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To a Child Dancing in the Wind

Trio Táin presents an intimate classical music performance featuring the song cycle To a Child Dancing In the Wind by John Tavener for flute, viola, harp, and soprano, and Good Night by Henryk Górecki arranged for flute, harp, and soprano.

To a Child Dancing In the Wind represents a rare departure from John Tavener’s choral, liturgical works which formed the bulk of his prolific output. In Tavener’s own words; “The frailty, tenderness, and spiritual transparency of Yeats’ poetry inspired him to compose it”.

In Gorecki’s raw sounds, there is a life that slowly fades away with each subsequent step and each subsequent breath. The title Goodnight touches us with its fragility, but it does not deprive us of hope.

Trio Táin is a new trio consisting of harpist Aisling Ennis with flautist Vourneen Ryan and violist Robin Panter. They are proud to collaborate with soprano, Catherine Redding to realise this exquisite programme.

1 man and 3 women standing in a small church. One holds a violin, the other two flutes, there is a large, gold harp between them.


30 Jun 2023  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk