Irish Times review of Boyle's setting of Two Poems by John Donne (1939, 1946).

In praise of Composing the Island - Lost Irish treasures unearthed.

Review: Michael Dervan, 14th September 2016

But for me, the real discovery came from Ina Boyle, whose two John Donne settings for tenor and string quartet create a fascinating bridge between the world of early music and the 20th century.

They were sung by Robin Tritschler with the Vanbrughs, and Tritschler’s separate song recital with pianist Peter Tuite (of Harty, Stanford, Bax and Hughes) was a model in how an approach that distances itself from sentimentality can cast this repertoire in a whole new light. Just the kind of demonstration to make this festival a treasurable event.

 

 

Read the full review here:

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/in-praise-of-composing-the-island-lost-irish-treasures-unearthed-1.2789964