Is Cuimhin Linn 1916

They came from different parts of the city, men and women, dressed in full uniform. On reaching the barricades on St. Stephen’s Green, they were greeted by friends and together made their way to their destination. This is not an eye-witness report of Óglaigh na hÉireann on their way to the trenches surrounding The Green…

Shades of Autumn Concert

St John the Baptist Church on Seafield Road Clontarf is a peach of a venue. Spacious, yet intimate, with lovely cream-coloured brick walls, it has a warm acoustic: bright and clear but without excess echo. Just perfect. This, then, was the venue for Dolce’s most recent outing on Friday 10th October for the  Shades of…

The Bandon Gig

THE BANDON GIG   There we were, looking at one another in mild disbelief. 07:45 in Heuston Station. On a Saturday morning??? Are we mad or wha??? Mad or not we boarded the train and off we went to Cork, from where a coach took us to Bandon. Blue sky above, lovely West Cork scenery…hey!…

Dolci Voci

A great concert last night. Le Voci from Norway were absolutely brilliant, but Dolce rose to the challenge and did very well. Everyone is still ‘buzzing’ from ‘SEE THE GYPSIES’, it worked really well. However, I told Deirdre that if I hear her mentioning Gypsies again ……

End of Term 2012

Dolce performed Vivaldi’s Gloria and a selection of sacred music in a wonderful concert on Thursday May 10th in St. Andrew’s Church in Westland Row. They were joined by soloists Joan O’Malley, Janyce Condon and Christina Whyte as well as accompanist Celine Kelly. The church was full with a very appreciative audience and a great…