monday Morning Music sessions. He will introduce music which he has enjoyed during Lockdown – and some Christmas music too. These sessions took place in the Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon. If you would like further suggestions by Tim, see last year’s Darkness to Light booklet featuring Tim’s recommendations: https://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/library-news/darkness-light-recommended-listening-tim-thurston

dlr Libraries are enormously grateful for the many CD donations Tim Thurston has given to dlr LexIcon for all to borrow and enjoy.

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 2 December 2021.

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1. Hildegard of Bingen. Ave Generosa. Gothic Voices – Margaret Philpot. Hyperion CDA20039.
2. Carlo Gesualdo. Tanta Opera Bona, Tenebrae Factae Sunt. Taverner Consort – Andrew Parrott. Sony SK62977.
3. John Dowland. Come Again, Sweet Love. Grace Davidson – Soprano. Signum SIGCD553.
4. Heinrich Biber. Dies Irae from Requiem in F Minor. Vox Luminis – Lionel Meunier. Alpha 665.
5. Johann Sebastian Bach. Motet – Lobet Den Herrn, Alle Heiden – BWV230. Vocal Consort Berlin – Marcus Creed. Harmonia Mundi HMC902079.
6. Franz Schubert. From Octet, D803. Atlantis Ensemble. Virgin VC791120.
7. Olivier Messiaen. O Sacrum Convivium. Ocalsoloisten Kammerchor Stuttgart – Frieder Bernius. Carus 83523.
8. Russian Orthodox. The Song of the Magi. Moscow Chamber Choir. Warner 4509-96627-2. DVD

If anyone has any questions or comments, Tim will be delighted to respond from timthurston1610@gmail.com
A Gloria listener has persuaded RTÉ to make available many of past Gloria programmes. They may be found at www.rte.ie/radio/lyricfm/gloria/episodes/?page=1

The President’s Letters: An Unexpected History of Ireland. Launch event with author Flor MacCarthy and guest speaker, Mary Robinson
18 November 2021

With over 400 letters, memos, cards, telegrams, drawings, notes and photographs, The Presidents’ Letters reveals a personal and unexpected story of Ireland since the inauguration of our first president, Douglas Hyde. Most of these have never been published before and a handful have never been seen by the public. Meticulously researched and handpicked for this unique book, these correspondences bring to life our presidents, Áras an Uachtaráin and all those who have passed through its doors.

This podcast from the launch event at dlr LexIcon on 30 October 2021 features Publisher and Managing Director of New Island Books, Edwin Higel, Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, author, political presenter and journalist Flor MacCarthy and Aoife K. Walsh, MC and Commissioning Editor at New Island Books. The podcast finishes with a beautiful rendition of Mná na hÉireann by Niamh Ní Charra - musician, composer, singer and archivist!

Uploaded at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Listen back on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dlr-soundcloud/lexicon-30-oct-2021-flor-maccarthy...