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Annie Laffra (cello)
Michel Perret (piano)


Cello: Annie Laffra
Piano: Michel Perret


A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes:
Jeremy Noble on Dallapiccola's opera The Prisoner at Sadler's Wells
In ihe interests of topicality it is not possible to include details of all Comment items in RADIO TIMES.


Rapsodie Espagnole played by Mary and Geraldine Peppin
(two pianos)
Fifth of seven programmes of Ravel's piano music


Unknown: Geraldine Peppin


Robert Layton talks in particular about the Fourth and Fifth Quartets, which have not previously been broadcast in this country
All six of Shostakovich's Quartets are to be broadcast in the next six weeks. beginning on Friday at 9.5


Talks: Robert Layton


The story of Carroll O'Daly and Eileen Kavanagh
Translated from the Gaelic versions Of the traditional Irish storytellers and dramatised for radio by Seamus Ennis and Francis Dillon
Music composed and conducted by Tristram Cary
Uillean pipes played by Seamus Ennis
Production by Francis Dillon
Eileen Kavanagh died on June 14, 1717. Very little is known about Carroll O'Daly except through the scores of stories relating his exploits as a kind of Irish Till Eutenspiegel—a great lover, a master craftsman, and a poet. These are all in Irish Gaelic and interweave magic elements and ancient beliefs culled from the oriental tales which, as Professor J. H. Delargy says, ' fetched up on the Atlantic coast of Ireland: they could be driven no further.' All the versions have as their climax the tragic love of Carroll and Eileen, expressed in the song ' Eileen Aroon.'


Unknown: Carroll O'Daly
Unknown: Eileen Kavanagh
Unknown: Seamus Ennis
Unknown: Francis Dillon
Conducted By: Tristram Cary
Played By: Seamus Ennis
Production By: Francis Dillon
Production By: Eileen Kavanagh

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