An Irish Airman Foresees his Death // World Premiere

Friday -
National Concert Hall, Ireland

For the first time time since the vocal quartet was founded almost ten years ago, 4 in a Bar turns its attention to the music of Ireland in a lunchtime concert of airs, ballads and melodies both old and new.

In a programme largely framed by the talent of Eoin Conway – 4 in a Bar's countertenor and principal arranger – contemporary Classical works by composers Seán Doherty and Michael McGlynn are juxtaposed with ancient Irish tunes and Romantic, Anglo-Irish composers like C. V. Stanford and John Field. Enjoy also the boys' first ever (very fast) traditional jig, a new, heart-stirring arrangement of the Parting Glass and music by Van Morrison and U2.


Molly Malone (Traditional air, arranged by Eoin Conway)

Six Irish Folksongs Op. 78 (C. V. Stanford)
- 1. Oh! Breathe Not His Name.
- 3. At the Mid-Hour of Night
- 4. The Sword of Erin
- 5. It is Not the Tear

The Last Rose of Summer (Thomas Moore. Trad. arr. E. Conway)

Dúlamán (Michael McGlynn)
O Pia Virgo (M. McGlynn)

Down by the Salley Gardens (W. B. Yeats. Trad. arr. E. Conway)

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death (Yeats. Music: Seán Doherty)
*Commissioned by 4 in a Bar. Premiere performance.

Love's Old Sweet Song (J. L. Molloy)
Macushla (Josephine Rowe. Music: Dermot McMurrough)
Queen of the Rushes (trad. arr. E. Conway)

Nocturne no. 5, H37 (John Field, arr. E. Conway)

Moondance (Van Morrison, arr. Marshall Webb)
Stuck in a Moment (U2/Bono, arr. E. Conway)

The Parting Glass (trad. arr. E. Conway)